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Director of Major Gifts

Company: Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Date Posted: January 9, 2017


The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), a Southeastern, regional, not-for-profit, environmental advocacy organization, promotes responsible energy choices that work to address the impacts of global climate change and ensure clean, safe and healthy communities throughout the Southeast. After more than 30 years, SACE remains the only regional organization solely focused on transforming the way we produce and consume energy in the Southeast.

SACE is seeking a highly motivated, organized and creative individual to serve as full-time Director of Major Gifts.

The scope of responsibilities includes, but is not limited to, the following essential duties:  

  • Identify major gift prospects, qualify their giving potential, assess the appropriate interest match within SACE, and develop and implement strategies to optimize gift closure
  • Manage existing portfolio of major gift prospects 
  • Work collaboratively with SACE staff and offer prospect strategy counsel to the Executive Director and Senior Director of Development & Operations
  • Perform other professional duties as assigned or requested



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in major and/or planned gift fundraising
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to secure gifts from individuals, corporations and other private funding sources
  • Experience in the full spectrum of Development work, including solicitations, stewardship and donor recognition
  • Understanding of climate and energy issues
  • Willing to travel


The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers candidates for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation. We encourage applications from women and persons of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. References are required and a background check may be performed.


Submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject line: Director of Major Gifts. Please include at least 3 professional references.