Development Officer, Major Gifts

Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #512
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

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THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.

 

THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME

The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.

Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Development Officer, Major Gifts is to support the organization’s financial well-being by soliciting and securing individual donations of $1k and up.   This includes managing a portfolio of major donors and prospects. The position’s core focus is to build and strengthen individual donor relationships with Project HOME and to grow philanthropic support through the development, activations, and oversight of acquisition, retention, stewardship and upgrade strategies.  This position reports to the Senior Director of Individual Giving and will supervise the Volunteer and In-Kind Gift Coordinator position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

·       Fundraising

o   Manage a portfolio of approx. 200 donors using moves management strategies and evidence-based best philanthropic practices.  Participate in monthly moves management strategy meetings.  Identify and qualify new donor prospects.

o   Secure 500k annually in outright gifts or new commitments from managed donors and prospects.

o   Document 75+ donor visits annually in the Raiser’s Edge database.

o   Document additional prospect research, wealth screening and moves management actions in the Raiser’s Edge database.  

o   Assist with acknowledgement, recognition, on-going communications, and continued cultivation of past and current donors—particularly major donors—to enhance their relationship with the organization.   

o   Assist with the creation and production of development communications materials including the annual report, appeals, newsletter articles, and other print materials.

o   Support planning and executing major donor engagement strategy, led by the Vice President of Development and Communications and Director of Individual Giving.

o   Develop and execute fundraising and moves management strategy for all Development events.

o   Support relationship building within the Rising Leaders and Development Committees

·       Supervision

o   The Development Officer, Major Gifts will also provide supervision to Project HOME’s Volunteer and In-Kind Gift Coordinator, which will have a dotted-line to the Sr. Director of Individual Giving

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

·       Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years of major gift experience or equivalent Development experience

·       Ability to build relationships internally and externally

·       Ability to work independently and as part of a team that values proactivity and collegiality

·       Strong computer skills (experience w/Microsoft Suite)

·       Strong writing, organizational, analytical, and supervisory skills

·       Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously 

·       Experience using fundraising database, Raiser’s Edge and or Raiser’s Edge NXT experience a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

·       Valid driver’s license

·       Experience with fundraising moves management strategies

·       Experience with supervision of a direct report

 

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a drug screen and background checks.

Project HOME reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied contract.

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.  Join us!  Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment.  Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA