To support Faith In Action’s new Individual and Corporate Giving programs, and to help strengthen its strong Foundation Giving program, the Institutional Advancement Gift Officer (GO) is responsible for developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects and donors, with on mid-four-figure gifts and above. This position will directly impact the department’s ability with a variety of stakeholders, internal and external to the organization – as Faith In Action works to grow and diversify its contributed revenue base, which currently relies heavily on grant funding from foundations. The GO reports to the Managing Director of Institutional Advancement (MDIA).
Essential Functions and Core Responsibilities:
Oversee a portfolio of 120 – 150 donors/prospects—individuals and institutions
Participate in developing donor/prospect pipeline: identification, research qualification; cultivation; briefing; solicitation; prompt follow up, stewardship, and recognition
Writes or oversees production of all funding proposals to donors/prospects and gift/impact reports to donors in GO portfolio
Other responsibilities as assigned by the MDIA
Strategy Implementation Responsibilities
Experience conducting research to identify funding prospects
Develop strategies, along with materials, to renew and upgrade donor gifts
Responsible for the creation of the GO’s donor/prospect portfolio management calendar
Collaborate with staff and volunteers to enhance relationships, create greater fundraising and outreach possibilities
Participate in the portfolio review process and help maintain an organized system for donor stewardship by updating constituent records, as appropriate
Maintain accuracy of donor tracking systems and database for foundation constituents, while maintaining confidentiality
Prepare impact and gift-agreement reports on donor giving
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Three to five years progressively responsible fundraising, business development, program management, and/or sales experience
Excellent oral and written communication/presentation skills with a high degree of poise
Experience with MS Office programs and use of relational databases such as Salesforce
Experience initiating/developing relationships with donors/prospects and closing gifts
Demonstrates required skills or experience on core competencies regarding donor/prospect cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
Ability to set goals strategically and oversee execution
Experience with portfolio and moves-management, and involving staff/volunteers in the process
Ability to work cross-functionally with various internal and external constituents
Passion for Faith In Action’s mission to harness, leverage and strategically invest the collective power of donors, advocates, and volunteers, to drive measurable results
Valid driver’s license & insurance preferred
Moderate level of stress caused from tight deadlines.
Moderate level of mental and/or visual fatigue and/or eyestrain may result from looking at a computer screen for extended periods of time.
Occasional work outside of normal business hours is required along with periodic travel.
Valid driver’s license and auto insurance preferred.
A Full time position
The Salary is $104,361.
All applicants must apply for this position online via organizingcareers.org. Please have the following documents ready to upload to your online application:
An electronic file of your resume (preferably in PDF format);
A cover letter (stating why you would be the ideal person for this position);
If you need assistance or experience any technical difficulties with your online application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will not be accepted via this email address.
Applicants who are, or become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job functions and meet basic job qualifications either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law. The above information reflects the general responsibilities considered necessary to perform the essential functions of the job. This document should not be considered a fully detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. Other duties may be assigned that are not listed in the above job description and the organization may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.
This position is 100% remote. As a condition of employment, Faith in Action requires its employees and prospective candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. Any offer of employment is contingent upon proof that you are fully vaccinated or qualify for an exemption. To request an exemption, please contact Crystal Cumbo, Chief People Officer via email@example.com.
FAITH IN ACTION provides Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, FAITH IN ACTION complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
About Fatih in Action
About Faith in Action:
Faith in Action is the largest grassroots faith-based community organizing network in the United States. For 40 years, Faith in Action (formerly known as PICO National Network) has brought people of faith together to advance racial and economic justice. Through a network of 60 faith-based organizations and 1,200 religious congregations, Faith in Action provides an opportunity for thousands of volunteer leaders to stand up and be heard on the public and corporate decisions that most directly shape their lives.
Faith in Action has successfully changed public policies at the local, state, and federal level that has helped families obtain affordable health coverage for themselves and their children, provide their children with a better education, protect their homes from foreclosure and secure good jobs. Through an innovative campaign infrastructure that ties together grassroots people-led organizing in more than 200 cities and towns and 18 states – with large-scale efforts to change federal policy – Faith in Action is a leader in helping with citizenship for 11 million aspiring health reform.