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Senior Major Gifts Officer

Company: Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri (LFCS)
Date Posted: February 1, 2018

LFCS is looking for a dynamic Senior Major Gifts Officer to be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the individual major donor program in the greater St. Louis area  to meet the organization's fundraising goals and build the individual donor base.  This individual will also be responsible for direct solicitation of gifts as well as for cultivation and donor engagement.

As the Senior Major Gifts Officer, you will:

  • Manage a large St. Louis area major gift program.

  • Solicit large gifts on behalf of the organization.

  • Manage relationships with donors and prospects.

  • Understand and integrate individual development efforts with the Foundation Annual and Strategic Plan, the Agency mission, and projects and specific programmatic support.


Required Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, business or related field.
  • Three years of experience in fundraising with non-profit organization including major gifts fundraising or five years successful sales experience.


Preferred Education/Experience:

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).



  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and ethical standards.

  • Knowledge of major gift solicitation and cultivation.

  • Familiarity with modern gift techniques and tools for non-profits.

  • Familiarity with social services programs a plus.

  • Ability to build relationships with diverse population of constituents.

  • Ability to directly solicit funds from individual donors.

  • Strong organizational, communications (including public speaking), problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Ability to collarborate and effectively manage multiple projects and activities with clearly defined goals and deadlines.

  • Computer literacy in the use of Microsoft Office software programs and donor database software.


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