We are seeking a results-oriented individual with an entrepreneurial spirit who has proven project management skills. The successful candidate is well organized, with an eye for detail. The ideal candidate is a team player that can help lead the client organization to "best in class" status while maintaining high levels of morale and customer service. Strong written and oral communications skills; problem-solving, and decision-making abilities are required, as are the highest standards of ethical behavior. A positive “can do” attitude with an optimistic view of problem-solving and conflict management a must. Bachelor’s degree is required and an MBA is a plus. The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years of related experience in development, fundraising and planned giving. Foundational experience in training, coaching, and team building are desirable, as is the demonstrated ability to develop and lead major strategic initiatives. Experience in small, midsized, and large organizations is very desirable. Experience achieving and maintaining high levels of customer service in a nonprofit service environment are desired. Such experience in for-profit leadership is a plus.
The Major Gift Officer has overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing the client's fundraising campaign. The Major Gift Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The Major Gift Officer actuates the tone and management style for the campaign including the vision, management, organization, financial direction, and control of all campaign details. The Major Gift Officer is responsible for ensuring that the campaign maintains company standards for campaign planning, reporting, customer service, appointments, and attaining pledge goals. Also, the Major Gift Officer is responsible for ensuring that the campaign expenses are planned and controlled, and campaign calendar timelines are met.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Immediately gain and maintain credibility from the executive team, Board of Directors, volunteer leaders, senior staff, and other constituents.
Lead the formulation and administration of a campaign plan, policies, and pledge goals and assure they are carried out with clear objectives. Maintain the ability to teach, coach, and hold accountable the staff and the volunteer team necessary to implement the campaign.
Build and develop an information-based network and database.
Facilitate prospect evaluation sessions
Emphasize campaign goals and objectives to achieve the overall value through a team of motivated and dedicated volunteers and employees. Clearly define how the results can be accomplished. Energize and empower team members to facilitate a shared vision by providing volunteers and employees with responsibility and accountability to implement campaign plans. Identify training needs and initiate the development of key members.
Establish, maintain, and communicate operational goals and results to monitor key indicators and adjust strategy or tactics as needed. Review performance weekly or bi-weekly against campaign standards and plans. Ensure that overall targets are met. Recommend and implement a revised plan of action if needed to ensure progress toward stated objectives.
Ensure that processes and procedures are in place and consistently followed for budgeting, prospect evaluations, appointment setting, marketing, small group meetings.
A proven leader who builds lasting relationships.
Highest level of Integrity and Ethical Behavior.
Broad business acumen
Leadership and Coaching Skills
Exceptional analytical skills
Goal oriented and self-motivated
Ability to effectively communicate vision, strategy and tactical plans at all levels.
Ability to solicit input from others and formulate insightful, logical, and unbiased conclusions.
Ensures that all campaign plans are current and effective.
Manages time to ensure completion of all activities within campaign calendar parameters.
Provides sound expense management.
Strong work ethic and ability to deliver results and meet commitments
Ability to think strategically and innovatively
Commitment to excellence in service, performance, and execution
Inquisitive – ask thought-provoking questions and challenge the “status quo.”
Ability to inspire and influence people and effectively drive change
Exceptional organizational and planning skills, strong analytical abilities, and process orientation
Pleasant and professional demeanor
5+ years-experience in a Fundraising/ Major Gift Officer or equivalent role.
Experience leading $1Million+ fundraising campaigns
Experienced in working cross-functionally constituents to develop and execute an effective campaign.
Excellent track record for generating positive results.
Extensive experience and orientation as a “hands-on” and “working” leader or coach.
Superior interpersonal communication skills
Excellent mentoring, coaching, and leadership development skills
Excellent project planning skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; use hands; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is regularly required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
This position must be available to travel as needed to support the organization’s initiatives.
About Hibiscus Children's Center
Hibiscus Children’s Center has been saving and rescuing the lives of children since 1985. Hibiscus Children’s Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the Treasure Coast and licensed in the State of Florida. Since our inception, we have provided over 325,000 safe nights of care to abused children and teens and have helped hundreds of families in crisis. Our mission is to maintain a safe shelter for children who are abused, abandoned and neglected by providing prevention, early intervention, and advocacy in quality residential, assessment and recovery programs. Please visit us at HibiscusChildrensCenter.org to learn more about our services and programs for children and youth and how together, we can change lives!