Major Gifts Officer
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) seeks an experienced fundraising professional to significantly expand and steward its base of major donors. Primary responsibilities focus on major donor engagement, including overseeing an annual fundraising gala and other events, as well as managing donor communications. This position reports to the director of development; serves on a staff of five committed fundraising professionals; works closely with the executive director, board of directors, donors, and programmatic staff; and is based in our New York City headquarters.
Reports to: Director of Development
Location: New York, NY
Duties and Responsibilities
- Working with the director of development to develop and implement a fundraising strategy to expand PHR’s base of major gifts donors
- Overseeing the fundraising and production of PHR’s annual gala, including working with a gala committee, event management firm, and other stakeholders
- Designing an annual calendar of creative and unique major donor engagement opportunities
- Planning and implementing cultivation and stewardship events for prospective and current donors, such as dinners, receptions, and donor briefings
- Creating regular, high-quality major donor communications, such as solicitation and acknowledgement letters, funding proposals, and other fundraising materials
- Developing annual donor plans, in collaboration with the director of development
- Identifying major donor prospects from the existing donor base as well as new sources
- Tracking donors and prospects through the moves management system
- Regularly measuring fundraising progress
- Assisting the director of development with other fundraising activities as required.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum five years of fundraising or related experience
- Demonstrated success managing events
- Excellent planning and organizational skills, including ability to prioritize, manage time efficiently, meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively
- Superb written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills with experience developing strong relationships with internal and external constituents
- Familiarity with fundraising database systems and online prospect research tools
- A team-oriented person with a passion for human rights, excellent judgment, maturity, creativity, flexibility, and a good sense of humor
PHR’s main headquarters recently moved from Cambridge, MA to New York City. The major gifts officer will be located at the main headquarters. PHR maintains a presence in the Boston area for select programs and also has an office in Washington DC.
How to Apply
Please send cover letter (with compensation requirements) and resume to resumes [at] phrusa [dot] org; include the job title you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
Cover letter and resume may also be mailed to:
Physicians for Human Rights
1700 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, New York 10019
PHR is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. PHR encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
Date Posted: October 2, 2013