Major Gifts Officer

Major Gifts Officer

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
5th Avenue Theater

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Salary Range: 
Job Category: 
Development | Fundraising
Organizational Overview: 
Position Overview: The Major Gifts Officer will build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects who give or have the capacity to give $10,000 or more in annual support and will collaborate with the Senior Philanthropy Manager on the planned giving program. This will require conceiving and implementing solicitation strategies for new and increased gifts as well as identifying opportunities to connect prospects and donors with the programs and leadership of The 5th, leveraging their passions and interests to increase their giving. Building and cultivating relationships will be imperative to maintaining their portfolio, and they are responsible for making phone calls, stewarding donors, and achieving fundraising goals. The ideal candidate is action-oriented and strategic, and demonstrates outstanding donor relations, customer service, attention to detail, and strong collaboration skills.
Role Responsibilities: 
As the Major Donor Manager at The 5th Avenue Theatre, your duties include: Overseeing a portfolio of major donors, implementing moves management to cultivate relationships. Developing strategies for donor recognition and growth. Collaborating with teams to identify, evaluate, and solicit major gift donors. Connecting donor interests with institutional priorities. Working with colleagues to identify new prospects and prepare solicitation proposals. Stewarding major donors and securing gifts through visits. Implementing a marketing plan to support donor growth. Planning donor cultivation events. Collaborating with the philanthropy team to grow support. Attending donor events and hosting guests. Modeling and supporting the theatre's mission and values. Supporting workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Performing other duties as assigned.
Candidate Qualifications: 
The ideal candidate for this position should have: Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, arts, or business administration; or equivalent experience; 3-5 years proven track record of securing gifts, meeting goals, and increasing donor contributions year to year; Project management skills; Proficiency in Microsoft Office; strong relationship-building and communication skills; Ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; Passion for musical theater

How to Apply

Application Instructions: 
Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Please include Major Gifts Office in the subject line.