Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia is a non-profit charitable organization with a mandate to provide youth across the province with opportunities to learn about business and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement is seeking a full-time Major Gifts Officer. The working schedule is Monday through Friday, based on a 35-40 hour work week. The annual salary is $45,000 and includes a bonus based on the attainment of financial and program goals. The position includes two weeks of paid vacation and single person benefits. The position is located at the Mumford Professional Centre in Halifax. The Major Gifts Officer will lead and generate initiatives related to individual giving and support an overall revenue goal of approximately $1M annually.
MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
- Responsible for soliciting individual gifts as part of a broader, integrated revenue development strategy
- Manage relationships with prospective donors (identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward).
- Works collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other staff to cultivate and solicit donors for organizational priorities.
- Monitors all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.
- Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts.
- Reports to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and works collaboratively and strategically with the JA team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage a portfolio of primary prospects and prospect activity in the territory of Nova Scotia.
Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:
- Initiate contacts with potential leadership and major gift donors
- Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers
- Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
- Make solicitations when appropriate
- Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition, and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors
- Maintain informative and accurate constituent files in JA’s CRM/data base.
- Focus on securing support for organizational priorities and design engagement opportunities for donors and friends that include program-related and unrestricted support.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- CFRE designation preferred
- Five to seven years successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising
- Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and JA
- Interest in JA and a dedication to promoting JA’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with the board, staff, volunteers, alumni, parents, Laureates, Governors and community stakeholders
- Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
- Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
- Must be willing to travel.
- JA is all about youth and learning and that is what we expect you to do as part of the JA team. You will share your knowledge and be encouraged to learn new things. We want you to tell us how we can make things better and offer suggestions and take initiative for changing it up!
Please send your resume and cover letter, along with three references to the attention of Shakara Joseph, Director of Strategic Partnerships of Junior Achievement Nova Scotia via email@example.com by May 27, 2015. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The position begins July 11, 2016.