Individual Gifts Officer

About God’s Love We Deliver

For people living with severe illness in the New York City metropolitan area, God’s Love We Deliver provides nutrition therapy, and cooks and home delivers medically tailored meals. We are a non-sectarian organization. All of our services are provided free to clients and full of love.

God’s Love We Deliver requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are eligible for an accommodation based on a medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief.

About the Role

The Individual Gifts Officer develops and executes an annual plan to cultivate & solicit individual gifts in the $100-$4,999 range from both new and existing donors.  The annual fundraising goal for individual gifts is $500,000+. The Individual Gifts Officer focuses on increasing the giving levels of existing small and mid-tier donors (including managing a personal portfolio of 100-200 people in addition to the larger group) and creates a new portfolio of potential donors through research, relationship building and outreach, The Individual Gifts Officer collaborates with and supports Development staff, the Executive team and Volunteer Leadership groups to achieve fundraising goals for individual gifts.

God’s Love We Deliver offers a competitive compensation package which includes:

  • Benefits: Excellent Health, Dental, and Vision insurance at low cost to employees. Option to enroll in pre-tax Commuter Transit, Flexible Spending Account, and Health Savings Account.
  • Retirement Savings Plan: 403B with up to a 2% match each pay period
  • Paid Time Off including
    • 15 Days of annual Paid Vacation Time Off in first year of employment, increasing with length of service
    • 12 days of annual Paid Sick Time
    • 10 paid holidays
  • A rewarding work environment: Supporting our operations providing nutritious meals to New Yorkers living with severe illness.
  • A collaborative work environment: Everyone works together to contribute their talents and their ideas.
  • A fun work environment:  Periodic staff lunches and Happy Hours; an annual staff retreat to focus on team learning and team-building;  a fun Holiday Party to celebrate our staff
  • An inclusive work environment: Celebrating diversity, equity and accessibility, valuing the unique perspectives and life experiences that all employees bring to work.
  • This is a hybrid position allowing for some remote work and requiring regular in-office workdays.
  • This is a Full-Time exempt position, paying $65,000-$75,000 annually.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Researches, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of individual donors and other prospects to achieve annual fundraising objectives of $500,000 for individual gifts.
  • Conducts a minimum of 100 in person visits annually with key donors.
  • Lead marketing of our planned giving program, The Legacy Society.
  • Lead marketing of our delivery vehicle program, VANguard.
  • Lead marketing of our Tile for Love program.
  • Manage planned giving growth using 3rd party platforms (MarketSmart & Freewill) and become a member Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York (PPGGNY).
  • Develop strategies to target new donors and create a new portfolio of individual donors. Works with CDO, Director of Development and Manager of Development to develop a strategy for gifts of $100-$4,999.
  • Works with staff and our direct mail consultant on direct response initiatives.
  • Partners with staff, Board, and other internal and external partners to set and achieve goals, produce donor events and materials, and meet budget expectations.
  • Conducts monthly meetings with senior staff to review Individual Donor progress.
  • Works directly with donors to solicit gifts and build strong community support for programs at God’s Love.
  • Manages individual donor events, and individual donor activities at signature events, including planning, and data collection.
  • Identifies and implements strategies within the individual donor program to involve donors in fundraising, marketing, and volunteer activities.
  • Work with development administrative staff to ensure prompt acknowledgement of all gifts related to individual donors.
  • Represents God’s Love to internal and external partners to grow and maintain key relationships.
  • Track gifts and maintain accurate records in Raiser’s Edge NXT for all gifts, event attendance and relationships.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About You:

You are highly self-motivated and empathetic, a ‘people person’ with a strong desire to support our mission and your colleagues.  You thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

In addition, the right candidate meets the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of fast-paced nonprofit development experience
  • Raiser’s Edge NXT and Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Experience working in a development environment that frequently utilizes special events is strongly preferred
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Must be able to operate effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Superior time management skills with the ability to work effectively under deadlines
  • Strategic mindset with an ability to think and focus on both the near- and long-term.
  • The ideal individual adapts to changes in a fast-paced work environment and deals easily with unexpected events.
  • Available on some evenings and weekends for donor visits and events as needed.

Interested in Applying for this Role?