Individual Gifts Officer

About Us

God’s Love We Deliver, a nonsectarian organization, is the New York metropolitan area’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses. Begun as an HIV/AIDS service organization, today God’s Love provides for people living with more than 200 individual diagnoses. God’s Love cooks and home delivers the specific, nutritious meals a client’s severe illness and treatment so urgently require. Meals are individually tailored for each client by one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, and clients have access to unlimited nutrition counseling. God’s Love supports families by providing meals for the children and senior caregivers of our clients. All of our services are provided free of charge to clients.

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 donors (100-200) and creates a new portfolio of potential donors through research, relationship building and outreach, collaborating with Development staff, Executive team, Leadership Councils and Board to achieve fundraising goals for individual gifts.  Responsibilities also include managing the planned giving recognition program, The Legacy Society.

  • 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
  • Monday through Friday.
  • 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 position requires onsite work.
  • 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.
  • Manage planned giving prospects with a planned giving platform 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 Director of Philanthropy, Individual Giving, Manager of Philanthropy, Major Gifts Officers, and Philanthropy Associate, Experience Liaison to develop a strategy for gifts of $100-$4,999.
  • 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 Director of Philanthropy, Individual Giving 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, driven by a strong work ethic and deep integrity.  You are inspired by the mission of God’s Love We Deliver and eager to join others in working to achieve it.  You thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. 

In addition, the right candidate meets the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of fast-paced nonprofit development experience
  • Two to three years of experience personally soliciting individual gifts is essential. Experience working in the individual gift environment that frequently utilizes special events is a plus.
  • 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 evenings and weekends for donor visits and events as needed.
  • Raiser’s Edge NXT and Microsoft Office proficiency are a must.

Interested in Applying for this Role?