Manager of Development, Major Gifts

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 Manager of Development, Major Gifts manages, develops and executes an annual plan to cultivate & solicit major gifts in the $1,000 and greater range from both new and existing donors.  The annual fundraising goal for major gifts is $2M+. The Manager of Development 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 major gifts.  Responsibilities also include managing the major gifts recognition program, The Golden Heart Society and managing our development support staff.

This is a hybrid position allowing for some remote work and requiring regular in office workdays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead/supervise development support staff including Key Donor Associate, Experience Liaison, Key Donor Associate, Major & Individual Gifts & Development Associate and Development Associate.
  • Researches, cultivates, solicits, and stewards a portfolio of major donors and other prospects to achieve annual fundraising objectives of $2M+.
  • Conducts a minimum of 100 visits annually with key donors.
  • Develops strategies to target new donors and creates a new portfolio of major donors.  Works with CDO, Director of Development, Individual Giving & Major Gifts and Individual Giving Officer to develop a strategy for large gifts of $10,000 or more.
  • Partners with staff, Board, and other internal and external partners to set and achieve goals, produce major donor events and materials, and meet budget expectations.
  • Conducts monthly meetings with senior staff to review Major Donor progress.
  • Works directly with donors to solicit gifts and build strong community support for programs at God’s Love.
  • Manages major donor events, and major donor activities at signature events, including planning, and data collection.
  • Identifies and implements strategies within the major donor program to involve major donors in fundraising, marketing, and volunteer activities.
  • Works with development administrative staff to ensure prompt acknowledgement of all gifts related to major donors.
  • Represents God’s Love to internal and external partners to grow and maintain key relationships.
  • Tracks gifts and maintains 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’  and supportive people leader. You thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, energized by the work you do to support our mission and your colleagues.

In addition, the right candidate meets the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a fast-paced nonprofit development role with at least two years of experience personally soliciting individual major gifts.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience directly managing people
  • Experience working in a major gifts environment that frequently utilizes special events is a plus.
  • Demonstrates superior attention to detail.
  • Operates effectively as part of a team and independently.
  • Demonstrates superior time management skills with the ability to work effectively under, and consistently meet, deadlines, and adapt priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strategic mindset with an ability to think and focus on both the near- and long-term.
  • 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?