Major Gifts Manager

Jewish Family & Career of Atlanta | Atlanta, GA, United States

Posted Date 6/13/2022
Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) offers best-in-class, person-centered programs and resources to transform lives. Building on our 125-year history, we are here to help individuals and families of all faiths live to their full potential. Guided by Jewish values, we are a welcoming community, and our experienced professionals bring integrity and compassion to their work in the fields of aging and older adults, career counseling, dentistry, mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and need-based support services. We serve thousands of individuals annually regardless of age, race, religion, national origin or ability to pay.
Working at JF&CS:
At JF&CS, we hold these values close to our heart: Commitment and integrity, compassion and respect, innovation and collaboration, professionalism, and responsiveness to diverse needs. Guided by Jewish values, and voted a Top Workplace for 2022 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, we are a welcoming community of professionals passionate about making a difference in the community. For testimonials from staff on what it’s like being part of the JF&CS family, you can visit our Careers page.
JF&CS is now seeking a Major Gifts Manager.
PURPOSE: The Major Gifts Manager will design, develop and implement our major gift program. You’ll be responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as identifying new prospects. An ability to empathize with donors and clearly communicate our organization’s mission is key. The position plays a critical role alongside the Director of Development for the success of the Annual Campaign and the Resource Development Team in achievement to overall fundraising goals. 
 Annual Campaign:
  • Work with Director of Development (DD), implement strategies and techniques to identify prospective new donors to expand and deepen donor support of the Annual Campaign.
  • Maintain a portfolio of donors and/or donor prospects to cultivate and steward annually, with focus on gifts above $5,000.
  • Develop resources and relationships, including identification of donor prospects, donor research, cultivation and stewardship of donors.
  • Create stewardship opportunities for major donors and ways to engage with JF&CS.
  • Planning and coordination of major donor events in coordination with DD and Events Manager.
  • Solicit gifts and obtain increased donations.
Life & Legacy:
  • Identify and solicit potential donors for legacy giving, providing continued support to JF&CS.
  • In coordination with CDO and DD, develop opportunities for recognition through legacy giving.
Donor Stewardship:
  • Work with CDO, DD and RD Committee to develop and implement stewardship strategies and plans that strengthen long-term relationships with major donors;
  • Write personal acknowledgment and stewardship letters for signature by executives, board members, and key volunteers;
  • Collaborate with fundraising staff to develop acknowledgment and recognition procedures for donor gifts that are consistent across audiences;
  • Work in partnership with staff to identify and develop recognition opportunities and events.
  • Develop and implement large meetings and/or events that advance donor involvement, cultivation and stewardship for major gifts and planned giving.
Other Duties as Assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Supportive of the JF&CS mission. 
  • Strong  interpersonal skills and verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience and interest in development. 
  • Knowledge of and interest in the Jewish community. 
  • Ability  to build relationships with donors. 
  • Aptitude for detail and commitment to accuracy and follow through. 
  • Keen writing and editing skills desired. 
  • Proficient in Windows, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and fundraising database software. 
  • Experience with Raisers Edge/NXT database preferred.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities at one time and meet deadlines. 
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, customer-service focused environment. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
  • Special tasks or events may require after hours or weekend work (evenings or Sundays).       
  • Bachelor degree at a minimum; Master’s degree a plus.
  • 3-5 years professional experience in development/fundraising   
Where permitted by applicable law, the applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire to be considered for employment. The booster requirement must be met 30 days after you become eligible, and proof of booster must be provided to Human Resources. JF&CS is an EEO employer and will engage in interactive dialogue regarding any accommodation requested based on medical or religious considerations.    
Full Time
Annual Campaign | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Major Gifts Officer | Other
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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