TAMID Group seeks a passionate and experienced professional to serve as its Major Gifts Officer. Working under the supervision of the Chief Development Officer, the Major Gifts Officer will cultivate, solicit, and steward donors with a special focus on four and five-figure gifts. The Major Gifts Officer will develop individual strategies for cultivation and solicitation and work with the CDO to design and implement a major gift program to increase and diversify philanthropic support for TAMID.
The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for stewarding existing supporters, and inspiring and compelling a portfolio of donors to fulfill their passions and interests through giving to TAMID. They will be a self-starting, energetic, collaborative, and goal-oriented fundraiser who doesn't shy away from a challenge.
About TAMID Group
TAMID trains the next generation of leaders and provides them with a strong and lasting connection to Israel. This takes place through a series of programs aimed at college students and graduates:
1. A comprehensive education curriculum
2. Pro-bono consulting for Israeli startups
3. Capital market investment research
4. A summer internship program in Israel
5. Professional and social networking with TAMID students after they graduate
- Identify, develop, and maintain a personal portfolio of approximately 100 four and five-figure major donors through cultivation, direct solicitations, and stewardship.
- Meet monthly and quarterly benchmarks and goals, based on activity with prospects/donors and dollars raised, with the goal of raising at least $500,000 annually.
- Establish and maintain ongoing donor and prospect relationships by phone/Zoom, written communication, personal contact, and thank yous.
- Create and execute personalized communications and engagement plans for each donor and prospect.
- Track and report progress in Salesforce using specific metrics.
- Work with the CDO to design and implement an effective major gift donor program (defined as individuals giving over $5,000 per year), including setting goals and strategies to expand, cultivate, solicit, and steward the donor base.
Required Experience and Skills
- Have a bachelor’s degree
- At least 5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, including relationship building with high-level donors
- Comfort and proven track record as a frontline solicitor, with demonstrated success in closing five-figure individual gifts and above
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in major gift fundraising, including prospect and donor research, cultivation, and stewardship
- Superior interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to present to and communicate with diverse audiences
- Ability to seize opportunities, set strategic goals, manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously, and thrive in both an independent and team-driven environment
- Experience with Salesforce (or similar fundraising database), DonorSearch (or similar wealth screening tool) is a plus
- Passion for the work and mission of TAMID Group
- Ability to travel up to 50% within the US (once travel is deemed safe)
Compensation for this role is in the $75k-$100k range, with a bonus tied to metrics.
TAMID Group provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, TAMID complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
TAMID expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of TAMID’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.