• Senior Major Gifts Officer

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    DEV, Development Office
  • Overview

    The Library is seeking a dynamic and experienced development professional to significantly increase revenue from individuals. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Senior Major Gifts Officer undertakes campaign and departmental fundraising activities in support of the work of The New York Public Library.


    Working with the prospect research and special event teams, the Senior Major Gift Officer will also identify, cultivate and solicit prospects and donors for the Business Leadership Council and Lawyers for the Library, as well as unrestricted and restricted gifts for the Library for the Performing Arts and Schomburg Center for Black Research, among others


    Principal Responsibilities

    The Senior Major Gifts Officer is charged with identifying, securing and stewarding funds from individuals while laying the groundwork for future expanded support of 5, 6 and 7-digit gifts.


    • Manage a portfolio of high-level major donors and prospects.
    • SMGO also provides a steady stream of prospects and strategy for senior leadership.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • BA required
    • At least 5 years of front-line fundraising experience, hospital or higher education preferred
    • Organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and work independently
    • Flexibility and patience with changing priorities and deadlines
    • Excellent writing, editing, analytical, and communication skills
    • Ability to establish necessary rapport with high-level donors and trustees
    • Experience working with a relational database a necessity, preferably Raiser's Edge, as well as MS Office
    • Strong analytical and computer skills

    Preferred Qualifications

    Graduate degree in relevant field

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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