Major Gifts Officer

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Full-Time Regular
DEV, Development Office
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Position Description:

Reporting to the Senior Director of Individual and Major Gifts, the Major Gifts Officer:

  • Manages a portfolio of major gift donors which include current and prospective Library donors.
  • Works in conjunction with senior development staff and volunteer leadership to identify new major gift donors.
  • Strategizes with senior development staff to reach overall fundraising goals.
  • Drafts briefings for senior development staff for Major Gift meetings.
  • Drafts proposals for Major Gift donors.
  • Helps plan and execute prospecting and cultivation events.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Key Competencies:
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Sound judgment and strategic thinking
  • Organizational skills
  • Quality Management
  • Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, Humanities or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years' fundraising experience - preferably in New York - and at least 3 years' experience in individual or major gifts
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Successful track record of closing major gifts from individuals
  • Sucessfully demonstrated computer skills; Raiser's Edge preferred
  • Strong knowledge of New York's financial sector preferred
Work Environment:
  • Office environment
  • Off site meetings
Physical Duties:


Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Evenings and weekends as required
Schedule subject to change