Major Gifts Officer

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Our Mission:

Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world. Our mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. We are the largest pro-liberty student organization in the world. We accomplish this through a strategy of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders and training them to be agents of change in their communities. Last year, we organized more than 500 events with 30,000 attendees.

Job Type:

Full time

Job Summary

The Major Gifts Officer will travel around the country, network with donors, foundations, and partner organizations, attend events in the liberty movement and work for the largest pro-liberty student organization in the world. The MGO will manage an existing portfolio of individuals, while leading efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new donors.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Design goals for each donor, based on giving history and utilizing the available tools to set appropriate gift levels for individual donors.
  • Regularly and faithfully communicate on a timely basis so that execution of the plan occurs insuring that donors are developed, retained and upgraded.      
  • Attend a variety of events and galas.
  • Identify and assign reasonable financial giving goals for each donor based on their giving potential.
  • Design an Ask plan for each donor that takes into account their interest, alignment with mission, motivations, patterns and preferences, and gift history. To be accomplished in a timely and efficient manner, with accountability to donor retention and upgrading of gifts.
  • Have passion for the mission and protect the mission, goals and values of the organization in every situation presented.

Qualifications and Skills

Required: You must be able to listen to a person, get to know them, see what makes them excited and passionately advocate for SFL. Must demonstrate an empathetic disposition and perseverance, and convey sensitivity to the needs of donors. Excellent attention to detail and follow through. Demonstrated writing and editing skills. Ability to travel nationwide continuously.

Desired: Outstanding ability to work effectively in teams of diverse people and organizations. Strong organizational, communications, problem-solving and analytical skills. Be highly self-motivated and directed.

Physical requirements include ability to spend hours listening and talking; working via computer, telephone and other electronic devices; Flying frequently to meetings and events; local and national travel, long days and or overnight travel with occasional night or weekend work.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Nicole Sanders at [email protected]