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Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts

Company: Hopelink
Location: Redmond
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Title: Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts
Department: -Development
Location: Redmond
Work Schedule: Full Time Monday-Friday, currently work is primarily remote with in person onsite work options, flexible schedule, typical hours 9am-5:30pm Very occasional evenings or weekends for donor events
Compensation: $65k annually + DOE
Benefits: -Full benefits eligible including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, -paid vacation, holiday and sick leave, 401k retirement savings plan with employer matching, employee assistance and employee discount programs.

Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in the north and east King County, WA. With service centers in Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline and Sno-Valley (Carnation), we are the largest nonprofit organization in the area. -Hopelink programs and services focus on five key areas: food, financial assistance, housing & family development, adult education & employment and transportation/mobility. Programs are aimed at helping people achieve stability and helping them gain the skills and knowledge they need to exit poverty for good.
Hopelink's Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts position is focused on providing personal, donor-centered attention to Hopelink's dedicated, established base of major donors who contribute gifts at or above $10,000. The Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts will create and manage strategies with a portfolio of 100-125 major donors and 40-60 active donor prospects to increase giving to Hopelink. Provides a high level of donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, through donor engagement. The position requires respect for donor confidentiality, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize changing needs.
Works under the direction of the Senior Manager of Individual Giving.
Members of BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) communities, or people who have personal experience in historically marginalized and excluded communities are especially encouraged to apply .

Essential Functions :
(Note: Any one position may not include all of the functions nor do the listed functions include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class.)
Independently stewards and manages a portfolio of approximately 100-125 active major donors and 40-60 active donor prospects.
o -Independently initiating contact with major donors and donor prospects.
o -Utilizing moves management on behalf of donor pipelining in order to move donors through the gift cycle.
o -Setting and carrying out strategies for stewardship, cultivation, and relationship-building.
o -Moving donors in an appropriate and timely matter from solicitation to acquiring gifts.
o -Maintaining stewardship contact with donors, such as gift impact reports and donor recognition.
o -Identifying donor prospects through prospect research and networking.

Contributes to discussion and implementation of overall strategy and activities for major donor solicitation, retention, and stewardship, including creating opportunities to attract new major donors.
Develops, implements, and manages the Cornerstone, our major giving society that provides high-impact donors with a deeper connection to Hopelink's programs and leadership to increase their understanding of and buy-in to Hopelink's work in the community.
Works alongside the operations team on all prospect donor research procedures and assists in completing donor research on behalf of Development team and based on a case-by-case basis.
Contributes to the success of Hopelink's annual events, including planning and coordinating major donor-specific events, assisting with luncheon table captain recruitment, and setting strategy for engaging donors through events.
In partnership with Senior Manager, Individual Giving, execute all strategies related to the planned giving program, including prospecting for potential bequests, and developing appropriate communications to market the program to Hopelink's supporters.
Inputs and maintains up-to-date and accurate database records for assigned donors and prospects in Raiser's Edge NXT database in accordance with established procedures.
Works in an open, collegial manner with diverse development team.
Communicates respectfully with people regardless of age, race, gender, religion, color, national origin, marital status, the presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability, sexual orientation, political ideology, gender identity, military status, genetic information, or any other expression of diversity.
Maintains a professional and positive working relationship with clients, vendors, volunteers, donors, and fellow staff and adheres to the Hopelink Standards of Conduct.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:
At least 3 years direct experience in nonprofit development/fundraising, including moves management, prospect research, securing face-to-face meetings, and soliciting donors in-person and in writing.
Proven success in major gifts, including cultivating and soliciting high-level gifts; excellent at building donor relations.
Broad knowledge of the principles of moves management and ability to successfully carry out all aspects of the gift cycle.
AA or BA degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience in a related field, and/or military service.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills plus virtual expertise.
Experience with donor management software/databases.
Experience utilizing Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, Teams and zoom.
Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
Manage multiple tasks with an ability to reset priorities at any given time.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands and work environment described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. -Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to lift 30 pounds on an occasional basis.
Work involves standing, walking, stooping, talking, reaching, sitting, bending, kneeling, climbing, grasping, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, and reaching with hands and arms.
Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment when in the office is open space, with a noise level which is usually moderately quiet.

Licenses, Certificates and other requirements:
Must pass criminal background check.
Valid Washington State driver's license.
Reliable personal transportation.
Proof of personal automobile liability insurance.
Fully Vaccinated status against covid 19 required.

We are actively building an environment that welcomes and encourages the involvement and success of all individuals and respects the new possibilities that are created when diverse people, beliefs and values are included.
If you want to join our dynamic team, why not bring your talents and skills to Hopelink? -In addition to great staff, we offer a competitive benefit package.
To see all of Hopelink's open positions, please visit:
Hopelink is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workplace diversity.

Keywords: Hopelink, Redmond , Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts, Other , Redmond, Washington

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