We are currently in search of a Major Gifts Officer for an International Humanitarian Organization. The position is based in Los Angeles, CA. This is a permanent, full-time opportunity.


ORGANIZATION: International Humanitarian Organization

LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA

POSITION TITLE: Major Gifts Officer

DURATION: Permanent

SALARY: $70,000-$80,000/year + Bonus


Position Overview: The Major Gifts Officer will design, develop and implement the major gift program. Reporting directly to the Founder and CEO, the Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for raising funds for operations and the program of the growing organization. You will be responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as identifying new prospects. You will also have an ability to support the relationships and enhance major donor relationships through support of donor-led initiatives, such as events, and programs. This is an ideal position for a talented Major Gifts professional, seeking to utilize and grow their strategic skill sets while serving a humanitarian mission.



  • Develops and manages cultivation and solicitation strategies for a portfolio of prospective and current donors
  • Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with our organization
  • Work towards securing and collecting a fundraising goal of $1M+ in annual revenue for a $5M organization
  • Qualify prospects with the capacity to give at least $25K and above
  • Meets and collaborates with internal contacts such as program directors and other fundraising staff to determine organizational priorities and needs to formulate strategies to promote donor engagement and to identify potential donors.
  • Implement tailored donor cultivation and stewardship events when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and Founder, as well as leaders, to strengthen and expand the fundraising program


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4+ years of professional fundraising experience;
  • Commitment to goal attainment and ability to engage with high-level volunteers and donors
  • Demonstrated ability to establish, build relationships, and successfully secure six-to-seven-figure gifts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create and cultivate their own leads, while also collaborating on special projects
  • Strong written and presentation and oral communication skills are required;
  • People-oriented, collaborative, and hardworking individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Salesforce and prospecting, a plus


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If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to help make that happen. Please submit a resume and cover letter, outlining your interest in nonprofit recruiting to tcheney@cnpstaffing.com with “Major Gifts Officer” in the subject line.


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