Do you have a strong background securing five and six-figure gifts?


Are you a self-motivated and passionate professional with at least 5 years of individual giving experience?

We are currently in search of a Major Gifts Manager for a Research and Education Foundation. The position is based in Clarksburg, MD. This is a Full Time, Permanent assignment.

ORGANIZATION TYPE: Research and Education Foundation

LOCATION: Clarksburg, MD

POSITION TITLE: Major Gifts Manager


SALARY: $65,000 – 75,000/annual

 Is This Your Dream Job? Reporting to and working closely with the Senior VP of Development, this position is responsible for managing and developing a major gifts portfolio, as well as implementing cultivation and stewardships plans for donors.  The candidate will be setting appointments with donors and growing $5K and $10K gifts.  The candidate will be a dynamic and interpersonal individual with solid presentation and communications skills.

 Our Ideal Candidate:

  • 5+ years of experience of individual experience in major gift fundraising
  • Background of making in-person asks
  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • Confidence and skill to ask prospective donors to make a financial contribution
  • Ability to work autonomously but also thrive in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong verbal, written and speaking communication skills
  • Background in planned giving is a plus

 How You Will Spend Your Day:

  • Schedule appointments and meeting with donors
  • Building the major gifts portfolio
  • Work closely with Senior VP of Development and others on Development team to design an effective communication plan
  • Develop and implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans for prospective donors
  • Follow up on leads generated from programs
  • Work towards securing five and six figure gifts
  • Travel required
  • Other duties assigned

 We’d love to hear from you.

 If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to help make that happen. Please submit a resume to aborbee@cnpstaffing.com with “Major Gifts Manager” in the subject line.

 Know a friend who would be a great fit? Feel free to send us their resume as well.

Is this position not a great fit?

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