Want to be
a critical player in leading the INCLUSION REVOLUTION? Come join
the Chief Communications, Marketing and Development Officer, the
Vice President of Strategic Gifts is a critical member of the
overall Special Olympics management team. The Vice President
develops and oversees the execution of strategic plans, short and
long-term goals and objectives for the Strategic Gifts (individual
major donors & foundations) Department in order to achieve
overall financial goals. This leader determines staff portfolios
and priorities, evaluates progress toward revenue and activities
goals, oversees donor stewardship, grant management and
establishes/maintains the department’s budget.
Create and guide evolution of
major gift fundraising
Meet quarterly and annual
fundraising goals as approved by Chief Communications, Marketing
& Development Officer, solicit, and manage individual portfolio
of at least 25 $1M+ capacity rated prospects for Special Olympics
and liaise with senior leadership to determine fundraising
Fund-raise for unrestricted
revenue, priority projects and initiatives, and strategically build
volume of major giving-level prospects/donors/gifts across
Provide strategic direction and
mentorship to a small team on moves management, including
overseeing the implementation, cultivation,
engagement, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
Provide Salesforce database
management support to ensure all gifts and information are tracked
and recorded appropriately.
Coordinate with CEO or
Chairman’s office on communications with high-profile individuals
and prospective donors.
Set and evaluate quarterly and
annual revenue and donor engagement goals to achieve overall team
Liaise and actively engage with
other teams, Programs and Regional leadership to facilitate
partnerships that enhance Strategic Giving with an eye to
collaboration and coordination.
Responsible for participating
in the development and implementation of Division-wide planning and
supporting overall Development fundraising goals.
Responsible for drafting,
implementing, and tracking annual operating plans for Strategic
Gifts and producing reconciliation, revenue and acknowledgement
reports as required.
Develop and recommend new
strategies to enhance Strategic Gifts fundraising to the Chief
Communications, Marketing and Development Officer
Attend Board Committee meetings
Complete other projects as
assigned by Chief Communications, Marketing and Development
Supervises 2-3 staff direct
reports and has oversight over consultants and supporting
Proven ability to manage
multiple initiatives simultaneously with a high level of
Bachelor’s degree with minimum
of 10 years of Major Gift’s fundraising experience.
Successful track record of
Major Gift solicitations in $1M + donor category.
Superior written and verbal
communication skills, strong organizational and managerial
capabilities, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
Comfort with tracking metrics
and analyzing data.
Public speaking experience
Some travel required.
Microsoft Office Suite and
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Travel Required Yes.