Philanthropy Gift Officer (Northeast)

Compassion & Choices
New York, United States
$100,000.00 - $115,000.00
Jan 08, 2021
Feb 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Compassion & Choices is seeking a Philanthropy Gift Officer to help advance our work to improve care, expand options and empower everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting five and six figure gifts from prospects and major donors living in the north east with an emphasis on the New York City metro area.   The ideal candidate must have a track record of soliciting and closing major and principal gifts, an understanding of moves management and demonstrated experience developing long term philanthropic relationships while consistently meeting fundraising goals.  Experience closing six figure  gifts and above from individuals is preferred.

This is a full-time, remotely-located, paid position reporting to the Chief Development Officer. Compensation offered will be commensurate with experience. 

We offer excellent benefits including employer-shared medical and dental insurance premiums, employer-paid short- and long-term disability, life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance, flexible spending account for medical and child care, commuter pre-tax benefit, eligibility to participate in 401K with generous 5% employer match and 100% vested at time of eligibility, 11 paid holidays, 17 PTO days first year, and floating holidays.

Primarily, the person in this position:

    Manage a portfolio of approximately 130 current donors utilizing moves management to renew and increase giving. Work with the chief development officer, program staff and other leadership to begin and maintain a fast pace of cultivating and soliciting gifts from current and prospective donors. Work with organizational leadership and current supporters to identify new prospects capable of making major or principal gifts.   Coordinate and manage  local events and activities that engages current and prospective donors.  Collaborate with the program team on overall fundraising opportunities within the region. The candidate will contribute by employing and role-modeling key processes and programs that support an office-wide emphasis on collaborations, efficiencies and metrics/performance based outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications (You will be a good fit):

Education and Experience:

    B.A. in Business, Marketing, Communications or Non-Profit Management– or an equivalency of related experience and/or education may be considered. Seven (7) years’ experience in nonprofit development, event planning, marketing, communications, or high-end sales (or equivalent combination of experience and education) including a minimum of 6 years of direct fundraising experience, ideally raising gifts of $100,000 or more.


    Excellent oral and written communication Ability to work independently and as part of a team High level attention to detail; ability to meet all deadlines. Ability to read and interpret documents and reports.  Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from donors. Ability to effectively present information to donors, volunteers, organizational management, and public groups.

How to Apply:

Email current resume and cover letter as one combined PDF document to In the subject line of your email, indicate “Last_First Name, PGONE 01-2021”. In your cover letter, please (1) indicate how your personal philosophy aligns with our mission, (2) provide a brief summary of your directly related experience, and (3) provide your salary expectation (with a specific amount/range vs ‘negotiable’).

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