Giving Officer

5 days left

Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 07, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) is a leading champion for all children in the United States. Founded in 1972, we are the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect, working to actively prevent all forms of child abuse and neglect before it happens. Our success is founded on a nationwide network of state chapters and nearly 600 Healthy Families America (HFA) home visiting sites. We also conduct, translate, and disseminate innovative research based on science that our vast network then puts into action. And we raise public awareness and advocate for family-friendly policies at the national, state, and local levels to support transformative programs and promote the conditions and contexts that help children, families, and communities across the country thrive.

The Giving Officer will be a key member of Prevent Child Abuse America (PCAA)’s growing development team. The Officer will work closely with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) to execute all development operations, including donor engagement, solicitations, and stewardship. The Officer will be a front-line fundraiser for the organization, with a mixed portfolio of individuals and corporations. The Officer is responsible for conducting high quality prospect research and playing a lead role in executing fundraising events. The Officer will work with the team to maintain standards of gift and record keeping, acknowledgments, and donor recognition.

Duties and Responsibilities

Donor Management and Relations:

  • Manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of current and prospective donors, including individuals and corporations
  • Assists and/or leads in short- and long-range strategic planning activities to create and implement fundraising goals and objectives
  • Manage corporate partnerships, including employee giving and matching gift programs
  • Conducts research to identify prospects, with an emphasis on donors at $25,000 and below
  • Coordinate with Communications team to develop stewardship emails, social media campaigns, annual report and other messages


Event Management and Support

  • Coordinate with CDO, Development Manager, and other PCAA staff to develop and execute fundraising events, including securing sponsors for annual conferences and gala
  • Support CEO and CDO in planning and preparing meetings and presentations

Database and Gift Management:

  • Maintains detailed records of all donor (including major donors) contact, history and moves management; ensures timely and personal appreciation and recognition is completed

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of fundraising or equivalent relevant experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; should be comfortable and able to present 1:1 and in front of groups
  • Proficient computer skills and experience working with relevant tech systems, including online registration portals and CRM databases (Salesforce preferred)
  • Detail oriented


Work Conditions:

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other office equipment
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, possible occasional travel, about 5%


Specific requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities as defined by the Americans With Disabilities Act are eligible for this position as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodations are made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible for this position.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to:

Kara LaPenna
HR Consultant
Prevent Child Abuse America

Applications without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.

Prevent Child Abuse America is an Equal Opportunity Employer to all individuals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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