URGE plays a unique and
critical role as a reproductive justice organization that engages
young people and catalyzes their power to fight for the ability of
all people to build the families they want, access the healthcare
they need, and to live and love in a way that’s true to who they
are. Working with young people ages 18-30, and the leadership of
young people of color, women, queer, trans, and nonbinary folks,
and people of low-income, URGE provides training, field
mobilization and national leadership to move policy, systemic, and
cultural change. Position Summary
URGE seeks to hire a full-time Senior Manager of Major Gifts.
This is a new position for URGE, and we are looking to hire someone
with the passion, experience, and curiosity to co-create the
position with us. This role is primarily responsible for acquiring,
cultivating, and soliciting individual donors and prospects with
potential to give $5,000 or more annually.
The Senior Manager of Major Gifts, alongside the Deputy Director
for Resource Development, Data Manager, Individual Giving and
Alumni Relations Manager, and Development Coordinator, will serve
as a key member of our five-person fundraising team. The Senior
Manager of Major Gifts will help us raise transformative gifts that
will expand, enhance, and sustain our programmatic goals. Under the
direction and guidance of the Deputy Director for Resource
Development, they will work to build a Major Donor Program
including managing relationships, communications, and individual
giving plans with donors and securing new sources of funding that
will enable URGE to fulfil its mission. The Senior Manager of Major
Gifts will be responsible for developing and managing a portfolio
of donors (each with an estimated capacity to give $5,000 or more)
and creating and maintaining strategies for high-level donor
The Senior Manager of Major Gifts will be positioned to
significantly impact the development program of URGE, in
collaboration with the Individual Giving and Alumni Relations
Manager. This is a full-time, exempt position and presents an
exciting opportunity for a professional who has a desire to
strengthen a development program and has a deep passion for
reproductive and gender justice.
This position can be based anywhere; preference will be given to
candidates with experience living or working in any of the
following states: Alabama, California, Georgia, Kansas, Washington
DC, Ohio, or Texas. URGE may not have an office in all these
locations; candidates must be prepared to work from a home office
with equipment provided by URGE.
This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the Deputy
Director for Resource Development.
The Senior Manager of Major Gifts will spend most of their time
directly interacting with donors – both in and out of the office –
while helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through
their giving to URGE. This is a new program and URGE does not
currently have any donors at this level.
- Research and qualify a list of identified prospects for
assignment to the major gifts’ portfolio.
- Manage a portfolio of donors (each with an estimated capacity
to give $5,000 or more).
- Create individual goals for each person in the portfolio based
on the donor’s history of giving and the organization’s knowledge
of that donor’s potential.
- Create a comprehensive cultivation and solicitation strategy
for each donor in the portfolio and execute.
- Directly solicit major and planned gifts, and partner with
Executive Director and Deputy Director for Resource Development on
- Develop unique cultivation and stewardship opportunities and
participate in broader donor cultivation events.
- Track portfolio activity, communication, and progress. Create
reports as required by management that accurately reflect portfolio
activity and performance.
- Work with the appropriate program staff to secure project
information to develop personalized materials directed at
individual donors/prospects that are in line with donor interests,
programmatic priorities, and reports that detail progress made
because of a gift, etc.
- Maintain working knowledge of local and national programmatic
priorities and issues as they occur.
- Assist with communication to donors about URGE’s mission,
activities, and successes in a compelling, inspiring, and
- Other duties as necessary.
- Commitment to reproductive and gender justice, abortion access
for all, queer and trans liberation, building young people’s
political power, and dismantling white supremacy.
- Commitment to co-creating a work environment that is just,
equitable, and inclusive to all, including Black, Indigenous, and
other people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, women, and people with
- Ability to convey URGE mission and values in a compelling
manner to potential
- Minimum five years’ professional fundraising experience, in the
nonprofit sector, with specific experience in Major
- Superb writing and oral presentation skills in
- Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to
manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and
- Experience working with customer relations management
- Strong relationship building and networking skills.
- Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health issues a
- Must be willing to travel throughout the U.S. and work some
weeknights and weekends. During the COVID-19 pandemic, travel will
be minimal. In the future, however, some amount of travel (15-30%)
$65-$82k annually with excellent benefits,
including health and dental coverage for staff fully paid by URGE.
Because of the differences in cost of living based on location,
URGE also utilizes location in determining salary. To
: Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Please state
“Sr. Manager Major Gifts” on the subject line. Incomplete
applications will NOT be considered. Please send a cover letter and
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
URGE is an equal opportunity employer. Black, Indigenous and
other people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and those with disabilities
are strongly encouraged to apply.