Senior Major Gifts Officer

Texas Right to Life
Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Advocacy, Health, Legal Services, Religion, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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Texas Right to Life

Senior Major Gifts Officer

Texas Right to Life is the oldest, largest, only statewide Pro-Life Christian organization in Texas.  The staff of Texas Right to Life seeks to articulate and protect the right to life of defenseless human beings, born and unborn, through legal, peaceful, and prayerful means.  This commitment is derived from a belief that each human being, from the moment of fertilization until natural death, has an immeasurable dignity and inalienable Right to Life. We fight for the rights of the unborn (including the nascent humans created in laboratories), the disabled, the sick, the elderly, and the unloved in a world where the lack of respect for innocent human life has escalated to the point where we are all at risk.


Texas Right to Life is looking for a dynamic individual willing to carry the Pro-Life message to all corners of Texas, inviting donors to invest in our mission.  For the right people, this will be an opportunity to advance the Culture of Life and build the Kingdom of God.

As a Senior Major Gifts Officer, you will build relationships and partnerships with people and organizations across Texas.   



    Commit to defend innocent human Life from fertilization until natural death; Articulate the vision, mission, and goals of Texas Right to Life; Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution;  Pursue continuing education in the field of development;   Exhibit strong organizational and interpersonal skills; Exemplify qualities of honesty, trustworthiness, initiative, creativity, tenacity, diligence and dependability; Sign and adhere to Texas Right to Life Confidentiality Agreement and requirements;  Possess a working knowledge of fund-raising methods and understand planned giving tools and strategies; Maintain a flexible work schedule with irregular work hours and be able and willing to travel 30% of the time; and Demonstrate a desire to achieve personal and organizational goals as a motivated self-starter.


    Manage a portfolio of 125 donors; Schedule and complete 25 in person visits per month with current identified and prospective donors; Attend work related functions—including social, legislative, educational, and political events; Organize regional receptions for supporters; Cultivate new donors;
  • Speak to local groups, clubs, and churches about the work of Texas Right to Life;
  • Seek new partnerships with interested organizations; 
  • Assist with special event logistics for events;
  • Select approximately 40-50 prospects annually for the solicitation of a major gift, working with senior management to develop the plan and secure each gift; Prepare and submit a travel plan for each quarter; Add 20+ qualified names to the caseload and database; Provide progress reports not less than quarterly on progress made, and in the fourth quarter submit a report detailing monthly data. Reports will reflect the financial goal for each prospect and a forecast for the coming quarter; File site visit and trip reports within 2 days after each trip, reflecting in summary form the purpose of each contact and its relationship to their personalized contact management plan; and Manage the stewardship plan for each prospect, providing a written or personal report on funds used and other information pertinent to a donor. 


Minimum and Unique Skills:


    Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; Write routine reports and correspondence; Effectively present information clearly with good diction in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization over the phone or in person; Fluent in both spoken and written English; and   Additional fluency in Spanish is beneficial.


    Enjoy being around and working with people; Work effectively with individuals from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds; Relate well to a variety of personality types with excellent interpersonal skills; and Work with others and independently.


    Effectively organize schedules and all electronic and paper data for which this position is responsible.


    Respond appropriately to changing priorities and multitask effectively;  Anticipate changes in plans and create contingency arrangements; and  Adapt to changes and respond to challenges resourcefully. 


    Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals;   Compute rate, ratio and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs; and Adhere to an annual expense budget and submit required expense documentation.



    Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; and Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



    Successfully demonstrate a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,   and Google Drive. 


    Commit to, sign, and abide by Texas Right to Life’s Statement of Faith/Standards of Conduct and support work-related spiritual activities.


    Competitive with similar jobs in Texas.


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