In collaboration with the Leadership Giving Director and Senior
Director of Philanthropy, the Major Gifts Officer will be
responsible for helping NRCM reach its fundraising goals by
identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts of
$1,000 and above. This individual will manage a portfolio of
150-200 members and prospects, by designing and developing
solicitation strategies; identifying gift opportunities that match
donors’ interests; and personally soliciting gifts and continually
stewarding major gift donors. Majority of travel within Maine,
select trips to major cities throughout the US.
This position is remote. Preference will be given to candidates
who live in Maine and/or can demonstrate knowledge of Maine
geography as it relates to demographic patterns. The NRCM office is
located in Augusta, Maine and this position is expected to be
physically present in the office or other assigned locations when
requested by departmental or organizational leadership for specific
NRCM requires full vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition
of employment. Full vaccination is considered to be two weeks
beyond the second Pfizer or Moderna shots or beyond the Johnson
& Johnson shot. NRCM is following state and federal
recommendations in establishing guidelines for reopening the
Respect, inclusion, and opportunity for people of all
backgrounds, lifestyles, and perspectives will attract the best
ideas to NRCM and helps us shape a healthier, more vibrant future
for all of us who share our planet. By honoring and celebrating
people’s diversity, NRCM can bring new creativity, effectiveness,
and leadership to our work throughout the state. Achieving
diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice is a continuous process,
which, we believe, will contribute to a sustainable and peaceful
world. We therefore strongly encourage applications from people who
identify with or who are members of marginalized communities. In an
effort to eliminate as much bias as possible, NRCM’s policy is to
redact personally identifiable information from initial candidate
To Apply: For consideration, please submit both
a cover letter and resume. . Applicants who need an
alternative way to submit materials may email them as attachments
to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to
NRCM, Attention HR, 3 Wade Street, Augusta, ME 04330.
Deadline to apply: February 17, 2023
Supervisor: Director of Leadership Giving
Status: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt
- Manage a portfolio of 150-200 donors who give annually between
- In collaboration with members of the Philanthropy Team,
participate in each step of the donor pipeline including
identification; qualification through research; cultivation;
briefing; request for support; and prompt follow up, stewardship,
- Develop individual donor strategies, along with materials, to
renew and upgrade donor gifts.
- Document biographical, prospecting, and meeting notes in
digital files as well as managing and updating moves management
- Conduct personal visits with major donors and prospects,
scheduling a minimum of 10 significant visits monthly for the
purpose of field research, cultivation, solicitation, and
- Partner with Leadership Giving Director and Donor Engagement
Coordinator to progressively increase Major Donor revenue.
- 3+ years of prior experience in a frontline fundraising role
combined with experience soliciting 4-figure gifts.
- Experience utilizing fundraising database programs (Raiser’s
- Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate, solicit, and
steward prospects and donors while effectively moving them through
a Moves Management process. Experience with both highly engaged
donors as well as making qualification calls.
- Experience identifying giving opportunities and thinking
creatively and strategically to establish matches between donors
and funding priorities. Ability to grasp and articulate complex
programs in a way that meets the interests and passions of
- A high level of initiative, organizational skills, and
attention to detail. Skill in successfully managing multiple
projects on tight deadlines.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Exceptional interpersonal and written communication
About the Natural Resources Council of
NRCM staff members are among the most respected professionals in
their fields. We attract extraordinary individuals from across the
state and country – people who want to make a difference in the
world by using their knowledge, talents, and experience to protect
the future of Maine. The NRCM team works to support our
science-based mission and is fully committed to safeguarding the
iconic wildlife and magnificent landscapes that make Maine such a
highly desirable place to live, work, and play.
Common NRCM Job Responsibilities
NRCM is committed to a positive work culture where diversity is
honored and respected. To this end, all employees are expected
- Maintain positive and productive working relationships with all
NRCM staff members, NRCM’s members, external partners,
policymakers, and the general public. This includes proactive work
on understanding and addressing issues related to diversity,
equity, inclusion, and justice; providing and receiving
constructive feedback; and a willingness to resolve conflicts
- Participate in organizational meetings and activities as
requested, such as monthly staff meetings, management team
meetings, trainings, and ad hoc planning committees.
- Complete all administrative work on time, such as time sheets,
purchase orders, project reports, and planning documents.
- Be familiar with and follow organizational protocols and
Physical Requirements of the Job
The job requires working at a computer station for substantial
lengths of time; performing office duties such as phoning, filing,
and copying, and the ability to lift objects up to 10 pounds. NRCM
will provide reasonable accommodation to employees with
disabilities where appropriate. Determinations on requests for
reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
NRCM strives to provide a supportive work environment through
fair and competitive compensation and benefits, up-to-date
equipment and IT support, adequate supervision, and ongoing
professional development. The work environment is friendly, fun,
cooperative, and very fast-paced. Staff members must be able to
work independently and adapt to changing priorities.
NRCM is committed to providing fair and competitive compensation
to its employees. We base our compensation decisions on:
- A biennial market survey of comparable organizations and
- An evaluation of employee qualifications that does not
discriminate on the basis of gender, age, race, religion,
physical/mental ability, sexual orientation, or national
- High employee performance that advances our strategic plan and
other organizational priorities.
- Availability of financial resources for the organization.