Center Background: The Center for
Reproductive Rights (the Center) is a global human rights
organization working to ensure that reproductive rights are
protected in law as fundamental human rights around the world. With
offices in New York City, New York; Nairobi, Kenya; Bogota,
Colombia; Geneva, Switzerland; and Washington, D.C., the Center is
a non-profit, non-partisan organization changing law and policy
throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean,
and the United States. Our 230+ diverse professionals are committed
to advancing the Center’s human rights mission through
game-changing litigation, legal policy, and advocacy work. This has
powered the Center’s exceptional growth to an operating budget of
over $50 million and won the respect of law firms in countries
around the world, with an additional $29 million annually of
donated legal services, representing the work of countless lawyers
from more than 46 countries.
The Center’s Strategic Plan sets a high mark for impact: By
2030, half of the world’s population will be living under stronger
protections for reproductive rights than they are today.
The Center has a track record of success to back up this ambitious
goal. Since our founding in 1992, the Center has transformed how
reproductive rights are understood and applied by courts,
governments, and human rights bodies worldwide on issues including
maternal health, abortion, assisted reproduction, and adolescent
sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). We have won
groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and
regional human rights bodies. Additionally, the Center has led the
development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust
protections for reproductive rights and has built the legal
capacity of women’s rights advocates in more than 65 countries and
The Role: Reporting to the Director of Major
Gifts, Eastern Region, the Senior Major Gifts Officer, New York
Metro Area, is responsible for the identification, cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship of major gift prospects and existing
donors. The SMGO nurtures these relationships using professional
prospect management techniques and works collaboratively and in
coordination with colleagues across the Center for Reproductive
Rights to provide donors with an outstanding philanthropic
experience. The SMGO also serves as the fundraising lead and
primary liaison for the volunteer host committee of the annual New
This position will be based in the New York office in a
hybrid model of 3 days in-office, 2 days working from home.
Covid-19 Vaccination is required for all U.S.-based Center
- Develop and manage a portfolio of 150+ donors and prospects,
including individuals and family foundations.
- Create individual goals for each donor based on the donor’s
giving history and knowledge of the donor’s potential.
- Create individual “moves management” plans for each donor in
the portfolio and consistently execute them in a timely manner so
that donors are retained and upgraded.
- Create briefings, proposal materials, and other donor
- Engage with the Center’s leadership and Board of Directors to
identify and cultivate prospects for new volunteer leadership.
- Working closely with the Special Events Team, serve as the
fundraising lead and primary liaison for the host committee of the
annual New York Gala.
- Build strong relationships with the Center’s Programs,
Communications, Finance, Legal Teams and others to acquire the
information needed to effectively engage major donors.
- Create weekly and monthly reports as required by management
that will accurately reflect portfolio activity and
- 10-15 years of experience working in a strategic, front-line
annual, and/or major gifts fundraising position.
- Commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values.
- A successful track record of personally identifying,
cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding high net-worth
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, build strong
relationships, and thrive in a fast-paced, mission-driven
- Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills; in
particular, a sophisticated ability to effectively and compellingly
communicate the Center’s case for support to different
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Experience in reproductive rights a plus or familiarity with
other issues relating to women’s equality, human rights, civil
rights, or racial and social justice issues is highly desirable as
is knowledge of the New York area philanthropic market.
- Principled, ethical, professional, and committed to exceptional
work quality and standards.
- Experience with volunteer management.
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion essential.
- Ability to travel required.
- A Bachelor's degree is required.