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Senior Major Gifts Officer 

Category Fundraising / Foundation  

Under the direction of the Vice President of Philanthropy the Senior Major Gift Officer will collaborate with the Resource Development team to ensure funding priorities and implement fundraising programs needed to sustain robust major gift support from the community.

The Senior Major Gifts Officer will play a central role in working with major gifts staff, campaign leadership and organization colleagues to build and complete a successful campaign by coordinating, facilitating, and shaping the implementation of the campaign strategy and annual giving plans. The Senior Major Gifts Officer role is an integral position at Opportunity Village serving as the coordinator of Capital Campaign.

Embrace Opportunity Village core values by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with clients and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Village's organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of clients and of staff.


  1. In collaboration with the Major Gifts team, raise the funds for the comprehensive campaign.
  2. Planning the solicitation of each major donor prospects (individual, foundation and corporation) including appropriate solicitors, cultivation, request amounts, stewardship and research.
  3. Support the comprehensive fundraising campaigns to include; annual giving, endowments, and the capital campaign.
  4. Lead meetings for the Gift team members, ensuring agenda is followed and goals are met.
  5. Develop and utilize major donor and prospect cultivation strategies.
  6. Use Donor Perfect software to track, solicit and report on all prospects.
  7. Work closely with the marketing team to support the creation and maintenance of communication platforms, presentations, committee and donor presentations, and reports.
  8. Support coordination of the workflow among departmental functions to ensure efficient and timely implementation of fundraising and stewardship tasks to ensure optimal donor relationships.
  9. Plan and implement cultivation and stewardship strategies to motivate donors.
  10. Solicit contributions of $25,000 or more.
  11. Assist with communication for the Capital Campaign Team with other departments, responding to inquiries regarding development operations and activities
  12. Support preparation of accurate, accessible and attractive quarterly reports and campaign progress reports for senior managers and board committees.
  13. Adhere to the budget.
  14. Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:
    • Initiate contacts with potential leadership and major gift donors
    • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers
    • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
    • Make solicitations when appropriate
    • Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition, and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers and supervisors (verbal and written).
    • Communicates changes effectively, builds commitment, manages transition and evaluates results. Writes and speaks clearly and informatively. Listens and clarifies; demonstrates excellent individual and group presentation skills; writes clearly and informatively, varies communication to audience
  • Maintains confidentiality, attentive to others, open to others’ ideas, problem solver.
  • Must possess social perceptiveness to assess and understand other’s reactions and behaviors.
  • Goal orientated with the social, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills.
  • Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the six-figure range.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of market and competition.
  • Develops and implements cost savings measures; conserves resources; focus on budget and cost savings.
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; presents ideas in a manner that gets attention.
  • Displays a high level of integrity and professionalism; creative, flexible, and resourceful.
  • Ability to work within electronic environment for solicitation and gift tracking.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment and to manage simultaneously a variety of projects.
  • Ability to be aware of workflow and assist where needed - balanced with the capacity to keep out of the way to permit people to manage their own work.
  • Knowledgeable about the role of technology in donor communications and fundraising.
  • Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.


  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Fundraising, Nonprofit Administration, Business or related field or equivalent.
  • Required: Minimum of seven years' experience as a development professional, including senior responsibilities and direct experience in a capital campaign.
  • Required: Experience working with high-level decision makers, trustees, and other stakeholders.
  • Required: Demonstrated experience the phases of capital campaign fundraising: leadership, major, and community gift phases.
  • Required Knowledge of local philanthropic community.
  • Preferred: Ten years of successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising with demonstrated results in personally identifying, asking for, and securing major gifts.Preferred: Experience with Donor Perfect of other donor database software.
  • Preferred: Experience working with individuals with disabilities


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records and files.
  • Evening and weekend work required as appropriate.
  • Ability to travel.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Rate of Pay DOE  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number FUN-19-00001  
Open Date 1/29/2019  
Location Oakey Campus  
About the Organization Join Las Vegas' Favorite Charity! Here you can be proud to answer the question, 'Where do you work?' Opportunity Village (OV) is more than just a job; being a member of the OV team instills a sense of pride and purpose into your work week. Our motto for the people we serve is: Pride. Purpose. And a Paycheck. So it is no wonder that the same can be said for our employees who serve our clients.

Aside from the satisfaction of participating in a community that extends beyond our campuses, OV also offers a wide array of additional benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings account, training and development opportunities and much more!  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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