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Major Gifts Officer 

About the Organization As a research and action organization, Center for Policing Equity (CPE) produces analyses identifying and reducing the causes of racial disparities in public safety. Using data-driven approaches to social justice, we use science to create levers for social, cultural, and policy change.

We are research scientists, race and equity experts, data virtuosos, and community trainers. We use data to build a more fair and just system. We partner with law enforcement and communities. Our aim is to bridge the divide of communication, generational mistrust, and suffering. But most of all, we are the path that science can forge towards public safety, community trust, and racial equity.

Location New York City, NY  
Close Date  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  


New York; Remote for the right candidate

Position Description

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for developing and managing relationships with assigned donors who have made gifts or with capacity to give between $10,000 and $100,000 annually. The MGO will plan, coordinate, and implement donor engagement strategies to engage and solicit high-net-worth individuals nationwide.

In addition to stewarding current donor relationships, the MGO is responsible for actively sourcing and developing new high-net-worth donors and prospects, including individuals, foundations, and corporations. The MGO will also establish and implement cultivation events and exclusive donor engagement opportunities to strengthen ties with major donors and prospects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Initiate and cultivate one-to-one relationships with major donors and prospects that enhance their connection and lifetime loyalty to CPE
  • Achieve monthly targets on donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities and keep accurate engagement records
  • Secure new or increased gifts for CPE's annual campaign and longer-term initiative efforts
  • Design highly customized donor engagement plans for assigned donors in collaboration with the Development department and other CPE departments
  • Develop a volunteer management plan that leverages resources and compliments a variety of volunteer strengths and opportunities in prospecting, cultivating, soliciting, and strategic planning
  • Ensure the creation and implementation of a personalized donor recognition program
  • Integrate planned giving options into donor relationship development activities
  • Maintain and capture critical donor information utilizing CPE's donor relations management (CRM) system
  • Assist in new prospect research and identification
  • Participate in the development and implementation of segment strategies as required for one-to-one donor relationship building; provide statistical analysis and market evaluation as needed
  • Work collaboratively with the Development Team to develop realistic and attainable budget projections related to individual contributed revenue goals


  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree is preferred
  • Minimum 7 years of major gifts leadership experience
  • Experience in the development and implementation of a broad based fundraising program including personally cultivating and successfully closing 6- and 7-figure major gifts
  • Experience in grant writing and project management
  • Cultural competency and a track record of working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds; commitment to participating in both individual and organizational work on equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression
  • Demonstrated commitment to criminal justice reform; a background in fundraising for a think tank or data-focused advocacy organization is a plus
  • Willingness to network outside of normal business hours through fundraising dinners, community events, conferences, and one-to-one meetings with high-net-worth individuals
  • Proficient with GSuite, project management tools and donor databases, and quick to learn new technology and tools.
  • Able to successfully manage multiple priorities and demonstrate confidence working with corporate and community leaders
  • Able to exercise initiative, good judgment, flexibility, discretion, and solid decision making
  • Existing relationships with funders who support criminal or social justice work is a plus

Application Submission Guidelines

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • CV/resume
  • Cover Letter
EOE Statement The Center for Policing Equity strives to build a diverse team that is inclusive of multiple perspectives and welcoming for people of all backgrounds. Women and members of underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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