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Major Gifts Officer

Are you an experienced non-profit fundraiser skilled at building relationships? United Way of the Capital Region is seeking a self-starter to help grow our relationships with major gift donors. 

The ideal candidate will support the planning, coordination and implementation of the individual major gifts ($10,000+) and the individual leadership gifts ($1,000+) programs to meet our major gifts fundraising goal and build our individual donor base. This position is responsible for the direct solicitation of gifts and the coordination of other staff and volunteers, in addition to donor cultivation and solicitation.

Essential Functions

  • Support and implement the major gifts program strategic plan.
  • Manage the leadership gifts program
  • Solicit large gifts on behalf of the organization
  • Manage relationships with donors and donor prospects.

Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three to five years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising or equivalent work-related experience.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication, public speaking, group training/facilitation, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and gain the respect of a broad constituency base, including executive levels in business, industry and government, foundation management, service providers and other key community leaders.
  • Strong organizational skills required.

Compensation will include an annual starting salary of $50,000 with a very generous benefit package.

All interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume by September 15 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "Donor Relationships" in the subject line.


Diversity and Equal Opportunity

United Way of the Capital Region is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principle of diversity with both our employees and volunteers. We therefore: 

  • Value diversity in all aspects of United Way of the Capital Region activities and respect others without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled or physically challenged individual. 
  • Support affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. 
  • Refuse to engage in or tolerate any other form of discrimination or harassment.

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