The Senior Director of Major Gifts will enthusiastically participate in fundraising efforts, with a clear understanding that fundraising is critical to the success of the organization. S/he will work in close collaboration with the VP of Institutional Advancement and the Development team, staff, and volunteers to strategically work towards HVA’s desired outcomes while building and maintaining relationships on behalf of the organization.
Develop, implement, and increase individual giving from donors $100,000+
Build relationships with current and new major donors and regularly secure commitments for contributions to HVA
Manage and execute all aspects of giving strategies, including research, portfolio management, solicitations, appeals, reporting, and stewardship
Plan annual goals and strategies with a focus on building a portfolio of major donors
Research new prospect markets and design and manage outreach strategies to engage first-time potential major gift donors
Record, track, and report on progress against annual objectives
Minimum 5-7 years of experience in successfully securing leadership gifts
Superior written communications skills including writing persuasive letters and proposals
Excellent organizational skills
Trustworthiness with confidential information
Willing to be hands-on (no task too big or too small) and a sense of humor
Compassion, integrity, warmth, and deep commitment to HVA’s mission
Proven ability to build relationships with major donors, develop tactics to meet goals, and personally close major gifts
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred
Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.