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Major Gift Officer

Santa Clara, CA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

The Major Gift Officer (MGO) will work closely with current and prospective Bill Wilson Center donors of $1,000+ to grow their engagement and support of the agency’s mission to end youth and family homelessness in Santa Clara County. The MGO will leverage the CEO, Leadership Team, and volunteer Development Committee of the agency to create a high level donor experience. The MGO will provide leadership for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and acquisition of individual major donors.


The MGO must be adept in articulating a compelling case for unrestricted mission-focused support as well as restricted support for strategic priorities. The position calls for a high level of social acumen. The MGO will establish and maintain a portfolio of individual major donors and prospects to realize an annual revenue goal. The MGO will report to the Chief Community Resources Officer and will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer.

About the Company

With a mission of ending youth and family homelessness, Bill Wilson Center programs focus on building self-confidence and developing personal assets. With these tools, we believe youth and families can permanently change the direction of their lives. A key component of Bill Wilson Center's philosophy encompasses a strength based approach to improving the lives of the youth and young families in our communities. BWC’s staff and volunteers identify the strengths in each individual and family group and build on those strengths so they are empowered to make positive changes in their lives. While the agency was founded to serve youth … creating a healthy, safe community requires that people in all age groups receive the support they need. For this reason, Bill Wilson Center continues expanding its depth of services for adults and families.

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