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Major Gifts Officer

San Jose, CA

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is a fundraising leader who will join a highly motivated and growing team responsible for $3M in private revenue, $1.5M of which is contributed by major donors. Working in partnership with the Sr. Communications Manager and the Development Database Strategist, and reporting to the Senior Director of Development, this fundraiser implements major gift strategies and develops personal relationships with donors. When successful, the MGO drives both operational and campaign giving efforts that push the development program forward.

The MGO manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual and family foundation philanthropic supporters. The MGO is responsible for implementing the strategy and directly solicits a portfolio of 100-125 households.

Schedule and Work Environment: Downtown Streets Team offers a flexible work environment, as each unique position allows. This is a full-time role with a flexible Monday through Friday daytime schedule as evening and weekend work will be required to meet with donors outside of working hours, to represent the agency at events, and to participate in agency events and board/volunteer committee meetings.

About the Company

Downtown Streets Team (DST) is looking for a passionate and outgoing Major Gifts Officer in San Jose to help us end homelessness through the dignity of work and the power of community. We run two proven programs in 16 cities that successfully transition the unhoused to self-sufficiency.

The Nonprofit Times calls Downtown Streets Team one of the best nonprofits to work for. Our innovative model of social action has been recognized as one of five evidence-based, best-practices in California. We offer meaningful work alongside compassionate and talented colleagues as well as competitive benefits & salaries. We encourage collaboration, creativity, and continuous learning.

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