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Major Gifts Officer

1381 South First Street San Jose, CA 95110

Job Type:

Full Time

About the Role

Sacred Heart Community Service (SHCS) located in San José, CA is looking for an experienced fund development professional to lead efforts to cultivate individual donations to support the organization’s work in the fight against poverty. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment and is solutions oriented in their approach. The position requires a person who is self-directed, flexible, and exhibits strong written and oral communication skills. They must possess efficient administrative and excellent customer service abilities. This position raises vital funds to support Sacred Heart’s vision of a community united to ensure every child and adult is free from poverty, an approach of driving policy change through transformational leadership development, and developing campaigns through an anti-racism and anti-oppression worldview.


The Major Gifts Manager will support Sacred Heart Community Services’ ongoing fundraising efforts from individuals. They will work alongside the Senior Director of Community Development (SDCD) to oversee major donor fundraising, conduct prospect research, track and manage donor activity and activities related to donor cultivation and stewardship. The Manager ensures regular communication, connection points, and direct solicitation of gifts from individual donors. The position ensures efficient donor tracking and recognition processes and timely responsiveness to inquiries from donors. The position interacts frequently with internal programs and provides general support to the Community Resource Development team.

About the Company

For nearly 60 years, SHCS has been one of the leading institutions addressing poverty in Santa Clara County through a strategy that combines addressing the consequences of poverty through impactful programs while building power with people to push for systemic change.

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