Gifts Officer

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

| Saint Paul, MN | Posted Oct 11, 2017 |


As a collaborative of congregations united in action, we create homes and advance equitable housing.


The Organization
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative is committed to ending homelessness. We are a collaborative of congregations working to build affordable and supportive housing, shelter families, and advocate for public and private resources to ensure that everyone in our community has a home. Beacon is a unique organization – an experienced non-profit housing developer that leverages the power of congregations to create the public will needed to build and sustain affordable housing.

The Beacon office is located on University Ave & 280 (along the Central Corridor line), convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information, check out www.beaconinterfaith.org.

The Position
The Gifts Officer is responsible for identification and cultivation of prospects and donors, with primary responsibility for securing individual donor contributions of $5,000 or more in support of Beacon’s vision that all people have a home. Contribute to a fundraising team mentality that is abundance-minded, centers leadership development and values donors at every level.

This is a full-time position that reports to the Associate Director of Advancement. The annual salary range is $50,000 – $70,000, and the position is eligible for health benefits, retirement plan, and paid-time off.

Duties and Responsibilities

Execute donor cultivation plans for a portfolio of 100-150 prospective and current donors in collaboration with a team of volunteer gift officers.

• Collaborate with individual giving team to identify prospects for major gifts from within the annual fund.
• Participate in all aspects of the Beacon donor gift cycle:
– Initiate contacts with potential donors
– Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including engaging volunteers in the gift cycle
– Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure as well as increased leadership and ownership of Beacon’s mission.
– Make and close solicitations
– Create and carry out annual major donor personalized communication plan for each donor and prospect (personalized reports, event invites, updates, etc.)
– Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors
– Reflect Beacon’s commitment to valuing donors at every level of giving while also honoring the strength and resilience of our residents and shelter guests
• Recruit Community Builders (table hosts) to develop leaders and grow the average gift size at Beacon’s luncheon event. Cultivate and support the Community Builders to ensure their effectiveness.
• Set goals and advise on work plans to support the growth of the major gifts program.
• Collaborate with the Executive Director, the Director of Advancement and the Board and program staff as appropriate and necessary.
• Partner with Advancement and Congregational Engagement team members to ensure effective collaboration between direct mail, foundation, corporate, congregation and planned giving efforts.
• Apply visionary and strategic thinking to create more purposeful interaction between donors and Beacon staff and programs in order to grow deeper donor relationships.
• Utilize and improve donor database tracking for major donors.
• Oversee the execution of timely and personal acknowledgements for portfolio members.

Qualifications

Required:
• Minimum of two years working with individual donors directly or minimum of five years fundraising experience or transferable experience in a similar field.
• Demonstrated ability to identify prospects, developing and managing cultivation and stewardship strategies.
• A record of setting and meeting goals and deadlines, excellent communications and interpersonal skills and success working both independently and in a team setting.
• Experience developing organizational leaders.
• Willingness to travel within metro area (i.e. donor visits, property tours) as necessary combined with the ability and commitment to nurture donor relationships effectively via phone or email as needed.
• Mastery of Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel software is essential.
• Mastery of donor database system(s) is essential.

Preferred:
• History of successful and progressive fund development positions.
• Demonstrated experience of cultivation and solicitation process utilizing board members and volunteers at all levels.
• Experience in successfully implementing the “Benevon” model.
• Experience raising funds for social service and social justice organizations.
• Professional experience working with interfaith congregations involved in social change.

If you are excited about being part of an organization with a big goal and collaborative spirit, learn more about Beacon and this position at www.beaconinterfaith.org. Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to HR@beaconinterfaith.org.

Beacon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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