Director of Major Giving
Job Details
Florida - Coconut Creek, FL
4 Year Degree
  • Lead Major Giving Department
  • Develop and maintain on-going relationships with prospects and donors who have the capacity to make philanthropic gifts at the major gift level, six figures and up.
  • Develop and maintain year round relationships with top-tier donors by personally visiting them and assist in the management of the relationships with them.
  • Work to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors, leveraging personal and professional contacts and relationships into fundraising opportunities
  • Work with team to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward friends of Food For The Poor
  • Manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors and research and works to continually identify, qualify, cultivate  relationships
  • Collaborate with other organization’s team members, and representatives of Food For The Poor to cultivate and solicit donors based on organization’s priorities and goals
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards
  • Demonstrate empathetic disposition and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors
  • Reflect optimistic and positive attitude
Skills & Qualifications
  • Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the five- and six-figure range
  • Proven success at managing a fundraising team, and record of meeting and exceeding goals
  • Strong relationship building, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational capabilities
  • Perseverance required
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Understand all aspects of development and fundraising in order to effectively lead others
  • Interest in all aspects of serving the poor and a dedication to promoting Food For The Poor’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with donors, staff and volunteers at all levels
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multifunctional or diverse areas
  • Computer savvy and knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications
  • Donor Direct and other applicable donor-related software experience helpful
  • Licensed driver


  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent level of education and experience required
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) accreditation desired


  • Five or more years of successful fundraising and not-for-profit management experience