Major Gifts Officer Relationships Manager
Job Details
Full Time
$83,000.00 - $108,000.00
Up to 25%
Major Gifts Officer Relationships Manager


For 50 years, Covenant House has served and advocated for youth and young families experiencing homelessness, human trafficking, and exploitation. Our overarching goal is to end homelessness among youth and young families by helping them achieve housing stability, heal from trauma, tap into their innate resilience, and hone their interests and skills to forge new pathways to independence. This work is carried out across Covenant House sites in 34 cities in the US, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.


Primary Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director, Key Relationships, the Major Gifts Officer/Relationship Manager develops and manages a portfolio of key donors through moves management, leading them on a donor journey to maximize their lifetime value to our critical mission. The Relationship Manager is responsible for developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors with a special focus on transformational giving prospects.


Job Duties

  • Plan & Execute: Thoughtfully create and execute moves management plans to retain and upgrade supporters

  • Cultivate & Solicit: Develop authentic relationships with donors that lead to the solicitation of 5+ figure contributions and planned gifts 

  • Steward: Provide meaningful and curated stewardship that inspires and motivates increased giving over time 

  • Achieve: Meet or exceed individual targets for portfolio engagement

  • Track & Analyze: Ensure donor portfolio records are current with all necessary and pertinent information, input contacts and interactions into donor database regularly, and utilize donor data in the to assess personal progress and performance 

  • Learn: Attend fundraising seminars and trainings that are relevant to the position

  • Collaborate: Perform other duties as assigned by Senior Leadership or requested by fellow members of the Covenant House Community. 

  • Attend: Travel for donor meetings, receptions, major fundraising events, staff retreats and staff meetings. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Five to ten years of major giving, sales or other similar experience

  • Outstanding communication and persuasion skills and the ability to excite anyone about our mission 

  • Team-oriented with a strong work ethic essential to meet the demands of a community that strives for excellence

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the presence and personal style to represent the organization to diverse constituents

  • Available to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings, and overnight as needed

  • Proficient in usage of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the Google Office Suite; experience with donor data software preferred

  • A demonstrated passion for our mission that invigorates and excites everyone with whom you share it and a demonstrated commitment to human service and social change

  • Ability to travel regularly throughout the United States Valid US Driver’s License preferred


Travel Required

  • This role requires travel up to 25% of the time


Our Community

Our critical mission demands that we have all voices at the table. A team of diverse people, perspectives, and experiences is smarter, stronger, and more effective for our young people. At Covenant House, every team member is valued, respected, heard, and supported, and we welcome honest and courageous self-reflection on any aspects of our work that are based on biased or outdated viewpoints. We deliberately create opportunities for our staff to grow and thrive. 

Covenant House International is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: CHI is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CHI are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, family or parental status, disability status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. CHI will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. If you are fun, dynamic, and hardworking, come join our awesome international team in an organization with a heart! 

Covenant House is a vaccinated employer. As such, prospective new hires will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Our offices are located in Manhattan, however, this position will be remote for the foreseeable future.