Development Officer Campaigns
Job Details
National - Washington, DC
Full Time
4 Year Degree

Summary of Position:

Responsible for the marketing strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and recognize individual donors and prospects and foundations; raises funds for PVA by cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts with a special emphasis on Capital Gifts.

Regular Duties:

  • Makes recommendations for overall marketing and recognition strategies for donors and foundations. Creates Campaign action plans and schedules to implement strategies.
  • Establishes solicitation priorities, manages prospect lists and research, develops and executes targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects; prepare and provide support to staff and volunteers for solicitation.
  • Works collaboratively with all to cultivate institutional prospects and prepare foundation and corporate grant proposals.
  • Works collaboratively with the Development Officers and others to manage non-campaign related individual gifts.
  • Manages the writing and development of campaign print and electronic collateral materials and coordinate their design and production.
  • Coordinates campaign communications, creating content and talking points for the media; integrates campaign milestones into ongoing public relations outreach.
  • Recruits and manages campaign volunteers; schedules and supports campaign leadership meetings.
  • Manages cultivation and recognition events.
  • Ensures that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files; manages campaign record keeping.
  • Ensures donor acknowledgement, stewardship and public recognition.
  • As directed, participate in solicitations as appropriate.
  • Generates reports and templates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Desired Skills, Abilities, Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree with 7+ years’ experience in major gift fund raising, recognition clubs and events, and demonstrated success in closing gifts. Campaign experience preferred.
  • Excellent marketing, analytical, writing and oral communications skills required.
  • Ability to travel
  • A strong manager of people and resources.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Computer literacy required. 
  • CFRE eligibility or certification is required.

PVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.