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Leadership Philanthropy - Major Gifts (Major Gifts, Manager)

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Status:                   Full-TimeLocation:               Washington DC; New York; San Francisco, CaliforniaFLSA:                    Exempt (not eligible for overtime)Date:                     July 2015Job Summary:  The Manager, Individual Philanthropy - Major Gifts will provide leadership for Grameen Foundation through the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts of $25,000+ from individuals funders.  The Manager will research, identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors. S/he will manage a major gifts portfolio, organize small events, and write customized proposal and other donor materials as necessary.   The Manager  will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift prospects and maintain their donor records in the SalesForce database.Reporting and relationships:  Manager of Major Gifts reports to the Director of Leadership Philanthropy.Availability:  The Manager of Major Gifts will be expected to work a standard work week of 40 hours, and any additional hours needed to get the job done. He/she will also be required to travel nationally and occasionally internationally.Essential Job FunctionsManage a portfolio of approximately 150 donors, including ongoing cultivation of new prospects at the $25,000+ level, and reportingRepresent External Affairs with  the program and regional teams within GFLead strategy  and creative conversations with senior executives of Grameen FoundationActively identify new prospects and inspire GF stakeholders to participate in that processTrack and rank new and existing prospectsWork effectively and collaboratively with program staff on proposal content and budgetsRepresent GF within the community at-large by attending and actively participating in appropriate functions and eventsOrganize small and large cultivation eventsMaintain donor records and files including in SaleForce databaseRepresent  major donors across the organizationWrite solicitation content and follow up reportsRequired Skills, Attributes and AbilitiesDeep commitment to the eradication of poverty and alignment with Grameen Foundation’s missionStrong interpersonal to interact successfully with a variety of personalities and situationsFacility with complex business models, including the ability to quickly gain working knowledge of GF's policies, procedures, practices and programsAbility to create a cohesive and compelling story that compells funders to actionAbility to represent Grameen Foundation to the public including participating in conferences and panel discussions regarding philanthropy and our workExtensive knowledge of professional fundraising standards and practices, a diverse set of experiences strongly preferredAbility to manage multiple prioritiesDemonstrated flexibility and adaptability while working in a  dynamic environmentGreat sense of humor and comfort with a range of personalitiesEntrepreneurialExcellent writing skillsExperience:Demonstrated success in soliciting gifts of $100,000+Demonstrated success orchestrating fundraising campaigns and strategiesInternational experienceFive+ years of experience preferably in non-profit, development or other related fieldsDonor database experienceComfort using Microsoft Office suite of productsPhysical and Environmental Conditions:This position does not require unusual demands for physical effort.  This position may occasionally require physical effort to lift and transport boxes weighing no more than 50 pounds.  Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of places such as offices, meeting or training rooms, residences, or commercial vehicles; e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations and traffic signals.Additional Comment:  The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.  Interested applicants can apply HERE.   For more information about Grameen Foundation please visit our website at grameenfoundation.org.  No telephone calls please.  EEOC  

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