Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0205
Post Date 10/19/2018
Title Major Gifts Officer
City Washington
State DC
Description COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community. We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values.

Inspiring Hope. Building Futures.

JOB SUMMARY: The Major Gifts Officer serves as a member of the Leadership Gifts Team and drives fundraising efforts to meet the Agency’s philanthropic goals. The position is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift and planned gift prospects, including new prospective donors. The Major Gifts Officer will develop and implement strategic moves for achieving specific goals. The position reports to the Director of Leadership Gifts and works collaboratively with the President/CEO and the Development team.


• Solicits major and planned gifts, contributing to the revenue generation for the organization (both restricted and unrestricted).
• Develops and implements strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a significant portfolio of major gift prospects and donors.
• Manages a portfolio of a minimum of 150 prospects contributing toward meeting an annual team goal with anticipated growth and significant discovery.
• Analyzes prospect research with a working knowledge of moves management and familiarity with fundraising software The Raiser’s Edge.
• Manages portfolio pipeline in The Raiser’s Edge and proactively monitors individual metrics toward team goals.
• Works collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development staff, and agency leadership to cultivate and solicits donors for agency priorities.
• Assists Development colleagues on their initiatives to include identification, qualification, and re-engagement.
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


• Bachelor's degree in business, communications, or related field required.
• Five (5) years of experience in major gift fundraising and developing complex fundraising strategies.
• Five (5) years of experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects and events, and implementing strategic program goals.


• Strong organizational, interpersonal, listening, writing and communication skills.
• Personal intellectual skills to articulate organizational needs to various constituencies.
• Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices.
• Knowledge and use of The Raiser’s Edge.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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