Major Gifts OfficerCompany: Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
Date Posted: May 10, 2016
MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
Major Gifts Officer - Pegasus Therapeutic Riding: In partnership with the Board of Directors and Executive Director, the Major Gifts Officer will take point on key development functions at Pegasus including: Major gifts, endowment funding, corporate and foundation giving, and donor stewardship.
The Major Gifts Officer will increase annual charitable revenue to Pegasus by a predefined percentage of his or her annual salary. This position reports to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
About Pegasus Therapeutic Riding: Based in Brewster, N.Y., Pegasus Therapeutic Riding provides equine-assisted activities to people with special needs, veterans and at-risk individuals, including disadvantaged youth and abuse survivors. A PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center, we offer therapeutic horseback riding, unmounted programs and equine-assisted psychotherapy. We serve more than three hundred participants ages 4 and up each year at our main equestrian center in Brewster and our three regional chapters in Pleasantville, Darien and Greenwich.
Basic Qualifications: The successful candidate is a development professional with proven leadership experience and quantifiable success with cultivating and closing individual and major gifts. The candidate will be a self-motivated, goal-oriented strategic thinker ready to hit the ground running. The candidate must be able to exercise a high degree of judgment, diplomacy, confidentiality, integrity and ethics.
Specific requirements include:
• Five or more years of progressively responsible development experience culminating at a senior fundraising level, in a non-profit setting, with a proven track record in building individual, corporate, foundation, major gift and endowment programs
• Experience working with a volunteer fundraising board
• Strong interpersonal skills, especially when interacting with philanthropic community and major donors
• Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, implement and manage projects, and problem-solve with limited resources
- Demonstrated ability to lead change and to take and encourage actions that promote the fundraising success of the organization
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
- Ability to work effectively with volunteers and members of staff from any part of the organization
- Ability to develop and maintain contacts with members of the Pegasus constituency and the community who can assist the organization to reach its fundraising goals
• Strong business insight and decision-making skills
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Knowledge of horses and/or therapeutic riding a plus
The salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience, qualifications, and verifiable salary history.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Susan Kozera, CPA