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Philanthropy and Major Gifts Director

San Diego, CA 92102

Posted: 11/03/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Category: Nonprofit Job Number: 22221 Pay Range: $119,200 - $131,000 DOE Remote Options:

Job Description

A community-oriented nonprofit organization in San Diego, CA is searching for a Philanthropy and Major Gifts Director to join their development department!  This key leadership role is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors in order to reach annual fundraising goals.  They are looking for a seasoned professional with a background in nonprofit fundraising to effectively expand, develop and maintain strong relationships with prominent regional philanthropists while working closely with members of the board of directors.

As part of a successful team committed to improving lives and relieving suffering, this role provides you with the unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of the most vulnerable population in the community. You can look forward to a vibrant and supportive team, excellent benefits, generous time off, and the intrinsic reward of giving back to your community through important and life changing work!

Pay Range: $119,200 - $131,000 DOE


  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors
  • Achieve annual fundraising goals from major gift donors
  • Develop strong relationships with prominent philanthropists
  • Work closely with the board of directors and interact confidently with board members who are donors
  • Manage a portfolio of prospective donors
  • Create custom solicitation and stewardship packages

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, English, Communications or related field
  • 10+ years of nonprofit experience in fundraising
  • 5+ years of major gifts experience
  • CFRE credential is preferred
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge donor management software is preferred
  • Strong MS Office skills, including Excel
  • Proven ability to proactively engage and secure support from a diverse pool of donors
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills

  • Medical Insurance
  • 23 days accrued PTO
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 403b plan
  • Growth opportunities

If you are looking for a meaningful career working for a non-profit that improves the lives of children and families in your community, apply now!


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