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Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is the third largest major metro Boys & Girls Clubs in the US. If you are passionate about youth development, love to connect with people, have aproven track record of results with youth and want to be part of an expanding Youth Development team, Boys & Girls Clubs might be your next big step!We serve over 17,000 children annually in 12 Clubs, 2 Teen Centers and 27 Early Learning & Child Care Centers around King County. Come help us help kids.


Major Gifts Officer

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is seeking an experienced and strategic leader to serve as the new Major Gifts Officer. This position reports to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and will be focused on securing philanthropic support from individual donors who are passionate about youth development. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for developing innovative strategies for donor engagement, solicitation, and stewardship and for securing philanthropic support from some of the organization’s top donors through personal solicitation. In addition, the Major Gifts Officer oversees the strategic development and execution of a comprehensive donor stewardship plan for the organization, ensuring that donors receive meaningful stewardship that celebrates their generosity and demonstrates the impact of their giving. The Major Gifts Officer must be highly professional with a track record of building successful relationships and soliciting gifts at the $25K level or higher. This position works collaboratively and strategically with the President/CEO, CDO, Board of Directors, other development team members, and club directors.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop, implement and lead the individual giving program, with the primary focus on creating strategies to expand philanthropic support from major donors to support organization’s mission.

• Manage a portfolio of 100-150 current and prospective individual donors.

• Serve as the primary relationship manager responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding these very important donors and friends.

• Provide strategic leadership for campaigns and drive the plan for ensuring these goals are met.

• Regularly monitor progress toward fundraising goals and other key benchmarks, provide Progress Reports as requested and lead coarse correction efforts to ensure fundraising goals are met.

• Ensure the implementation of an inspiring series of donor engagement opportunities.

• Collaborate effectively with all members of the Resource Development team and be a key contributor to creating and sustaining a culture of excellence and high performance.

• Develop, implement, and lead a comprehensive donor stewardship program that fosters donor retention and long-term engagement.

• Proactively provide strategic counsel on a regular basis to the President/CEO, CDO, Resource Development Committee, as well as other development staff who are managing top prospects.

• Adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance.


Internal:  Maintain close contact with CEO, CDO, Development Team, and Club Directors. 

External:  Maintain contact as needed with external community groups, board members, partner agencies, stakeholders and others as directed by supervisor.


Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A combination of the experience, education, and training listed below which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position.

• Bachelor’s Degree required. CFRE a plus.

• A passion for the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs 

• Five to seven years of successful experience in major gift fundraising, securing gifts of $25K+.

• Keen understanding of best practice in donor-centric fundraising and moves management.

• Experience leading a team of front-line fundraisers and evaluating performance measures.

• Strong strategic thinking skills and the ability to develop effective engagement and solicitation strategies for a diverse group of individual donors. 

• Understanding of best practice in donor stewardship and experience in developing high-impact, cost-effective stewardship approaches.  

• Experience working directly with a Board of Directors, providing the necessary coaching, strategic direction, and tactical support they need to be successful with fundraising.

• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate eloquently both verbally and in writing about the impact Clubs have in the lives of children and families,

• Excellent relationship building skills and the ability to understand the needs and interests of donors. Outstanding listening skills and the desire to hear people’s stories.

• Strong organization and time management skills. Ability to manage multiple deadlines and complete projects on time. 

• Ability to track progress and report results with accuracy.

• Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population

• Ability to handle difficult situations with grace, diplomacy, and flexibility

• Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.

• Must be willing to travel throughout King County and club locations.

Licenses and Certifications: 

• Current Washington State Driver’s License

• Bachelors Degree in related field

• CFRE a plus



Club Service Center 603 Stewart Street, Suite 300Seattle, Washington, 98101United States

This position requires travel through out King County.  



Depending on Experience.  Competitive benefits include 401K, vision, dental, medical. 



  Metro Area Seattle WA
  Job Location City Seattle
  Job Location State Washington
  Job Location Zip 98101
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: $0.00 To: $0.00
  Job Category Communications, Customer service, Development and Fundraising, Fundraising and Development, Marketing, Social Services, Youth Programs
  Prefered Experience 5 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Mar. 1, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
  Organizational Focus Child Care, Children and Youth, Community Service and Volunteering, Sports, Recreation, and Leisure, Teaching, Youth Services
  Contact Person Ali Friedman
  Contact Phone (206) 436-1800
  Contact Fax (206) 436-1800
  Contact Email
  Web Address http://603 Stewart Street, Suite 300

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