Do you have at least 3 years’ experience related to outside territory sales, public relations, fundraising, philanthropy, alumni affairs, insurance, ministry, or financial services? Are you looking for a fulfilling new career path? Would you like to work for one of the largest Christian organizations in the world? This opportunity might be just what you are looking for!
The Salvation Army Potomac Division has an opening for a “Regional Major Gifts Officer” based in Northern Virginia, Greater Washington DC area.
The Salvation Army operates in communities across the United States. We are committed to meeting human needs wherever we can by providing food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, housing for homeless, basic needs assistance, children’s programs, and many other programs.
This fundraising development position will:
Raise funds to enable the Mission of The Salvation Army by aggressively developing and nurturing current and prospective donors including individuals, foundations, and corporations.
Respond to inquiries and communicate with donors, advisory organization members, Salvation Army staff and Officers
Be responsible for designing, revising, and implementing a giving plan for every donor in their portfolio in order to reach an annual production goal
Travels often to meet with donors throughout the assigned territory of Northern Virginia area – preferably residing in the Front Royal/Piedmont/Winchester/Arlington area
The successful Major Gifts candidate will have:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required preferably in a related field And Three years’ experience performing related fundraising, marketing and/or sales work is required with major gift fund-raising experience preferred.
Ability to research, solicit, and secure funds from individual, corporate, and foundation relationships
Excellent communication skills
Experience developing relationships with the expressed purpose of causing a prescribed action outcome
Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date donor records (salesforce, donor perfect or any CRM)
The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to our employees and their families. Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, automobile, home office set up, (computer, cell phone), health, dental and life insurance coverage, retirement, professional development, training, reimbursed travel expenses, and paid time off!
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Candidates should recognize that The Salvation Army is a Church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
The core of our business is simply to understand human potential. While our process is scientific and data-driven, we never lose sight of the fact that we are dealing with one person, in one job, in one organization. Individuals who are assessed by Carr come away knowing themselves better and feeling empowered by the experience. Organizations are better able to select the right candidate based on our findings and conclusions.