Major Gifts Officer

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August 27, 2021
251 Airport Rd. Oceanside, CA
Job Type
Starting at 60,000
Type of Pay
Contact Name
Talent Acquisition Manager
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TERI changes the way the world sees, helps, and empowers individuals touched by special needs. The TERI Campus of Life models a more integrated society where the entire community learns, creates, and lives well side-by-side.

The Major Gifts Officer directly identifies, cultivates, solicits, and recognizes major gifts from individuals and corporations. This position is not a remote opportunity

Salary Range: Based on Experience, Please Submit Salary Requirements

Full-time Position, M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Fundraising/ Portfolio Management

Develop, manage, and steward our dynamic donor portfolio of existing and newly identified prospects. Conduct the fundamentals of fundraising (e.g., identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and recognition of existing and prospective donors).

Manage, coordinate, and implement existing and prospective donor meetings, programs, and special events. Qualify major and planned gift prospects and solicit gifts.

Develop persuasive written and oral presentations and proposals for existing and potential donors, adhering to TERI policies and procedures governing fundraising.

Develop and implement prospect research and cultivation strategies and activities.

Support the preparation of reports, summaries, briefings, donor rosters, and donor reports relevant to stewardship activities and develop strategic opportunities to share the message of philanthropic impact with prospects and donors. Participate in organization-wide activities and events as appropriate.

Represents TERI and presents institutional case and funding priority specifics to civic groups, and other public and private organizations.

Skills & Experience Three (3) or more years of demonstrated successful experience in all aspects of major gift fundraising with a nonprofit organization is required.

Demonstrated knowledge in written gift proposals and agreements, strategic donor

(existing donors and prospects) “moves management” and engagement strategies is required.

Proven experience in the full spectrum of development, including major and planned giving policies, cultivation, and donor recognition is required.

BA/BS degree from an accredited college/university. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, effective time management, organizational and project management skills, analytical and problem-solving ability, and flexibility. Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills required. Results-oriented with ability to work independently. Ability to organize time effectively and to prioritize tasks.

Knowledge of laws and regulations governing philanthropic fund development. Strong sense of ethical conduct and adherence to AFP Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice.

Other Qualifications: DOJ and FBI criminal clearance required, and must receive a negative marijuana/drug screen, and a minimum 3 years acceptable driving history.

The Benefits of joining TERI

• PPO Health, Dental, Vision

• Complementary on-site fitness center

• Comprehensive wellness program and participation incentives

• Healthy lunches prepared on-site daily

• Safety Incentive Rewards

• Educational Assistance/Scholarships

• Student Loan Repayment Program

• Long-Term & Short-Term Disability Insurance

• Life Insurance

Please visit our website to apply online:

Equal Opportunity Statement: TERI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. At TERI, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy and related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. TERI believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success, in touching the lives of those we serve and seek to recruit. We strive to develop and retain the most compassionate and talented people from an extensive and diverse candidate pool.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $60,000.00 per year

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