The Major/Planned Gift Officer develops, plans, directs, and coordinates the fundraising strategies and programs of The Albert Baker Fund (ABF), in accord with the mission of ABF, “To serve the Cause of Christian Science and humanity by providing resources for the education of Christian Scientists.” The Major/Planned Gift Officer is responsible for growing and maintaining a philanthropic network of donors to support the ABF Mission.
The Major/Planned Gift Officer (MGO) reports to the CEO. The MGO collaborates with the Manager of Administration, Scholarships and Student Support Manager, Controller, and ABF Board members.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities in Order of Priority
- Develops and implements ABF Major Gift and Planned Gift Programs to accomplish annual and ongoing fundraising goals.
- Supports ABF Annual Giving Program, working with ABF staff and external contractors.
- Directs ABF fundraising activities and maintains compliance with established plans, procedures, policies, within approved operating budget.
- Responsible for the ABF image, including ties with the extended Christian Science community.
- Annually assesses existing fundraising programs and processes in order to make recommendations for improvement and simplification.
- Responsible for ABF donor database.
- Provides input to improve the ABF website to support fundraising efforts
- Performs other tasks as assigned by the CEO.
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
- Proven fundraiser with five years major/planned gift fundraising experience. Ten years experience (preferred).
- Understands and can successfully implement Major Gift and Planned Gift Programs.
- Acts with integrity, empathy, energy, enthusiasm, and confidentiality. Must have a strong desire to work in a dynamic, mission-driven environment.
- Skilled relationship builder.
- Effective communicator.
- Strong time management and travel management skills.
- Experience with contact management systems.
- Planning and budgeting experience.
- Demonstrated experience with a full range of communication and computing technologies along with commitment to maintain expertise; experience with SalesForce.com (preferred).
- Experience connecting with co-workers and conducting business remotely using appropriate technologies.
- Willingness to turn readily to God for guidance.
- Student of Christian Science.
- Member of The Mother Church.
- Christian Science class instruction (preferred).
- Work experience in a faith-based organization (preferred).
While there is a preference for the person holding this position to reside locally, the duties and responsibilities could be achieved by a person residing remotely. The MGO is required to travel at least 25% of the time to grow and maintain the ABF philanthropic network of supporters. If not residing locally, the MGO will travel to the ABF Folsom Office 6-8 times per year. There is the possibility of some international travel, including Africa. The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. Title and duties may be adjusted based on the background and experience of the successful applicant.
Send a letter of intent, including your interest in this position and how your knowledge, experience, and skills will enable you to successfully fulfill the required duties and responsibilities of this position, along with your resume, to the following address:
The Albert Baker Fund
111 Woodmere Road, Suite 210
Folsom, CA. 95630
This position will remain open until filled. (Applications are now closed.)