Thrive on making connections with others? Have a proven history of exceptional non-profit fundraising? Have a high tolerance for rapidly evolving work with a dynamic team? Our $7+ million, 12 town United Way is seeking a senior fund raising professional and relationship manager to develop and implement a revitalized individual and major gifts program. The Major Gifts Officer is directly responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors with a primary focus on gifts of $5,000 and above. This position will be proactive in developing personal relationships (outside the workplace campaign) with current and prospective donors and strengthening their connectivity with United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH). Responsibility and accountability for the development and achievement of annual fundraising goals is critical to the position and organization’s success. The Major Gifts Officer will be a key public figure at community events and meetings to increase United Way’s presence through networking, prospecting and relationship building. The candidate will work closely with the CEO, senior staff and lead volunteers.
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