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Major Gift Officer - Catholic Charities Fort Worth

Posted: 03/11/2020

Are you an activated self-starter who cannot wait to dive in headfirst and start making things happen? Do you like a long-term challenge that involves strategy and some risk? Does it energize you to connect with people and actively seek out ways to make their contributions more meaningful? Does it excite you to see your name next to the dollar signs you raised for the purpose of ending poverty in our community?

If this sounds like you, keep reading.

Catholic Charities Fort Worth is looking for a trailblazer who will make a name for themselves as a Major Gifts Officer. This role requires tenacity, resourcefulness and integrity that aligns with our agency’s mission and values.
 
What will you be doing?
Cultivate & Engage Donors
You will be a go-to connector for the agency, using your natural relational skills to really get to know what makes someone tick, where their interests lie, and how best to organically create a path for their involvement at CCFW. You will be running social algorithms to create “aha moments” for the perfect donor opportunities – from outside of the box volunteer opportunities to the perfect project for an individual to invest in.

Learn & Implement a Proven Fundraising Model
You will be given the Benevon® fundraising model as a tool that has proven results. You’ll take what’s great and find ways to personalize it with your own spin to create success. We’ll give you a backbone of events and opportunities to pull from, and you’ll create connections and community around it. You’ll self-start to make things happen.

Raise Resources to End Poverty
This is where the rubber meets the road! Your commitment to attaining your target goals will drive you to the finish line. You understand that a “no” today means a possible “yes” in the future. You will put into action the plan you have charted out and find high reward ways to enrich donor’s lives, get critical funding needed to end poverty in our community, and do so in a way that you are confident will result in a YES. You will have your own goal to be accountable to, and you will not stop until you get there.
 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passionate about CCFW’s mission and work
  • Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years’ experience in donor cultivation and securing financial support; OR a combination of relevant education and experience
  • Willingness to learn and follow proven Benevon® fundraising model
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and English communication skills
  • Project management experience a plus
  • Must have reliable transportation, a current Texas driver’s license, and be willing to transport clients in personal vehicle
 
WORK HOURS AND LOCATION
Regular office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. This position may require flexibility to work various hours occasional weekends, as events and meetings warrant.
 
Location: Fischer Family Campus, 249 West Thornhill Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76115
 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Catholic Charities Fort Worth offers a variety of benefits to our staff including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Our staff members can participate in a retirement plan with a generous dollar for dollar, up to 6% match. A progressive paid leave plan allows you to earn more time off the longer you are employed and we provide paid time off for 15 designated holidays. Up to 3 weeks of paid maternity/paternity leave if eligible, in addition to our PTO plan. We also offer a friendly, supportive environment. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $50,000 - $60,000, based on skills and experience. 
 

TO APPLY
For consideration, all applicants must apply and submit their resume and cover letter through the employment page on our website: www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org. Click on “Join Our Team!” to visit our career page. Select the job posting and click the "Apply now" button at the top right of the posting. Please complete all fields with relevant information requested.

Applicants must also complete a work traits survey via this linkResumes received without being accompanied by a completed survey will not be considered. Due to the volume of responses, only qualified parties will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Catholic Charities Fort Worth is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note: Both the application site and work traits survey site require the creation of a user name and password. These are separate sites.


ABOUT US
At Catholic Charities Fort Worth, it is our mission to provide service to those in need, to advocate compassion and justice in the structures of society, and to call all people of good will to do the same. We have been entrusted with a 109-year legacy of doing good and we have set forth a bold goal of ending poverty in our community.  Become part of this amazing history and mission by joining an innovative group of dedicated professionals who are helping those in need in our community find new hope.

For more information on Catholic Charities Fort Worth, you can visit our website at: http://www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org