Lutheran Family & Children's Services of MO
  • 05-Apr-2018 to 06-May-2018 (CST)
  • Development
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

LFCS is looking for a dynamic Senior Major Gifts Officer to be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the individual major donor program in the greater St. Louis area to meet the organization's fundraising goals and build the individual donor base. This individual will also be responsible for direct solicitation of gifts as well as for cultivation and donor engagement.

As the Senior Major Gifts Officer, you will:

  • Manage a large St. Louis area major gift program.
  • Solicit large gifts on behalf of the organization.
  • Manage relationships with donors and prospects.
  • Understand and integrate individual development efforts with the Foundation Annual and Strategic Plan, the Agency mission, and projects and specific programmatic support.


Required Minimum Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, business or related field required.
  • Three years of experience in fundraising with non-profit organization including major gifts fundraising or five years successful sales experience.

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).


  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and ethical standards.
  • Knowledge of major gift solicitation and cultivation.
  • Familiarity with modern gift techniques and tools for non-profits.
  • Familiarity with social services programs a plus.
  • Ability to build relationships with diverse population of constituents.
  • Ability to directly solicit funds from individual donors.
  • Strong organizational, communications (including public speaking), problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and effectively manage multiple projects and activities with clearly defined goals and deadlines.
  • Computer literacy in the use of Microsoft Office software programs and donor database software.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; climb up to two feet; balance; stoop, knee, couch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to access, enter, modify, and retrieve data on a personal computer.  The employee is also required to read, write, and speak the English language. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, pregnancy, creed, genetic information, gender identity, status as protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

In addition to federal law requirements, LFCS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.



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