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Senior Director of Major Gifts

Rewiring America

Rewiring America

Sales & Business Development
United States
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024

Full-time, Remote, Exempt

About Rewiring America

Rewiring America is the leading electrification nonprofit, focused on electrifying our homes, businesses, and communities. We develop accessible, actionable data and tools, and build coalitions and partnerships to make going electric easier for households and communities. Rewiring America helps Americans save money, tackle nationwide emissions goals, improve health, and build the next generation of the clean energy workforce. We believe in an abundant, flourishing, climate-safe future, and know that, together, we can realize one.

Position Summary

We are growing our team and seeking an entrepreneurial Major Gifts Director to join our Investment team. This position reports to the Vice President of Investment. In this newly-created position, the Major Gifts Director will be principally responsible for executing and managing a major gifts and planned giving program for donors. This includes identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual non-event donations and securing planned giving commitments. This position is accountable for donor research, moves management, donor appreciation, database management, and all necessary actions to achieve revenue targets. As we are in the process of developing and launching a large capital campaign, the Major Gifts Director will also support the Vice President of Investment and team in executing that successfully. The Major Gifts Director will also work with the CEO and core leadership team to build and shape the philanthropic vision for Rewiring America

What you’ll do/Essential Job Functions:

  • Qualify, develop, and maintain year-round relationships with an initial portfolio of 20-50 individual gift donors or prospects to grow immediate funding, long term funding, and planned gifts.
  • Serve as the primary fundraiser along with the CEO and Vice President of Investment, building donor relationships through face-to-face cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activity.
  • Grow annual revenue from individual donors through relationship-based fundraising and strategic moves management, with an emphasis on long-term stewardship and engagement.
  • Provide regular updates to CEO/VP of Investment regarding Major Gift solicitations, moves management strategies, and requests for leadership engagement/stewardship
  • Serve as the point of contact for all planned giving inquiries
  • Work with the CEO and VP of Investment to develop unique giving opportunities in the context of current campaigns, and to identify any needed collateral
  • Recruit and steward individual dollars by building year-round engagement activities to maximize revenue, build donor loyalty
  • Collaborate with the Investment Coordinator and Senior Director of Investment Operations to implement prospect management strategies utilizing CRM