Major Gifts Officer

Job Detail

Company: Recruiting through World Skills Employment Centre
Industry: Non-profit Sector
Job Type: Permanent
Salary Level ($): 60.000-75.000
Job Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Highest Level Of Education: Bachelor
Job Posting Date: 07-Jun-2017
Apply by: 19-Jun-2017

Job Description:

Job Opportunity with Amnesty International

World Skills Employment Centre is working with Amnesty International to recruit for the position of Major Gifts Officer.
World Skills is not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these steps:
  • Please send a cover letter and a resume to, on or before 9:00am, June 19th, 2017.
  • Please write the position title in the subject line of your email.
  • Please save your targeted cover letter and resume as a SINGLE word document, with the file name Your First Name_ Last Name_Position Title (John_Smith_Project Officer).
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

If you are not yet registered with World Skills, please contact 613-233-0453 to book an appointment for Intake and Assessment or to learn more about our programs and services. World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market.
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of 7 million ordinary people in more than 150 countries who come together to achieve extraordinary results in defending and promoting human rights. We get discriminatory laws changed and prisoners of conscience released. We’ve helped stop torture, commute death sentences and worked to end violence against women. We stand alongside Indigenous Peoples demanding that their rights be respected.
Amnesty International Canada is recruiting a Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to join its Fundraising Team. The primary focus of the post is raising funds for the Branch through major gifts from individual donors, foundations, corporations or organizations. The Major Gifts Officer works closely with the other Manager of Major Gifts, Legacies, and Regional Fundraising, other members of the Major Gifts Team, consultants, senior volunteers and fundraising staff to identify, cultivate and solicit support from major donors to the Branch.
Principal responsibilities include:
1. Cultivates Major Gift donor relationships – 30% Works with the Major Gifts Team to develop strategies for cultivation, solicitation and relationship management with individual donors; maintains records on existing and potential donors; and reports on progress. Develops and implements a moves management system for each Major Donor; writes and delivers cultivation mailings; makes calls and visits; coordinates mailings and written proposals for donors. Organize special events with major donors as required.
2. Solicits Major Gifts (25%) Through mail and personal visits, approaches donors and prospects to ask for major donations. Develops, implements, and communicates a strategy of campaigns that indicate need, urgency, and impact of Major Gifts. Seeks partnerships for identified International Projects. Coordinates visits of other senior staff and volunteers to major donors, and coaches staff and volunteers in soliciting major gifts.
3. Stewardship of Major Donors (25%) Coordinates stewardship of each Major Gift, including the timely delivery of charitable tax receipts, invitations and personalized thank you letters. Coordinates opportunities for increased donor engagement.
4. Foundations (20%) Works with the Major Gifts Team to design, implement and manage a comprehensive proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing foundation relationships by directing and coordinating activities related to obtaining foundation financial support. Develop highly competitive proposals for foundation prospects, and leverages diverse foundation goals and preferences in conjunction with goals of Amnesty International. Maintains high quality stewardship process for active foundation prospects and donors, ensuring stewardship and reporting requirements are met to sustain successful partnerships by maintaining detailed records of solicitation activities.
For full details, refer to the job description posted on Amnesty’s website.
  • University education
  • Minimum of three years of fundraising experience, preferably in major gifts and/or personal solicitation of gifts
  • Excellent communications skills, verbal and written, including in digital environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a customer service orientation, and the ability to interact with individuals from a variety of backgrounds
  • Strong listening skills and ability to elicit donor giving motivations and interests
  • Proficiency with current online media tools for communicating, including email broadcasting, e-communication software (informz)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with databases and data management, with good attention to detail, and experience with CRM or other database software
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel and Internet
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as in a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, juggling several projects at one time
  • Fund raising certification is desirable
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc. is an asset
  • Travel, evening and weekend work required for donor visits, events, or working with consultants and other staff.

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours/week) Start date: August / September 2017 Duration: Permanent Location: Toronto Regional Office Salary: $63,292 - $65,116, commensurate with qualifications Competitive paid leave and benefits Deadline: Noon (eastern time), June 22, 2017
Application Process Covering letter outlining your suitability for the position, resumé, and 2 supervisory references should be submitted electronically via Charity Village.
Although we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only candidates invited for interviews will be contacted.
Amnesty International Canada is committed to employment equity, actively seeks diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified applicants including women, members of racial minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.
Accommodations are available to job applicants with disabilities upon request.