Position Title: Major Gifts Officer
Reports To: Chief of Development
Type: Full-time position
Location: Remote; flexible within the U.S.
Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. This is accomplished through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector. CATF is highly respected for its deep expertise and research on energy and industrial systems and potential strategies, technologies, and policies that can radically shrink their impact on the planet’s atmosphere. Our team of 100+ experts and advocates (and global network of subject matter experts and civil society partners) put this research and knowledge into action by designing and enacting public policies that drive toward zero emissions. We also support policies and work directly with private industry to innovate in technology to make the path to zero emissions swift and affordable. CATF is headquartered in Boston, and has offices in Washington D.C. and Brussels with staff working virtually around world.
Clean Air Task Force is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to join the organization’s growing development team. The Major Gifts Officer will contribute to a development operation that is strategically meeting immediate and long-term fundraising needs focused on individuals. Reporting to the Chief of Development, the incumbent will work with highly dedicated leaders across the organization to create and implement an integrated development strategy, sustaining current donor relationships and cultivating new opportunities to support CATF. A strong candidate will have experience in securing major gifts in the five- and six-figure range from individuals, foundations and/or corporations; a strong fundraising background working with nonprofits and foundations; and proven ability to meet year-over-year financial growth in support of the strategic direction of the organization.
Key Functions and Responsibilities:
- Solicit and steward high net-worth individuals for one-time and multi-year donations, managing a portfolio of 150-200 new and existing donors.
- Develop and execute immediate and long-term strategies and plans to increase giving and develop sustainable pipelines of funding.
- Work directly with donor advisors and/or help with developing planned giving program strategies as we build the development program as a team.
- Plan and implement CATF fundraising strategies, which may include annual appeals, principal and major donor programs, and other fundraising efforts.
- Thoroughly understand and articulate CATF’s mission, programs and strategies to key stakeholders.
- Develop and implement strategies to leverage CATF’s experts in fundraising activities.
- Oversee the creation and editing of development collateral, newsletters, and other stewardship materials as well as appeals and individual donor proposals, working with CATF staff on content as needed.
- Contribute to an effective development process including maintaining donor contact records and development operations systems.
- Be informed and educate colleagues on philanthropic, economic, and social trends related to fundraising and climate change issues.
- Travel as required (overnight, domestic, and international).
- Bachelor’s or Associate degree, or comparable education and life experience.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising/development programs with deep understanding of nonprofit fundraising and program implementation.
- Proven track record of securing large contributions of six and seven-figures from high-net-worth individuals.
- Experience working with donor advisors and other professional partners to donors.
- Experience or familiarity in the Effective Altruism movement.
- Expertise in planned and legacy giving strategies and success in developing a program preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to influence and activate donors based on their unique needs, building deep relationships that result in renewals, increased giving and new donor contributions.
- Exceptional written and oral presentation skills when creating and editing fundraising collateral and communication pieces.
- A self-reliant and entrepreneurial leader who is also a team player that can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives that produce results.
- Commitment to high ethical standards, confidentiality, and personal integrity.
- Requires proficiency in the use of Office 365/Microsoft suite of applications, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and online document sharing, calendaring and fundraising CRM (Salesforce).
- Creative, problem-solver, organized, detail-orientated, conscientious, and superb communicator.
Compensation and Location:
This is a full-time, remote position flexible within the U.S. CATF offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.
CATF provides equal employment opportunities.