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Manager of Distinguished Gifts

Company: Children's Home Society of Florida
Date Posted: May 14, 2018


The Distinguished Gifts Manager will manage the efforts to increase revenue generation with a dedicated focus on major gifts as well as building a donor-centric culture.  Overall, the Distinguished Gifts Manager contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that keep CHS as the premier provider of child, family and behavioral health support services.

Primary Job Functions

  1.  Identify, cultivate and advance prospective donors to secure major gifts through donor relations, giving campaigns, corporate support, and foundations.

  • Build relationships with volunteers, board members, corporate representatives, foundations and current and prospective donors.
  • Secure a minimum of $350,000+ in major gifts annually.
  • Hold a minimum of 150 face-to-face visits with gift prospects.
  • Direct the stewardship of major gift donors.

2. Contribute to an engaging, positive work environment.

  • Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality management process.
  • Comply with CHS policies, procedures, code of conduct, contracts and other legal obligations.
  • Assist with training other team members and providing back up when necessary.
  • Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
  • Demonstrate the CHS Common Bond Values in the performance of all job duties

Job Qualifications

Education and Licenses

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Philanthropy or related degree from an accredited university 
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • Three years of proven experience securing $100,000+ gifts or equivalent fundraising in a related field
  • Experience with planned giving databases, preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of

  • Fundraising including but not limited to major gifts, planned giving, donor cultivation, special events, and corporate giving|  Volunteer Management

Skills and proficiency in:

  • Relationship building, interpersonal, individual and group motivation
  • Planning, project management, organization and time management
  • Oral and written communication, including presentation and platform
  • Collaboration and teamwork, consulting and facilitation, coaching and mentoring
  • Computer-based information systems and software, including Word, Excel and Outlook

Ability to:

  • Build and cultivate relationships and networks, inside and outside the organization
  • Take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Perform under strong demands in fast-paced, diverse, sometimes ambiguous environment
  • Maintain professional boundaries and handle confidential information appropriately
  • Handle highly stressful and sensitive situations in a professional manner
  • Perform at a high level of autonomy, with general supervision
  • Meet critical deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail, accuracy and quality
  • Commit to providing high customer satisfaction with positive service delivery results
  • Solve varied problems and document results using sound judgment
  • Conduct research, assemble and analyze data to prepare documents and draw valid conclusions
  • Build broad base of support among key decision-makers, influencers, stakeholders and constituencies
  • Lead and supervise others, with coaching skills that result in accomplishing goals through direct reports
  • Demonstrate the behaviors of the CHS Common Bond Values

Schedule Expectations

The incumbent will work a standard scheduled week, which may include weekends, holidays and evenings.  The ability to work flexible hours is required to meet business needs.  Travel will be on an as needed basis, to conduct CHS business-related activities.

Physical Effort and Work Environment

Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities.









Sitting: Will remain in a seated position. 





Fingering/Grasping: Will perform repetitive tasks to include keyboarding, handwriting and equipment operation. 





Standing/Walking: Will able to move about from one area of the workplace to another.





Climbing/Stooping/Reaching: Will bend, twist, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach at or above shoulder level.





Lifting: Will to lift and carry objects up to 25 lbs.





Pulling/Pushing: Will transport loads of up to 40 lbs.





Work Environment:   Will work in office environment; not substantially exposed to adverse conditions. 





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