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Company / Organization: The ALS Association
Position Title: Major Gifts Officer
Job Location: Preferably Houston or Dallas
Application Deadline: Not Specified
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Application Instructions:

The National Office of The ALS Association is recruiting for a Major Gifts Officer for the state of Texas.  Reporting to the National Senior Director of Development with accountability to Texas Chapter Executive Director, the successful candidate will work to identify, cultivate and solicit major donors and prospects in collaboration with the Texas chapter and geographic area. This person will also personally carry a portfolio of prospects and actively manage relationships with those prospects. The Major Gifts Officer will be fully integrated and part of the chapter development team. The successful candidate will also be responsible for meeting or exceeding established individual performance benchmarks and income goals.

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Qualified and interested candidates please submit your cover letter and resume to:

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The ALS Association is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years development experience with extensive experience in relationship management of high net-worth individuals. Proven track record of closing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals is preferred.
  • Ability to quickly develop rapport and strong relationships with donors.
  • Ability to work independently and collegially in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and managerial skills.  Strong written, verbal, telephone, and interpersonal skills.  Outstanding listening skills are a must.  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A comfort level with technology that includes a desktop or laptop computer, fundraising database, and high volume of email messages is important.
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout Texas. Additionally travel would include occasional visits to the National Office location and attendance at Association events as required or requested.

Core duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Build and facilitate relationships with high net-worth individuals and family foundations for the purpose of raising large gifts, with an emphasis on six and seven-figure donors and prospects.
  • Develop written proposals and business cases for major donor approaches around specific Texas Chapter program areas.
  • Steward a robust donor portfolio of current or prospective donors along the giving continuum from acquisition to life-long investor.
  • Makes introductions and recommendations for beneficial alliances and partnership opportunities for the Association.
  • Provide counsel and leadership to the Texas Chapter in the areas of major gifts, including strategy development and execution, donor visits, and solicitations, as needed.
  • Demonstrate behaviors in concert with The Association’s mission, vision, values, policies, and procedures.  Adhere to strict confidentiality policies in handling donor information.  Build and maintain positive working relationships and communications with all Association constituencies.
  • Participate as a senior member of the National and Texas Chapter development team, including attending meetings and special events; developing strategies for donor approaches with other members of the Texas Chapter Development team; collaborating with others in the Department, National office and in other Association Departments; and preparing analysis and written reports, as needed.
  • Convey a professional and positive image at all times that reflects favorably on The ALS Association.
Date Posted: 9/13/2017