Maine Public is seeking a full-time Leadership Gifts Officer to join our growing Leadership Giving team in support of one of the largest, most dynamic and visible non-college or university fundraising campaign in Maine. In support of philanthropic giving, the Leadership Gifts Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of current and potential donors capable of making leadership or planned gifts supporting Maine Public’s annual, strategic giving and campaign initiatives. The Leadership Gifts Officer will develop and implement strategic plans aimed at maximizing support of Maine Public by working with colleagues in Leadership Giving. Through personal contacts, phone calls, e-mail, and letter correspondence, the Leadership Gifts Officer maintains excellent donor relations with an active pipeline of donors and prospects. Maine Public is looking for a fundraiser with the heart of an entrepreneur who will be excited to engage and solicit 4,600 prospects who are currently giving to Maine Public but have the capacity to make a six-figure gift. The Leadership Gifts Officer reports to the Director of Leadership Giving.
Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; three to five years’ experience in successful non-profit fundraising or commensurate experience building external relationships required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical. Knowledge of Maine and national funders, including funders with a particular interest in public broadcasting is preferred. A valid driver’s license and regular travel will be required. Hours vary as necessary for special events and fundraising activities; will include evenings and weekends. The successful candidate must thrive in a professional and dynamic environment, work well both in a team environment and independently, and demonstrate dependability and a love of public broadcasting.
COVID-19 Impact: This role is based out of our Lewiston location; however due to the COVID-19 pandemic our team has shifted to working remotely from home. Maine Public continues to monitor the COVID-19 crisis and when it is safe to make the transition back to our offices, we will do so in compliance with federal and state CDC guidelines and with a specific plan in place that ensures the safety of our staff and guests. This is not intended to be an indefinite remote working arrangement and as such when it is safe and appropriate to return to the office it would be an expectation that this staff member would also return to the office.
Maine Public offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, retirement, paid time off, dental, vision, and other supplemental benefits.
To apply for this position, submit a cover letter and current resume to
by January 31, 2021
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