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District of Columbia

Description

LCV works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues. The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will join a top-notch and growing development team, poised to raise $20 million this year. . The MGO is responsible for raising funds from individual donors at four, five, six, and seven-figure levels. This includes strategically performing identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities. In addition, the MGO will work with our state LCV partners to raise funds as part of a collaborative fundraising structure. The MGO is a senior member of LCV’s Development Department. This position will be based in Washington, DC and will report to the Director of Major Gifts.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and develop a portfolio of up to 200 lapsed and prospective donors, deepening relationships in person, over the phone, and in writing.
     
  • Domestic travel is required with approximately 25-30% of working days on the road, often in conjunction with state LCVs.  It is expected that this position will hold approximately 120 meetings annually with prospective donors.
     
  • Develop and support cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for LCV’s president and other key staff and Board members.
     
  • Participate in high-level planning for LCV to help set both fundraising and programmatic goals.
     
  • Work collaboratively with development, communications, and program staff, along with state LCV partners, to develop compelling materials to maximize fundraising results.
     
  • Serve as a training resource and mentor to state LCV executive directors, development staff, and board members as appropriate.
     
  • Ensure portfolio records are current with all necessary and pertinent information, and input contacts and actions into database in a timely manner.
     
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with 5+ years of experience in fundraising or organizing, including a successful track record of closing gifts.
     
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, self-motivation, strong judgment, and ability to work independently and as part of a team.  Must be creative, proactive, disciplined, and able to think strategically.
     
  • Extremely motivated by goals, motivated to produce excellent results and exceed expectations.
     
  • Politically savvy, with a great sense of humor and an eagerness for continued learning.
     
  • Passionate about protecting the environment.
     
  • Well organized and detail-oriented.
     
  • Must be professional, honest and trustworthy, and capable of handling confidential information with the utmost discretion.
     
  • Issue advocacy and/or political fundraising experience strongly preferred.

Reports To

Director of Major Gifts

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to hr@lcv.org with “MGO” in the subject line by February 15th, 2015, or mail to League of Conservation Voters, Attn: Human Resources, 1920 L Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls please.

The League of Conservation Voters is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply by February 15, 2015

    Contact

  • Email: hr@lcv.org
  • Address: 1920 L Street, NW Suite 800 Washington, DC 20036


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