Sr. Major Giving Officer

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Purpose: Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors and secure gifts at the $25,000 levels to reach more people, build a strong organization, and make a positive impact in the community

Reports to: Director of Development

Status: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt

Summary: Working under the direction of the Director of Development, the Senior Major Giving Officer is responsible for helping to grow KCTS 9’s general operating fund, when appropriate and needed, raise funds for restricted projects in addition to developing and implementing strategy for acquiring gifts of $25,000 and above. This includes strategy development, coordination with senior staff and the President’s Office, and strategic collaboration with volunteers including the KCTS 9 Board. This position oversees prospect research and management strategy. This position also works with the Director of Development on the planning of KCTS 9’s Salon Series and other major donor cultivation and stewardship events; and supports the strategic activity of the Development Committee.


I. Lead

  1. Manage relationships with a portfolio of 100- 150 prospective donors in Washington
  2. Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward individuals while working collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, the Leadership Team, and other members of the Development team
  3. Assist with developing a Major Giving Strategic Plan based on KCTS 9’s goals and objectives
  4. Cultivate relationships primarily through personal visits along with regular phone and letter contact
  5. Serve as a well-informed representative and advocate for KCTS 9

II. Collaborate

  1. Attend development planning meetings and development department meetings
  2. Coordinate prospect plans with President, VP of Development, Manager of Planned Gifts, Manager of Underwriting and Corporate Support, Director of Development, and Major Gifts staff
  3. Maintain effective communications with volunteers, Production and Accounting
  4. Develop and maintain relationships with business and community leaders
  5. Develop and maintain relationships with other Major Giving Officers in the community
  6. Work with the Board as appropriate


Conceptual Thinking

Impact and Influence

Results Focus/ Achievement Orientation


  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  2. Eight years’ experience fundraising for non-profit organizations required
  3. Must excel in working with high net-worth individuals, families, and businesses and have the ability to compel investment in KCTS 9’s mission
  4. Demonstrated successful experience and effectiveness in prospect identification, relationship building, solicitation, and Board interaction required
  5. Thorough working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) required
  6. Strong research skills, fundraising database and membership management experience required
  7. Extensive local and regional travel throughout Washington
  8. Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid Washington State drivers license
  9. Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays
  10. Regularly report to work as scheduled
  11. Work independently and collaboratively to accomplish responsibilities, goals and projects
  12. Follow company policies and procedures
  13. Model and promote KCTS 9 Core Competencies and Values
  14. Organize time, materials, and information for efficient access and use
  15. Maintain records and confidentiality appropriately
  16. Exhibit excellent communication skills through effective writing, speaking and listening
  17. Interact positively with people at all levels of the organization
  18. Adapt performance as priorities and circumstances change