Crotched Mountain seeks a high energy and experienced professional to serve as Major Gift and Planned Giving Officer. The incumbent will possess skills in building trusting relationships with client family members, donors, friends and external constituents in order to generate annual capital and estate gifts for Crotched Mountain. Will have daily interactions with all constituencies and be responsible for all phases of the gift cycle, including initiating contact, cultivating and moving potential donors to solicitation and closure, making solicitations, writing proposals, and stewarding donors. This is a highly-visible position where energy, diplomacy, judgment, sophistication, and an understanding of philanthropy, Crotched Mountain’s culture and vision and of populations with special needs are essential. Will work collaboratively with key volunteers, organizational leadership, Advancement staff and others to identify, cultivation, solicit and steward prospects for leadership gifts.
This position further requires strong organizational skills and an impeccable work ethic; the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously while working calmly under the pressure of deadlines; personal initiative and achievement against goals; exceptional verbal and written communications skills, engaging interpersonal skills, and a great sense of humor.
Position requires a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree and/or CFRE preferred) and a minimum of 5-7 years demonstrated record of accomplishment in fostering strong relationships and active hands-on fund raising preferably in education. The incumbent will have professional experience in a comprehensive development program, a proven track record in major gifts ($25,000 and above) and capital fundraising; understanding of special education and other services for populations with disabilities; demonstrated ability to develop and manage volunteers; experience in the area of planned giving; proven special events fund raising experience; and exceptional oral and written communication skills.
For sixty years, Crotched Mountain has served children and adults with disabilities, providing strength, hope, and uncompromising care for thousands of families in New Hampshire and the Northeast. Founder Harry Alan Gregg’s vision of a mountain-top rehabilitation center and school was realized in 1953 with the aid of humanitarian business and community leaders, who supported his dream through New ...Hampshire’s largest fundraising effort of its time. Today, Crotched Mountain is a lifeline for many of the region’s most vulnerable populations – individuals and families who often have nowhere else to turn.