The Salvation Army seeks an individual with proven executive level experience managing a highly effective, decentralized major gifts team across a wide geographic area. As a resource to the Major Gifts team, the successful candidate will have past direct donor interaction experience resulting in the closing of six–seven figure and larger level gifts. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating between Territorial and Divisional leadership, planned giving leaders, and third-party vendors, striving for collaborative solutions to encourage Major Gift growth.
The Territorial Director of Major Giving will be strategic and organized, with a willingness to listen and learn. S/he must be a strong communicator and be able to partner successfully with both internal and external Army stakeholders including Officers, colleagues and vendors.
Specific Requirements Include:
Passion for The Salvation Army’s mission coupled with a strong commitment to know and understand the Army’s history, mission and structure, as well as its services, policies and procedures.
A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in major gifts and professional development work, with documented ability to manage staff and lead teams.
A track record of success in securing six-figure major gifts from individual major donors in face-to-face settings, demonstrating a knowledge and ability to identify and develop potential donors and teach that process to others.
Proven ability to build strong relationships with a variety of volunteers, public leadership, partner organizations and other stakeholders.
Ability to audit, monitor, and evaluate and promote efficiency and effectiveness of ongoing projects and budgets.
Highly effective interpersonal, conversational and presentation skills, demonstrating emotional intelligence and situational awareness in tandem with excellent writing abilities.
Proven success in building strong and productive work teams with a focus on mentoring and nurturing staff development.
Strong analytic and strategic-thinking skills, with demonstrated ability to create, implement, and monitor complex plans and translate those plans into goals and concrete strategies.
Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Economics, Business, Marketing or Communications. Advanced degree, CFRE or other fundraising certifications are preferred.
Career track record that shows stability with an organization and capacity to develop and strengthen relationships, culminating in overall success.
Willingness to travel 25-50% of the time within the Territory, some overnight travel required. A valid driver’s license is required.
This position offers a competitive benefits package. The position will have access to a fleet vehicle for travel out to the Divisions. The finalist for this role will be required to submit to a full background and reference check.
The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for this position, please call 847-294-2166.
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This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President/CEO and Sue Bultman, Senior Consultant of KEES. Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Salvation Army is an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. The Salvation Army USA Central Territory is one of four national territories and serves as the administrative head of 10 Divisions and 257 corps (program service sites) throughout the central United States.
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