Annual Giving, Development – General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
4 Year Degree
The Salvation Army has an outstanding opportunity for a Major Gift Fundraising professional in the Jackson, MS (or Vicksburg, MS) area to expand their skills and grow with one of the oldest and most successful development programs in the United States.
The Salvation Army operates in communities across the United States. We are committed to meeting human needs wherever we can by providing food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, housing for homeless, basic needs assistance, children’s programs and many other programs.
This fundraising development position will:
Raise funds to enable the Mission of The Salvation Army by aggressively developing and nurturing current and prospective donors including individuals, foundations and corporations.
Respond to inquiries and communicate with donors, advisory organization members, Salvation Army staff and Officers
Be responsible for designing, revising, and implementing a giving plan for every donor in their portfolio in order to reach an annual production goal
Travel often (some overnight) throughout north Louisiana and central/north Mississippi.
The successful Major Gifts candidate will have:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (prefer a related field of study)
Three years of Majors Gifts experience or a combination of related skills and experience – Major gifts experience is preferred
Prior experience with a donor/contact management system
Proven success raising significant funds from individual donors, foundations, and corporations
Excellent communication skills
Experience developing relationships with the expressed purpose of causing a prescribed action outcome.
The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to our employees and their families. Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, full health coverage, retirement, professional development, reimbursed travel expenses, and paid time off!
For consideration please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Candidates should recognize that The Salvation Army is a Church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Health, Life, Dental Insurance, home office set up, pension program, reimbursed travel expenses
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church with its own distinctive governance and practice. The Army's doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God's saving purposes. Its religious and charitable objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion ... and, pursuant thereto, the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole'.