• Major Gifts Officer

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  • Overview

    The Seminar Network is looking for a dynamic, experienced development professional to join the team as a Director of Member Relations focusing on major gifts. The Director will collaborate within a fast-paced, mission-driven environment to grow a portfolio of long-term supporters to further the Network’s strategy.


    This is an opportunity to take your fundraising and relationship building experience to the next level working with an incredibly exceptional group of individuals, companies, and foundations to drive change in education, communities, business, public policy, and politics that empowers people to improve their lives. At The Seminar Network, we are building a movement of principled business and philanthropic leaders who maximize the value of their contribution of time, talent, and resources to inspiring and equipping principled social-change entrepreneurs to bring us closer to a society of mutual benefit by eliminating injustice of all kinds. We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do. 


    Your Responsibilities Include

    • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major gifts donors and prospects, utilizing Moves Management and other relationship building techniques
    • Collaborate with the internal communications and marketing team to create and execute personalized communications and engagement plans for each donor and prospective partner
    • Leverage existing events to recruit new prospects and retain current partners
    • Utilize subject matter experts and organizational representatives to further relationships with supporters and prospects


    Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

    • 7+ years’ experience in a professional environment, 3+ years of experience cultivating and soliciting major gifts
    • Familiarity with donor cultivation techniques
    • A passion for and commitment to the organization’s vision and the principles that inform it
    • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills, and high degree of discretion.
    • Ability to travel up to 50% within the United States
    • Proficiency with donor base systems
    • Humility, integrity, passion, motivation, and an entrepreneurial attitude


    Standout Candidates May Also Bring

    • 3+ years of experience cultivating and soliciting six-figure gifts 
    • Salesforce.com experience
    • Familiarity with concepts of Moves Management 

    About Us



    We work with: Nonprofit leaders at over 100 community-based groups. Over 700 of the country’s most effective business leaders and philanthropists. Over 1,000 professors at 350 universities. Tens of thousands of K-12 teachers. And millions of grassroots activists in 35 states. We’ve united to move toward a society where people succeed by helping others, so that everyone has the opportunity to realize their extraordinary potential. 


    Our Values


    Working at The Seminar Network is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees.  


    We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees with honesty, dignity and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression or identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other legally protected class. 



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