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Philanthropy Gift Officer - Northeast

Philanthropy Gift Officer - Northeast

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New York/New Jersey (Remote)

Position: Philanthropy Gift Officer - Northeast

Location: Remote

Salary: $100,000 - $115,000/yr

Compassion & Choices is seeking a Philanthropy Gift Officer to help advance our work to improve

care, expand options and empower everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting five and six figure gifts from

prospects and major donors living in the north east with an emphasis on the New York City metro area.

The ideal candidate must have a track record of soliciting and closing major and principal gifts, an

understanding of moves management and demonstrated experience developing long term philanthropic

relationships while consistently meeting fundraising goals. Experience closing six figure gifts and above

from individuals is preferred.

This is a full-time, remotely-located, paid position reporting to the Chief Development Officer.

Compensation offered will be commensurate with experience.

We offer excellent benefits including employer-shared medical and dental insurance premiums,

employer-paid short- and long-term disability, life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance,

flexible spending account for medical and child care, commuter pre-tax benefit, eligibility to participate

in 401K with generous 5% employer match and 100% vested at time of eligibility, 11 paid holidays, 17

PTO days first year, and floating holidays.

Primarily, the person in this position:

● Manage a portfolio of approximately 130 current donors utilizing moves management to renew

and increase giving.

● Work with the chief development officer, program staff and other leadership to begin and

maintain a fast pace of cultivating and soliciting gifts from current and prospective donors.

● Work with organizational leadership and current supporters to identify new prospects capable

of making major or principal gifts.

● Coordinate and manage local events and activities that engages current and prospective


● Collaborate with the program team on overall fundraising opportunities within the region.

● The candidate will contribute by employing and role-modeling key processes and programs that

support an office-wide emphasis on collaborations, efficiencies and metrics/performance based


Preferred Qualifications (You will be a good fit):

Education and Experience:

● B.A. in Business, Marketing, Communications or Non-Profit Management– or an equivalency of

related experience and/or education may be considered.

● Seven (7) years’ experience in nonprofit development, event planning, marketing,

communications, or high-end sales (or equivalent combination of experience and education)

including a minimum of 6 years of direct fundraising experience, ideally raising gifts of $100,000

or more.


● Excellent oral and written communication

● Ability to work independently and as part of a team

● High level attention to detail; ability to meet all deadlines.

● Ability to read and interpret documents and reports. Ability to respond to inquiries or

complaints from donors. Ability to effectively present information to donors, volunteers,

organizational management, and public groups.

How to Apply :

Email current resume and cover letter as one combined PDF document to In the subject line of your email, indicate “Last_First Name, PGONE

01-2021”. In your cover letter, please (1) indicate how your personal philosophy aligns with our mission,

(2) provide a brief summary of your directly related experience, and (3) provide your salary expectation

(with a specific amount/range vs ‘negotiable’).

Questions about the position may be directed to

About Compassion & Choices

Across the nation, Compassion & Choices works to create a society that affirms life and accepts the

inevitability of death, embraces expanded options for compassionate dying, and empowers everyone to

choose end-of-life care that reflects their values, priorities and beliefs. To make this vision a reality, we

improve care, expand options and empower everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

Compassion & Choices is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make

up our country. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and recruit, hire, train, promote, and administer

any and all personnel actions without regard to age, color, creed, disability, economic status, ethnic

identity, gender identity, national origin race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veterans status, or any

other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : Development

Nonprofit or Corporate : Nonprofit Organization

Location : New York/New Jersey (Remote)

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