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Major & Planned Gifts Officer

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General Summary

This position is committed to help lead the Association's efforts to deepen and expand its major donor investor relationships throughout our service region within 17 Florida counties. The ideal candidate will have experience and success in raising gifts at the $10,000 - $1 million+ levels. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors at the $10,000 - $1 million+ level.  Meet activity metrics and revenue goals.
  • Integrate fully onto the Chapter and National teams-adding strategic value to the existing major gift efforts.  Help to lead a deeper and more expanded major gift program in both markets.
  • Build towards a combined portfolio of 100-125 qualified major gift donors and prospects.
  • Prepare written materials such as visit strategies/briefings, correspondence, solicitation/proposal and pledge documents.
  • Maintain strong and accurate records of activities.  Monitor, evaluate, and report on progress and outcomes against agreed upon goals.
  • Respond to major and planned gift leads moved to you for follow-up.  Work proactively in each community to network and expand portfolio.
  • Contribute to the Chapter Development team as the Alzheimer's Association continues to invest and mature this area of fundraising.
  • Adhere to professionalism and fundraising best practices as demonstrated by moves management industry standards and donor-centered methodology.
  • Handle other major and planned gift responsibilities as needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required; CFRE or advanced degree a plus
  • 3-5 years minimum experience required in major gift fundraising, 5-7 years preferred
  • Demonstrated success in personal cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and closing of major gifts at the five figures and particularly six figures and above levels.
  • Experience in working with high net worth volunteer leaders.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to prepare proposals, briefing materials, reports, and correspondence.
  • Strong problem solving and negotiating skills.  Highly creative/innovative with abilities to persuade and motivate others.
  • Strong analytical skills to drive strategic development of portfolio- includes the evidenced ability to research donor database and historic giving for MG potential.
  • Tactful, diplomatic, and assertive.
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently on complex donor strategies.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including ability to listen, observe and interact well with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Results oriented with ability to focus on and meet deadlines and goals.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Team leader and team player with ability to work collaboratively with Chapter and National staff and volunteers.
  • High integrity and professionalism, respecting the confidential nature of donor information and the Alzheimer's Association's business practices.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed (30-50%, with some overnight travel).

Please forward resume, cover letter and salary history to

Please type: Major & Planned Gifts Officer in the subject line


The Alzheimer's Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is an Equal Opportunity Employer.                      

Send your resume and cover letter:

  • by email:

  • by mail:
    Send resume to:
    Alzheimer's Association, Florida Gulf Coast
    14010 Roosevelt Blvd.
    Suite 709
    Clearwater, FL 33762

If apply ing by e-mail, please attach your resume and cover letter as Microsoft Word documents, or include both within the text of your e-mail message.

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.