Major Gifts Officer

Department: Mission Advancement

Reports To: VP of Mission Advancement

Status: Full-time, Salaried

Christ-Centered Culture

  • This means we regularly share our faith with others. The Great Commission is our mission, and our role is to equip and encourage others to do the same.
  • We keep Christ central through active participation in and contribution to the spiritual growth of the organization, maintaining God-pleasing relationships with all co-workers, volunteers, donors, and partners.
  • Every person, and position, is eagerly looking for opportunities to directly mobilize ministry though our volunteers and donors.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Primary duty and responsibility is to work with current and prospective individual supporters of Kingdom Workers
  • Thank them for support, learn as much as possible about the donors, share our ministry opportunities, and solicit specific current and future major gift commitments
  • Present multi-year five and six-figure gift proposals to current and prospective major donors
  • Give direction to the KW Mission Advancement Team, including Marketing, to help prepare a case for support and other communication collateral specifically designed for potential major donors
  • Give direction to the KW Mission Advancement Team and Advancement Services Manager to create and improve the discovery and identification elements of the Major Gift Program operations
  • Conduct research and network expansion to identify links and relationships between prospective major donors and KW
  • Attend, invite, entertain guests and perhaps help plan special events associated with cultivation of major donors
  • Maintain high level of awareness and training in current major gift practices and methods through ongoing continuing education and professional development
  • Prepare personal acknowledgment (written, electronic & phone) of gifts received as a result of the KW major gift operation
  • Other duties as assigned


Education, Experience, and Characteristics 

  • Must demonstrate alignment with Kingdom Workers' Statement of Faith
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Skilled at public relations and public speaking
  • Ability to ensure all documents and records are properly maintained, and a willingness to provide continual reporting of activity and results
  • Ability to participate in a work environment that fosters open and honest two-way communication
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize workload, and deliver quality results on time, while working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must possess strong communication skills
  • Be comfortable with the use of technology and software platforms
  • Have proven ability to work cross-culturally while building relationships and working collaboratively with others


Location and Travel Expectations

  • Position is based in Waukesha, WI
  • Position is based in the United States
  • Position can be remote as approved by management
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time
  • Ability to travel by road, air or other means as may be encountered in a developing country
  • Ability to happily spend time and work in remote areas
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Valid passport, or ability to obtain one, required


Other Conditions

  • Frequently required to walk, sit, stand, and/or lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Frequently required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
  • Continually required to talk and hear.
  • Occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions including outdoor exposure.
  • Occasional exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials.


Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities or physical restrictions to perform the essential functions of this position.

The above information describes the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, abilities, duties, and requirements necessary to perform the primary functions of the position. This shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the duties and requirements that may be necessary in this position. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


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