St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, we serve an average of 500 poor and homeless men and women each day, 365 days a year.
We ensure that we are doing the very best we can for those we serve by continuing to build a data-driven, outcomes-oriented culture that emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and growth. To achieve our vision, the agency is making significant investments in our staff across the agency. Check out our amazing benefits!
If you want to make an impact in the lives of others, we want to invest in you. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity within our organization.
St. Francis House seeks a Major Gifts Officer to be a part of our exciting comprehensive Capital Campaign. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for securing annual support (gifts of $10,000+), increasing current annual fund gifts, and securing Capital Campaign gifts from a portfolio of approximately 150 names including new prospects.
The position requires a strategic, energetic, and highly motivated development professional with a proven track record in fundraising and closing gifts. Competitive candidates will demonstrate superior communication and social skills, as well as the desire to be part of a team-oriented environment.
Maximize support from individual donors for St. Francis House to achieve annual goals.
Create and implement development strategy for Annual Fund and Campaign giving from donors in your portfolio.
Achieve and maintain highest standards of relationship management and reporting of donor visits and social activities.
Create and executive meaningful points of engagement for our donors.
Partner with when necessary the VP and CEO on donor strategy and visits.
Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new individual donor prospects.
Maintain and grow a personal portfolio of approximately 150 major gift prospects.
Experience with donor management software and highest standard of documentation.
Adhere to agency code of conduct.
Ideal candidates will have 4+ years of development experience with demonstrated success in soliciting Annual Fund and major gifts, preferably in an organization with a human services mission.
Candidates must have experience securing 5- and 6-figure gifts.
An understanding of the Greater Boston philanthropic community.
Ability to communicate through multiple levels of an organization.
Excellent strategic thinking and strong analytical skills.
Highly motivated self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced yet collaborative team-oriented environment.
Must have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
Compensation and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary and extensive benefits including:
Medical and Dental Insurance (Employee pays 10% of the premium for individual coverage or 20% of the premium for family coverage)
Employer paid Life, Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
Four weeks paid Vacation per year
Twelve paid Holidays per year
Twelve paid Sick Days per year
403(b) Retirement Plan with 5% Employer Match
How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter either by email (with the position in the subject line) or to the address below.