Pittsburgh, PA

Major Gifts Officer, Women and Girls Foundation

The Organization

The WOMEN AND GIRLS FOUNDATION (WGF) is a non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania engaged in statewide programming and policy work. The mission of WGF is to achieve equality for women and girls, now and for generations to come. In pursuit of this mission, WGF breaks down barriers so that every girl can rise and every woman can soar. Our vision is for women and girls in Pennsylvania to have equal access, opportunity, and influence in all aspects of their public and private lives. WGF core programs include: GirlGovFemisphere; and the Family Care Act Campaign.

WGF considers all initiatives and programs through the lens of five core values:

  • We believe that when women and girls thrive, communities prosper.
  • We seek equity for all women without discrimination on the basis of nationality, economic status, class, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, or marital status.
  • Our programs and initiatives drive statewide solutions to the problem of gender inequity.
  • Empowering girls, as well as women, is central to our mission. We engage young women as donors, activists, and leaders.
  • Engaging men as allies, partners, and champions for gender equity is vital for our mission’s success.

The Women and Girls Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Position Overview

WGF seeks a skilled, engaging and dynamic individual to lead its major gift fundraising and planned giving activities. Reporting to the CEO, the Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with prospective major gift donors and planned giving donors, while also leading annual appeal efforts and ongoing donor engagement.
This involves prospect research and developing effective solicitation strategies as well as stewarding donors throughout the major giving process. The Major Gifts Officer will compile this information in a donor portfolio and emphasize gifts of $25,000 or greater. This individual will also work with our board members and staff leaders to coordinate and execute long-term fundraising initiatives.

Our ideal candidate will have existing relationships and extensive experience making direct asks of donors in the five and six figure categories of philanthropic giving. At least five years of major gift/planned giving experience, preferably with nonprofits, and an undergraduate degree are requisites. Other relevant experience, along with evidence of successful major gift fundraising, will be considered. The Major Gifts Officer will also have a thorough background in fundraising best practices and donor databases for managing donor and solicitation records.

Most important attribute – a passion for our mission – to achieve equality for women and girls by breaking down barriers so that every girl can rise, and every woman can soar!

WGF is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion are core values at the Foundation. WGF seeks equity for all without regard to economic status, class, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or genetics. All applicants are encouraged to apply.

This position offers a competitive salary, flexible work schedule and a generous benefits package, consistent with other nonprofit organizations of similar size, scope and scale.

How To Apply

Early submissions are encouraged, and interviews will be ongoing until position is filled. This search is being led exclusively by MariClare Consulting. Resumes, cover letters and a list of three references should be emailed to: Mariclareconsulting@gmail.com in care of Maron Taylor Key, Principal, Mari Clare Consulting. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through January 31, 2020.

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