Major Gift Officer

Hearing Health Foundation
Remote, Remote

Hearing Health Foundation (HHF) was founded as the Deafness Research Foundation in 1958 by Collette Ransey Baker, who lived with a substantial hearing loss. Since then, HHF has become the largest non-profit funder of hearing research in the US and a leader in driving new innovations and treatments for people with hearing loss. This includes funding research that led to the development of cochlear implants and many of today’s standard treatments for otosclerosis (abnormal bone growth in the ear) and ear infections. They are seeking to fill two roles within their organization, Major Gift Officer and Foundation Officer.

HHF seeks a Major Gift Officer to join the fundraising team and expand an existing major giving portfolio to increase revenue for the organization. Reporting to and working closely with the President & CEO, the MGO will create, manage, and steward a portfolio of approximately 250 assigned and qualified donors. He/she will work with these donors to achieve higher levels of engagement to ensure that HHF can continue to grow into the future, providing the quality of services their donors have come to expect.

Specific qualifications for the role include:

  • At least five years of successful individual major giving experience, to include directly soliciting gifts from high-net-worth individuals.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required.
  • Knowledge of the principles of major donor pipeline management and a successful track record of moving donors into higher giving brackets.
  • Experience developing tailored cultivation and stewardship plans that exhibit an exceptional understanding of others’ priorities, motivations, and interests.
  • Competency in prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and donor relations.
  • Capacity to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people; adept at building relationships with donors, leadership, and Board members.
  • Record of successfully engaging leadership and Board members in the fundraising process, as appropriate.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and judgment are necessary to manage competing priorities and longer-term projects.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, as well as industry-standard research and analytics processes.

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