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Major Gifts Officer, New York Region

Company Name
Location 125 Maiden Lane, New York
Date Posted January 3, 2018
Category Fundraising
Job Type Full Time
Experience Required 10+ years


The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit

Major Gifts Officer, New York Region

Reporting to the Managing Director for the New York Region, the Major Gifts Officer helps to fulfill the mission and goals of UNICEF USA. The team develops and executes strategies to cultivate, solicit and steward $10,000+ gifts from a portfolio of high net worth donors and prospects. The Major Gifts Officer will have this charge within the Tri-State area.

Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):

•Manage a portfolio of high net worth donors and prospects in our market to generate significant support for UNICEF USA with a special focus on bringing in six and seven figure gifts

•Develop and execute strategies for donors with the goal of securing a new gift, gift renewal or upgrade, with a focus on bringing in six and seven figure gifts

•Secure face to face donor meetings and solicitations to establish or strengthen donor relationships for long term support

•Solicit and secure gifts at the major gift level, including multi-year gifts. This will include identification, cultivation, and stewardship of high net worth individuals

•Shape and edit donor correspondence such as letters, emails, funding proposals, and reports

•Maintain accurate records of donor outreach and solicitation plans through regular upkeep of donor database

•Work collaboratively with the internal business units of the UNICEF USA designed to assist the major gift program, e.g. special events, program services, communications, etc.

•Interact with board members to help find connections to new prospects and possibly lead board committees

•Work with our research team to find new prospects and think strategically how to increase revenue to reach financial goals

•Support high level funding projects that involve top donors and prospects
•Become knowledgeable on UNICEF’s vast programmatic needs for the purpose of effective donor stewardship, using available resources and opportunities
•Special projects and other responsibilities as needed

•Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7-9 years’ relevant work experience, with at least 5-7 years of frontline major gifts fundraising experience and proven track record of securing six and seven-figure gifts
•Must be a self-motivated professional with a proven success record in fundraising
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, both written and verbal
•Strong computer literacy with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and have strong experience using a fundraising database
•Keen attention to detail, flexibility in high-pressure situations and the willingness to assist with all tasks needed to ensure the success of a small regional team
•Ability to effectively lead internal and external meetings
•Must possess a strong work ethic, have confidence, take initiative and be an enthusiastic team player
•Must share a strong commitment to international humanitarian relief and passionately embrace the mission of UNICEF USA
•Ability and willingness to travel in the interest of donor cultivation and stewardship, as needed
•Must demonstrate UNICEF USA Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service

To Apply- All Applicants Must Apply Online At:

Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsors

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition, UNICEF USA offers a comprehensive benefits package.

UNICEF USA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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