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Major Gifts Area Director - Boston/New England Region

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The Intersection of Calling & Career

World Vision is now hiring a Major Gifts Area Director for the Boston/New England Region


00 At a glance


Role: Major Gifts Area Director 

Required experience: Bachelor's degree or equivalent (eight years) work experience. In addition to education or educational equivalent, requires 5 years or more of sales or fundraising experience. Prior experience managing major accounts. Has work experience fundraising $25,000 or more. Experience with developing new prospects

Preferred: Experience with fundraising $100,000 or more.

Location: Remote. Candidates must be located in Massachusetts.  

Salary Range: $82,632.63 - $131,997.59. Applies to locations with a market similar to our U.S. HQ in the Greater Seattle area. A different range may apply based on your work location. Typical hiring range is $85,000 – $115,000. Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity. See Salary Range & Benefits section below for more details on our compensation and benefits. World Vision employees see our Salary Administration Guidelines and My Life My Benefits pages on our organization intranet known as The Vine. 

Industry: Fundraising, non-profit charity  

Company size: 1000+. Non-profit charitable organization. Together, we empower the most vulnerable children to overcome poverty and experience the fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.  

01 The Role We are looking for an exceptional fundraiser who enjoys networking and locating new giving prospects. You will have the opportunity to represent World Vision US in speaking engagements that are directly related to major gift development. As a Major Gifts Area Director, you will maximize World Visions ministry by developing long-term, effective relationships with individuals and foundations capable of providing $25,000 or more in financial resources, with the goal of providing them with a deeper understanding of holistic needs in the world, and boldly challenging them to respond sacrificially to those needs through the ministry of World Vision. At World Vision we are going to the ends of the earth, often where no one else goes, to pull up the roots of poverty and plant the seeds of change. Help us carry out our Christian organization's mission, vision, and strategies by managing and coordinating the integrated regional fundraising efforts for Major Gifts Program, National accounts, and Gift Planning.


Responsibilities include: 

  • As an Area Director you are raising a minimum of $1,500,000 each fiscal year through private special funding, multi-year commitments, and gift planning. Recommend donation of appreciated assets whenever possible.
  • Plan and implement account management strategy to ensure assigned accounts are given the appropriate amount of attention each year.
  • Develop long-term relationships through personal interactions with donors on assigned area of the country and strive to connect donor interests with the World Vision mission and ministry.
  • Network through current donors to locate new giving prospects who can make major gifts.
  • Arrange for major donors and those with a large sphere of influence to interact with the World Vision US president, senior leadership, field staff and domestic/international projects, when appropriate.
  • Take qualified donors/prospects on trips to World Vision project sites to inform them about specific projects and encourage them to give at major donor levels.
  • Work with gift planning staff to set up donor-advised funds, stock gifts, wills, etc.
  • Represent World Vision US in various settings, including speaking engagements directly related to major gift development and media interviews to spread the word about World Vision’s domestic and international ministry.
  • Attend and participate in job related training programs as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Keep informed of organizational announcements, activities, and changes via regular reading of the World Vision US Intranet and other corporate communication tools.

02 Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent (eight years) work experience.
  • In addition to education or educational equivalent, requires 5 years or more work experience in fundraising or sales.
  • Has work experience fundraising individual donor ask of $25,000 or more.
  • Knowledge of gift planning is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage major accounts.
  • Experience with developing new prospects.
  • The ability to meet with donors virtually and in person.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Enjoys networking and building strong relationships
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally. Must be able to travel (up to 30%) to meet with donors.

03 What Success Looks Like

  • Build lasting, highly engaged relationships with high-net-worth individuals on behalf of those we serve.
  • Raising $1,500,000 or more as an Area Director in annual financial support within the first year.
  • Has developed rapport with internal staff.
  • Inviting high net worth individuals to join in our historic Every Last One Campaign.
  • Transforming the lives of the poor, our donors, and your own.

04 Salary Range & Benefits Your salary is important to you so it’s important to us. The full range for this position is $82,632.63 - $131,997.59. This applies to locations with a market similar to our U.S. HQ in the Greater Seattle area. A different range may apply based on your work location. Typical hiring range is $85,000 - $115,000. Job offers within the range are based on relevant job qualifications and pay equity. World Vision employees see our Salary Administration Guidelines and My Life My Benefits pages on our organization intranet known as the Vine. Please indicate the range you’re targeting when asked during the application process. In addition, we have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round our total compensation package.  Click here to learn more (this position is a grade 226). Additionally, merit, auto allowance, and relocation are available to eligible employees based on existing plans.  

05 To Apply Click the apply button.  

06 What Happens Next? Glad you asked. We owe you that and strive to not leave you wondering. We review applications nearly every day assessing strength of fit for the role. Sometimes questions arise on our end, so we message you to learn more. Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial phone conversation with our recruiting staff. Moving deeper into our selection process you can expect to interview 1:1 with a hiring manager. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview. Our most valuable resource is our talented staff. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time, so we have all hands-on deck to move this important work forward. 

07 About World Vision USA When you work at World Vision, your passions and talents come together to meet the greatest needs in the world today. We go to ends of the earth and into the margins. Where few go and the road is less traveled. Because Jesus is alive in the hardest places to be a child. We are dangerously soft-hearted. But just the right kind of dangerous. That's because we're a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We empower people out of poverty. For real. For good. For over 70 years. Jesus' love at the center. Always. We're Christian and follow Jesus' example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. Serving every child, we can regardless of faith. Are you feeling called to explore joining us? We hope so.

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Frequent domestic and some international travel required. Frequent weekend and evening work to accommodate donor schedules. May require trips to hazardous locations.

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