Major Gifts Officer for Michigan League of Conservation Voters

Michigan League of Conservation Voters --- Major Gifts Officer

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is seeking a full-time Major Gifts Officer to raise financial support for our organization by cultivating and stewarding a group of qualified donors, increasing donor retention rate, and growing levels of giving and involvement.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic fundraiser who can deliver on ambitious goals and make a compelling case for investing in political action and policy change to protect Michigan’s land, air and water. He or she will be a natural relationship builder who can navigate crowds, as well as one-on-one meetings, and who can translate electoral, accountability, citizen engagement and public education campaigns into compelling offers for financial support. This position is an opportunity to build relationships across the state, to build power at the intersection of the environment and politics, and to provide meaningful opportunities for generous people to contribute to a mission that matters.

About the Michigan League of Conservation Voters

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is a statewide political organization whose mission is to elect pro-conservation candidates to office and to hold all decision makers accountable for protecting Michigan’s land, air and water. We work closely with elected officials, business leaders, partner organizations and advocates from across the state, and we have built a reputation as the leading, non-partisan political voice for Michigan’s land, air and water.

Michigan LCV is an equal opportunity employer. We assure equal treatment in hiring selection, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, training, discipline and other personnel practices and terms or conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, genetic testing status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender status, or any other protected class established by all applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances.

Job Responsibilities 

The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Development Director and they are responsible for the following:

  • Identifying and managing a portfolio of qualified prospects and donors throughout the state,

  • Setting individual goals based on donor history and potential, and then creating and delivering on individual stewardship plans for donors that include regular updates about the impact of their gift, polished publications and marketing materials, and genuine personal contact,

  • Working closely with board members and other volunteer major gift fundraisers to integrate them into a broader major donor strategy,

  • Working with the Programs, Operations and Executive teams to create offers, proposals and asks to secure gifts that represent our work and include appropriate project information such as budgets and timelines,

  • Creating monthly and quarterly reports that reflect portfolio activity and performance, and acting on those results to improve performance and reach goals,

  • Working closely with the Development Director to support additional staff and Executive Director to plan for and achieve monthly fundraising goals, including financial event goals,

  • Traveling regularly around the state and often working outside of an office setting.