Director, Major Gifts

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 27 June 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 28 May 2018

Job Description

Are you interested in a career with an organization that has global impact? Would you like to support a mission that improves and saves lives?

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Our 60-year legacy has helped build hundreds of health programs worldwide that shape interventions for long-term solutions.

If you have the passion, compassion and expertise to contribute to our team, join our committed group of professionals as we help people help themselves.

The Director, Major Gifts is responsible for Developing and implementing and aggressive strategy and plan to grow individual giving at the +$10,000 level. The Director, Major Gifts will continue to build a major gift program including developing and implementing a sophisticated program to identify, research, cultivate, solicit, and steward potential and current individuals who are major gift prospects. The Director is responsible for direct solicitation of gifts as well as managing the leadership team’s coordination of solicitation and stewardship of board members, staff and key partners.


· Bachelor’s Degree (Certified Fundraising Executive preferred), and 7-10 years related experience in major gifts or an equivalent combination of related training and relevant experience.

· Proven track record in individual major gift and/or planned giving fundraising to support charitable and/or advocacy needs.

· Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build lasting relationships.

· Excellent organizational, writing, and research skills.

· Experience in supervising fundraising staff.

About the Organization

Founded in 1958, Project HOPE (Health Opportunities for People Everywhere) is dedicated to providing lasting solutions to health problems with the mission of helping people to help themselves. Identifiable to many by the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship, Project HOPE now provides medical training and health education, as well as conducts humanitarian assistance programs in more than 35 countries.

Over the past five decades, Project HOPE has demonstrated its ability to develop and permanently institute long-term solutions to pressing health problems, the true essence of helping people help themselves.

Project HOPE remains as committed as ever to addressing the world’s new health threats by playing a leadership role forging new alliances among those on the frontlines of health and together seeking new solutions.

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