Director of Major & Annual Gifts

Posted Feb 19, 2021 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires Apr 30, 2021


The Director of Major & Annual Gifts is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of donors with the goal of retention and upgrade of gifts to CAP. The Director’s primary focus is on major gifts at $10,000+, managing a portfolio of assigned donors at $1,000+, creating annual giving

Essential duties and responsibilities

Major Gifts and Campaign • Qualify, build and sustain a balanced portfolio of donors in each of the four categories – identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship – in order to meet annual and campaign goals. • Create individual strategies using a moves management system for each portfolio donor. • Work with the VP of Development to outline annual and incremental fundraising goals and align activity to meet or exceed these goals. • Complete contact reports for all significant donor interactions. • Participate in strategy meetings with CEO, VP of Development, board members and Campaign Cabinet leadership. • Work with grant writer to research, identify and solicit potential corporate and foundation grants. Annual Giving • Manage donor society appeals, membership, stewardship and renewals. • Lead efforts to renew and acquire donors via direct mail, collaborating with the Marketing & Communication team. • Manage annual donor communication calendar and fiscal year-end appeals. Events • Work with board members to renew and solicit sponsors for two annual fundraising events. • Attend all fundraising events and donor receptions.


• At least three years of fundraising and development experience • Pass official Level 2 background screening as outlined by Florida state law The above job description reflects the details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and should not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be performed in the job. The Cathedral Arts Project is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Education and Experience

• Ability to maintain positive ‘can do’ attitude • Ability to be proactive and flexible, problem-solve and show initiative with all projects related to this position • Strong verbal, listening and written communication skills • Fundamental knowledge of fundraising processes • Strategic thinker • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team-based environment • Strong organizational and time management skills • Demonstrated commitment to and passion for CAP’s mission • Goal oriented • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity, especially as it relates to confidential donor information

Salary/Salary Range

• Position is a full-time salaried exempt role • Medical (PPO or HMO) dental and vision insurance available after 30 days, with CAP covering 75% of the costs of individual medical insurance • Opportunity to participate in organization’s 403(b) retirement savings plan • Generous paid time off, including 21 days of PTO, 24 paid holidays and a flexible, family-friendly schedule • Paid parking in a central downtown location • Tenured benefit opportunities including professional development, personal wellness credits, student loan and tuition savings assistance, and paid parental leave To Apply Submit a cover letter and résumé in confidence to


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