Regional Director, Major Gifts – Mercy Housing (Chicago, IL)

Fundraising, FT Employee
Mercy Housing (Chicago, IL)

Reporting to the Vice President, Resource Development for the Lakefront Region, the Regional Director, Major Gifts will be will manage a portfolio of major and planned gifts prospects in support of the Lakefront Region philanthropy goals and as a member of the organization-wide Major Gift team. This person will be responsible for developing long-term donor relationships leading to increased giving levels. Strategies to achieve this goal will include working with Board of Directors of the Lakefront Region as well as the existing staff to create the Lakefront Board of Advisors, which will become the core volunteer group in support of major and planned gifts. The Regional Major Gift Director will explore the viability of establishing giving societies as a way to engage donors while also holding one-on-one cultivation meetings with individual prospects to discuss potentially larger gifts.

The successful candidate will show evidence of building strong and sustaining major gifts programs. The qualified candidate actively seeks out new prospect and donor relationships, directs the cultivation and stewardship process, and is able to successfully close gifts when appropriate. Personal experience creating and implementing successful gift strategies and tactics is required. Someone who likes the cultivation and stewardship process, and who can successfully close five to six figure gifts is required. Entrepreneurial experience that proves the candidate’s ability to recognize and act on fund raising opportunities that may be innovative or non-traditional would be highly valued.

Qualified individuals will have a Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public relations, marketing, policy/advocacy or related field. CFRE certification is a plus. Minimum of five years experience in individual major gifts fund development, including major gifts cultivation and solicitation ideally in a human services or social services setting is required.

Interested applicants please submit cover letter and resume to: [email protected] For more information about the opportunity, please go to

Mercy Housing is an equal opportunity employer, an Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity in the workplace. (0)

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