Children's Home Society of Florida

Distinguished Gifts Manager

Job Locations US-FL-Miami
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# of Openings
Regular Full-Time


We’re working toward a world where all children realize their full potential…


When children and families face complex challenges, Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) is there. Founded in 1902 to provide safe, loving homes for orphans, CHS is now one of the oldest, largest and most respected nonprofit organizations in Florida. Delivering hope to more than 50,000 children and family members across the state, we continue to do more. We are leading the nation in developing and delivering solutions that transform the lives and futures of children and families.

Will you join us? Are you ready to HELP CHILDREN find–and achieve–their full potential? Are you ready to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in the lives of children and their families?

Do you excel in fundraising?  If so, we want to talk to YOU.


Starting Salary in the high $50's

 We are seeking a Distinguished Gifts Manager that will manage the efforts to increase revenue generation with a dedicated focus on major gifts as well as building a donor-centric culture. Overall, the Distinguished Gifts Manager contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that keep CHS as the premier provider of child, family and behavioral health support services.


You will:


  1. Identify, cultivate and advance prospective donors to secure major gifts through donor relations, giving campaigns, corporate support, and foundations.  
  • Build relationships with volunteers, board members, corporate representatives, foundations and current and prospective donors.
  • Secure a minimum of $300,000 – to $750,000+ in major gifts annually.
  • Hold a minimum of 150 face-to-face visits with gift prospects.
  • Direct the stewardship of major gift donors.
  1. Contribute to an engaging, positive work environment. 
  • Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality management process.
  • Comply with CHS policies, procedures, code of conduct, contracts and other legal obligations.
  • Assist with training other team members and providing back up when necessary.
  • Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
  • Demonstrate the CHS Common Bond Values in the performance of all job duties


You Need: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Philanthropy or related degree from an accredited university
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

You Have:

  • Three years of proven ability in cultivating, soliciting and closing leadership gifts ranging from $10,000 to $100,000+ gifts or equivalent fundraising in a related field
  • Experience with planned giving databases, preferred


At CHS, we’ve created a workplace that supports what drives you personally and professionally. Competitive salaries … paid holidays … generous paid time off … flexible work schedules … and a sweet benefits suite that doesn’t just say we care about you, but truly demonstrates it!

With more than 1,900 team members, CHS is the #1 provider of children’s services in the state of Florida. We’re an employer and career path of choice for any aspiring professional committed to growth and excellence. At CHS, we do good.












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