Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Distinguished Gifts Manager

    Job Locations US-FL-Tallahassee
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    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    My CHS Why -- Margaret Fowler from Children's Home Society Florida on Vimeo.


     Are you results-oriented, entrepreneurial, and influential? 


    If you are passionate about making a positive difference and want to join the largest, oldest, and leading premier nonprofit organization within child welfare, Children's Home Society of Florida is for you!


    The Distinguished Gifts Manager 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.




    • Mission driven uplifting work culture 
    • Great benefits suite
    • Generous paid time off including holidays
    • Competitive annual salary of $55,000
    • Growth and professional development opportunities
    • Culture for continuous improvement and only being the best!



    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.

    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




    • Relationship building, interpersonal, individual and group motivation
    • Planning, project management, organization and time management
    • Oral and written communication, including presentation and platform
    • Collaboration and teamwork, consulting and facilitation, coaching and mentoring
    • Computer-based information systems and software, including Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Build and cultivate relationships and networks, inside and outside the organization
    • Take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
    • Perform under strong demands in fast-paced, diverse, sometimes ambiguous environment
    • Maintain professional boundaries and handle confidential information appropriately
    • Handle highly stressful and sensitive situations in a professional manner



    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Philanthropy or related degree from an accredited university
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
    • Three years of proven experience securing $100,000+ gifts or equivalent fundraising in a related field
    • Experience with planned giving databases, preferred



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