Children's Home Society of Florida

  • Director of Distinguished Gifts

    Job Locations US-FL-Orlando
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Full-Time
    Pay rate
    USD $65,000.00/Yr.
  • Overview

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


    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 Director of Distinguished Gifts will lead and execute efforts to increase revenue generation with a dedicated focus on major gifts as well as building a donor-centric culture. Overall, the Director of Distinguished Gifts 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 including paid time off & holidays
    • Growth and professional development opportunities
    • Culture for continuous improvement and only being the best!




    Lead plans to 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 $750,000 - $1,300,000 + in major gifts annually.
    • Hold a minimum of 220 face-to-face visits with gift prospects.
    • Direct the stewardship of major gift donors.
    • Manage and direct the Development team’s plans and outcomes.

    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 HAVE: 

    • Fundraising including but not limited to major gifts, planned giving, donor cultivation, special events, and corporate giving| Volunteer Management
    • Product marketing/sales concept
    • 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


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



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