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Head of Major Gifts

Job Description

Job Description

Morgan Hunt are thrilled to be working with a prestigious education sector organsiation who are looking for a Head of Major Gifts who will play a pivotal role in developing and implementing strategies to deliver philanthropic support at the major gift level within the education sector.

The responsibilities for your role as Head of Major Gifts will include;

  • To deliver philanthropic income for the Major Gifts team to agreed targets

  • To develop the cultivation and solicitation strategies for a portfolio of donors and prospects, the majority of whom will have the capacity to give donations at the six-figure level.

  • To lead on the development of a comprehensive approach to relationship building with donors and prospects, developing an understanding of a range of trends, techniques, research and best practice in major gifts fundraising and ensuring that these are applied consistently within the Philanthropy team

  • To manage a portfolio of internal senior leaders, both staff and volunteers, to promote best practice fundraising, help the team develop a thorough understanding of the needs of the organisation

  • To work closely with the Alumni and Supporter Relations team to identify volunteering opportunities for donors and prospects and to identify potential donors from their relationship pool

  • To lead a team of three fundraisers, comprising a Philanthropy Manager, a Philanthropy Officer and a Stewardship Officer.

  • To develop and deliver income targets, activity targets and any other appropriate key performance indicators for the team by effective and inspiring line management

  • To develop, support and review performance of team members to ensure effective management of the organisations relationship with all donors and prospects within the team's portfolio

  • To make best use of cultivation opportunities with donors and prospects by engaging with colleagues across the organisation to increase engagement

Employer Description

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.