Major Gifts Officer

The Public Theater

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003




Feb 14, 2022

The Public Theater’s Development Department is hiring a Major Gifts Officer to operate as a frontline fundraiser. As the Major Gifts Officer, you will report to the Director of Major Gifts and will work closely with the Senior Director, Development, Major Gifts and Individual Giving Teams.
The Major Gifts Officer will be tasked with building successful donor relationships and increasing annual support for the institution by cultivating and stewarding a portfolio of prospects and Partners Program donors in support of the Partners Program fundraising efforts and goals. This position will also be part of supporting ongoing Partners Program systems and operations.

• Maintain an active portfolio of at least 100+ donors and prospects
• Build and maintain relationships with donors/prospects via phone calls, personal visits, ongoing written contact, personalized emails, and events
• Schedule, manage and attend 10+ face-to-face or virtual meetings per month with prospects and current donors for purposes of discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
• Document meetings, interactions and correspondence with donors in the donor data base emphasizing the highest standards of accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness, and confidentiality
• Participate and share in portfolio meetings and strategy
• Educate, inform and act as liaison with prospects and current donors about the myriad programming and activities at The Public
• Handle ad hoc project management responsibilities of donor communication collateral materials
• Support ongoing Partners Program systems and operations


• 5+ years’ experience in a non-profit in a fundraising capacity or even in a for-profit fundraising capacity
• Experience with individual giving and direct solicitation
• Ability to perform under tight deadlines in a very fast-paced environment
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Knowledge of Tessitura and database functions a plus
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Familiarity with the New York philanthropic world is a plus
• Ability to adept at problem-solving with the ability to multi-task, establish priorities, and react when those priorities shift
• Goal-oriented, and ability to attend evening events as necessary
• Committed to developing and working within a supportive, collaborative and collegial environment





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