KEES (Kistner Eddy Executive Services) has been exclusively retained by The Salvation Army - Metropolitan Division in its search for the newly created role of Leadership Gifts Representatives, Individuals. The Metropolitan Division is part of the Central Territory, which encompasses 12 counties surrounding the City of Chicago. The position will report to the offices in Chicago.
The Leadership Gifts Representative, Individuals will identify, qualify, be assigned, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors and prospects, acting as the primary contact between the Army and her/his assigned caseload. The emphasis will be on securing gifts of $5,000 and higher. It is imperative that the person who assumes this important role fully embrace, support and reflect well on The Salvation Army’s mission and values through one’s professional responsibilities and behavior at all times.
This position offers a competitive benefits package.
Minimum of five years of experience in a nonprofit fundraising role.
A proven track record of major gifts success.
A strong working knowledge of strategy development and moves management systems in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship processes.
Highly effective interpersonal, conversational and presentational skills, demonstrating an emotional intelligence and situational awareness in tandem with excellent writing abilities and strong case development and sales pitch skills.
Demonstrated expertise in developing and maintaining positive relationships with diverse individuals and corporations including executives, high-level volunteers, wealthy donors, and internal stakeholders and leadership.
Prowess in problem-solving, strategic and creative thinking, and taking initiative with consistent and good follow-through.
Great comfort level with direct donor interaction is a must, including discussions of personal and family finances and asking for major financial commitments.
Team player, able to check ego at the door, with a capacity to collaborate effectively with officers, staff and volunteers for successful achievement of position and department goals.
Communications and management style that exhibits the principles and culture of the Army, as well as fosters team relationships and effectively communicates information.
Willingness and ability to travel on a regular basis. Valid Driver’s License required. Area residence is important.
Ability to work remotely – on the road, from home and/or at various Army locations. It is anticipated that 80% of the donors are local to a position or within a 50-mile radius, but some travel related to donor management and/or organizational training is required.
Experience in working independently in a fast-paced environment without extensive administrative support, and exceptional organizational abilities with fluency in managing multiple projects and competing priorities with professionalism and grace.
Drive to make a difference, goal-oriented with a proven ability to achieve or exceed goals and meet deadlines.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, hands-on experience with donor management software, and savvy in the maintenance of current contact and activity tracking reports, with adherence to the Army’s database protocols.
To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.
This search is being managed by Sue Bultman, Consultant of KEES, in counsel with Heather Eddy, President and CEO. Questions may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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More about the Army’s Metropolitan Division
The Metropolitan Divisional Leaders are Lt. Colonels Charles and Sharon Smith. The Metropolitan Division has 28 worship and service centers, along with dozens of other centers of operation, as well as volunteer service centers providing a continuum of services within the Division. The Metropolitan Division is considered to be one of the top ten Divisions in the Nation, and is looked to set best-practices for the country.
The Salvation Army – Central USA Territory Comprised of 10 Divisions and serving communities in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, Territorial Headquarters (THQ) is situated in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 35 miles west of Chicago.
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