The Seeing Eye, the world's oldest organization devoted to breeding, raising and training dogs to work as guides for blind people, has an opportunity available for a Gift Officer at its main campus in Morristown, New Jersey. Reporting to the Director of Donor & Public Relations, the successful candidate will be responsible for cultivating and securing gifts of $5,000 and above from prospective and current donors.
Candidate should have ten or more years of experience in gift cultivation and solicitation. Ideal experience will show evidence of one's professional growth through roles of increasing responsibility and accomplishments in those roles which consistently met or exceeded goals and expectations.
Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, well-honed communication skills as reflected in their writing and ability to speak in public forums, the ability to build enduring relationships between donors and The Seeing Eye, a high degree of self-initiative, strong time management skills and commitment to team success. Candidates should be experienced users of Microsoft Office with proficiency as a Raisers Edge user desirable. The position involves day-trip travel for donor visits throughout NY/NJ/CT/PA and will require some multi-day travel trips, mostly within the U.S.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume.