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Major Gifts Officer - Milwaukee, WI
Job Code:2021-DEV-003
FT/PT Status:Development
Location:Milwaukee Office (WI)

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Position Purpose

The Major Gifts Officer is a full-time position that requires a collaborative and entrepreneurial fundraising professional to help Vivent Health deepen and develop a robust and sustainable philanthropic development program in Wisconsin, in particular in the Milwaukee and Madison markets. The ideal candidate will have strong major giving experience. The MGO is joining a development team at a critical time in its growth and expansion to new prospects. The MGO will be responsible to deepen existing donor relationships and identify and to cultivate new potential donors.

Scope of Responsibilities

Vivent Health is one of the nation’s largest providers of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget approaching $150 million and employing over 450 professionals.

The unique, nationally recognized Vivent Health HIV Medical home model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, dental, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. Vivent Health also provides aggressive HIV prevention services to gay men, injection drug users and others at the highest risk for HIV infection.

Vivent Health currently operates in multiple states nationwide. It embraces a Market Culture to increase access to care, enhance quality outcomes, achieve and surpass financial performance expectations and has an aggressive plan to expand into additional states.

Position Responsibilities 
  • Manages a portfolio of 100-120 prospects who have the capacity to give $20,000 or more.
  • Develops individual engagement strategies for top prospects and methodically works to engage them through qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship;
  • Helps to secure funding from private philanthropy;
  • Identifies top major gift prospects and Annual Fund prospects from within and outside Vivent Health’s network;
  • Involves and manages Senior Leadership as necessary in face-to-face cultivation, solicitation, renewal, and stewardship actions for regional top major donors and prospects;
  • Manages and updates portfolio though proper database management ensuring all prospect activities and communications are accurately entered into Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner; and
  • Other appropriate duties, as required.
Required Qualifications
  • A minimum of four (4) years of prior individual giving or relative experience with a proven track record of success.  
  • Comfort working remotely with diverse stakeholders and within a pluralistic environment required.
  • Strong Microsoft Office and PC proficiency required.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills are required.
  • A strategic thinker who works well independently, but enjoys contributing to the team’s overall success.
  • Ambition to work in a metrics-driven environment and is motivated by setting goals and reaching fundraising targets.
  • This individual must adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate empathy and perseverance, reflect an optimistic attitude in representing Vivent to external stakeholders, and convey sensitivity to the needs of donors.
  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of HIV/AIDS issues.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous portfolio management experience strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience using Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or comparable database software preferred.
  • Direct mail experience preferred. 

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions*

**Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer* *

Vivent Health is an equal opportunity employer and will recruit, hire, promote and transfer qualified persons into all job classifications regardless of race, gender, religion, skin color, national origin or ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy) or mental disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, family care status, marital status, veteran status, genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. Vivent Health complies with other expanded protected classifications that may be mandated by specific county or municipal regulations. As a recipient of federal funding, Vivent Health will not hire nor enter into a contractual relationship with any party that is debarred, suspended, or excluded from federal assistance programs.

*Public Student Loan Forgiveness*

Employment at our organization may qualify you for federal student loan forgiveness programs. We do not directly pay for – nor forgive – federal student loans; however our status as a not-for-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3), makes us an eligible employer. There may be other determining factors for one to qualify.

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