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JOB BANK is a benefit to the community listing professional fundraising opportunities requiring a variety of skill levels and experience.

It is our pleasure to provide these job postings for your review and consideration.  The Job Bank is a service to AFP members. Chapter members receive email notices of all new job postings one week before they are posted on the website. Job availability announcements are accepted from members and organizations.   If you wish to post a position please contact the AFP office 921-5410 or by e-mail: afpfl@verizon.net

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   Is your agency thinking about hiring a grant-writer or conducting a capital campaign preceded first by a feasibility study? 

Do your outsourcings needs include board training and development, marketing, direct mail, or planned giving? 

We have the answer right here in our local Sarasota-Manatee backyard—specialists to meet your outsourcing needs.

Marden Paru, Chair of the Job Bank, has pioneered a matching service, approved by the Board of Directors of the SW Florida Chapter, AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals).  It went into full operation in 2007.  Geared specifically towards smaller agencies and development departments that lack the personnel to conduct specialties, the Consultants Job Bank may be tapped for rendering much-needed outsourced services.

Budgetary restraints make outsourcing more economical to an agency’s bottom line.  From a pool of very talented and capable consultants locally--all are affiliated with AFP—you may find the answer to your agency’s particular needs.

One need not look out of town for talent when we have it right here.  To access the pool of consultants at no charge, simply send a job order (a description of the project and goals to be achieved) to mardenparu@comcast.net.  If you have any questions call Marden at 941-379-5655.  Consultants may be added to the pool by submitting a simple background/credentials form which is available upon request.

JOB TITLE:   Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer - Easter Seals SW Florida


Description:       Plan, implement and manage organization’s Major Gifts and Planned Giving efforts that focus on increasing the number of individuals giving. Work with donors to educate, solicit, and secure outright and deferred gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations and President’s Council annual fund giving. This position is responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding assigned prospects capable of giving $50,000 and more over time and for cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of giving $1,000 to $50,000 annually for a total of 150 to 200 prospects.


-        Communicate Easter Seals’ vision, mission, and values to our publics.

-       Serve as a member of the management team by staying abreast of organization-wide issues and contributing to the overall management of the organization.

-       Assure fundraising initiatives meet quality standards, brand consistency and marketing effectiveness.

-         Manage affiliate messages pertaining to the following areas: major gifts, Presidents Council, Legacy Program results and participation, planned giving training opportunities, gift annuity marketing and program awareness, and donor cultivation and stewardship. 

-         Ensure all written materials to donors are of highest quality and convey  information accurately and in a user-friendly way that optimizes results and facilitates donor outreach.

-        Manage donor cultivation and stewardship processes, including management of resources for telephone outreach to enhance major gift, gift annuity and bequest results, a special track of stewardship mailings and by establishing and overseeing a process of data management to facilitate constituent relationship management.

-        Supervise prospect research, donor stewardship (and information systems) including prospect management and major gifts and planned giving initiative reports.

-       Develop and implement a written plan for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual, corporate and foundation potential donors capable of giving $50,000 and more over time and potential individual, corporate, and foundation donors capable of giving $1,000 to $55,000 annually.

-         Meet agreed upon dollar goals for major gifts; meet agreed upon dollar goals for President’s Council gifts; meet agreed upon goals for number of planned giving commitments made

-        Set and meet major gift and planned giving fundraising goals quarterly

-         Set and meet fund raising goals monthly for new, renewed and upgraded President’s Council members

-        Personally manage a portfolio of 150 to 200 prospects

-       Qualify an agreed upon number of prospects per month

-        Develop and implement written strategies based on capacity and readiness to give

-        Make 15 + visits per month

-       Be responsible for how assigned prospects will be solicited for their annual fund gift

-         Write useful contact reports after each visit and meaningful contact.

-        Project manage the establishment and launch of Easter Seals Legacy Society, and then take an ongoing lead role in areas of donor communications, donor permissions, ongoing donor treatment, and affiliate interface with the Legacy Society.

-         Performs other duties as requested by the CEO.




1. Bachelors Degree in communications, marketing, business or related course of study.

2. Minimum 5 years of marketing and/or non-profit fund raising experience preferred. Planned giving a plus.

3. A proven track record as a major gift officer and manager or a proven track record as a leadership annual fund officer or proven track record in appropriate transferable responsibilities.

4. Ability to work efficiently as an individual while working flexibly, cooperatively and positively in a team environment.

5. Able to prioritize multiple tasks and set priorities and objectives with minimal supervision.

6. Able to utilize independent judgment and good decision-making skills.

7. Excellent interpersonal communication skills with ability to work collaboratively with internal and external people, emphasizing the ability to listen and hear others

8. Must be able to handle confidential matters in a mature and responsible manner.

9. Computer proficient including spreadsheet, presentation and word.

10. An understanding of and a belief in philanthropy

11.  Must hold a valid Florida driver’s license and auto liability insurance.


Please email resume and salary requirements to egreenhalgh@easterseal.org.



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