This position is a member of the Genesys Works National Office development team. We are headquartered in Houston and our current program locations include Houston, Bay Area, Chicago, New York City, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Washington DC area. We prefer that candidates reside in or are interested in locating in one of these communities, but this is not a requirement.
In preparation for rapid growth on a national scale, the Institutional Giving Officer will assist the National Development Department in meeting the organization’s goals and objectives as defined by Genesys Works’ strategic priorities, as well as supporting local and national fundraising efforts by building and maintaining a pipeline of philanthropic supporters. The Institutional Giving Officer is an integral part of ensuring that we continue to serve as many students as possible by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding support from foundations and corporations that will support our regional and national growth efforts.
Identify, establish and maintain relationships with a portfolio of approximately 100 prospective donors with primary focus on giving capacity of five to seven figures; portfolio will have a National focus but may include regional or local prospects as assigned.
Secure financial gifts from national foundations, corporations, and other philanthropic entities by developing and executing individualized plans including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
Engage donor prospects through face to face meetings and other strategic communications, including local, regional and national travel as necessary.
Serves as an active participant assisting in making strategic decisions affecting the development operations and collaborate on other fundraising initiatives.
Work with donors, volunteers, and staff at existing and prospective GW locations as assigned.
Prepare donor proposals and gift agreements as necessary.
Maintain entity, gift, and prospect management records, including accurate call reports of all donor prospect meetings, in the donor management system.
Be aware of, and subscribe to, best practices and strategies for successful fundraising
A track record of building long-term donor relationships and closing 5-7 figure gifts
At least five to seven years of job related experience, minimum of two in a gift officer position
Ability to identify and engage new and prospective donors and funding partners
Collaborative problem solver who brings an entrepreneurial approach to designing personal donor engagement strategies
A can-do attitude and willingness to go the extra mile in service of our mission
Strong presence and leadership
Strong organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize, coordinate several projects simultaneously, and work independently or with a team
A track record of setting and achieving stretch goals, and meeting ongoing performance metrics
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In our quest to be a nonprofit employer of choice, we offer competitive compensation, medical, dental, and vision insurance, company-paid life and disability insurance, generous time off to include vacation, wellness, and (10) company paid holidays, 403(b) retirement savings plan with company match, and flexible work arrangements.
About Genesys Works
Genesys Works is a 501(c)3 organization that provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experience, and impactful relationships. We envision a future when all youth finish high school equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency. At the core of our program is professional and technical training, meaningful paid internships at companies, and support in achieving post-secondary education objectives. Established in Houston, Texas in 2002, Genesys Works has expanded to Chicago, New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, and Washington DC Area. Additional expansion plans are in process.