DRG Executive Search Consultants

Make-A-Wish Metro NY and Western NY (Chief Development Officer (Search closed))

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• Passion for the Make-A-Wish Foundation mission.

• A minimum of ten years of development experience with demonstrated progressive professional growth, including significant experience leading a department.

• Proven success in soliciting and closing major gifts, building and maintaining long-term relationships with major individual donors, corporate supporters, and foundations. Major gifts defined as gifts of $10,000 to $1 million and greater.

• A flexible and creative thinker able to find and create new giving opportunities for programs.

• Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to develop a high performing professional staff, professional relationships, and group of volunteers.

• Experience using a donor relations management system to track and manage data and technology for prospect identification and research.

• Experience working with a nonprofit Board of Directors.

• Outstanding oral and written communication skills with experience in development-related writing.

• Excellent organizational skills with a proven reputation for attention to detail.

• An independent, strategic thinker with good judgment, sensitivity, and the highest level of integrity.

• BS/BA required; Master’s degree preferred.

• Accreditation by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) preferred.