Annual Gifts Officer

Episcopal Relief & Development | New York, New York

Job Summary

Coordinate a program to cultivate, solicit, and steward new and current mid-level ($2,500-$9,999) annual donors. This includes strengthening relationships through your direct engagement with donors by phone, email, social media and events. Identify donors with interest in deeper engagement, greater capacity for support, and interest in special giving opportunities and planned gifts. Work with Director of Donor Services to oversee all aspects of acknowledgements. Participate in Development team meetings; prepare and lead various projects, such as donor events; and prepare reports as needed. This position reports to the Vice President for Advancement and will collaborate closely with Major Gift Officers and others in the Advancement team.

Reports To

Vice President, Advancement


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

   Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Manage a portfolio of donors who annually give between $2,500-$9,999, requiring direct engagement with individuals and congregations for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, including some group presentations and in-person visits. Meet or exceed fundraising goals in support of the US fundraising team’s annual targets and goals.
  2. Work with the Vice President, Advancement, Director of Donor Services and Major Gift Officers to determine and implement strategies for retention of the influx of new donors and increased giving opportunities; develop a pipeline of renewal and upgrade prospects; and facilitate the flow of donors between giving programs.
  3. Handle acknowledgment process for all donors, including special handling for major donors, annual donors and other special giving campaigns.
  4. Support fundraising activities of the Advancement Committee and Board.
  5. Help develop and manage mid-level donor cultivation strategies, stewardship events and related communications. Ensure individuals’ matching gifts from corporations are completed.
  6. Ensure electronic donor records are current in the development database, especially tracking of actions for those within the mid-level donor portfolio.
  7. Attend congregation events to steward current donors and attract new ones.
  8. Participate with fundraising colleagues to understand and incorporate monthly giving, planned giving and special campaign gift opportunities into fundraising strategies. Learn and understand program work so that it can be communicated with ease and confidence.
  9. Assist with incoming calls and emails, especially during busy seasons.
  10. Provide administrative support to Vice President, Advancement and Major Gift Officers and Donor Relations team.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required for this position and not necessarily the skills you bring to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION: A bachelor’s degree is required


  • Four years demonstrated successful fundraising and outreach experience required
  • Proficiency with software including Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge and others
  • Experience in working across nations and cultures


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Strong communication skills including excellence in speaking, writing and presentations
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, as well as being part of a team
  • Commitment to Episcopal Relief & Development’s values. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the organization
  • Strong interest in international development, grassroots empowerment and gender equality

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (including Physical Demands):

  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and a resume to and indicate Annual Gifts Officer in the subject line. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. For more information, go to our website at

* Episcopal Relief & Development provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

Episcopal Relief & Development offers reasonable accommodations in the hiring and employment process for individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. 

Episcopal Relief & Development


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations