Children Family Services Center
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Full Time

The Renaissance West Community Initiative (RWCI) Major Gifts Officer will play an important role by providing support to the Chief Executive Officer and leading the coordination of all campaign and fundraising activities for acquiring major gifts for the organization.

About Renaissance West Community Initiative

RWCI is leading the revitalization of a neighborhood in the West Boulevard corridor of Charlotte, NC. The organization is working to improve economic mobility and end intergenerational poverty through a holistic approach that is based on the Purpose Built Communities model. The initiative includes a simultaneous focus on mixed-income housing, a cradle-to-career education continuum, and supportive services for children and families.    RWCI is a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization effort and represents an opportunity for resurgence in what was once one of Charlotte's most economically challenge neighborhoods.

Position Description 

The Major Gifts Officer will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will have the following primary responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute a major gifts and planned giving strategy for the organization
  • Provide staff support to board of directors and fund development committee volunteers
  • Conduct research on prospective donors
  • Manage the creation of appropriate fundraising reports and other database reports as needed
  • Assure the maintenance of appropriatedonor files
  • Assure the proper processing of donations and preparation of acknowledgement letters and correspondence
  • Work with the CEO and Fund Development Staff in donor relationship management, including donor and prospect updates and engagement events
  • Support all activities associated with fulfillment of RWCI's mission and vision 


This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with non-profit senior development experience to continue building RWCI's fundraising capacity.  Applicants must have relevant fundraising/donor relations experience. The Ideal candidate will also demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively across stakeholder groups to achieve an ambitious set of goals.

  • BA required, CFRE or ACFRE a plus
  • At least 10 years of funds development experience, with a proven track record of success securing major gifts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must
  • Attention to detail
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Renaissance West Community Initiative's mission
  • Intermediate to Advanced technical skill, demonstrated experience and proficiency in managing fundraising databases and in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Flexible schedule in support of fundraising events and activities
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environments and in balancing competing priorities
  • Experience in a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group
  • Experience in a complex work environment

No calls or visits please. To express interest, please formally apply with your resume and cover letter with salary requirements.

The Agency's policy is to provide equal opportunity in all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability or veteran status.

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