As a member of the national philanthropy team, the National Directorof Major Gifts will develop and implement a comprehensive plan formajor and planned giving to help donors accomplish their philanthropic goalsand ambitions through a relationship with Mercy Housing.


Job Summary

Mercy Housing is looking for people who want to create a more humane world where
poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy, and all people can develop
their full potential. We believe that affordable housing and supportive
programs improve the economic status of residents, transform neighborhoods, and
stabilize lives.

As a member of the national philanthropy team, the National Director
of Major Gifts
 will develop and implement a comprehensive plan for
major and planned giving to help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals
and ambitions through a relationship with Mercy Housing.

This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule.


  • Develop a national major giving strategy including establishing and
    nurturing relationships with existing and prospective donors, to increase their
    financial support through significant annual, major giving, endowment, and
    legacy gifts
  • Create and launch a successful comprehensive planned giving and endowment
    program across all Mercy Housing regions
  • Work collaboratively with Senior Vice President of Philanthropy and
    senior leadership team in developing and implementing fundraising strategic
    plans, priorities and objectives utilizing clear metrics for analyzing and
    monitoring progress
  • Create and implement moves management plans for multiple solicitors using
    Raisers Edge donor database and wealth screening tools to identify, track, and
    cultivate donors and prospects for national solicitors and support regional
  • Work closely with SVP of National Philanthropy to assist solicitors such
    as President/CEO, Board members, and key solicitors by providing fundraising
    support and coaching for their pipeline identification, cultivation, and giving
    activation (e.g. proposal development, strategic counsel, donor communication)
  • Manage individual portfolio of 30 – 50 national donors with significant
    gift capacity
  • Partner with communication department and regional teams to plan and
    design strategic cultivation and stewardship activities to ensure donors
    receive appropriate, prompt acknowledgement and updates on the impact that
    their gifts have made
  • Coordinate and produce a range of financial, budget, and ad hoc reports,
    proposals, and analyses for management

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in individual major gift fund development,
    including major gift cultivation and solicitation in a human services or social
    services setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public relations,
    marketing, policy/advocacy or related field
  • Planned giving, capital campaign, and Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification

At Mercy Housing, we believe that mission and business are not competing
values and that all people deserve dignity. We believe our work and communities
are enhanced when diverse groups of people learn and grow together. Applicants
who believe they will thrive in this culture and who are committed to racial
equity, diversity, and inclusion are encouraged to apply.


  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Pet Insurance
  • 15 days of accrued PTO, 12 company + 2 floating holidays, 1 week of winter office closure
  • 403b matching, paid volunteer time, Employee Assistance Program, and much more


Please apply on our careers page at:

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