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Development Officer

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Odenville, AL, USAOdenvilleALUSA

Reports to:  Chief Executive Officer

General Position Description:

This position will be responsible for developing and executing a strategy to build a database of potential WellHouse donors and to call on these potential donors for the purpose of making an ask for gifts for The WellHouse.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Establish a strategic and systematic focus on closing commitments from high net-worth donors, foundations, churches, corporations, and other individuals.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward qualified prospects and donors, managing a portfolio of approximately 250 qualified relationships with at least one touch per year.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate face-to-face visits and other activities with donors; include CEO when necessary and requested
  • Meet or exceed annual individual revenue goals.
  • Develop a caseload of active major gifts prospects and carry out strategies for solicitation of these prospects.
  • Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with potential donors.
  • Routinely engage board members, organization executives and current donors in peer-prospect identification, visits, and five-figure closings.
  • Demonstrate a keen sense of curiosity for donors – seeking to “crack the code” of what compels each donor to give substantially by asking the right questions – and able to personally adapt as needed to meet the needs of donors.
  • Compassionately articulate the WellHouse story both in person and through public communications.
  • Guide the development of compelling proposals and oversee the development of creative presentations and reports.
  • Assist the Advancement Director with fundraising events to include, but not limited to: the Zoo event, the Junior Board gala, and the Chrysalis event.
  • Provide monthly accurate and timely activity and pipeline reports and revenue forecasts.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's Degree
CFRE certification

Key Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Preferred CFRE certification
  • 2+ years of front-line experience in major gifts development
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising in an environment of similar complexity
  • Ability to engage board members and key stakeholders in donor visits and to earn and maintain their confidence
  • Successful experience closing five-figure commitments including, but not limited to planned gifts, campaign and endowment gifts, and investment options
  • Superior presentation skills including the presence to deal effectively with diverse constituencies including principal donors and Board members
  • Ability to collaborate with others in a complex, matrix-structured, dynamic organizational environment
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, and to listen, and an unusual capacity to engage, inspire and persuade
  • Willingness to travel to regularly visit and cultivate new and existing donor relationships 

Organization Info

The WellHouse

Odenville, AL, USA
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us

We exist to honor God by rescuing and providing opportunities for restoration to female victims of human trafficking who have been sexually exploited.


We provide a safe residential environment to women, offering spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical support services. We welcome all women who have been sexually exploited through human trafficking. Regardless of race, color, creed, or religion, women in pain can be assured they will find love and acceptance at The WellHouse. 

Why Work For Us?: 

The WellHouse is rooted in the compassion and love of the Christian faith. We believe every individual brings a unique gifting, perspective, and passion to their work, and we want to honor that. We aim to help build the individual in their career and to live out their calling. 

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 14 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 14 2019
Hiring Organization: 
The WellHouse