Founded in 1998, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. The Trevor Project’s vision is to always be the world’s largest and best-in-class provider of suicide prevention and crisis intervention services for LGBTQ youth, and serve as a leading voice in education, advocacy, and research related to LGBTQ youth and mental health.
The Director of Major Gifts position is a newly created position that will oversee the major ($25,000+) and planned giving programs. This position will build the structure to grow the major gifts pipeline, formalize planned giving for the first time, and coach the team through this transition. The Director will manage a team of 4 staff, including 3 direct reports. They will manage a portfolio of prospects with high gift capacity and ensure that major and planned giving donors have a meaningful and delightful philanthropic experience. As the organization is poised to kick off a major campaign to fund the strategic growth plan, the Director of Major Gifts will play a significant role in campaign strategy, pipeline development, and solicitation.
- Builder. You’re someone who thinks strategically. You’re excited about the opportunity to take the status quo as just a starting point, then implement best practices and continually innovate.
- Goal-oriented. You set aggressive goals that are achievable, then focus on exceeding them.
- Experienced. You have deep knowledge of both the art and science of fundraising. You have a proven track record of directly securing transformational gifts and growing major and planned giving programs. You draw from your full-stack experience to deliver innovative solutions.
- Action-oriented. You know how to get things done. You operate with urgency and efficiency. You know how to identify problems and love to develop plans informed by data to deliver and solve them.
- Relationship-manager. You love working with people and know how to nurture and maintain relationships with current and prospective major and planned giving donors.
- Inspirational. You are a strong storyteller and know how to demonstrate the impact of a gift on The Trevor Project’s life-saving work.
- Collaborative. You understand that the best way to meet and exceed goals is through outstanding teamwork.
- Flexible. You are comfortable navigating ambiguity and working through competing priorities.
- Passionate. You care about LGBTQ youth. You care about saving lives. You want to come to work and feel inspired every day. You want to change the world.
- Fun. The work we do is very serious, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun. We know how to have a good time and you should too.
Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for The Trevor Project.