Position: Major Gift Officer (San Francisco)
Salary: Based on Experience
Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Start: As soon as possible
Closing date of this position: Open until filled
Reports to: Director of Development
Equality California (EQCA) is the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization with over 800,000 members. Equality California brings the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating, and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. Through its legislative work, EQCA has successfully sponsored 140 pieces of pro-equality legislation cementing California as the state with strongest LGBTQ-civil rights protections in the country.
Equality California Institute (EQCAI) is a 501(c)3 organization that has a parallel mission to EQCA, its 501(c)4 counterpart. EQCAI educates the broader community on important LGBTQ issues such as transgender equality, violence and hate crimes, healthcare, health disparities, the needs of LGBTQ seniors and youth, homelessness and immigration. Over the last five years, EQCAI has spearheaded successful programs to tackle these issues, including multiple public education campaigns, such as Transform California, Equality4All, #Take It, I’m PrEPed, Let California Ring, Fair Share for Equality, the Breakthrough Conversations Project, and Health Happens with Equality.
EQCA and EQCAI seek a Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to develop and oversee a comprehensive major donor program through identification, relationship development, acknowledgement, and stewardship of high-level supporters. With support from the Executive and Managing Directors, Director of Development, 5-person Development team, and board members, the MGO will plan and execute successful programs and events in which to engage individuals with the capacity and passion to advance the EQCA/EQCAI mission. The MGO identifies strategic opportunities to retain and grow relationships with current constituents while identifying and engaging new donors. This is a full-time, salaried position with the ideal candidate being based in the San Francisco Bay area with the ability to travel frequently to Los Angeles and throughout the state. Los Angeles and other California-based candidates will be considered, however an understanding of the San Francisco philanthropic community and frequent travel is required.
Duties and Responsibilities
We strongly encourage women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities and non-LGBTQ persons to apply.
Equality California is an equal employment opportunity employer. Equality California does not make employment decisions or discriminate based on protected characteristics including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, gender (including gender identity and/or gender expression), sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicaps, veteran status, or genetic information as prescribed by applicable local, state, and federal law. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including, but not limited to, women, people of color, people of diverse gender identities, and non-LGBTQ allies.
Please email resume (including names and contact of three references), cover letter and salary requirements to Tony Hoang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to put “Major Gifts Officer” in the subject line of your email.