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Regional Philanthropy Officer/Major Gifts

Company: American Red Cross
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

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By joining the American Red Cross you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's largest humanitarian network?

**** As a condition of employment with American Red Cross, you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated for COVID 19 or qualify for an exemption, except in states where it is prohibited by law. Accordingly, employment is conditioned on providing proof of vaccination or having an approved exemption prior to starting employment ****

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Job Description:

We are seeking a Regional Philanthropy Officer to serve our community and support our lifesaving services. These mission-critical roles serve as the key steward for a portfolio of current and prospective philanthropists in support of the American Red Cross.


  • You will engage in relationships with individual donors, while having a significant amount of opportunity to develop giving strategies.
  • Ensure retention and growth of donor contributions.
  • Meet or exceed a minimum annual fundraising target including renewable gifts and new incremental revenue, adjusting as necessary in the event of major domestic disasters.
  • Engage our Tiffany Circle members through mission experiences and regular communication.
  • Design and disseminate customized solicitation strategies targeting donor interests in partnership with cross-departmental teams; maintain up-to-date donor records in region/chapter database following donor contact.
  • This is a blended work position in the Indianapolis area. You will work from a home office, meet with donors in person as needed, and be available to come into the office for meetings as needed.
  • Advance the organizational mission and creating meaningful impact in the lives of both donors and beneficiaries of that mission.

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
    • Minimum of 5 years sales and/or fundraising experience required. Proven experience in developing strategies for donor retention growth and recapture and proven success with complex requests is required.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser's Edge or
    • A current valid driver's license and good driving record is required.
      * Combination of candidate's education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description's minimum education and general experience years combined

      The Team: Work with a team of seven development staff to support the work within the Indiana region.

      What's in it for you:
      We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.
      • Medical, Dental Vision plans
      • Paid Family Leave: 12 weeks paid at 80%
      • PTO + Holidays
      • 401K with 4% match
      • Employee Assistance
      • Service Awards and recognition
      • Pay for Performance
      • Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term

        Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The work environment will consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones and printers, light traffic). The employee must have the ability to work in a small cubicle and have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time. Overall mobility is essential. May also include driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions.

        DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


        Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

        The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        Interested in Volunteering?

        Life's emergencies don't stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

        Visit to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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