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Gift Officer at LIFEMOVES

Posted in Nonprofit - Social Services 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Menlo Park, California

Job Description:

About Us: LifeMoves is one of the largest and most effective providers of shelter and supportive services across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula.  As a results-driven organization, since 1987, our mission has been to provide interim housing and supportive services that create opportunities for homeless families and individuals to rapidly return to stable housing and long-term self-sufficiency. Our successful therapeutic service model combines clean, modern housing with intensive supportive services that promote dignity and motivate our clients to achieve autonomy.  LifeMoves operates over 15 major sites from San Jose to Daly City.

Culture: LifeMoves staff are dedicated to serving our community.  Diverse in background, outlook and life experience, our team addresses important social issues with passion and creativity.  A culture of collaboration and innovation provides a thriving and successful environment for all. We foster personal growth through ongoing investment in the professional development of our staff.  Together, we are committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and helping our clients achieve long-term self-sufficiency.

Position Summary: LifeMoves seeks a self-directed individual with a proven track record of cultivating and stewarding long-term relationships and securing financial resources to serve as a Gift Officer. The Officer is responsible for effective strategies and systems for raising significant gifts from individual donors, community and faith-based organizations. They carry a portfolio of established donors and meet a specific personal revenue goal. They will also be a highly collaborative member of the Individual Giving Team and will fulfill a primary role in the organization’s individual giving strategy. The Officer also takes the lead on stewardship communications and proposal and grant writing for the Individual Giving team to help them achieve their fundraising responsibilities.

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5–7 years’ work experience in fundraising and/or sales

  • Compelling and inspirational communicator

  • Exceptional writing skills and ability to synthesize organization needs, opportunities and impact into clear, persuasive narrative

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and build relationships with people from a wide diversity of backgrounds

  • Values-driven individual with track record of achievement and proven ability to innovate and manage towards ambitious goals

  • Demonstrated time management skills and excellent follow-through, including the ability to work on multiple projects and prioritize deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Exceptional organizational skills

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team effort

  • Ability to stay current on industry trends, to think creatively and propose new ways to engage donors.

  • An understanding of ideas and practices that promote diversity, equity and inclusion; and a commitment to ongoing professional development in this area.

  • Comfortable externally representing the organization

  • Familiarity with AFP professional fundraising standards

We have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Account, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K, etc.

To learn more about our non-profit organization, check out our website at

LifeMoves is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

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