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The Upper Room - Discipleship Ministries

Major Gifts Officer

The Upper Room - Discipleship Ministries


Job Summary

The Major Gifts Officer – Remote – Work From Home is responsible for leading a major donor gift initiative for The Upper Room to ensure the sustainability of its publishing and program ministries. The primary responsibility is to create and execute a strategic plan that identifies, cultivates, and solicits a select group of donors and prospects who have the capacity and willingness to invest in our work by making a significant gift of $5000 or more.

Job Responsibilities

The position works in collaboration with the development team and senior leadership to define objectives, set key results, and implement an effective, well-rounded fundraising program that contributes to the wellbeing and financial health of the organization. Writes, speaks, and educates clearly about the mission/vision of The Upper Room and funding opportunities.

Develops and executes compelling donor cultivation plans that generate a desire to invest in our work and to ultimately give large financial gifts. Serves with program staff to facilitate the annual plan and major gift program for The Academy for Spiritual Formation and Emmaus Ministries. Offers leadership and guidance with volunteer development committees. Designs online and in person events and facilitates activities and visitations to grow relationships and deepen engagement with major gift prospects.


Education / Experience

BS or BA degree in philanthropy, public relations, non-profit management, communication, or related field.

Three to five years of related experience. Demonstrated ability to acquire gifts of $5,000 and more. Knowledge of DonorPerfect, Donor Search, Thankview, and other online applications is a plus.

Additional Information


This position is a Work From Home position.

We offer a competitive benefits package including competitive wages and full comprehensive benefits.

Benefits include medical, prescription, dental, vision, EAP, generous sick/personal paid time off, vacation days and twelve paid holidays. We also offer a generous matching retirement plan. Also included is life insurance and short/long term disability insurance.

How to Apply

To be considered for this opportunity please send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources via email at

Discipleship Ministries is an Affirmative Action Employer.  M/F/D/V EOE.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2023


  • Date Posted: May 5, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Religious
  • Salary Range: Salary is based on experience