Major Gifts Officer

Seraphic Fire
Miami, FL
Type of Position: 
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022


  • Manage a portfolio of 50-75 major gift individuals ($1k+) and corporate prospects
  • Create and implement Board-approved fundraising strategies including:
    • Develop a strategy for new prospects at both the local and national level
    • Cultivate and solicit  donors for funding opportunities including concert sponsorships, education programs, special events, and tours
    • Manage relationships with existing donors and strategic encouragement of increased participation
  • Prepare funding proposals that outline funding opportunities, overall vision, and benefits of a relationship with Seraphic Fire
  • Develop and implement prospect-specific cultivation, briefing, and solicitation strategies
  • Lead and support solicitations through the development of prospect-specific proposals and talking points for organizational and volunteer leadership
  • Alongside organizational and volunteer leadership, advance key organizational initiatives including fundraising and capital campaigns
  • Interact with Board members and other interested parties to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective major donors
  • Steward major donors and corporate sponsors through thank you notes, in-person visits, and impact reports serving as their primary contact
  • Maintain and update donor information in Seraphic Fire’s database, ensuring that all contact and activity is documented
  • Attend performances, donor cultivation meals and events, and related community activities, serving as a representative of Seraphic Fire
  • Produce development-related reports as requested by the Executive Director
  • Other projects as assigned


  • Greet and interact with donors
  • Serve as on-site point of contact for Board members and make introductions


The ideal applicant will present as polished and sophisticated, possess persuasive writing and verbal communication skills, be systems oriented, have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, derive enjoyment from conversing and interacting with donors, and be motivated to move the organization forward through increased funding. The capacity to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with high level donors, volunteers, Board members, and staff is integral to this role. Facility with standard computer software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel) is a must. Applicants must be able to work calmly under pressure, drive to locations throughout South Florida, and travel nationally 3-4 times per year. Knowledge of and appreciation for the choral art form and classical music will be seen as an asset. This position has a varied schedule with evening and weekend hours.

Compensation and Benefits: 

Reports to:                 Executive Director

Classification:             Full Time, Exempt

Salary:                         Commensurate with experience, $55,000 – $74,000

Benefits:                     Full health/ dental/ vision coverage, PTO (vacation, flex, and sick days), company phone plan, non-matched 401(k) plan, remote workdays, professional development opportunities

Application Procedure: 

To be considered, please email the following in PDF form to [email protected]:

  • A cover letter describing your interest in the position, what you will bring to the organization, and why you are the ideal candidate
  • A resume outlining your educational and professional experience
  • 3 professional references

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