Major Gifts Officer

We are seeking a Major Gifts Officer to join our Philanthropic Services team. The incumbent will report to the Chief Revenue & Business Development Officer.

This is a full-time, exempt position at our Santa Barbara office.

Please review our Job Description below, before applying.

See the bottom of our ad for information regarding benefits!

The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in solicitations over $50,000 to high net worth donors. Candidates will be detail-oriented and committed to meeting tight deadlines. Preference will be given to those with a strong major gifts history, bachelor’s degree and/or relevant work experience. Applicants must be passionate about the work of the Santa Barbara Foundation when communicating with prospects, donors, trustees and staff and value being a part of an organization committed to teamwork and inclusion.


Position Summary:

The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will work with the Philanthropic Services team to meet the organization’s bold agenda through transformational philanthropy. The MGO will play a key role in developing a Major Gifts Program that will emphasize engagement. The goal of the Major Gifts Program is to identify prospects determined to have the major gifts capacity ($25,000 to $500,000 over five years) and increase the number of larger gifts to the foundation, including multiyear pledges. The MGO will also promote the organization to corporations and foundations, and will work with the Chief Revenue and Business Development Officer (CRBDO) on outreach and relationship-building with these groups.


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At SBF, we value wellness and offer a very generous benefits package, including: up to 15 days of PTO in the first year of employment, sick time, 401K with 4% matching in the first year and an additional 6% of profit sharing after one year anniversary, fully paid medical and ancillary benefits, massages and more!

All applicants are required to submit both a resume and cover letter to
No calls, please.