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PHILANTHROPY OFFICER I / Major Gifts Officer

Christian Appalachian Project, Inc.   Lexington, KY   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on June 5, 2022
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The Mission of Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) is “building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ’s love through service in Appalachia.”

CAP is currently seeking qualified candidates for the following job opening:

Officer I
Philanthropy
Lexington, KY
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

(Extensive Travel Involved – Some nights/weekends)

Called to serve the people of Appalachia. For over 60 years, the Christian Appalachian Project has served the
people of Appalachia by building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ’s love. Through donor support, dedicated volunteers, and a selfless staff, CAP now touches the lives of more than 1 million people each year. By working with other local food banks and humanitarian service providers, our reach extends to parts of all 13 states of the Appalachian region. Each life that is “lifted up” reflects Christ’s love and the generous spirit of our supporters. Join us in helping neighbors in need in Appalachia.

The Role:

Are you called to the greater purpose of helping people in need? Do you have the skills and drive to work in a
dynamic, robust, and growing philanthropy department? That’s what you need to work at CAP, the Christian
Appalachian Project. We are a recognized national philanthropic organization that helps people in need in the
Appalachian region.

We are seeking a Major Gifts Officer to set an elite standard of working with donors to discover, cultivate,
invite, and steward them through their giving journey, serving as CAP’s ambassador to share our mission in
Appalachia with an emphasis on securing gifts of $5,000 or greater from a portfolio of some of our nation’s
most generous and thoughtful philanthropists. Our Major Gift Officer is responsible for developing and
implementing solicitation strategies, fulfilling annual activity outcomes, maintaining donors’ databases, and
reporting. An entrepreneurial spirit, excellent communication skills, and a passion to travel and speak
passionately on behalf of the mission and values of the Christian Appalachian Project and its human services
programs will be essential to your success. You will work hand-in-hand with our experienced philanthropy team, participate in team-related activities, share best practices, follow through on assigned tasks, and create synergy. CAP believes in your development and, with the support of your teammates, director, and leadership team, you will have opportunities for professional development in an environment focused on your long-term success.

Benefits to You:
The Christian Appalachian Project, Inc. CAP’s 2022 benefits program is designed to help you stay healthy,
feel secure, and maintain a work/life balance. Offering a competitive benefits package is just one way we strive
to provide our employees with a rewarding workplace. CAP offers the following benefits: Medical Plans, FSA,
HSA, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D, STD, LTD, Whole and Term Life Insurance, Supplemental Insurance
Plans, 401k plan with 6% match, 16 Paid Holidays, and 80 hours of PTO at the start of your employment.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • 4 or more years of successful experience in a related field or a combination of education and experience.

To apply for this position please visit www.christianapp.org

Please respond before July 1, 2022

An Equal Employment Opportunity