Senior Major Gifts Officer

Catalina Island Conservancy - Long Beach, CA
Catalina Island Conservancy seeks a Senior Major Gifts Officer to play an integral role in the success of resourcing the priority initiatives laid forth in Catalina Island Conservancy's strategic plan, Catalina Island Restoration Project, and fundraising activities specific to the overall mission of the Catalina Island Conservancy. The Senior Major Gifts Officer will develop and implement strategies to secure financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects with the capacity and inclination to make major gifts. The Senior Major Gifts Officer will have a dynamic and diverse portfolio of 100 to 125 individuals capable of contributing to the development department's FY24 goal of $6M. Key responsibilities include the identification, engagement, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects capable of making gifts of $100,000 and more, with increased emphasis and activity on cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts of $250,000 to $1,000,000.

Founded in 1972, the Catalina Island Conservancy, one of California’s oldest and largest private land trusts, opens its wildlands for the public to enjoy in many ways. Just off the densely populated Southern California coast, Catalina Island is home to approximately 4,000 year-round residents and more than 60 endemic species of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. The Catalina Island Conservancy protects 88 percent of Catalina Island’s approximately 48,000 acres, including the region’s longest publicly accessible undeveloped coastline. The Conservancy is a research and conservation leader, protecting and restoring vulnerable habitats and species in its Mediterranean climate. Conservancy staff guide Island ecosystem recovery with the goal of generating a resilient, self-sustaining ecosystem with no endangered forms of life. The Conservancy offers recreational experiences and educational programs for not only the 300,000 annual visitors who choose to spend time in the unique and special Conservancy “Wildlands Ecosystems” but also inspires nearly 1.4 million visitors to other parts of the Island. Recreation, educational engagement service opportunities, and partnerships connect the Island’s unique resources to people’s lives, inspiring environmental stewardship and action. The Catalina Island Conservancy believes in responsible recreation for the stewardship of natural resources. The Conservancy provides access to Catalina Island’s wildlands with nearly 165 miles of recreational roads and trails, and 62 miles of unspoiled beaches and coves for camping, biking, hiking, touring, and more.

"Catalina Island Conservancy is making it possible for the Island’s plant and animal habitat be conserved and return to a thriving ecosystem. We are improving the recreational experience through trail and campground enhancements. We are proud to make it possible for increased access and affordability to the Island for underserved children and families. It’s an exciting and important time to join the organization."" — Kirsten Peterson Johansen, Chief of External Affairs

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.