Senior Donor Manager (Major Gift Officer) (2)

Corus International

Corus International is the parent of a family of world-class organizations working to deliver the holistic, lasting solutions needed to end extreme poverty once and for all. We are a global leader in international development, with 150 years of combined experience across our brands. Our nonprofit and for-profit subsidiaries include IMA World Health and its fundraising brand Corus World Health, Lutheran World Relief, CGA Technologies, Ground Up Investing, and Farmers Market Brands. Our more than 800 employees around the globe are experts in their fields and dedicated to helping the world's most vulnerable people break the cycle of poverty and lead healthy lives.

Position Details

Senior Donor Manager (Major Gift Officer) (2)
Twin Cities Metro
Saint Paul, MN

Corus International is seeking Senior Donor Managers (Major Gift Officers) to join theGlobal Relationships and Resources team.This position is hybrid remote, working two days in our St. Paul, Minneapolis office or or fully remote from the Pacific Northwest, Rockies or greater Houston, Texas areas.Qualified candidates must reside in either of these areas.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Major Gifts, the Senior Donor Manager will be a key member of the Global Relationships and Resources team. The focus of this position is to develop and manage a portfolio of major-level-giving donors by initiating, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding relationships with individuals, couples, and families who partner financially with Lutheran World Relief and other Corus International brands.

The success of this role is measured by the following KRAs:

  • Fundraising revenue goals (individual and team) 
  • Number of visits 
  • Number of gifts solicited / closed


  • Develops and manages a portfolio of regional major gift prospects ($10K and higher). 
  • Develops and executes thoughtful, innovative, and individualized strategies for qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and involve program colleagues and organizational leaders as appropriate. 
  • Works closely with the Senior Director to create and measure regional revenue objectives and key results for portfolio assignments. 
  • Assists the Senior Director with regional volunteer(s), events, and regional strategies. 
  • Undertakes special projects and assignments to advance the mission of Corus International.

Supervisory: No direct reports

Education & Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree is required with 8 years of overall work experience. 
  • Minimum 5 years successful fundraising experience in nonprofit organization(s). 
  • An advanced degree or Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification is desirable. 
  • Experience with "Moves Management" or related strategic relationship development. 
  • Experience in writing effective proposals, summaries, and reports and updates for fundraising purposes. 
  • Experience in utilizing customer relationship management (CRM) software to manage donor relationships. 
  • Proven success in major donor development 
  • Ability to lead face-to-face meetings and the confidence to solicit funding using effective and appropriate language. 
  • Skilled in the art of 'closing the gift' with donors. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven experience in creating compelling donor materials and pitches that inspire action and support. 
  • Collaborative, team-oriented work style, with self-motivation and drive to get the job done with little supervision.

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