Major Gifts Officer

Job Description

KEES has been exclusively retained by The Salvation Army in their search for a Major Gifts Officer (aka: Donor Relations Director) in their New Jersey division. The Army seeks a compassionate, dynamic and entrepreneurial fundraising professional with a minimum of three years’ experience in a highly productive and progressive development and communications program within the nonprofit sector in the role of. Preference is given to those who have served in a faith-based organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree; Advanced degree and/or CFRE credential preferred.
  • Highly effective interpersonal, conversational and presentational skills, demonstrating an emotional intelligence and situational awareness, in tandem with, excellent writing abilities and strong case development and sales pitch skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and maintaining positive relationships with diverse individuals, including executives, high-level volunteers and wealthy donors, as well as, internal stakeholders and leadership.
  • Willingness and ability to travel on a regular basis. Valid Driver’s License required.

How to apply

To apply, candidates should submit their cover letter and resume and complete the online application. 

To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

This search is managed by Laura Weinman, Senior Consultant of KEES, in counsel with Heather Eddy, President & CEO. Questions may be addressed to Laura Weinman.