Major Gifts Manager

The Major Gifts Manager will be responsible for the management, cultivation, major gift solicitation, and stewardship of their own portfolio of donors and prospects. In addition, the Major Gifts Manager will work with the Executive Director to support high-level fundraising efforts for Safari Club International Foundation's (SCIF) comprehensive fundraising campaign. The incumbent must be comfortable in dealing with a diverse group of individuals including, but not limited to, top Government Officials, foreign Diplomats, business leaders as well as individuals in the wildlife field. This position requires the incumbent to travel 50% of the time including mandatory travel to the SCI Annual Hunters Convention for 5-7 days during the first week of February.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - All areas of responsibility listed below are essential to the satisfactory performance of this position by any/all incumbents, with reasonable accommodation, if necessary. Any non-essential functions are assumed to be included in "other related duties as assigned".

  1. Personally manage a focused portfolio of 100+ major gift donors and prospects, to increase giving, deepen relationships with the Foundation, and build a pipeline of support.
  2. Work closely with staff and colleagues to conceptualize and implement strategies to identify and engage new prospects, in support of Foundation priorities.
  3. Craft effective proposals, reports, acknowledgements, and other related communications.
  4. Plan and execute various cultivation and stewardship activities.
  5. Maintain current and accurate records in the database.

NOTE: The essential functions are intended to describe the general content of and requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties, skills, and efforts. Position descriptions are not intended to form contractual relationships between the employee and the organization but are intended to be a reflection of the primary elements of a specific job.

Must demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, hunting as an essential part of biologically sound and ethically responsible international wildlife management.



The position routinely handles highly sensitive legal and confidential information. The environment is fast paced and constantly changing. Incumbents are called upon to be resourceful problem solvers, resolve conflicting priorities, always maintain professional decorum, and perform with extreme accuracy. The position routinely interacts with senior management, board and committee members, VIPs, as well as other employees at all levels of the organization. The position also interacts with outside vendors and service providers.

Essential functions are performed in a typical office environment and require operation commonly used office machines and equipment.

This position requires a high school diploma and a Bachelor's degree. Graduate studies in a relevant field such as conservation, business, etc. are a plus. Must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid passport and must be willing to travel, by air, nationally and, if occasionally needed, internationally.

Must demonstrate excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills as well as extensive development experience, with demonstrated success in soliciting and closing gifts. Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal as well as sense of urgency, attention to detail, and ability to think strategically, ability to interface with individuals at every level of an organization, both internally and externally. The ability to adapt quickly to, plan for, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced setting along with strong initiative, self-motivation and integrity.

Knowledge of wildlife conservation, education, a working background, and an appreciation of hunting and the outdoors is preferred. International travel. hunting experience, and Bilingual abilities are a plus; Spanish preferred.

Safari Club International Foundation (SCI Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that funds and manages worldwide dedicated to wildlife conservation, and outdoor education.

Please send a resume and a one page letter of interest to Human Resources at

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