Major Gifts Regional Director – Eastern South Carolina

Posted in on January 14, 2019

The Salvation Army/North & South Carolina Division

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Columbia, South Carolina


Columbia, South Carolina

Description :

The Salvation Army has an outstanding career opportunity for a Major Gift Fundraising professional in the Columbia, South Carolina area to expand their skills and grow with one of the oldest and most successful development programs in the United States.

The Salvation Army operates in communities across the United States.  We are committed to meeting human needs wherever we can by providing food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, housing for homeless, basic needs assistance, children’s programs and many other programs.



This fundraising development position will:


  • Raise funds to enable the Mission of The Salvation Army by aggressively developing and nurturing current and prospective donors including individuals, foundations and corporations.

  • Respond to inquiries and communicate with donors, advisory organization members, Salvation Army staff and Officers.

  • Be responsible for designing, revising and implementing a giving plan for every donor in their portfolio in order to reach an annual production goal.

  • Travel often (some overnight) throughout the assigned Territory of Eastern South Carolina (Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC)




The successful candidate will have:


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (preferably in a related field of study)

  • Three years of Major Gifts experience or a combination of related skills and experience (Major Gifts experience is preferred)

  • Prior experience with a donor/contact management system

  • Proven success raising significant funds from individual donors, foundations and corporations

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience developing relationships with the expressed purpose of causing a prescribed action outcome.


    Bona-fide Occupational Qualification (BFOQ):

    This position requires an active Christian faith in harmony with Salvation Army doctrine and practice.



    Valid State Driver’s License

    CFRE or ACFRE desired



The Salvation Army recognizes peace of mind is important to our employees and their families.  Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, full health coverage, retirement, professional development and paid time off.


Although this position has a work from home office, the incumbent must live in the travel area.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:


Manual dexterity.  Ability to sit, walk, and stand on a frequent change basis in order to perform the duties of this position.  Ability to lift objects weighing between 25-50 lbs.  Ability to travel throughout the Division, by automobile, on a regular basis to work with donors/prospects, and professionals in their communities. Travel may include overnight trips; Travel requirements may be up to 60% of work time.



Work is performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.  Work is also performed in a home office setting, and, in a variety of multiple Corps and Area Command offices.

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Additional Comments:

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.


To apply, please complete our on-line application at (Job ID #5451)


Application Submittal Period:  January 14, 2019 – February 14, 2019


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.




Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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