Major Gifts Area Representative – Tampa or Orlando, FL

The Intersection of Calling and Career…

World Vision is now hiring a Major Gifts Area Representative for Florida

**Candidates can be based in Tampa or Orlando, FL**

01 At a Glance

Role: Major Gifts Area Representative – Tampa or Orlando, FL
Required experience: 3 years or more of fundraising experience, Prior experience managing major accounts.
Preferred experience: Demonstrated successful major individual gift ($25K+) fundraising experience. Previous major gifts experience at another NGO. Strong networks in the Florida community.
Industry: Fundraising, non-profit charity
Company size: 1,000+

01 The Role: We are looking for an exceptional fundraiser in Florida who enjoys networking and locating new giving prospects. You will have the opportunity to represent World Vision US in speaking engagements that are directly related to major gift development. As an Area Representative you will maximize World Visions ministry by developing long-term, effective relationships with individuals and foundations capable of providing $25,000 or more in financial resources, with the goal of providing them with a deeper understanding of holistic needs in the world, and boldly challenging them to respond sacrificially to those needs through the ministry of World Vision. At World Vision we are going to the ends of the earth, often where no one else goes, to pull up the roots of poverty and plant the seeds of change. Help us carry out our Christian organization’s mission, vision, and strategies by managing and coordinating the integrated regional fundraising efforts for Major Gifts Program, National accounts and Gift Planning. Responsibilities include:

-Raising a minimum of $500,000 within the first year, and a minimum of $1,000,000 each fiscal year thereafter through private special funding, multi-year commitments, and gift planning. Recommend donation of appreciated assets whenever possible.
Plan and implement account management strategy to ensure assigned accounts are given the appropriate amount of attention each year.
-Develop long-term relationships through personal interactions with donors on assigned area of the country and strive to connect donor interests with the WV mission and ministry.
-Take qualified donors/prospects on trips to WV project sites to inform them about specific projects and encourage them to give at major donor levels.
-Work with gift planning staff to set up donor-advised funds, stock gifts, wills, etc.
-Attend and participate in job related training programs as assigned.
-Keep Christ central in our individual and corporate lives. Attend and participate in weekly devotions, chapel services, and regular prayer.

02 Required Experience

-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (eight years) work experience.
-In addition to education or educational equivalent, requires three years’ work experience in fundraising or sales.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Demonstrated ability to manage major accounts.
-Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
-Enjoys networking and building strong relationships.

03 What Success Looks Like

-Build lasting, highly engaged relationships with high net worth individuals on behalf of those we serve.
-Raising $500,000 in annual financial support within the first two years.
-Inviting high net worth individuals to join in our historic Every Last One Campaign.
-Transforming the lives of the poor, our donors, and your own.

04 Salary Range & Benefits: Your salary is important to you so it’s important to us. If you need the approximate range to inform your decision on whether to apply or not contact Faith at We have a robust and comprehensive benefits package to round out our total compensation package. Visit to learn more.

05 To Apply: See the Apply box on this page. Still not sure? I really want to hear from you, even if it’s just to ask some questions about the job or have a chat in confidence. Contact Faith in Talent Acquisition at Connect with me on LinkedIn at

06 What Happens Next? Glad you asked. We owe you that and strive to not leave you wondering. We review applications nearly every day assessing strength of fit for the role. Sometimes questions arise on our end, so we message you to learn more. Short-listed candidates are contacted for an initial phone conversation with our recruiting staff. Moving deeper into our selection process you can expect to interview 1:1 with a hiring manager. Finalists normally participate in a panel interview. Our most valuable resource is our talented staff. Our goal is to fill this vacancy with the right person in the shortest amount of time, so we have all hands-on deck to move this important work forward.

07 About World Vision USA: When you work at World Vision, your passions and talents come together to meet the greatest needs in the world today. We go to ends of the earth and into the margins. Where few go and the road is less traveled. Because Jesus is alive in the hardest places to be a child. We are dangerously soft-hearted. But just the right kind of dangerous. That’s because we’re a global Christian humanitarian organization. We partner with children, families, and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We empower people out of poverty. For real. For good. For nearly the last 70 years. Jesus’ love at the center. Always. We’re Christian and follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. Serving every child, we can regardless of faith. Are you feeling called to explore joining us? We hope so.

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