• Major Gifts Coordinator

    Posted: 09/29/2021

    Valley Hope has an exciting opportunity for a Major Gifts Coordinator to join our Valley Hope Foundation team! This position will office out of either our Norton, KS or Denver, CO locations. 

    For over 50 years, Valley Hope has specialized in providing addiction treatment and recovery services to those in need. We meet our clients where they are with love, compassion and respect, and guide them towards a journey of Recovery. This is the Valley Hope Way!

    Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact, conquering addiction one patient and family at a time?  If so, Valley Hope welcomes you!


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    • The Major Gifts Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing the major donor and planned giving programs to meet the organization’s fundraising goals. 
    • In partnership with the Foundation Executive Director, leads the effort to complete solicitations for gifts and pledges from individuals, businesses, foundations and trusts.
    • Responsible for the growth of the Planned Giving program.
    • Manages and maintains a portfolio of prospective and individual donors to cultivate, solicit and steward. 
    • Responsible for developing, written proposals and auxiliary materials for major gift solicitations including those for individuals, businesses, foundations and trusts.
    • Travels to engage major gift prospects, cultivation, solicitation and appreciation activities.
    • Develops and implements individualized cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gift prospects.
    • Maintains major gift tracking reports which record and track information related to major gift donor prospects, priority prospects, asks-on-the-table, and gifts and pledges.
    • Monitors fundraising financial reports tracking the status of gifts and pledges so that appropriate and effective management of major gifts and pledges are completed.
    • Ensures appropriate donor appreciation and recognition activities are completed in a timely and thoughtful manner to foster relationships with major gift donors.
    • Works collaboratively with the Foundation Executive Director to manage tracking and engagement of major gift donors.
    • Works to understand and embrace organization’s mission and vision of service to its clients and it’s programs and initiatives provided by the organization.
    • Produces materials and tools to communicate regularly with donors and supporters and potential partners. 
    • Identifies opportunities to network with donors and prospects. 
    • Be a positive ambassador to Valley Hope and the services we provide. 
    • Responsible for grant research, writing and submission.
    • Assists with administrative tasks as needed. 



    • Associate degree
    • Two (2) years of work experience with an emphasis on Business Administration
    • Unrestricted Driver’s License


    • Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Business Administration, Communications or Non-Profit Leadership Studies.
    • Two (2) years fundraising work experience for a non-profit organization including major gift solicitation.


    Base pay: $45,000 - $59,000 (based on experience/education and location)


    • Health, dental, vision insurance at affordable rates
    • 401k Retirement Plan
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Paid Holidays
    • Tuition Assistance
    • Advancement opportunities
    • And More!


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    • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate issues.
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills
    • Proven ability to prospect, cultivate and manage relationships with donors.
    • Well-developed and proven organizational skills with ability to utilize time efficiently. 
    • Self-directed and motivated to accomplish tasks and meet objectives. 
    • Proficient in MS Office applications, which include Outlook, Word and Excel. Experience with a donor database software is preferred. 

    Interested candidates may apply at this link


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    Valley Hope of Norton (Founded in 1967) With a 50-year legacy of helping thousands of patients and families, Valley Hope is nationally-known as a trusted provider of addiction treatment and recovery support. Founded in Norton in 1967, Valley Hope provides patient-centered, compassionate treatment to people and families impacted by drug and alcohol addiction. Valley Hope’s residential treatment program includes safe, medically-monitored detoxification from drugs and alcohol, healing therapies, addiction education, family care, relapse prevention planning and long-term recovery strategies. If you or someone you know is struggling with drugs or alcohol, get help 24/7 by calling for a free, confidential assessment. Learn more about addiction, treatment and recovery by calling 1-800-544-5101 or visit https://valleyhope.org