Full Time

Major Gifts Officer

2Life Communities 30 Wallingford Rd, Brighton MA

Have a proven track record of having solicited and closed 5 and 6 figure gifts and will develop donor and prospect strategies to ensure that the most advantageous cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans are in place for each major donor. Oversee weekly prospect review meetings for optimum coordination of major donor strategies. Assume a solicitation role with annual fundraising events, specifically those strategies related to major gifts and corporate sponsorship.


Responsible for the management of a major gift portfolio of 100 high net-worth donors and prospects.

Participate in the multi-year comprehensive $25M campaign.

Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors to ensure high-quality interactions that foster long-term engagement and investment.

Work with the CEO and the CDO to enlist the participation of board members, campaign cabinet and other volunteer leadership in the solicitation process.

Develop methods to convey the impact of a donor’s gift and ensure that donors are kept up to date on a regular basis on key developments.

Develop strategy to prepare the solicitors to conduct successful requests, demonstrating an understanding of donor interests and their philanthropic habits.

Develop revenue goals for major giving, tracking progress to ensure that targets are met, and strategies are reviewed to ensure achievement of goals.

Plan and implement high-level strategic donor cultivation events enlisting the support of donors to host events and introduce new prospects to the organization.

Maintain and track major donor strategies and progress by entering contact reports and notes in the database system.

Oversee a planned giving program.


Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in fundraising

Experience in moves management, assessing capacity through prospect research, and managing donor relations.

Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence, with the ability to interact successfully with donors, board members, work colleagues, and the public at large.

Knowledge and experience with Salesforce.

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.

Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to a changing environment.

Highly motivated self-starter; able and willing to take initiative and action.

Capital Campaign experience is preferred.

2LIfe Communities provides superior housing to older adults of all backgrounds who can thrive independently within a supportive environment. We are a mission-driven organization with a vision whereby all older adults have the opportunity to age in community – to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic and supportive environment. We are continually evolving support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age.

2Life Communities owns and operates over 1,300 units of affordable rental housing located within six campuses in metropolitan Boston. With another 210 apartments under construction and more in planning, we expect to add another 600-700 units within the next several years as we complete projects in active planning and construction phases.

Qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply here


We offer a very rich benefit plan which for individuals adds 27% on top of the base pay and over 30% for employee +1 and families. Our rewards program includes but not limited to:

Robust medical and dental plan


Employer-paid life and AD&D, STD, and LTD insurance

401(k) plan

Paid vacation

Paid holidays

2 floating holidays

Pet insurance

And more!

The above statements intend to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to do this job. The above does not intend to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

We desire to build and cultivate an inclusive environment that brings together a diverse workforce with unique experiences, backgrounds, talents, and perspectives.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.