Organization: Child Mind Institute

Location: New York, NY

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About Child Mind Institute:

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Together with our supporters, we’re helping children reach their full potential in school and in life. We share all of our resources freely and do not accept any funding from the pharmaceutical industry.

This is a full-time position located in NYC, NY. For more information on Child Mind Institute, please visit

Candidate Profile:

Child Mind Institute is seeking a high-achieving, creative and entrepreneurial Major Gifts Officer to grow the individual philanthropic goals of the organization. This individual will work with the Director of Development to create and implement a long-term growth plan for individual and major giving, which includes building a moves management structure. This position will be responsible for the oversight of donor pipelines, devising strategies for identifying and cultivating prospective donors, briefing and solicitations, and stewardship. This individual will maintain his/her own portfolio of donors as well as support the solicitation efforts of key organization leaders and board solicitors. This position will work closely with the Director and development team on other major initiatives including data management, grassroots and digital fundraising campaigns, development of a donor Advisory Council and special events.

The position reports to the Director of Development and will also work with members of the board of directors and executive leadership, including the President.

This is a full-time, exempt position located in our NYC headquarters.  We offer competitive salary and benefits.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plan and execute all aspects of Child Mind Institute’s annual giving program to meet fundraising goals
  • Implement a cultivation plan to keep donors and prospects interested and engaged.
  • Collaborate on the strategy of grassroots fundraising/direct mail and online solicitation projects as well as other digital marketing efforts.
  • Actively manage existing donor pipelines through moves management systems and oversee portfolio structure for key organization leadership.
  • Identify new prospects, develop giving profiles and strategies for engagement.
  • Manage individual prospect research and execute systems to prioritize the identification and cultivation of prospects.
  • Ensure all transactions related to the annual giving are accurately documented and tracked in Salesforce.
  • Collaborate with appropriate development staff to prepare for donor meetings, including developing meeting briefings and presentations, ensuring organizational leadership involved in pitch are prepared.
  • Maintain a portfolio of existing and prospective donors.
  • Collaborate with Campaign Director on $30 million capital campaign to fund the Child Mind Institute’s neuroscience research agenda.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A minimum of five years development/fundraising experience including individual giving and major gifts.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Seasoned and strategic knowledge of donor/database management; proficiency in Salesforces desirable.
  • Superb time management; ability to handle multiple tasks, adhere to deadlines and work well under pressure, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Creative, resourceful with roll up your sleeves mentality; entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.
  • Solid computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft Excel/Word/PowerPoint
  • Passion for the Child Mind Institute mission.

Compensation & Benefits:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


Child Mind Institute has engaged Liz Lombard and Turner Delano of Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Liz Lombard here.

Child Mind Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff; individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Koya Leadership Partners:

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that works exclusively with mission-driven organizations, educational institutions and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations and ensuring that organizations have the resources and strategies to support them. For more information, visit