Major Gifts Officer

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center

Renton, Washington


Position Announcement

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) seeks an experienced fund development professional to fill its newly created position of Major Gifts Officer. The new Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for the advancement and growth of the organization’s major gifts program and will have the opportunity to create a new planned giving program in support of its desire to meet the increasing needs of its clients throughout King County.

The Organization


King County Sexual Assault Resource Center (KCSARC) was founded in 1976 and today is the largest and most comprehensive provider of sexual assault services in King County. Services include individual and group therapy, legal advocacy, medical advocacy, a 24-hour toll-free resource line, education classes, and prevention programs. KCSARC has an annual budget of $3.3 million and employs 49 full and part-time staff. KCSARC is located in Renton, Washington.


KCSARC’s Mission Statement is:

We give voice to victims, their families and the community.

We create change in beliefs, attitudes and behaviors about violence.

We instill courage for people to speak out about sexual assault.

For additional information about KCSARC and its programs, please visit

The Position

The newly created position of Major Gifts Officer is responsible for the advancement and growth of the organization’s major gifts program and will have to opportunity to create a new planned giving program. The position reports to the Development Director and has significant potential for growth and leadership. The new Major Gifts Officer will become a member of the five-person Development Team which includes the Director, a Development Officer, an Events Coordinator, and an Administrative Assistant.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $61,800. A generous employee benefit plan is also included.


Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate will possess the following personal attributes, skills and competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written skills
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Strong track record in exercising sound, timely judgment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and project a professional and confident image
  • Ability to lead and manage others
  • Demonstrates customer-service and excellent ability and interest in building relationships
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals
  • Superb attention to detail and follow-through
  • Work as an effective team member
  • Ability to use data to inform decisions as well as think creatively to problem solve
  • Accept KCSARC Guiding Principles as personal work guide
  • Ability to handle multiple issues/tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to travel to off-site meetings
  • Ability to work some early mornings and evenings during the work week, and occasional weekends

The successful candidate will have the following minimum desired experience:


  • A Bachelors Degree
  • At least five (5) years experience in development, with two (2) years demonstrated success in securing major gifts
  • Demonstrated ability to create, develop, and implement a strategic major gift plan
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate, and engage key volunteers, board members, major donors, and prospective major donors
  • A working knowledge of planned giving best practices
  • Demonstrated competency in a fundraising data base
  • Proficiency in MS Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher
  • Two (2) years experience with planned giving, a plus
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, a plus

Application Instructions

FOR A COMPLETE POSITION PROFILE AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE VISIT: The position is open until filled. However, interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume as soon as possible. All submissions will be acknowledged and will be held in strict confidence. 

Contact Information

For further information, please contact: Dave Osmer, Hagel & Company, Phone: 425-643-4223, or email: DO NOT submit your application to this email address (use the link above).