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Job Title: Donor Relations Director
Date Posted: 08/14/2014
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Division: Eastern Pennsylvania
Department: Development
Category: Development

**Please do not use the "Apply Now" button for this posting.  Only email submissions of resumes and cover letters will be considered**

TITLE:    Donor Relations Director

DEPARTMENT:        Development (Harrisburg Capital City Corps)

REPORTS TO:           Director of Development

SUPERVISES:            None

SALARY GRADE:     14                    STATUS: E                             SCHEDULE: Full Time



The Donor Relations Director (DRD) plays an integral role in the success of the Harrisburg Capital City Development Department’s fund development efforts, specifically in major gift strategies and communication with a specific caseload of donors and prospects.  In this role, the DRD will cultivate, solicit, steward, and upgrade major gift prospects and donors, acting as the primary contact between The Army and the assigned caseload, with an emphasis on securing gifts of $5,000 and higher and increasing major gifts to The Salvation Army.




  • Must embrace and support The Salvation Army’s mission.

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years experience in a non-profit fundraising role with a proven record of major gifts success.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication abilities.

  • Proven expertise in building and maintaining positive relationships with diverse individuals.

  • The selected individual should enjoy problem solving, and should exude energy and initiative. A high level of comfort with direct donor interaction, including discussions of personal and family finances and asking for money is a must.

  • Team player.

  • Willingness to travel regularly.

  • Valid Driver’s License required.

  • Able to work independently in a complex environment.

  • Must be very organized and able to effectively manage multiple projects and conflicting priorities.

  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of the Salvation Army

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel, as well as experience with donor tracking and/or database software.


Contact:                       Please send or e-mail your resume and a cover letter to:


                                                            Major John N. Griner

                                                            Harrisburg Capital City Region

                                                            P.O. Box 61798

                                                            Harrisburg, PA 17106-1798


                                               No phone calls please.

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