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Vice President, Major Gifts and Campaigns

Vice President, Major Gifts and Campaigns

Stamford, CT


The Vice President for Major Gifts and Campaigns is charged with increasing philanthropic support in all CVN
clinic markets. As a key leadership team member and an important contributor to strategic decisions, the VP will
have significant impact on CVN’s fundraising activities. In partnership with the CEO and SVP for Advancement,
this position is primarily responsible for major gift and campaign development activities. The successful
candidate will help forge new relationships to build Cohen Veterans Network’s visibility, impact, and financial
resources. The VP will design and implement a comprehensive major gift feasibility study and campaign plans,
immediately focused on network-wide feasibility studies and, where appropriate, fundraising campaigns for
developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.
The VP will contribute to establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a major portion of
the network’s financial sustainability through the solicitation of major gifts, campaigns, and other revenue
streams identified in the course of fund development work.

The VP will expand and diversify Cohen Veterans Network’s donor base/pipeline and will work closely with other
team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the VP will work closely with the CEO and the
SVP of Advancement in supporting clinic directors and network champions as they take on an active fundraising
role at the local level across 25 communities where the clinics are located.
The VP will systematically and effectively strengthen the organization’s overall fundraising capacity. It is
expected that the sustainment funding goals for Cohen Veterans Network will increase in future years.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Support and partner with the CEO and SVP of Advancement on all major gift, feasibility studies and campaign
fundraising initiatives.
• Collaborate with the Sr. VP, Finance to coordinate Cohen Veterans Network’s advancement funding into the
overall financial strategy.
• Develop and execute on proposals with an eye toward developing and maintaining long-term relationships
with funders.
• Take a prospective approach to managing the pipeline of donors and expected donations to help position
Cohen Veterans Network ahead of major funding changes or trends.
• Track all donor conversations, meetings, notes and gifts in Salesforce, CVN’s donor management system.
• Monitor donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to CVN senior leaders.
• Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
• Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program.
• Develop and mentor the development team; identify, recruit, and mentor new hires as necessary.
Allocation of Time:
• 80% Advancement activities/fundraising
• 15% Marketing and Communications, network events, and clinic community activities
• 5% Other


• Ten-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a
development role (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources, particularly capital
• Proven ability to attract donor sponsorship, plan and lead feasibility studies and fundraising campaigns,
organize fundraising events, and build and manage philanthropy efforts
• Tangible experience with expanding and cultivating donor relationships over time
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a
wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
• Strong organizational skills; goal-focused orientation
• Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising
• Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively
engage with others at varying levels within and outside CVN
• High energy and deep passion for the Cohen Veterans Network’s mission; a can-do, no fail attitude
• Experience with Salesforce, Microsoft Suite, and other program management software (such as Smartsheet)
• Veteran, Military Spouse, or experience in the veteran community a plus
• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Must be able to travel to CVN clinic locations; if not
located in Stamford, must be able to work out of the Stamford office at least a few days a month.
Additional Skills and Abilities:
• A team player, but also someone who can successfully complete tasks individually. You can consistently
complete daily tasks and handle projects with minimal supervision.
• A strong ability to cope with change. You think about problems and tasks in novel, creative ways when
circumstances unexpectedly change.
• An eye for detail. You notice small but important things which other people might not notice.
• An ability to adapt. You display confidence in your expertise, but you also are flexible in your approach in a
rapidly changing environment.
• Thirst for knowledge. You are eager to learn and stay abreast of the cutting-edge developments in your field.
• Visionary view on challenges and solutions. You are willing to be a part of a small, dynamic, and innovative
team while contributing your voice to all aspects of the CVN and its growth.

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