SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

Director of Major Gifts


Title: Director of Major Gifts
Location: Miami, Florida (South Florida Area)
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: (depending on experience, plus medical and retirement benefits)



The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, a Southeastern, regional, not-for-profit, environmental advocacy organization, is seeking a highly motivated, organized and creative individual to serve as full-time Director of Major Gifts.


The scope of responsibilities includes, but is not limited to, the following essential duties:

  • Maintain stewardship contacts with donors, adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance, reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to donors’ needs
  • Work collaboratively with SACE staff and offer prospect strategy counsel to the Executive Director and Senior Director of Development & Operations
  • Focus on securing support across all SACE programs
  • Perform other professional duties as assigned or requested



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Five to seven years of successful experience in major and/or planned gift fundraising
  • Identify major gift prospects, qualify their giving potential, assess the appropriate interest match within SACE, and develop and implement strategies to optimize gift closure
  • Manage existing portfolio of major gift prospects
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and
  • constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to secure gifts from individuals, corporations and other private funding sources
  • Ability to recruit, train and work effectively with volunteers
  • Demonstrated success at raising funds by developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation plans
  • Proven experience in the full spectrum of Development work, including gift policies, solicitations, stewardship and donor recognition
  • Strong negotiation and closing skills
  • Understands climate and energy issues
  • Willing to travel



The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer and considers candidates for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation. We encourage applications from women and persons of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. References are required and a background check may be performed.



Submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject line: Director of Major Gifts. Please include at least 3 professional references.