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Job Description

Northwest Housing Alternatives’ mission is to provide opportunity through affordable housing to Oregonians with low and limited incomes including families, seniors, people with disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness. NHA has been recognized as one of the top four 100 Best Nonprofits to work for in 2018.


NHA is committed to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. NHA’s equity policy requires that we promote equity in our leadership and organizational culture, our program design and delivery, and in the economic opportunities created by our agency. We know that achieving equity requires a continuous learning process of honest and thorough critical assessment, the establishment of meaningful goals, a commitment to learning, and willingness to change the way we do business.


Job Summary 

The Major Gifts Officer is a newly established position that will join a growing Resource Development team focused on qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors on behalf of Northwest Housing Alternatives and its programming throughout Oregon. 


This is an exciting opportunity for a creative fundraiser with experience and interest in prospecting and cultivating new funding relationships and encouraging higher levels of commitment from existing donors. This position reports to the Director of Philanthropy and Resource Development.


This is a full-time, exempt position with a salary range of $70,000 - $80,000, depending on qualifications.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead the evaluation, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects and donors.
  • Develop, plan, and implement a prospecting and major gifts strategy.
  • Successfully meet fundraising goals collaboratively and creatively.
  • Work with the Director of Philanthropy and Resource Development to steward the Opportunity Fund Council.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience in major funds solicitation. 
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Experience with donor database programs.
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well in partnership with staff, volunteers, funders, and NHA’s board of directors. 


Experience & Education:

  • 5+ years of experience in nonprofit development and major gifts.


NHA provides full range of benefits, including but not limited to the following:

  • Excellent health coverage through Kaiser Permanente, including multiple medical and dental plan options; NHA contributes 100% of the cost of coverage for the employee each year, plus an additional $250/month if the employee adds dependents. Alternative care and vision included in some plans.
  • 7% match, after the first year of employment, for our 403(b) plan with T. Rowe Price.
  • Generous vacation and sick leave.
  • 4 weeks of paid parental leave.


Northwest Housing Alternatives is committed to supporting a diverse workforce and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual preference, or any other status protected by law.