Major Gifts Manager manages and implements the major gift program for both current and planned gifts. Has high-level interactions with prospects and conducts personal visitations. Being a Major Gifts Manager organizes special events and prepares proposals to obtain funds. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Major Gifts Manager typically reports to a senior manager. The Major Gifts Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Major Gifts Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.