Job Posting | Director of Major Gifts

This position reports to the Vice President of Resource Development and Donor Relations. The primary responsibilities include managing the overall success of the Major Gifts Campaign which includes Tocqueville Society, Anuenue Legacy Society donors, and serving as the liaison to Women United. Other responsibilities include developing strategies, programs and campaigns, is responsibility for successful execution to achieve revenue goals, and accomplishing this through sustained growth and development of Aloha United Way’s donor base.

Job Type: Full-time

Compensation: Starting at $80,000

Schedule: Monday to Friday and weekends as needed.

Work Location: Honolulu, HI

Ability to commute/relocate: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Plans, organizes, provides direct support and management of Tocqueville Society members and activities including projects, special initiatives and special event fundraisers. Provides timely and excellent one-on-one donor-centric or customer service to Tocqueville Society members to ensure their satisfaction with the donation/designation process.

Assists with creating, implementing, and monitoring of a sustainable Legacy Giving Program.

Develops and maintains databases and financial tracking systems for Tocqueville Society and Anuenue Society. Monitors and manages reports of Tocqueville and Legacy pledges and special events submitting internal reports as required on a timely basis.

Serves as liaison to Aloha United Way’s Women United affinity group.  This role assists the Women United board of directors with meetings, budget tracking, membership updates, newsletter distribution and event planning/coordination for fundraising events.

Assists on developing fundraising strategies and tools, set goals, develop timetables and work plans for a successful major gifts campaign.

Assists in all Aloha United Way initiatives, projects and events as needed and serves on various committees as requested.

Assists with campaign functions, attend campaign meetings and special events.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications


Working knowledge of the principles, practices and trends in fundraising desirable.

Sales experience and public speaking experience helpful.

Working knowledge of personal computers.

Experience with fundraising CRM and digital giving systems and processes, campaigns, communications and information technology (IT) or systems (IS). Experience with PC and Microsoft office software: Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.

StratusLIVE Software knowledge ideal with project management experience preferred.

Able to perform varied assignments with initiative, independence, and judgment.

Able to conduct research, analysis, prepare reports and make recommendations for the campaign.

Must have good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Ability to actively contribute as a team member.

Able to work on concurrent assignments and meet deadlines.

Able to perform physical work which includes lifting, moving and carrying items.

Able to work independently as well as the ability to contribute as a team member.

Able to work on concurrent assignments and meet deadlines.


Graduation from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major in business administration, public administration, communications, or computer science preferred.

Minimum of one (2) years of responsible experience in fundraising and related nonprofit services preferred, or any combination of education and experience which would provide the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential duties of this position.

Preferred experience in online giving platforms, and knowledge in CRM (or fundraising software).

Other Requirements 

Must possess a valid driver’s license and a functioning automobile.

Required Qualifications

Must be authorized to work in the United States.
~ Must have a car to drive for the job and have drivers' insurance.
Must be able to pass a background and drug test.
Must be located in Hawaiʻi or have pre-existing plans to be in Hawaiʻi.

What We Offer

A collaborative environment where each member is dedicated to supporting a community focused non-profit agency. Your continuous learning and growth are encouraged, and your successes and contributions are celebrated in a supportive but fast-paced and outcome-oriented team environment.

Benefits and Compensation

Full 100% Medical Coverage
85% Medical Coverage for Dependents
Medical Coverage includes:
401k and ROTH Plans with up to 4% Company Match
15 Paid Vacation Days
15 Paid Sick Time Days
14 Paid Company Holidays
Monthly Paid Volunteer Hours
Life Insurance
Short and Long-term Disability Insurance
Long-term Care Insurance
Identity Theft Protection Insurance
Ergonomics Reimbursement
Employee Assistance Program
Access to Remote Learning, Development, and Training Certifications
Employee Discounts and Perks

***Benefits are subject to a waiting period.

About Aloha United Way

Aloha United Way is a non-profit agency that has been serving Oahu for over 100 years. We bring resources, organizations, and people together to advance the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.

Leading With Equity

We believe that diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice are essential for a healthy society. It is our responsibility to actively practice and promote these values and condemn all forms of discrimination in our daily work.

Aloha United Way recognizes the impacts of colonialism, structural racism, ethnic discrimination, and other forms of oppression that have had significant and disproportionate influences on generations of people in Hawai’i. We acknowledge that these inequities are the result of systems and practices that have contributed and continue to contribute to persistent disparities. Each community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

Aloha United Way funds impact-based programs to improve the socio-economic status, health outcomes, education, and overall well-being of Native Hawaiian and other historically marginalized communities, and is committed to working with community partners to co-create solutions with Native Hawaiian, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) that dismantle these systemic inequities and create an equitable and just Hawai’i where everyone has access to the resources, support, opportunities and networks needed to thrive.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Aloha United Way is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building an organization that is diverse, and a work environment that is safe and inclusive for all employees. We recognize that generations of Native Hawaiians, people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, and LGBTQ+ people have been marginalized. Because we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, we strongly encourage applicants from these identities to apply. Candidates from all spectrums of race, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, religions, socio-economic backgrounds, and levels of physical abilities are welcome to apply. AUW values a wide range of experience and encourage candidates to submit applications even if candidates do not meet all preferred criteria.