Senior Gifts Officer

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 8 months ago(1/24/2020 4:50 PM)
Job ID
2020-1364
# of Openings
1
Category
Development

Overview

The American Enterprise Institute seeks an outgoing, entrepreneurial, goal-oriented individual to build relationships with donors and prospects and to generate major gifts for AEI.

 

Responsibilities include: developing cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual donors and prospects; establishing a portfolio of individuals to be cultivated personally and by AEI’s senior management; and traveling regularly to meet with donors and prospects.

 

This position requires high-level interpersonal and relationship-building skills—especially an understanding of how to leverage networks and connections among people.  The major gifts officer must also demonstrate an ability to prioritize activities and execute at a fast pace.  Strong writing and verbal skills, and an energetic and entrepreneurial spirit are essential.  A deep understanding of AEI’s mission and an interest in public policy are also required.  A track record (5+ years of experience) of successful, high-level fundraising and face-to-face asks is preferred, and knowledge of capital campaign fundraising is a plus.

 

AEI’s development department is collegial, fast-paced, and mission-driven.  This is an excellent position for someone who enjoys building relationships and having a direct impact on an organization committed to strengthening the free enterprise system and building a freer and safer world.  Qualified candidates should submit an online application to www.aei.org/jobs/, complete with a resume, cover letter, and 500-word writing sample.

 

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