Senior Gifts Officer

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


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, complete with a resume, cover letter, and 500-word writing sample.



Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Need help finding the right job?

We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.