About Bill of Rights Institute
Established in September 1999, the Bill of Rights Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization that works to engage, educate, and empower individuals with a passion for the freedom and opportunity that exist in a free society. The Institute develops educational resources and programs for a network of more than 50,000 educators and 30,000 students nationwide.
BRI seeks a Senior Development Officer to serve as a key member of the development team and manage relationships to secure financial support from individual donors. The Officer will report to the President.
The Senior Development Officer’s responsibilities will include:
- Managing a portfolio of approximately 125 individual donors
- Overseeing BRI’s direct mail program
- Identifying prospective major gift donors
- Executing plans to qualify, contact, and cultivate donors, and successfully solicit support
- Helping to write high level gift proposals, reports, and correspondence, including stewardship communications, renewal letters, and other donor communications
- Initiating and supervising research as needed
- Participating in the establishment of goals and budgets
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Passion for K-12 education and the principles of the American Founding
- Seven or more years’ experience in fundraising with proven results in building donor relationships and increasing giving
- Experience using databases and contact management systems
- Experience managing direct mail in a development function
- Ability to establish positive working relationships with program heads to further understand strategic plans and the mission of the organization
- Strong written, oral, and presentation skills
- Friendly and engaging personality
- Ability to travel extensively in the U.S. (approximately 40% travel the first year)
- Computer literacy and proficiency in donor databases (such as Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, etc.) and MS Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Supervisory experience helpful
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:
- Cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in BRI, why you are a fit for this role, and your salary requirements
Please include “SDO, BRI– Your Name” in the subject line of your email.
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon with Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.