About the Ashbrook Center:
The mission of the Ashbrook Center is to strengthen constitutional self-government by educating our fellow Americans—students, teachers, and citizens—in the history and Founding principles of our country and the habits of reflection and choice necessary to perpetuate our republic.
About the Major Gifts Officer Opening:
The Ashbrook Center is seeking a full-time Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts. The Major Gifts officer will report to the Director of Philanthropy & Strategic Partnerships.
The MGO will be responsible for managing a growth portfolio of individual donors, major donor prospects, and foundations located nationally with some regional concentration in Texas, California, and the Southwest. The primary purpose of the MGO is to secure funds for Ashbrook by qualifying donors, fulfilling their philanthropic interests and passions, providing them with giving opportunities, and encouraging them to give while assuring that existing donors to Ashbrook are upgraded in their support and involvement.
The MGO will be expected to conduct regular personal meetings with donors and donor prospects and solicit contributions, employing an effective moves management strategy. The successful candidate will have past success securing gifts in the five and six-figure range. Ideally, the successful candidate will work out of a virtual office, have a passion for travel, and be willing to attend meetings at the Ashbrook Center, headquartered at Ashland University (OH), as needed.
Key areas of responsibility:
- Qualify, build, and sustain a caseload of 125-175 donors.
- Set personal performance goals based on projections for each donor on the caseload.
- Create marketing and communication plans as well as cultivation and solicitation strategies for each donor on the caseload that is focused on fulfilling the donor’s interests and passions. Execute that plan, and modify as necessary.
- Work with input from programs staff to secure project information to create and clarify donor proposals (front-end) and report to donors on how their giving made a difference (back-end).
- Perform other major gift officer duties as required, including monthly reporting that accurately reflects caseload activity and performance.
- 40-50% travel focused west of the Mississippi.
- Bachelor’s degree
- 2+ years of experience working in nonprofit development or a field with similar transferable skills
- 2+ years of experience securing five and six figure gifts and qualifying donors preferred
- Most important, the ideal candidate should have a work history that demonstrates success in managing multiple projects simultaneously, a high degree of personal initiative and conscientiousness, excellent organizational skills, superb interpersonal skills, and reliable emotional intelligence
- An appreciation and desire to further the mission of Ashbrook
- Familiarity with current philanthropy software and database programs (Salesforce experience is highly desired)
- Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF file:
- Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position, Ashbrook Center’s mission, and your salary requirements
- A list of four references
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.
Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Director of Talent Engagement at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
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. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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