Director of Major Gifts (East Coast)Claremont Institute

Job Summary
We're looking for a Director of Major Gifts with 1-5 years of experience as a Major Gifts Officer and a proven track record of securing 6-figure gifts and larger. The successful candidate will work closely with Development and Program staff to execute the fundraising strategy, with a personal focus on major gifts and growing the organization's fundraising capacity. This officer can live and work remotely, but should be located near a major airport for ease of travel to meet donors, prospects, and strategic partners.
Responsibilities
  • Advance individual and organizational relationships that result in philanthropic support for the Claremont Institute through personal visits, email correspondence, and telephone conversations with donors and prospects
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of approximately 100–150 existing donors and new individual prospects with the capacity to make major and principal-level gifts (from $10,000 to $1,000,000+), focusing on the Eastern U.S. donor base
  • Conceive and implement a stewardship plan for current donors that builds deep and committed relationships with the Claremont Institute for continued and increased giving
Qualifications
  • Agreement with and enthusiastic dedication to the mission of the Claremont Institute
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, and familiarity and comfort with a collegial and fairly “flat” senior management hierarchy
  • High initiative with the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
Requirements
  • Live near major airport for ease of travel
  • Success securing 6-figure gifts and larger1 - 2 years
  • Fundraising experience1 - 2 years
Nice to Have
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Experience at a $10MM-$20MM non-profit organization1 - 2 years
  • Experience as a Major Gifts Officer1 - 5 years
About Us
The Claremont Institute is a renowned organization that values the pursuit of freedom. We offer fellowship opportunities for those seeking to grow professionally and intellectually. Our Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence is a hub for legal studies and discussions. We also engage in contemporary discourse through our podcasts and the Claremont Review of Books. Join us in our mission to uphold and promote the principles of freedom.
How to Apply

Must include a resume/CV and a cover letter with a list of at least three references at the time of application.

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