Major Gifts Officer

  • The National Museum of Wildlife Art
  • Jan 13, 2021
Full time Business Development Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description


The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for cultivating and procuring exhibition and event sponsorships, and other philanthropic support for special projects and initiatives.

Organizational Relationship:

This position reports to the Chief Advancement Officer 

Position Duties and Levels of Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop and implement the Museum’s major gift program
  • Manage and cultivate relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as identify new prospects
  • Secure major gifts at the $5,000 to $100,000 level
    • Campaigns include year-end appeal, sponsorships, and restricted gifts
  • Utilize moves management software to cultivate donors and prospects
  • Manage portfolio of 150 donors and prospects
  • Coordinate Old Bill’s Fun Run outreach and campaign. Serve as Museum liaison to CFJH.
  • Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assist the board and staff with their solicitations
  • Acknowledge major donors through public and private recognition
  • Track and report progress using specific metrics


  • Four-year college degree
  • Five+ years non-profit fundraising
  • Skill with fundraising databases (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, SalesForce, DonorPerfect)
  • High motivation to meet annual fundraising goals
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficiency with Office 360, Google Docs and Sheets, Zoom, Google Meet


Salaried, full-time position, with NMWA full-time benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

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