We are seeking a dedicated, energetic, and strategic Major Gifts Director to grow philanthropic support for American Rivers. Reporting to the Senior Director of Major Gifts, the Major Gifts Director will be responsible for securing gifts of $10,000+ from individual donors and prospects in the Eastern U.S. This position will work from our Washington, D.C. headquarters, traveling throughout the region to meet with donors and prospects up to 60 percent of the time.
The ideal candidate will have a history of success in cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts from individuals; developing a portfolio of individual donors and prospects with major gift giving potential; and building relationships and sustainable donor engagement strategies. The Major Gifts Director will also possess a deep understanding of best practices in major gift philanthropy as well as the ability to see the big picture and translate strategy into targeted goals and actions.
The Major Gifts Director interacts with the President/CEO as well as board members and other leadership. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented, high-energy team of professionals who are making a difference in the environmental field.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time and full-time equivalent employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave time.
Applications will be considered immediately. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: email@example.com with “Major Gift Director, Eastern Region” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Named one of the best groups to support in 2017 by “Outside” magazine, American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 275,000 members, supporters and volunteers. American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance. For more information please visit www.americanrivers.org.