Position: Major Gift Officer
Washington, DC // New York, NY // Dallas, TX
Spirit of America seeks a US military veteran as a Major Gift Officer to expand the organization’s base of donors and prospects. This is a front-line fundraising role for someone with a strong interest in national security, military affairs and foreign policy and a deep commitment to the safety and success of America’s troops. The position entails building new, as well as maintaining existing, relationships with foundations and high net worth individuals. The Major Gift Officer will report to Spirit of America's Director of Citizen-Military Partnerships.
Spirit of America
Spirit of America (SoA) is a 501c3 nonprofit charity that supports the safety and success of Americans serving abroad and the local people and partners they seek to help. We provide assistance in response to needs identified by American military and civilian personnel. We add the agility, innovation, and resources of the American private sector to the capabilities of the US government and military in support of US missions abroad.
Spirit of America support makes US troops and diplomats safer and more successful in their missions and helps local people suffering from conflict and extremism who are often not reached by large-scale aid programs. Spirit of America provides the American people a way to understand, connect with, and support the vital work of US personnel serving abroad.
Spirit of America is funded entirely by private contributions from individuals, foundations, and businesses. SoA has raised more than $22 million in donations from more than 17,000 individual donors. With SoA’s “100% Promise” donors may earmark their donations, and 100 percent of their gift will be used for the direct expenses of the project they specify. Since SoA’s founding, 81 percent of the organization’s expenditures have gone to program expenses.
The Major Gift Officer will:
Candidate qualifications and qualities
A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. A strong interest in national security and prior service in the US military are also required. The ideal candidate will possess:
Salary and benefits
Spirit of America offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Spirit of America is headquartered in Arlington, VA. We seek candidates for positions in the Washington, DC area, New York and Dallas.
To nominate a candidate, please contact Chris Clary, Director of Citizen-Military Partnerships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All inquiries will be held in complete confidence.
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