Posted on June 7, 2011
Major Gifts Officer
Mercatus Center and Institute for Humane Studies
Mercatus Center and Institute for Humane Studies - Major Gifts Officer
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University and its sister organization, the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), seek a Major Gifts Officer to join a fast-paced and growing development team. Responsibilities include assistance in the planning and implementation of major gift strategies for prospective and current individual supporters. Ideal candidates will have the following attributes:
Mercatus and IHS rely on personal interactions with donors. These are often face-to-face meetings, event participation, etc. The Major Gifts Officer will be required to work with members of the development team to coordinate such personal interactions and have a willingness to meet with supporters.
- Professional development experience as a front-line fundraiser with a track record of results
- Demonstrated ability to take on significant responsibility
- Appreciation for the missions of each organization
- Excellent communication skills
- Appreciation for teamwork
- Self-starter mentality and ability to take on high level of responsibility over projects
- Ability and willingness to travel
The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Director of Major Gifts and must communicate regularly with senior leadership and the development team.
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, the Mercatus Center provides exceptional benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and one free course per semester at George Mason University.
To Apply Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following items to Scott Russell, the Director of major Gifts at Mercatus and the Institute for Humane Studies, who is overseeing the search, at firstname.lastname@example.org:
résumé cover letter, which should include salary requirements and an explanation of your deep philosophical interest in the missions of the Mercatus Center and IHS Questions about the role should also be directed to Scott. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Thank you for your interest in this position.