Director of Annual Giving

Maryland, United States
Competitive Salary
May 06, 2021
Jun 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


The American Institute of Physics is seeking a Director of Annual Giving who will collaborate within the Institute and with volunteers to develop, implement, and strategically lead annual fund development programs to grow the donor base. As an expert in their field, the Director will excel at frontline fundraising, develop strategy and infrastructure to achieve successful outcomes. This position will focus on pipeline development, moves management, and documented systems to deepen relationships with individuals and their engagement with AIP through multiple giving channels and events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage a portfolio of high-capacity mid-level donors.
  • Craft, test, and revise messaging that advances the culture of philanthropy within the AIP donor base.
  • Case development, including writing and editing
  • Collaborate with the development team and appropriate AIP professionals to develop a comprehensive communications plan which coordinates donor acquisition and renewal with direct mail and email solicitations.
  • Support other development writing in collaboration with the Executive Director and development staff.
  • Prepare monthly reports on progress toward goals to date, and deliver quarterly, in-depth analysis on solicitation results—including but not limited to donor acquisition, response rate, retention, upgrades, average gift size, and cost per dollar raised.



*This role is currently 100% remote and will eventually switch back to our office environment as the Institute continues to respond to the coronavirus, government mandates and considers the best action to keep the AIP staff safe.


Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume and a completed application.


What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.


The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies. AIP pursues its mission—to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity—with a unifying voice of strength from diversity. In its role as a federation, AIP advances the success of its Member Societies by providing the means to pool, coordinate, and leverage their diverse expertise and contributions in pursuit of a shared goal of advancing the physical sciences in the research enterprise, in the economy, in education, and in society. In its role as an institute, AIP operates as a center of excellence using policy analysis, social science, and historical research to promote future progress in the physical sciences.


Why Work for AIP?

AIP wants you to be safe!


During the COVID 19 pandemic AIP took appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all AIP staff by providing a flexible approach to remote work that ensured a safe and productive workforce could continue to pursue our mission and provide continued value to our stakeholders. The safety, health, and wellbeing of our staff are of the utmost importance to our Institute.


In addition to your safety, AIP wants you to love working at the Institute, and we have a workplace culture that supports that goal. With our commitment to community service, institute-wide social opportunities, and ongoing Learning and Development, we work hard to make sure AIP is a rewarding place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?


We offer a comprehensive and generous total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking (once we return to the office), tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.



Diversity Welcome!

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.



  • B.A. or B.S. degree or higher with at least 5 years nonprofit annual giving or resource development experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years nonprofit annual giving or resource development experience
  • Excellent oral, public speaking, and written communication.
  • An energetic, well-organized, and detailed individual who has a strong record of leadership, teamwork, and success.


* Candidates should complete the entire application, upload a cover letter and a resume.



Located in College Park, Maryland, AIP is a federation of societies that advances, promotes, and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. Learn more at

AIP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer  

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