Principal Gift Strategist/Senior Writer
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the United
States Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation in the
search for a Principal Gift Strategist/Senior Writer.
Reporting to the Vice President, Development, the Principal Gift Strategist/Senior Writer will maximize complex, life-long relationships between principal gift donors and prospective donors and the Naval Academy. As a key member of the Principal Gifts team, the Principal Gift Strategist/Senior Writer will provide key analytic, project management, and strategic writing support. The Principal Gift Strategist/Senior Writer will operate independently and as an integral member of a team, while taking on a variety of assigned tasks and projects as a partner in building and advancing donors' relationships with the Alumni Association and Foundation and the Naval Academy.
The Foundation is currently concluding the public phase of its comprehensive campaign, Called to Serve, Daring to Lead, which has raised more than $530 million in support of the Academy and its students. Principal Gifts have played a key role in the success of the campaign and, more importantly, have afforded Naval Academy leadership with the private gift resources to launch and enhance key strategic initiatives and programs, such as the Center for Cyber Security Studies and International Programs. As the Academy looks to the future, it is now more important than ever to build life-long relationships with alumni, parents, and friends who have the passion, dedication, and capacity to make a transformational impact at the Naval Academy. The Principal Gift Strategist/Senior Writer will be part of, and help support, a high-performing team of fundraisers and development professionals who will play a vital role in the success of philanthropic partnerships and leadership.
The United States Naval Academy Alumni Association and the United States Naval Academy Foundation are two independent, not-for-profit corporations sharing a single President and CEO and operating as a fully integrated organization in support of the Naval Academy and its mission.
The United States Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation is committed to treating all with dignity and respect, and affording equal opportunity to everyone to reach their full potential. It attracts people who are looking for a working environment where initiative and integrity prevail. It expects that certain principles will always be present in its relationships with its employees, members, and suppliers.
Consistent with the United States Naval Academy's commitment to careers of naval service and the highest responsibilities of command, citizenship, and government, the Alumni Association and Foundation encourage applications from US Naval Academy Graduates and other veterans meeting qualifications for the position, especially those with a record of consistent volunteer engagement with USNA Alumni Association or Foundation or in support of USNA.
A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is at least five years of leadership fundraising or advancement services experience. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. The cover letter should be responsive to the mission of the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation.