Senior Development & Major Gifts Officer

Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 25, 2021
Jul 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


A unique opportunity to join a winning advocacy team and use your experience, skills, and passion to fight for human liberty, individual rights, and freedom.




SUMMARY: Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) — a fast-growing leader in the Second Amendment and adjacent issue advocacy space — is looking for an experienced, thoughtful, and results-driven development/major gifts/advancement officer with aligned values and excellent work ethic. Successful candidates will embrace extreme ownership principles, successfully develop and maintain excellent relationships with large donors, and consistently meet or beat goals. An ideal candidate will be highly organized, self-motivated, have a strong understanding of the Second Amendment / right to keep and bear arms culture and firearms industry, and have 10 or more years of proven experience in individual and corporate giving with contributions of $10,000 or more and exceeding annual goals of 2x cost or greater.


FPC offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance (99% employer paid), a 401(k) savings plan with match (100% to 5%), paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick leave, short-term and long-term disability plans (100% employer paid), ample opportunities to increase your skill set with training and education, and more—not to mention becoming part of the FPC Family and an awesome team that fights for your rights and a better, more free future!


PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: This job description isn’t an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position, and the person we're looking for has been in the industry for a while. You know that we all wear many hats and have to keep day-to-day working going well while handling emergent issues and dynamic circumstances. 


  • Support the FPC mission, share and support the Organization’s values, love working with people, be a positive member of the FPC Team, and help the Organization win and succeed
  • Find ways to grow the Organization so that we can work harder for the People, achieve the mission, and create maximal human liberty
  • Execute the Organization’s major fundraising programs and activities including but not limited to: strategic giving, corporate giving, stewardship, grants, planned giving, and professional networks, to generate cash and deferred funding that meets the Organization’s strategic requirements and objectives
  • Meet and exceed long-term and short-term fundraising goals
  • Assist with production of monthly, quarterly, yearly, and ad hoc reports and recommendations to Organization executives
  • Work with the Organization’s executives, board, and staff to identify, cultivate and solicit principal gift donors while developing long-term donor relationships
  • Clearly articulate and promote a strong case for support that grows the donor base and giving levels
  • Use analytics and data to identify trends, areas for improvement, and independently make adjustments to actively increase engagement and growth on an ongoing basis
  • Track data and present reports to show progress, wins, and losses
  • Ensure activities comply with applicable laws and provide information as required for compliance efforts;
  • Help plan, attend, and participate in events, trade shows, and conferences
  • Represent the Organization, programs, allies, and clients in a positive, professional manner to build and maintain a positive reputation
  • Strictly adhere to policies, procedures, direction, and legal requirements
  • Travel as required to perform the work, and as may be directed
  • Never compromise the Organization’s values, mission, and brand
  • Perform other duties or special projects as assigned




  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must have at least 10 years of experience in all aspects of high-profile major giving / fundraising 
  • Must hold personal values which align with the Organization’s values and goals
  • Must be trustworthy and have high character
  • Must have a substantial working knowledge of nonprofit fundraising standards and requirements
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English
  • Must have a strong work ethic and personal integrity
  • Must have a valid driver's license with no more than one (1) chargeable moving violation or accidents within the last three (3) years, and provide proof of same, as well as a reliable vehicle and proof of insurance; have no (0) drug or alcohol related convictions on driving record (DWI/DUI) in the past 5 years and provide proof of same; and have and maintain a reliable vehicle and insurance, and provide proof of same
  • Must be able to travel as needed
  • Must be able to legally acquire and possess firearms (including handguns)
  • Must be able to learn quickly, pick up on core concepts, adapt, and stay productive
  • Must be well-organized and self-directed
  • Must want to win and be a part of our FPC Team’s Success
  • Must have an attitude that fits our culture
  • Must be willing to work hard and fight forward for the People, liberty, freedom, and the FPC Team




  • Knowledge and understanding of state and federal fundraising compliance laws and regulations
  • Experience working in or around the firearms and Second Amendment community
  • Have a strong sense of humor
  • Experience with political fundraising
  • Knowledge and understanding of the American system of government
  • Knowledge of important past and current Second Amendment cases


WHO WE ARE: Firearms Policy Coalition is a team of passionate liberty and freedom advocates who love to fight for the People and their constitutionally guaranteed rights. Our members and supporters are energetic, informed, and passionate about their rights and freedom—we love our people! While we cover a lot of ground, we especially focus on rights protected under the First Amendment (free speech, etc.), Second Amendment (right to keep and bear arms), Due Process, and other important related issues. Our team members, attorneys, experts, and volunteers work to change the world through litigation, legal action, direct advocacy, grassroots, research, education, outreach, and other efforts. We are fiercely non-partisan. Our philosophy and core values (which some might describe as libertarian in nature) drives and forms the basis of all of our work. Successful candidates must have an appreciation and respect for our mission, culture, and members and supporters, including an absolute commitment to privacy and confidentiality.


  • We are a purpose-driven Team on a mission to promote and achieve maximum individual liberty and freedom
  • We believe that human rights and constitutionally enumerated liberty interests are more important than the government's interests 
  • We believe that firearms (and arms, generally) are constitutionally-protected 
  • We believe that free speech is a necessary part of a free society
  • We believe that the government is too large and grossly exceeding its constitutionally enumerated powers
  • We believe that there are far too many laws on the books
  • We believe that over-criminalization is a real problem
  • We think that advocacy should be impactful, honest, and rewarding




FPC is an equal opportunity employer. No recruiters or contract solicitations, please.