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Major Gift Officer (On Campus or Remote)

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Michigan, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Aug 28, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time
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We're artists and educators. Strategists and problem solvers. Providers and caretakers. Optimizers and growth seekers.

We empower artists and art enthusiasts of all ages to live meaningful, creative lives—and we've been doing so for almost a century.

As an Interlochen employee, every position has an impact. You’ll invest in the lives of thousands of emerging artists. You’ll help craft amazing moments that our students will always remember. And you’ll be changed in the process.

We are looking for a Major Gift Officer to join our Philanthropy team. In this role, you will have the following organizational impact: 

  • Engage in all phases of prospect management to result in the successful solicitation of donors and prospects for 5-7 figure annual, major, or planned gifts.
  • Manage a portfolio of 130-150 donors, prospects, and suspects. Start with a base portfolio and build it with prospects in targeted geographic locations. Develop relationships with donors and prospects through in-person visits, virtual meetings, phone calls, events, written and electronic correspondence.
  • Pair donor/prospect interests with institutional priorities. Develop, monitor, revise, and implement strategies for donors/prospects.
  • Major gift work may include partnering with Interlochen and Philanthropy leadership and volunteer leaders. 

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • 2-5 years of major gift fundraising experience. 
  • Ability to develop and deliver a compelling story for donor proposals and presentations. 
  • Ability to utilize a CRM to enter, interpret and track donor data.
  • Familiarity with annual, special/major, and planned giving fundraising practices.
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally.

Additional experience that would be helpful in this role:

  • Arts experience or knowledge
  • Google Workplace experience

What you will get:

  • Being a part of a mission and community that develops young artists. Interlochen Alumni are distinguished and include 2021 Emmy Award Nominees - Maya Erskine, Sydney James Harcourt, Ashley Park and Our Lady J.
  • Competitive salary with bonus incentive included in the compensation package
  • Vacation, Sick and Holiday Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Life, Critical Illness and Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Childcare)
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Discounted Tuition for Academy, Camp and College of Creative Arts
  • Discounted Concert Tickets (This year’s lineup includes Chicago, Harry Connick Jr. & his Band: Time to Play!, Foreigner: The Greatest Hits Tour, Jake Owen, Old Crow Medicine Show with Special Guest Molly Tuttle and Buddy Guy with Robert Randolph & The Family Band)

Location: Main campus is located in Interlochen, MI between Duck and Green Lake. (13 miles away from Traverse City, MI). Location is flexible for remote work. 

Travel: Due to COVID-19, we have restricted business travel; however, this role may include up to 50 % travel, including 4 visits annually to Interlochen’s campus if working remotely.

We hone skills and mold minds. We forge lasting friendships. We provide unity through the universal language of the arts. It’s time to discover Interlochen. Apply today at

About Us:

A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts nurtures creativity through six dynamic platforms: Interlochen Arts Camp, the renowned summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier fine arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; Interlochen Public Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations (classical music and news); Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for lifelong learning in the arts; and Interlochen Online the emerging leader in virtual arts education. 

Since 1928, Interlochen’s mission to inspire people worldwide through excellence in the arts and education has produced generations of purposeful creative lives. For more information, visit Follow Interlochen on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube at @interlochenarts.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Interlochen Center for the Arts is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, citizenship, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, legal or preferred name, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status or any other basis protected by law. This list is not exhaustive and we strive to do more than the law requires.

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