The Internet Archive is seeking a
Major Gifts Officer who will manage a regional portfolio while
building and developing new and existing relationships nationally.
We are looking for someone who has had experience as a major gift
officer and who understands the full-spectrum of managing a
portfolio of donors and the importance of engaging major donors in
long-term relationships by offering them opportunities to
contribute multi-year gifts. The Major Gifts Officer will be
responsible for managing and cultivating a portfolio of
relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as
identifying new prospects. An ability to empathize with donors and
clearly communicate our organization’s mission is key. Impeccable
communication, event management, data analysis, and writing skills
is necessary. The Major Gifts Officer will be expected to
participate in weekly team meetings, to persuade prospects and to
work collaboratively with the Development Director (CDO) and the
team on external events, and virtual opportunities as
About the Internet Archive: a
non-profit library, headquartered in San Francisco, with an
ambitious mission: to provide universal access to all knowledge --
the books, Web pages, audio, television and software of our shared
human culture. Our 90 engineers, archivists, librarians, and team
members have built one of the top 300 websites in the
. Internet Archive
digitizes thousands of books a day and collects a hundred million
web pages a week. In its almost 25 years, it has built one of the
largest digital libraries in the world by working with hundreds of
national and international libraries, archives, museums,
universities, and non-profits.
Track progress and update the Development Director to ensure
major gifts are cultivated and solicited on a monthly
Ability to inspire donors and to develop effective development
Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and
ambitions through a relationship with the Internet Archive.
Acknowledge major donors through a variety of creative outreach
implementation and event plans.
Manage large gifts with an understanding that sustainability
and “building loyalty” is equally important.
Secure five and six figure gifts with the goal of raising $1
million and eventually $3 million on an annual basis.
Create and implement moves-management plans in Civi
Manage systems and database software to track and cultivate
donors and prospects, including using donor wealth screening tools
to build donor profiles.
Track and report progress to the Development Director using
specific metrics and relationship model frameworks.
A minimum of 3 - 5 years of major gift fundraising experience
with individuals and foundations.
Documented experience and quantifiable success in raising six
and seven figure gifts.
Exceptional financial, organizational and administrative
Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills,
both verbally and in writing; excellent public speaking skills;
adept at writing proposals, solicitation letters, donor
correspondence, and other fundraising materials.
Ability to manage time and meet deadlines.
High energy and creativity, innovative thinking; exceptional
Computer literate; comfortable using donor databases, prospect
research and other wealth screening tools to aid in your moves
People-person with an outgoing nature.
Self-starter driven by results.
Ability to work in a unique culture, with flexibility and an
openness to learn,
Team player, willing to share their expertise.
Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree a plus.
The Internet Archive is a remote first
workplace and provides a comprehensive benefits package including;
PTO, paid holidays, and medical benefits. Depending on where you
live, we also provide these additional benefits; dental, vision,
health savings accounts, flex spending accounts, commuter benefits,
short term disability, long term disability and retirement
At the Internet Archive, we believe we
do our best work when our employees bring together diverse ideas.
Members of all groups under represented in the tech industry and
library world are strongly encouraged to apply. We are proud to be
an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal
employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion,
national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or
mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender
identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other
characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local