amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is seeking a dynamic
and strategic Major Gifts Officer.
amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through
innovative research. With the freedom and flexibility to respond
quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a
catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and
achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR funded research has increased
our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for
major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985,
amfAR has invested close to $600 million in its programs and has
awarded grants to more than 3,500 research teams worldwide.
Identify, cultivate, and solicit major individual gifts ($10,000
and up) from current and prospective donors. Create and implement a
comprehensive, multi-year major gifts campaign to support amfAR’s
research and programs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Cultivate new and existing major donors and solicit major
- Work with the Manager of Prospect Research to identify
individual major gift prospects.
- Work with the Philanthropy and Special Events staff to move
existing donors to higher giving levels, create new fundraising
initiatives, and develop appropriate solicitation materials.
- Maintain strong relationships with programs’ staff to
anticipate funding needs and develop funding goals and
- Create short- and long-term strategies and outreach plans for
the major gifts campaign; prepare detailed fundraising progress
reports for the Director of Philanthropy.
- Lead one-on-one solicitations, and coordinate key staff in the
cultivation and solicitation of major gifts.
- Coordinate major gifts activities with amfAR’s overall plans
and strategies, in particular, the efforts of the Special Events
department, and the Public Information program.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of
Philanthropy or the Chief Development Officer.
- Plan and execute major donor fundraising and cultivation
- Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree. Three to Five years fundraising or sales
experience. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral
communication skills a must. Must possess superior ability to
communicate cure focused scientific work in a compelling and
persuasive message with empathy and heart. Must be outgoing,
confident, and comfortable in a variety of social situations.
Proven track record of ability to close required. Proficiency
in Microsoft Office and fundraising software, preferably
Salesforce, required. Knowledge of the healthcare field and
AIDS-related issues is desired. Opportunity for some travel.
Outstanding benefits package that encompasses: medical, dental,
life, STD, LTD, vision coverage, commuter, dependent care and
medical FSA savings, 403B with a very generous employer
match. Time off includes: vacation, personal, sick days, and
Salary Range: $85,000 to $95,000
Interested applicants should forward their resume, cover letter and
salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunity employer.
We are currently on a temporary hybrid work schedule. Prior
COVID vaccination plus one booster is required to work at
No agencies please.