American Museum Of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History seeks an enterprising Gift
Officer who will work to secure four- and five-figure annual gifts
from mid-level individual donors and prospects. The Gift Officer
will proactively engage philanthropic members, benefit event
supporters, annual fund donors, and others, to renew and increase
annual giving, as well as qualify and cultivate donors and
prospects with the goal of building the major gifts pipeline.
The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter capable of
establishing and fostering philanthropic connections that
contribute to current and future fundraising goals for a preeminent
scientific and cultural institution with more than 150 years of
include, but are not limited
- Build and manage a dynamic portfolio of mid-level individual
donors and prospects, with the goal of activating unqualified donor
- Renew, increase, and source new unrestricted funding toward
philanthropic membership, benefit event, annual fund, and other
donations, working in close collaboration with development
- Establish and maintain an up-to-date understanding of
membership benefits and event experiences.
- Plan, execute, and host various cultivation and stewardship
activities, including one-on-one and volunteer council meetings,
tours, and other small gatherings.
- Coordinate and collaborate with Museum colleagues, including
fellow Institutional Advancement staff, scientists, educators, and
- Maintain current and accurate records in Raiser's Edge
The expected salary range for the Gift Officer is $70,000 - 85,000.
The AMNH offers an extensive benefits package designed to meet the
needs of our dedicated and diverse community.
Pay will be determined based on several factors. The hiring range
for the position at commencement is based on the type of work and
the scope of responsibilities. The salary and placement offered is
based on a number of individualized factors, including, but not
limited to, skills, knowledge, training, education, credentials,
areas of specialization and depth and scope of experience.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- 5+ years’ professional experience, at least 2 of which is in a
donor-facing role in development.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills.
- Ability to exercise flexibility, good judgement, and
- Attentive to detail, while adapting quickly to, planning for,
and managing multiple projects in a fast-paced setting.
- Ability to function independently yet work in a centralized
- Understanding of the Museum’s mission and the ability to be an
effective spokesperson and representative.
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office programs, internet
applications, and fundraising databases.
- Ability to travel locally and work occasional evenings and
- Raiser’s Edge experience, a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and
apply on line at the following link: careers.amnh.org
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's
preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding
in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover,
interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the
natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of
scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is
renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which
serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama
of the world's cultures.
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not
discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to
Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race,
creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status,
partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy,
alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in
the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic
origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable
City, State, or Federal law.
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please call the Office of Human Resources.