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Major Gifts Officer

Field Arts and Events Hall
Washington, United States
$75,000.00 - $90,000.00
Closing date
Apr 15, 2023

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With its 500-seat multi-purpose auditorium and 400-seat state-of-the-art conference facility, Field Arts & Events Hall represents the newest and most significant arts, entertainment, and special events combination found anywhere on the North Olympic Peninsula.


The Major Gifts Officer will operationalize an established Capital Campaign and major gifts fundraising strategy in partnership with a full-time Donor Relations Manager, with a focus on major gifts of $10,000 or more.

The Major Gifts Officer will play a critical role in implementing a well-planned Capital Campaign strategy and action plan, with a primary emphasis on major gifts from individuals that includes high-value naming right opportunities. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for ensuring the successful close of Field Hall’s $56 million Capital Campaign by raising $9 million, in addition to raising dollars to support endowment and programmatic goals.


The Major Gifts Officer is supported by a full-time Donor Relations Manager, who is primarily responsible for data tracking, corporate sponsorship solicitations, donor stewardship, and donor communications assistance. The position will report to the Managing Director yet will work closely with the Office Manager, Director of Marketing & Box Office, Executive Director and Board of Directors to help Field Hall reach its ambitious yet attainable fundraising goals.

The Major Gifts Officer will be laser focused on achieving the capital campaign goal of $9 million over the next two years and will possess strong planning and organizational skills to keep the Campaign’s action plan on track according to plan and schedule. This position is full-time, exempt and benefits eligible. With adequate philanthropic revenue generated, this position will extend beyond the two-year Capital Campaign, continuing to serve as a Major Gifts Officer in support of ongoing operating needs, with annual fundraising targets to be determined upon completion of the Campaign.



Major Gifts Fundraising:

  • Execute implementation of major gift strategies for the Capital Campaign through all phases as well as programmatic and endowment funding goals.
  • Utilize Donor Perfect and Wealth Screening tools to identify major gift prospects.
  • Effectively deploy a moves management strategy in order to advance major gift prospects from awareness to identification to cultivation to solicitation to stewardship.
  • Effectively collaborate with the Donor Relations Manager and Director of Marketing and Box Office to develop effective fundraising collateral and donor solicitation and stewardship practices.
  • Work with the Managing Director and Donor Relations Manager to develop and implement consistent major gift and gift acknowledgement policies and procedures.
  • Recruit and direct volunteers as needed to assist with major gift fundraising efforts.
  • Work effectively with the Capital Campaign Committee and Board of Directors to achieve Campaign and major gift fundraising goals.
  • Consistently and accurately track all donor engagements and fundraising results, providing timely and accurate data to the Managing Director for the purpose of internal and external reporting.


Events and Donor Communications:

  • Assist Campaign Committee and Donor Relations Manager in planning and implementing cultivation and recognition events.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Marketing and Box Office to develop Capital Campaign print, web and social media communications materials.
  • Initiate public relations and recognition of major gifts throughout the campaign, including for leadership and named gifts, in coordination with the Managing Director.





  • Be Proactive!


  • 5+ years of fundraising and donor relations experience required, arts organization experience preferred.


  • Proven track record of success in closing major gifts of $10,000 or more.


  • Skill in planning, managing and organizing complex fundraising campaigns and events.


  • Proven ability to motivate and manage a committed group of volunteers; comfortable providing direction and support to others doing fundraising solicitation.


  • A deep knowledge of the philanthropic community of Clallam and Jefferson counties is preferable but not required.


  • A collaborative nature with the ability to quickly establish credibility and gain the respect and support of colleagues, donors and volunteers.


  • A good listener


  • A quick study


  • Extremely well-organized and self-starter, capable of handling multiple tasks and establishing priorities.


  • A track record as an effective communicator who is enthusiastic, articulate and persuasive, with excellent writing skills.
  • Strong passion for the performing arts, community development, and/or conferences and events a plus


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand for short periods of time (1.5+ hours); walk; use hands; handle or feel; reach with hands and arms. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. This employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds (with assistance if necessary.) Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.


$75,000 - 90,000 plus full benefits.

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement match (403b), after 6 months
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time


Applicants must submit the following to be considered for the position:
• Cover letter
• Resume


As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people from any historically underrepresented group to apply including people of color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to with subject line Bookkeeper - Your Name.


The position will remain open until filled.




Field Hall’s mission is to provide a home for arts and events that brings people together and strengthens our community.


Field Hall’s vision is to inspire, nurture and empower the local arts community and to enrich the cultural life and educational experience of residents and visitors by merging arts, science, and culture and sparking economic development.


Field Hall’s values respects all peoples and cultures through arts excellence and inclusive programming and is a welcoming place for all in our community to connect through creativity.


Field Hall will:


  • Serve, strengthen, and showcase arts and culture in Port 
  • Draw people of all ages and backgrounds to downtown Port Angeles for a variety of activities year-round.
  • Celebrate what is unique about Port Angeles and enhance its reputation.
  • Be a core piece of Port Angeles’ identity – a source of community pride. 


With its 500-seat multi-purpose auditorium, 300-seat state-of-the-art conference facility, art gallery, catering kitchen, and coffee shop, Field Hall represents the newest and most significant arts, entertainment, and special events combination found anywhere in the region. 


As a performing arts center, Field Hall will serve the North Olympic Peninsula as a host for artistic programming produced by new and existing local nonprofit performance, cultural, and education groups and as a presenter of world-class artistic and cinematic programming to audiences. 


As a venue for conferences and events, Field Hall will serve as a modern critically needed venue for community gatherings, meetings, non-profit seminars, and local business events as well as a full-service event center for regional and national conferences, sales and marketing events, tourism conclaves, etc. 


Sitting immediately adjacent to the City’s new waterfront esplanade, the building features breathtaking views of Vancouver Island, the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the North, and the Olympic Mountains to the South. In so doing, its architecture captures the vibrancy, sense of community, and natural beauty of the surrounding area.


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