The Major Gifts Director (MGD) will be responsible for creating
and implementing a long-term strategy for the Major Gifts division.
This division will secure funding for NARF’s work by finding and
building relationships with existing and new prospective donors,
and successfully securing major donations. Responsibilities include
identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects to ensure a
strong base of ongoing financial support that will allow the
organization to continue to defend the rights of Native Americans.
The MGD will, in collaboration with the Director of Development,
Assistant Director of Development, Major Gift Officer(s) and other
fundraising staff, be responsible for developing and actively
managing a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors. The MGD
will do so by nurturing and motivating their team, powerfully
communicating program impact externally, and setting departmental
strategy to inspire and engage donors for the long haul. Key
criteria for this position are a keen ability to relate to and
empathize with donors, a deep, personal understanding of Indian
Country from both a contemporary and historical perspective, and
the ability to clearly communicate NARF’s mission and impact.