Major Gifts Officer II

  • Job posted by Beaverton Arts Foundation

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $58,000
Details: Salary commensurate with experience




12725 Southwest Millikan Way
Suite 300
United States


Beaverton is a city where “Art Lives” and the new Patricia Reser Center for the Arts is a dream that has been in the hearts and minds of residents for many years. As a vibrant stage and central gathering place for our diverse community, the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts will provide a home for thought-provoking performances, stunning visual arts, educational programming and unique cultural expression. As a state-of-the-art venue, the Center will present the best in local, regional and national concerts, musicals, theatre and touring productions. The Center will be located adjacent to The Round between SW Cedar Hills Blvd. and SW Hall Blvd. A public-private partnership, the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts is funded through a combination of private donations, public funds and a transient-lodging tax paid for by visitors to the area. The total goal for this campaign is $46M, and 80% has already been identified, with $11.1M to be raised by building on the already established capital campaign launched in 2017-2018.  The time is now to seize the momentum and bring the arts to the heart of the city.



The Beaverton Arts Foundation, a 19-year-old 501(c)(3) organization with the historical mission of raising funds to support the arts in Beaverton, seeks a Major Gifts Officer II to join this exciting project. Working as part of a small collaborative team, the successful candidate serves as one of the Beaverton Arts Foundation’s primary fundraisers for soliciting and stewarding gifts of $5,000-$50,000 from individuals and corporations for the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts Campaign. This is a temporary full-time position focused on the Campaign.


The Foundation’s focus over the coming three years is to lead the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts Campaign. The Major Gifts Officer II will hold a portfolio of prospects capable of gifts of at least $5,000. Working with Foundation staff and volunteer leadership, the Major Gifts Officer II will successfully cultivate those prospects, leading to major gifts to the campaign.




The Major Gifts Officer II will work closely with the professional fundraising team of the Beaverton Arts Foundation and campaign volunteers to build a donor pipeline and identify appropriate strategies to cultivate, solicit and steward donors with the potential to make major gifts to campaign.  The Major Gifts Officer II will be directly responsible for 125-150 prospective donors, with a focus on gifts of $5,000 to $50,000, and will help assure gift strategies are aligned and coordinated with general foundation and campaign activities.

The successful candidate will:


·      identify prospective new donors;

·      educate them about the Beaverton Arts Foundation and the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts Campaign;

·      engage them in the Foundation’s mission and vision for the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts;

·      cultivate them for eventual solicitation;

·      assure that solicitation is done respectfully at the right time and for the right purposes;

·      and steward donors and their gifts to the Campaign through the Beaverton Arts Foundation


The officer will independently visit with potential donors, as well as coordinate visits by board members and volunteers as appropriate.


The officer will draft proposals, solicit individuals, and working with foundation staff will assist with the planning and execution of small cultivation gatherings.


The successful candidate’s performance will be measured by the number of substantive visits made and gifts raised. 






Executive Director of the Beaverton Arts Foundation



Executive Director

Senior Campaign Director

Foundation Administrator

Campaign Manager



Bachelor's Degree required; advanced degree preferred.

A minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience with a proven record of success in the solicitation of major gifts from individuals and corporations, capital campaign experience preferred.


Demonstrated successful experience developing and implementing effective cultivation and solicitation strategies.


Demonstrated successful experience teaming with, supporting and motivating volunteer solicitors.



Commitment to the mission and goals of the Beaverton Arts Foundation and the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts Campaign.

Ability to effectively share the mission of the Beaverton Arts Foundation and the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts Campaign with current and potential donors in a way that leads to their further investment.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities with minimal supervision.

Ability to quickly build personal rapport and trust with current and potential donors, as well as volunteer solicitors.

Ability to appropriately manage confidential and sensitive material.

Ability to work a flexible work schedule - some evening and weekend work required.

Excellent organizational skills.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Capable of working both independently and collaboratively in a small non-profit environment.

Proficiency with the tools designed to support major gifts work, such as donor databases.



Benefits package includes a flexible schedule, generous paid time off and health insurance.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply:


The search for this position is being conducted by our Campaign Consultants. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and three professional references to:


For questions, please contact



Review of applications will begin September 4th. Position will remain open until filled.