Major Gifts Officer

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Please put salary requirements in your cover letter - submissions without salary requirements will not be considered.



Start Date



1560 Wilson Blvd
Suite 1000
United States


Major Gift Officer Job Description

The Major Gifts Officer will play a critical role in meeting the organization's ambitious fundraising goals, and will have responsibility to cultivate, solicit and steward gifts from generous individual donors. This position works collaboratively and strategically with the Director of Major Gifts and the Senior Vice President of Development to build a pipeline of major donors, solicit/close major gifts and steward donors appropriately. The Major Gifts Officer will report to the Director of Major Gifts.

Duties and Responsibility

  • Cultivates and solicits assigned major gift prospects; ensures that donors receive proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship.
  • Prepares written donor proposals for major gift solicitations, maintains correspondence with donors and appropriate financial personnel
  • Identifies potential major gift candidates
  • Prepares call reports in a timely manner
  • Attends management committee meetings; prospect review meetings; provides communication updates to management.
  • The Major Gifts Officer will complete and maintain current data tracking for entire prospect/donor portfolio. This includes timely completion of contact reports, updating prospect stages, next step tasks, and proposals.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years of development experience at a non-profit
  • Proven track record in achieving goals and fundraising metrics
  • Demonstrated knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and techniques.
  • Knowledge of planned giving and procedures.
  • Ability to solicit gifts.
  • Superior interpersonal/human relations skills.
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to cooperatively and effectively with donors, volunteers, and development staff
  • Maintains highest ethical standards consistent with fundraising professionals code of conduct
  • Self-starter; ability to work independently.
  • Ability to adapt and respond to various situations

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees of the organization

are expected to fulfill the following:

  • Have a general understanding of cancer prevention and survival; be an advocate for the American Institute for Cancer Research and its mission.
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, constituents and vendors.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience with fundraising database software and wealth screening software.
  • Team oriented, flexible, creative, positive, personable, and eager to learn.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field of study


AICR has a comporable benefits package:

Full Medical



Long Term Disability

Life Insurance

Transportation Benefits

Optional Flexible Spending (FSA)

Optional Short Term Disability

Optional Profit Sharing Plan

Optional 403(b)

Optional Legal and Security Benefits

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter (with salary requirements), and a writing sample to Please, no phone calls.