Major Gifts Officer

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
United States


Major Gifts Officer



The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a renowned international affairs think-tank headquartered in Washington, DC with five global centers, is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to work with its DC-based Development team.


The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for working closely with the Chief Development Officer to manage the individual donor program, focusing on the six-figure+ level. Duties will include developing a strategy for major gifts, increasing Board engagement in fundraising, monitoring and refining strategy progress, identifying major gift prospects, cultivating major gift donations, and designing and managing stewardship strategies. This position will also participate in quarterly strategy sessions with senior program staff in DC and center staff across five countries.


Successful candidates will possess significant fundraising experience with a track record of identifying, cultivating, and receiving major gifts. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented and possess superb writing and oral communications skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, the ability to work independently and within a team environment, and have experience in policy and research-related institutions, preferably in international affairs.


Located in Dupont Circle, we offer an outstanding benefits package. Please submit your resume and cover letter via the Carnegie Endowment website:


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

As noted above, please apply via the Carnegie Endowment website: