Major Gifts Officers

Job Type

Full Time




3825 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Sidwell Friends School in the search for two Major Gifts Officers that will join a growing staff of committed, collegial, and enthusiastic team members working together to embark on the largest comprehensive campaign in the School’s history. 

The Major Gifts Officer will identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift prospects and Annual Fund leadership gifts. 

Reporting to the Assistant Head of School for School Advancement, the Major Gifts Officer will work with a manageable portfolio, aligning individual philanthropic interests with Sidwell’s fundraising priorities including annual operating support, endowment, capital, and planned giving programs.

Sidwell Friends School, a dynamic educational community, is one of the nation's leading independent schools. The School is renowned for outstanding teaching and the extraordinary accomplishments of its students. Alumni have won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes; earned Academy, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Awards; garnered MacArthur and Guggenheim grants; organized national movements for social justice and developed innovative investment strategies; won an Olympic medal and national collegiate athletic championships; recited poetry at a Presidential inauguration and directed major research institutions; headed corporations and nonprofits; excelled in the arts, humanities, and sciences; served in politics and as public intellectuals; worked in all professions; and cared for communities.

Sidwell Friends benefits package supports employees through life’s many stages with a combination of traditional and innovative benefits. The School strongly believes that fully understanding employees’ needs helps the school recruit, motivate, and retain outstanding employees.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position and at least two years of experience in successfully cultivating and personally soliciting leadership or major gifts or at least five years of fundraising or related experience. Sidwell Friends appreciates experience with planned gifts.

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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