The American Enterprise Institute seeks an outgoing, entrepreneurial, goal-oriented individual to build relationships with donors and prospects and to generate major gifts for AEI.
Responsibilities include: developing cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual donors and prospects; establishing a portfolio of individuals to be cultivated personally and by AEI’s senior management; and traveling regularly to meet with donors and prospects.
This position requires high-level interpersonal and relationship-building skills—especially an understanding of how to leverage networks and connections among people. The major gifts officer must also demonstrate an ability to prioritize activities and execute at a fast pace. Strong writing and verbal skills, and an energetic and entrepreneurial spirit are essential. A deep understanding of AEI’s mission and an interest in public policy are also required. A track record (5+ years of experience) of successful fundraising and face-to-face asks is preferred, and knowledge of capital campaign fundraising is a plus.
AEI’s development department is collegial, fast-paced, and mission-driven. This is an excellent position for someone who enjoys building relationships and having a direct impact on an organization committed to strengthening the free enterprise system and building a freer and safer world. Qualified candidates should submit an online application to www.aei.org/jobs/, complete with a resume, cover letter, and 500-word writing sample.
Additional Salary Information: For information about benefits offerings at AEI, visit aei.org/jobs/benefits/
About American Enterprise Institute
The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of our scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in our belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.