The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for securing major gifts for the AOPA Foundation.
1. Portfolio Management
a. Working collaboratively with Manager of Development Research, qualify, contact and cultivate potential donors from prospect pool of AOPA members and other interested parties
b. Effectively manage a portfolio of 50-75 donors with the capacity to make major gifts
c. Make compelling and effective face-to-face presentations to donors and prospects
2. Donor Strategy and Reporting
a. Working with Manager of Development Research, strategize and secure high-level donor meetings for President, Executive Director, and other senior leaders
b. Working collaboratively with Director of Database Administration and Reporting, provide donor meeting notes, contact reports and next steps in a timely manner
Bachelor’s degree with at least six years’ experience in fundraising or development
Willingness to travel nationwide extensively
Experience using donor management system
Adhere to industry standards and best practices and appropriately handle confidential information
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize appropriately to meet deadlines
Excellent attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills
A diplomatic and tactful approach, especially when communicating with colleagues and supporters
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Aviation industry interest required; experience preferred
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: MAJOR01113
Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly by creating an environment that gives people of all ages an opportunity to enjoy aviation and all it has to offer. AOPA is the world’s largest community of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., and seven regions across the United States. The association provides member services including advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels, legal services, flight training and safety programs, and award-winning media. AOPA specializes in making aviation more accessible to everyone. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org
AOPA inspires, grows, educates, and promotes the freedom of flight through world-class media, products, and services, as well as advocacy. We are a beacon for those who cherish the freedom to fly. We provide a foundation for the aviation lifestyle experience that ignites the passion of our members and the public, representing the freedom that is at the very heart of flight.