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Major Gifts Director, Eastern Region

Washington DC

Reporting to the Senior Director of Major Gifts, the Major Gifts Director will be responsible for soliciting gifts of $10,000 and above for the assigned region. This position is instrumental in promoting the goals of American Rivers, creating strong and solid relationships with individual prospects and donors, qualifying prospects identified through screenings and referrals, and raising funds to meet annual revenue goals. The Major Gifts Officer will work from our Washington, D.C. headquarters and travel throughout the Eastern U.S. to meet with donors up to 60 percent of the time. We are seeking a dedicated, energetic, and passionate Major Gifts Director to grow philanthropic support for American Rivers. The ideal candidate will have a history of cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts from individuals; a track record of identifying and developing a portfolio of individual donors with major gift giving potential; success in building sustainable donor engagement and relationships; knowledge of best practices in major gift philanthropy; and ability to see the big picture and translate strategy into targeted goals and actions. The position interacts with the President/CEO as well as board members and other leadership. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented, high-energy team of professionals who are making a difference in the environmental field. Please see the jobs description at www.americanrivers.org/about-us/careers for more information regarding position responsibilities and qualification requirements.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time and full-time equivalent employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave time. Washington, DC is the preferred location for this position, however, the successful candidate may be considered from another geographic location where American Rivers already has a presence.

Applications will be considered immediately. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@americanrivers.org with “Major Gift Director, Eastern Region” in the subject line. No phone calls please. American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Posted November 13, 2017

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