The Cato Institute seeks senior major gift officer with at least five years of successful fundraising or equivalent sales experience. This is a tremendous opportunity to join a dynamic and high-achieving development team as it works to grow Cato’s $25+ million annual budget.
The senior major gift officer will own a portfolio of major donors and drive an individual strategy for each donor to cultivate and solicit support. The successful candidate will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong writing capability, the ability to balance shifting and competing priorities, the capacity to adjust strategies and tactics quickly in response to new information, the discipline to keep meticulous records, and a willingness to travel extensively.
Candidates must have a strong affinity for public policy and Cato’s mission. Knowledge of “moves management” is a plus.
The senior major gift officer will be based in Washington, DC. Cato will also consider a regional office for the right candidate.
Salary will be competitive for a senior-level nonprofit position in the Washington, DC, area and commensurate with experience. Compensation package will include incentives for hitting fundraising targets.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF file:
- Cover letter describing: a) your alignment with Cato’s mission, and b) your salary requirements
- A development/sales oriented writing sample
Materials should be emailed to Claire Dixon, executive director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: claire [at] talentmarket [dot] org. All materials should be sent in one PDF file.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.