Position Title: Senior Major Gifts Officer
Type: Full-Time, Salaried, Exempt
Reports to: Director of Major Gifts
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Senior Major Gifts Officer is an essential member of the Advancement team and is primarily responsible for engaging current and prospective donors across the state of Texas to cultivate strong relationships and solicit major gifts—ultimately helping Turning Point USA (TPUSA) reach its revenue goals to further its mission and programs. The Senior Major Gifts Officer will join an active and dynamic team that is implementing a three-year development plan to expand and deepen its fundraising efforts.
Through planned and targeted communication (phone calls, written communications, and in-person meetings) with individuals, the Senior Major Gifts Officer will foster personal relationships with active and prospective donors across Texas, and invite them into a deeper relationship with TPUSA with the goal of increasing their giving to the organization. This position requires a seasoned professional who is well-versed in fundraising practices and demonstrates the affable, adaptable, and personable demeanor required to constantly meet new people, engage in wide-ranging conversations, and close major gifts. This region is well cultivated and has a stable and growing major donor base—the Senior Major Gifts Officer must be able to quickly initiate contact with key donors, establish rapport, and solicit major gifts.
The candidate must have a personal passion for the principles of freedom, fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government, as well as be able to advocate persuasively for these ideas. This position requires previous fundraising experience with libertarian or conservative likeminded nonprofits.
Salary is commensurate with experience and includes bonus opportunities and a benefits package.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Turning Point USA is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 whose mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government. TPUSA believes that every young person can be enlightened to true free market values that include: the United States of America is the greatest country in the history of the world; the US Constitution is the most exceptional political document ever written; and, capitalism is the most moral and proven economic system ever discovered. With a presence of over 2,000 high school and college campuses, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest-growing youth organization in America.
To learn more about the organization, founder Charlie Kirk, and its vision for a freer America, visit its website.
The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
This position requires 5+ years of fundraising and/or relevant nonprofit experience, including experience directly cultivating a caseload of donors, making five- and six-figure asks, and, preferably, having a proven track record of raising $1M annually. He or she will also:
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