Posted on 2/12/24
TITLE: Senior Major Gifts Officer
DATE: January 2024
SALARY: $90,000 - $98,000
The Henry Ford is a nonprofit organization, an internationally recognized cultural destination, and a one-of-a-kind workplace. Our team is inspired daily by one another as well as the authentic stories of innovation that we share across our four venues. We want you to be part of this legacy and take it forward.
The Senior Major Gifts Officer is a front-line fundraising professional responsible for securing major philanthropic support for annual, campaign, special restricted and endowment fundraising opportunities of The Henry Ford. Key responsibilities include identification, engagement, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects capable of making gifts of $100,000 and more, with increased emphasis and activity cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts in range of $250,000 to $1,000,000. This position plays a pivotal role in growing THF’s family of donors by identifying potential major gifts and helping to establish a strong pipeline now and for future fundraising opportunities as we move toward our 100th anniversary in 2029. This position is expected to raise between $1,000,000 - $2,000,000 annually in unrestricted, restricted, and planned gifts and meet metrics for donor contacts and proposals, with a focus on gifts at $100,000 and higher.
The Henry Ford advancement team is wrapping up a $150 million comprehensive campaign this year. 2024 fundraising priorities will be supporting a diverse range of projects and new initiatives such as edible education, a new historic iconic civil rights structure moving to Greenfield Village, invention education learning products and competitions, Drivers Club experiences, general operating needs and sustainable support. This is a great opportunity for a curious and self-motivated fundraising professional with exceptional people skills and appreciation for the impact individuals can make through philanthropy.
Mon-Fri, 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week + occasional nights and weekends
Remote work: 75% / Onsite/in-person: 25%
Minimal travel required
This job description is subject to change at any time.
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