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Major Gifts Officer
The AOPA Foundation in Frederick, Maryland
Date Posted 06/26/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Summary:

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for securing major gifts ($20,000+) 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 $20,000+ annual 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


· Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize appropriately to meet


· Excellent attention to detail

· Strong written and verbal communication skills

· A diplomatic and tactful approach, especially when communicating with colleagues and


· Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

· Aviation industry interest required; experience preferred

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