The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative, committed and passionate individual to join our team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to support the Museum’s mission to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Responsible for fundraising; working with the staff planning, developing, directing and implementing an extensive program to identify, cultivate and solicit individuals, corporations and foundations; conduct outreach activities and programs; and serve as one of the representatives on behalf of the Museum in the Western region; The Development Office currently seeks a Major Gift Officer for the Western Region.
The Major Gift Officer will serve as one of the Museum’s senior liaisons to the greater Los Angeles philanthropic community and to current and potential donors throughout the Western United States. The Major Gift Officer acts entrepreneurially and with a high level of sophistication and discretion to successfully fulfill their responsibilities. The individual must have a demonstrated track record of fundraising success.
Located in the Western Regional Office (Los Angeles, CA - Century Park) of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Major Gift Officer is responsible for direct fundraising, event planning and outreach in greater Los Angeles, and may be assigned to cultivate existing donors and create new relationships in other locations throughout the Western region including California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Alaska and Hawaii.
This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist the national Development staff and all other regional staff members in promoting the goals of the Museum’s comprehensive Campaign; working hand-in-hand with Western Regional Director.
- Builds relationships and works diligently and strategically to execute the region’s strategic development plan to meet and if possible, exceed fundraising goals.
- With the guidance and assistance of the Western Regional Director and appropriate national staff, as well as the Deputy Chief Development Officer, develops and implements fundraising events and activities, including, but not limited to: (a) face-to-face solicitations and other personal solicitations; (b) parlor meetings; (c) major events; and (d) meetings and initiatives targeted at specific markets.
- Working with the Western regional director and other colleagues, expands and deepens the commitment of the Museum’s Leadership Circle ($25,000 and greater annual fund donors).
- Seeks opportunities to identify, establish, cultivate and secure support from new demographic, regional and/or affinity groups including Next Generation Groups to diversify and deepen the Museum’s base of support.
- Represents the Museum to the community, non-profits, contributors or other groups of potential donors throughout the region.
- Serves as a primary liaison with prospects and seeks to cultivate interest in financial support for the Museum.
- Plans and schedules activities and events to attract and appeal to diverse individuals, groups and organizations.
- Coordinates and works with Western Regional Director, Deputy Chief Development Officer and national Development staff or other sources to create or enhance programs suitable for the specific groups. Arranges for donors and prospective donors to visit the Museum and meet with appropriate Museum staff.
- Searches out grant opportunities in coordination with the Corporate, Foundation and Restricted Giving unit.