The Army Heritage Center Foundation is seeking a proven and successful development officer (major gift). Under supervision of the Resource Development Committee and the Executive Director, secures support for the foundation which supports the expansion of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Additional experience with corporate and foundation gifts, capital campaigns, and legacy giving is desired. Information about the foundation is available at www.armyheritage.org.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides active leadership in the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors and donor prospects.
Implements donor recognition programs.
Assists in the development and the integration of development strategies and activities into the Army Heritage Center Foundation programs.
Enlists the Foundation Board of Directors and Council of Advisors to further the organization's solicitation of major gifts and coordinates with the leadership of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center to state the needs of the Army.
Supervises assistant or contracted support that researches prospective donors and develops prospect lists that match prospects to programs.
Maintains a list of 100-125 active donor prospects.
Writes complex documents such as solicitation proposals, case statements, major gift proposals, and technical reports.
Assists in short and long range strategic planning activities to create and implement fundraising goals and objectives.
Assists in the development of the budget for fundraising activities.
Prepares and furnishes reports on development activities and evaluates the efficacy of development programs.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other development colleagues, foundations, and associates affiliated with the U.S. Army War College and other Army historical activities.
Supports the identification and preparation of grants.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's degree with ten (10) or more years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified including a proven track record of closing gifts $25,000+ and stewarding donor relationships. Ability to travel frequently both in and out of state by all means of transportation. Certified Fund Raising Executive desired.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Ability to effectively articulate and justify development projects.
Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with the Foundation Board of Directors, staff, prospects, donors, government staff, and volunteers.
Possess program planning and leadership skills.
Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
Knowledgeable in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Knowledge of and able to use Microsoft Office software.
Knowledge of development software programs and Internet based assets.
Records maintenance skills.
Database management skills.
Ability to persuade and influence others.
Ability to make evaluative judgments.
Ability to assess and interpret the needs and wishes of prospective donors and to translate these into effective action plans.
Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
Ability to gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports.
The interview process will begin in mid to late August and will continue until the position is filled.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: includes benefits
About Army Heritage Center Foundation
The Military Heritage Foundation, doing business as the Army Heritage Center Foundation, is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that, through donated support, is funding the construction of the public components of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) — the Visitor and Education Center (VEC) and the Army Heritage Center. As the phased construction program is completed, the Foundation transfers these facilities to the Army to operate, staff, and maintain, as part of USAHEC. The Foundation will then focus on “margin of excellence support” to meet the needs of educational programs and other activities at USAHEC where federal funds are inadequate or unavailable.
The Foundation completed Phase One of the Visitor and Education Center in 2010. This project provided the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center campus its first major gallery and multipurpose rooms to host educational programs and special events. In 2013, the Foundation funded infrastructure improvements to include parking and storm water management systems to support future construction. The Foundation completed a 7,500 expansion of the Visitor and Education Center in September 2016 that added an additional g...allery, a multipurpose room to meet growing demand for program space, and enhanced seating for the cafe.
The Foundation will continue to seek grants and donations to complete the Visitor and Education Center, the Army Heritage Center, and to create an endowment to sustain and enhance educational programs. The Foundation’s education program includes management of the National History Day in Pennsylvania competition and workshops and seminars that complement USAHEC’s programs and exhibits.
The Foundation also supports and enhances USAHEC’s public outreach by supporting marketing initiatives and serving as a public advocate of the Center’s mission and programs.
USAHEC is dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served this nation as Soldiers and preserving their legacy through the acquisition of their letters, diaries, photos, and artifacts that document their service. USAHEC also educates a broad audience on the heritage of the Army by making its collections available to the public in the Ridgway Hall research room, through exhibits on the USAHEC campus, and through special programs. A Smithsonian Affiliate, USAHEC is a component of the U.S. Army War College. Since 2004, when the facility opened to the public, almost 1.6 million have visited.