Advancement Officer, NE Region
The assigned region will include Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Delaware. The selected applicant must live within the assigned region. The AO will build positive relationships with major and planned gift prospects and donors in an assigned region for the benefit of the National Rifle Association. Develop strategies and execute plans to successfully identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gifts from individuals and their associated corporations and family foundations. Participate as a member of the Advancement team to build the Advancement program according to individual talents and skills as needed by the NRA. Conduct additional administrative responsibilities as related to Strategic Giving as required by Director
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
1. Build positive relationships with major and planned gift prospects and donors in an assigned multi-state region of the United States for the benefit of the National Rifle Association. Manage a portfolio of up to 175 prospects and/or donors to include the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and planned gifts reflecting the needs of the NRA and the interests of the individual donor. Manage prospect movement by developing and maintaining a list of prospects to be cultivated and solicited during the year.
2. Identify major and planned gift prospects through NRA programs and contacts. Provide initial and ongoing analysis of each prospect.
3. Work with the NRA Field Representatives within the territory to:
�Participate in Friends of the NRA events, as requested and as beneficial to the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major and planned gift prospects.
�Provide leads on people to organize and attend Friends of the NRA events.
�Communicate regularly to build cooperation, trust and successful fundraising.
�Assist the Endowment Coordinator with duties and responsibilities outlined in the State Fund Committee Manual.
4. Perform weekend work and travel required.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
�A passion for the mission of the NRA
�Personal and professional integrity
�Four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience
�Five years successful experience in individual major/planned gift fundraising or five years successful experience with the NRA
�Ability to build personal long-term relationships with major/planned gift prospects and donors
�Ability to function well in a fast-paced work environment with minimal direct supervision
�Creative, forward thinking, problem-solving skills
�Exceptional organizational skills
�Ability to develop and implement dynamic plans to identify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gift prospects
�Excellent oral and written communication skills
To apply, please send resume with cover letter and salary expectations (REQUIRED) to email@example.com. The NRA is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (minority/women/disabled). Please visit careers.nra.org to learn more about working for us.