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Job Listing: Major Gifts Officer

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The Army Historical Foundation - Fort Belvoir, VA

Closes -  Open until filled

Position Title – Major Gifts Officer

Salary - $60,000 - $70,000 a year

Job Type - Full-Time

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About The Organization
The Army Historical Foundation (AHF) was established in 1983 as a member-based charitable 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to help raise funds to build the National Museum of the U.S. Army (NMUSA) and also to manage revenue generation operations in the Museum facility once open. The Foundation’s mission is to educate current and future Americans to fully appreciate the sacrifices by generations of American Soldiers to safeguard this nation's freedoms. Our funding helps to acquire and conserve Army historical art and artifacts, support Army history educational programs, research, and publication of historical materials on the American Soldier, and provide support and counsel to private and governmental organizations committed to the same goals.

At AHF, employee health and safety are our top priority. The Foundation continues to monitor the evolving COVID situation closely. It has implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of the virus, such as allowing staff the option to telework. For those in the office, we provide masks and hand sanitizer to all employees, and we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day.

About The Position
The AHF is seeking a Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to drive fundraising revenue, cultivate relationships with new and existing AHF donors, move and manage prospects through the major gifts pipeline, and retain a portfolio of donors within a regional framework. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of stewarding a portfolio of such donors and the demonstrated ability to communicate alignment between organizational mission and prospective donor interests. This position is based at the National Museum of the United States Army in Fairfax, VA.

Responsibilities & Requirements

  • Identify, qualify, and manage a caseload of donors interested in AHF’s mission. While a portion of the Major Gifts Officer’s portfolio will be existing donors, this role will also include new-donor development.
  • Create moves-management plans for engaging and soliciting each donor and execute plans in a timely manner.
  • Work with departments across the Foundation to secure appropriate project information and create offers, proposals, and asks that resonate with donors.
  • Perform other donor development activities as may be required.
  • Ability to successfully solicit donations, follow through on pending asks and bring a gift to fruition.
  • Ability to write effective sponsor offers, proposals, and requests.
  • Ability to manage projects and meet deadlines while adhering to the Foundation's policies, working collaboratively with colleagues, and promoting the Foundation's mission, goals, and values.
  • This position has been designated as an optional telework opportunity temporarily due to COVID-19. It will transition back to full-time in the Foundation office once the health situation warrants doing so. Applicants must be willing and able to be physically based in the Fort Belvoir office.


  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience in fundraising or sales, with direct donor or customer interaction
  • A four-year undergraduate degree
  • A high level of interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • The willingness to travel for donor meetings based on regional assignment – roughly 10%

How to Apply
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements (include the job title in the subject line of the email).