Missouri History Museum
  • 22-Jan-2018 to 23-Mar-2018 (CST)
  • Development
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package

Position Summary:

These positions are responsible for integrated fundraising initiatives to secure major gifts in coordination with the Director of Philanthropic Giving. The Major Gifts Officers will develop, manage and implement strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors through individualized plans leading to major and transformational gifts. The Major Gifts Officers will coordinate projects, events, and activities in support of the major gift program. 

Essential Functions:

  • Manage an assigned donor list of 175+ individual and corporate donors as well as potential planned giving prospects
  • Create and implement the major and planned gift annual plan with increasing financial goals
  • Coordinate and conduct prospect research activities in order to develop strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major individual gifts
  • Ensure donor acknowledgement (including thank you letters and tax statements), reporting, recognition and other stewardship activities related assigned donors is transpiring smoothly
  • Utilize the capabilities of the donor information system (Altru) by both recording all relevant donor data and interactions and by using the system's analytical capabilities to support strong donor engagement and communication practices. 
  • Respond to donor inquiries and maintain excellent donor relations.
  • Coordinate special tours, speaking engagements and other engagement activities as tools to cultivate donors on behalf of the Museum.


  • Bachelor's degree in nonprofit management or philanthropy or related field; and minimum of 10 years of demonstrable achievement in nonprofit fundraising with major gifts
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
  • Travel required fulfilling donor and constituent relationship building and fundraising goals.
  • Position requires working occasional nights and weekends.
  • Possess a current, valid driver's license

Preferred Qualification:

  • Masters in Philanthropic Studies or Nonprofit Management or related field preferred


  • Solid understanding of development principles, protocols and best practices
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Excellent time management and attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage short term and long term plans and goals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and email applications, Altru or comparable donor software

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled.

An Equal Opportunity Employer


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