Major Gifts Officer

The Trudeau Institute has an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser who will serve as Major Gifts Officer. The incumbent will report to the Director and President of the Institute and will work collaboratively with members of the Board of Trustees to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for major gifts and bequests for the purpose of supporting programming, operations, building the endowment and capital improvements. This position offers the opportunity to help Trudeau Institute build and implement a major gifts strategy to support our ambitious fundraising and programmatic goals. S/he will manage an existing portfolio of individuals and foundations, while leading efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new donors.

The successful candidate will have at least 5-7 years of relevant experience in fundraising, a demonstrated track record in leading large fundraising campaigns with success (securing major gifts $1 million+), a thorough knowledge of the basic principles and practices of fundraising in a national nonprofit environment, strong communication skills and exceptional organization and implementation skills. The position requires the ability to create and personally deliver a cohesive and compelling story that inspires funders to act, including a deep belief in organizational mission.

            The Trudeau Institute is a world renowned research institution, located in the heart of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains, which offers competitive salaries along with a robust benefits package (including health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and a generous employer retirement contribution). The Institute is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer encouraging women, individuals with disabilities, minorities and veterans to apply.

            Interested candidates should send a cover letter, highlighting their record of achievement; their CV and contact information (including e-mail address) to:

Kelly Stanyon,

Human Resource Office Trudeau Institute, Inc.

154 Algonquin Avenue Saranac Lake, NY 12983

Fax (518) 891-5126

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