MISSION To support our shared passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb.
VISION A united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes.
AUDIENCE Everyone who loves climbing.
CORE VALUES Authoritative climbing information, knowledge and resources benefit and inspire us and future generations. Advocacy and leadership advance our climbing interests and promote conservation. Community and competency strengthen and embolden us to push our limits.
WEB SITE: www.americanalpineclub.org
The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of current donors and donor prospects. Responsibilities include identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors. The MGO stewards the Great Ranges Fellowship Donor Circle at the American Alpine Club (AAC).
The MGO works independently and as a member of the Development team, providing direction to the CEO and Development Director to help with management of their respective portfolios.
The MGO reports to the Development Director. The MGO is a key player on the AAC’s development team and will significantly contribute to the organization's revenue goals by closing high five-, six-figure gifts.
Maintain fast-paced schedule of face-to-face visits to steward current donors and to engage new major donor prospects.
Conduct prospect cultivation, directly and in cooperation with executive leadership team, programs staff and board members.
Conduct major gift prospect identification through wealth screening scores, member analytics, self-selection, and community research.
Manage stewardship strategy and activity, measured using moves management system.
Write individualized cultivation, solicitation and stewardship letters, proposals and reports.
Manage major donor and estate planning mailings.
Coordinate major donor cultivation events nationwide including exclusive small dinners and climbing outings.
Manage major donor newsletter and other relevant communications.
Support Fund Development Board Committee in leveraging board member engagement.
Serve as a key staff member for campaigns and other major gift funding initiatives.
Help expand and manage the estate planning program.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
The successful candidate will be interested in supporting the mission, vision and brand of the American Alpine Club. The successful candidate will have drive and ambition, excellent analytical and oral communication skills, computer savvy, a climbing background, and be someone who thrives in an especially creative and fun environment.
The ideal candidates will possess:
5 years of successful fundraising and direct-solicitation experience.
Proven track record of personally closing five- and six -figure gifts
Familiarity of moves management system.
Ties to, contacts with, the outdoor industry.
Experience with philanthropic foundations.
Knowledge of planned giving.
Ability to engage in significant travel.
Superior interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
The American Alpine Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose vision is a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes. Together with our members, the AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events;... publishes two of the world's most sought-after climbing annuals, the American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Climbing; cares for the world's leading climbing library and country's leading mountaineering museum; manages the Hueco Rock Ranch, New River Gorge Campground, and Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives $80,000+ toward climbing, conservation, and research grants that fund adventurers who travel the world.