Candidate qualifications and qualities
A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred. A strong interest in national security and prior service in the US military are also required. The ideal candidate will possess:
- A dynamic, professional, collaborative demeanor;
- A positive, organized, team-oriented approach to problem solving;
- A track record of building a prospect pool, cultivating donor relationships and closing gifts in the five- and six-figure range;
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills in both one-on-one and group settings;
- An ability to articulate and present clear, persuasive written and verbal communications;
- Poise and presence that inspires confidence in both internal and external audiences of all levels;
- Knowledge of fundraising principles, practices, and daily operations within a development office, including: discovering and qualifying prospects and donors; initiating contact and tracking outreach; developing creative and effective solicitation strategies; moving prospects and donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation; effective solicitation and gift closure; and stewardship;
- A passion for advancing Spirit of America’s mission and evangelizing the organization’s unique model of private support to US missions abroad;
- Flexibility and willingness to engage in weekend/evening meetings and undertake regional and national travel up to 35% of the time.
- Ability to use Microsoft Office and Salesforce.
Spirit of America is headquartered in Arlington, VA. We seek candidates for positions in the Washington, DC area, New York and Dallas.
To apply, interested candidates should submit their résumé and a cover letter stating their interest at:
To nominate a candidate, please contact Tara Gorman, Development Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All inquiries will be held in complete confidence.
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