Application deadline:Sunday 11th August 2019 by midday
The British Museum was founded on philanthropic support and donors continue to play a key role in the success of the Museum. The Major Gifts Officer role is a new post which will focus on designing and implementing enhanced stewardship strategies for a growing pool of private individual philanthropists, ensuring that major donors feel valued by the Museum and that donor retention rates are high. The successful post holder will also have the opportunity to cultivate gifts from a small portfolio of their own donors.
Key areas of responsibility:
- Working closely with the Head of Major Gifts & Patrons and Major Gifts Manager, you will ensure opportunities at the initial level of Major Giving (up to £25,000) are identified and pursued
- Ensure the highest standard of donor care; through effective stewardship, thanking, reporting and acknowledgment of gifts at all levels
- Ensure that the Museum's Legacy Pledgers and Intenders are kept up to date on the Museum's work as appropriate
- Co-supervise the Graduate Trainee: Fundraising
The successful candidate will have experience of working with multiple private donors or on large, complex projects and experience in fundraising or similar client care experience. With a degree or equivalent, they will be able to think creatively and from the perspective of a range of supporters. Along with project management skills and people management skills, they will also have strong administrative and organisational skills. Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure and manage multiple deadlines will be key.