The Fund for American Studies - Individual Giving Coordinator

Organization Description

The Fund for American Studies is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization focused on civic education and advancing the ideas of limited government and free-market economics. Founded in 1967, the organization holds 10 institutes around the world that bring college students together for educational programs engaging them in a rigorous examination of economic concepts, political systems and moral philosophy. TFAS’s goal is to prepare young people for honorable leadership by educating them in the theory, practice and benefits of a free society.


Job Description

The coordinator of individual giving will build relationships and solicit gifts from a portfolio of donors in the $1,000 to $5,000 giving level. He or she will report to the executive director of development and will work in partnership with the president, board leadership and senior development staff to engage major donors and prospects in long-term relationships with TFAS.


Job Responsibilities

  • Cultivate, solicit and steward gifts from donors in the $1,000 to $5,000 level to meet annual fundraising goals
  • Implement a moves management program to engage and upgrade donors
  • Identify prospects from this portfolio for campaign gifts
  • Work with admission staff to identify parents of significant capacity to include in major donor cultivations strategy


Job Qualifications

  • Proven track record in cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding major gifts
  • Demonstrated success in developing and managing relationships with volunteer leadership, key donors and senior staff
  • Strong organizational, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic and creative thinker with entrepreneurial skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a self-starter
  • Appreciation of and commitment to the mission and values of The Fund for American Studies
  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge software
  • *Alumni of The Fund for American Studies are encouraged to apply, as well as those with a commitment to the ideals of limited government and a free-market economy*


How to Apply

Applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to:

Maria C. Gullo, Executive Director of Development, The Fund for American Studies

1706 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC  20009