Major Gift Officer
Union of Concerned Scientists
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit working to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. Our scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.
Are you an experienced fundraiser and relationship-builder? Do you want to work with a passionate, informed, and engaged group of donors committed to improving the world for future generations? Join our team of skilled fundraising staff and use your relationship management experience and fundraising skills to represent UCS to high net-worth individuals, solicit support from our donors, and identify and qualify donor prospects. The Development department at UCS is responsible for raising $38 million annually in support of the organization. You’d be charged with working with major giving donors and prospects to raise outright gifts.
Qualifications and Experience
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent; at UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
Little or no exertion; may require extended periods at a computer. Must have current driver’s license and be able to travel nationally, including overnight trips. Travel equals roughly 30-40% of time.
UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.
Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge, Massachusetts office. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org. A listing of all open jobs is available at https://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-ucs.
To Apply: Go to: https://www.workable.com/j/233FADC1D9 Please upload a cover letter and resume. Please include salary requirements in the cover letter. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.
Deadline: November 16, 2018 or until filled.