ISI is seeking a full-time Associate Development Officer (ADO) responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts. The successful candidate will manage a growth portfolio of individual donors, major donor prospects, and foundations located nationally with some concentration in California and the Midwest. The primary purpose of the ADO is to secure funds for ISI by qualifying donors, fulfilling their philanthropic interests and passions, providing them with giving opportunities, encouraging them to give, and ensuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to ISI and are upgraded in their support and involvement. The ADO will be expected to conduct regular personal meetings with donors and donor prospects and make solicitations, employing an effective moves management strategy, and having exhibited in the past success securing gifts in the five- and six-figure range. Ideally, the ADO will work out of ISI’s National Headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, but remote locations will be considered on an individual basis. The ADO reports to the Vice President, Philanthropy.
This is a tremendous opportunity for an up-and-coming fundraiser to expand into donor relations/caseload management with one of the nation’s most renowned and influential conservative organizations. In this role you will be entrusted with a considerable amount of responsibility, while provided with the mentorship, flexibility, and back-office support to help ensure your best results.