Major Gift Officer


Responsible for securing major gifts for AOPA’s Foundation.


Qualifies, contacts, and cultivates potential donors from prospect pool of AOPA members and other interested parties. 
Reviews the prospect pool and develops relationships that result in proposals to prospective donors.  
Make effective face-to-face presentation to donors and prospects.   
Effectively secure major gifts.
Establish and support fundraising meetings for President and Senior Management. 
Extensive travel to visit donors and fundraising events which includes non-traditional work hours. 


Bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of experience in the field or in a related area.  Experience would include prospecting, cultivating and soliciting current and potential donors.
Familiar with philanthropic concepts, practices, and procedures.
Relies on extensive experience and judgment to accomplish goals.
Excellent organizational skills, oral/written skills, and interpersonal skills to work effectively with colleagues, staff, AOPA management and future and current donors.  Advanced presentation skills.
Ability to work both independently and in coordination with the AOPA team.
Familiarity with donor database applications.  
Commitment to continued professional growth and development. 
Private Pilot certification helpful but not required. 

To apply for this position with Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) please click on Apply Now. AOPA offers a comprehensive benefits package that reflects how much we care about our employees. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; retirement; short-term and long-term disability; life and AD&D insurance; flexible spending accounts; tuition reimbursement; a wellness program; flexibility in work hours; and paid holidays.

And ... although not all AOPA employees are pilots, we offer the opportunity for our employees to obtain a private pilot certificate for free. We also provide continued assistance to help employees maintain their flight proficiency.

AOPA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.