Major Gifts Officer

Major Gifts Officer

For over 30 years, LGBTQ+ Victory Fund and LGBTQ+ Victory Institute have helped to train, place and elect thousands of openly LGBTQ+ public officials at every level of government. Our leaders have been catalysts for expanding legal rights for LGBTQ+ people across the country, and they have transformed our nation’s policies and shifted our political landscape towards equality, one election at a time. Today, over 1,000 LGBTQ+ Americans are serving in elected office.

Victory is seeking a Major Gifts Officer. Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for supporting individual major donors and sustaining donor fundraising efforts through prospect research, event management, information tracking and reporting, direct solicitations and relationship management.

The ideal candidate will have fundraising experience and a proven track record of raising major gifts and event sponsorships for non-profits. Commitment to the mission is a must.

General Responsibilities


  • Engage with prospects and donors with $5,000+ giving capacity.
  • In coordination with the Director of Major Gifts, manage a portfolio of donor cultivation events throughout the year.
  • Expand fundraising efforts in new markets to develop new prospects and donor base.
  • Expand recurring donor program to build sustainable revenue for Victory programs.
  • Manage event steering committees which function as local validators and volunteer fundraisers, and assist in committee expansion and profitability.
  • Draft fundraising appeals for direct mail campaigns.
  • Support the execution of a planned giving program.
  • Use a variety of solicitation tools, including: events, meetings, calls, and online communication.
  • Manage relationships, communications and giving plans with major donors around the country and attend in-person meetings.
  • Identify and schedule donor prospect meetings around events for the President & CEO, other senior staff, board and Victory Campaign Boad members.
  • Work with development, political, and program staff as well as the board of directors to identify new and creative methods for increasing revenue.
  • Fundraise for Victory events and assist with the management of events.

Day to Day

  • Communicate with donors and prospects to generate revenue.
  • Correspond with appropriate staff, vendors, board members, host committees, and volunteers.
  • Prepare briefings for donor and prospect meetings as well as for donor cultivation events.
  • Update guest lists and timelines on a daily basis.
  • Request and review marketing materials and graphics as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; plus, 3-5 years of experience in major gifts fundraising; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals.
  • Experience and commitment to working within a team environment to meet hard fundraising targets established through annual budgeting.
  • Impeccable follow up and follow through.
  • Detail oriented with strong organization and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong ability to prioritize requests and delegate.
  • Dexterity to work in a fast-paced, campaign-oriented environment.
  • Willingness to work beyond traditional business hours.
  • Excellent time and project management skills; able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to travel 40% of time.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite.
  • Experience with Every Action a plus.
  • Position location is Washington, DC, preferred. The location of a candidate applying to the position and/or willingness of the candidate to relocate to the Washington, DC, area may be taken into account when making hiring decisions.

The salary for this position is $60,000 – 70,000. Please include salary requirements in your materials. Full-time staff are eligible for Victory’s comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, health reimbursement account, medical flexible spending account, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k, parental leave and generous paid time off. 

To Apply:

Victory is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Please send a resume and cover letter, along with salary requirements and how you learned about this opportunity, to No phone calls or walk-ins please.