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Major Gift Officer, Northeast Region


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a federally chartered, nonpartisan institution that was created by the US Congress to serve as America’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and an educational institution dedicated to the history and lessons of the Holocaust. The Museum seeks to educate Americans from all 50 states and all walks of life as well as international audiences. The Museum has three areas of expertise: Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust scholarship and education, and genocide prevention.

In carrying out its important memorial and educational mission, the Museum is guided by its institutional values for our workplace: Honor the memory of the victims; carry out our work with dignity, humility, integrity and respect for others; and strive for excellence through teamwork, rigor, and a culture of continuous learning. Consistent respect for others is the foundation for trust, collegiality, and inclusion.

About the Role

This position is located in the Museum's Northeast Regional Office in New York, NY.

The Northeast Regional Office is responsible for raising private sector funds and for developing and managing a regional program that seeks philanthropic support from individual, foundation, and corporate donors to meet the priority needs of the Museum as identified by the Museum Director and the Museum Council.

The Major Gift Officer (MGO) will function as one of the Museum’s local ambassadors within the Northeast Region’s key philanthropic communities. The MGO serves as a representative of the Museum’s Development Office and is responsible for planning, developing, directing, and implementing an extensive program to identify, cultivate, and solicit annual gifts, bequests, and donations to generate sustained financial support for operation of the Museum. This professional must act entrepreneurially while working diplomatically to fulfill their responsibilities. The individual will need to have demonstrated success in prior professional fundraising roles.

The MGO serves the greater New York area philanthropic community, encompassing NYC and its suburbs (e.g., Nassau County, Long Island, Westchester), northern New Jersey, southeast Connecticut, Boston, and other communities throughout New England. This is an excellent opportunity for a development professional seeking to advance their career with a creative, collaborative, and high-performing professional team.

This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

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