Adventure Cycling Association seeks an enthusiastic, positive, engaging person to fill a full-time position of Major Gifts Officer.
The staff will join the Development team at Adventure Cycling, working to raise funds for the organization’s mission to inspire, empower, and connect people to travel by bicycle. The primary objective of the Major Gifts Officer is to cultivate relationships and communicate Adventure Cycling’s vision and value to major donor prospects, soliciting and stewarding financial gifts as appropriate. The candidate will ideally have some experience in fundraising, as well as an enthusiasm for cycling and bicycle travel. The position is based at Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana, and remote work is available.
Reports to the Development Director and works closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, other staff, members, donors, and volunteers.
The Major Gifts Officer will work to establish long-term, institutional relationships with major donors, and will work to support those relationships in other staff and high-level volunteers. The successful candidate will be expected to adhere to the highest ethical standards, understand the nuances of relationship-based solicitations, reflect an optimistic and positive attitude, and enjoy working independently and with little supervision while also engaging with an active and committed staff.
Nonprofit major gift fundraising experience required. Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university or equivalent. Bicycling and bicycle touring experience preferred.
Anchored by the University of Montana and nestled in a gorgeous mountain valley along the Clark Fork River, Missoula has been featured on many “best places to live” lists and has a vibrant community life driven by creative people who love to eat, play, live, and work in one of the premier towns of the American West. Excellent benefits include paid time off, holidays, an additional fully paid one-week bike vacation (a.k.a. “bike respite”), medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, and retirement plan. We have a wonderful office in downtown Missoula, with a friendly and committed staff. Option of being based at our Headquarters in Missoula, MT or working remotely.
Salary Range - $40,000 to $52,000 Depending on Experience
Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, Indigenous people, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. All qualified applicants who share this vision and who have a desire to contribute to our mission are encouraged to apply.
Please submit a resume (including three references) and cover letter directly to www.submittable.com – Major Gifts Officer. Writing samples and work examples will be requested in the interview process. Application deadline: The position is open until filled.
Adventure Cycling serves through its members. Our cycling community encourages and supports countless cyclists each year as they explore the beauty and history of America while tending to their mental and physical well-being. For nearly half a century, Adventure Cycling has created life-changing experiences that deepen appreciation for our country’s diverse cultures, communities, landscapes, and people. As the largest nonprofit cycling organization in the country, we have an impactful voice in policies and programs that advance the safety and accessibility of cycling.
The Adventure Cycling Route Network is the gold standard in cycling networks, incorporating 50,000 miles of meticulously documented bike routes to the most iconic and hidden destinations across the country. We led the effort to create the first official national cycling network: the U.S. Bicycle Route System. Once complete, it will be the largest official cycling route network on earth. And our preeminent bike tour magazine, Adventure Cyclist, supported by more than 50,000 members, is the leading resource for bike travel in America.
For more information, go to www.adventurecycling.org.