Employment Opportunities

Director of Major Gifts, Moving Picture Institute (Remote Office)

The nonprofit Moving Picture Institute is a modern-media production house and talent incubator that creates and supports high-impact film and video content designed to entertain, inspire, and educate audiences with captivating stories about human freedom.

We seek a Director of Major Gifts, who will be responsible for cultivating donors and securing major gifts from individuals and foundations. While there is a small office established in Los Angeles, California, most of the employees at our client organization work in their home office, remote to one another.

The Director of Majors Gifts is responsible for:

  • Providing the leadership and strategic vision that will enable the organization's individual and foundation fundraising activities to thrive and grow from major donor giving to foundation grants;
  • Spearheading research to grow the organization's individual and foundation donor base, converting top prospects to active donors;
  • Developing annual revenue targets, donor acquisition goals, and key metrics, and continuously monitoring progress towards those goals and metrics;
  • Supervising fundraising activities, with emphasis on best practices, donor stewardship and satisfaction, and revenue goals;
  • Securing and growing unrestricted funds;
  • Taking an active and personal leadership role in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major individual donors and foundation officers, including preparing customized proposals;
  • Responding to donor questions, concerns, and suggestions;
  • Providing regular updates to the senior management team and Board of Directors regarding fundraising activities, accomplishments, and challenges

  • The successful Director of Major Gifts will have an undergraduate degree and at least three-to-five years of high-level professional fundraising success with individual and foundation donors. Individuals must have proven success in securing major gifts of an unrestricted nature; ability to communicate and implement a clear strategy for how to accelerate the organization's current growth over the next three-to-five years; strong leadership and project management skills; and superior written and oral communication skills. Self-motivation, ability to effectively work remotely from others, and tenacity are key.

    Passion for the mission is critical. The ability to directly and passionately communicate the organization's mission and programs to inspire donors is essential for success in this role. It is estimated that one will have to travel approximately 25 percent of the time.

    Reporting to the President, this is an opportunity to work in an exciting, growing, mission-driven organization. A future career path would include the opportunity to become a Vice President of Development, with responsibility for overseeing all of the organization's fundraising efforts, including major donor giving, special events, planned giving, foundation grants, and direct mail.

    Compensation for this position is competitive with excellent benefits, including the ability to work from one's home office.

    Interested parties should contact:

  • Steve Ankney at (330) 374-2015 or Steve.Ankney@roberthalfes.com
  • Kevin Michael Hicar at (202) 572-8312 or Kevin.Hicar@roberthalfes.com