Vermont Arts Council

Major Gifts Officer at Generator

Generator is seeking a dynamic and experienced Major Gifts Officer to join our team and support our mission. The Major Gifts Officer will have a leadership role in overseeing high-level giving and fundraising efforts. This position is responsible for steering strategic development initiatives and is involved in all phases of the fundraising process from cultivating prospect lists and developing donor outreach campaigns to executing solicitations all the way through to the stewardship arrangements.

Salary: $60,000-$75,000


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, related fields or equivalent combination of skills and experience is preferred.
  • At least 5 years of non-profit fundraising experience preferred with at least 2 years working directly with major donors
  • Previous success setting and meeting fundraising goals, through diverse funding streams. Experience seeking out and cultivating relationships that lead to securing individual major gifts (of at least $5,000) and donations/sponsorships via events.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising databases (Little Green Light or similar), Google Suite including Google Sheets (Excel) and Google Slides (Power Point).
  • Skilled in developing key relationships with individuals while building rapport quickly to deliver results.Understands role in growing and protecting Generator’s reputation.
  • Demonstrate sense of urgency, ability to independently determine priorities, maintain activity on a number of projects simultaneously and meet deadlines and shared and measurable organizational goals.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, act innovatively and embrace change. Can mobilize resources through meaningful engagement. Strong supporter of a team environment.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and lead. Self-motivated and able to thrive in a fast-paced, complex, goal-oriented, team environment.
  • Sound judgment, discretion and commitment. Maintain confidentiality and a high degree of accuracy in donor records and other sensitive information. Strong attention to detail and organization.


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Generator Membership

How To Apply

Interested applicants are invited to send a resume, cover letter, and (3) three references to [email protected].

Please send pdf files using the following format: LastName.Resume.pdf.

The full job description can be found at:

Generator is committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective and thought. Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication styles, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply