Major Gifts Officer, FDR Library and Museum


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This role is hybrid (Hyde Park, NY)

About the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum

Established in 1941, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum (FDRL) pioneered the presidential library system by becoming the nation’s first. In doing so, it set a vital precedent for outgoing presidents to make their records accessible to the public for posterity and transparency. Today, as core American values like freedom and truth are being questioned and debated, the FDRL’s mission remains critical. The library must continue its foundational purpose—preserving history while fostering open dialogue and thoughtful examination.

As the FDRL’s nonprofit partner, the Roosevelt Institute provides financial support that enables the library and museum to fulfill its vision. This includes developing impactful exhibits, expanding educational programming, and hosting public events that promote discussion. By sustaining FDR’s legacy, the Institute helps ensure the library remains a space for all to engage with history and its enduring lessons.

What You’ll Do

As our Major Gifts Officer, you’ll manage fundraising for a portfolio of donors and partners for the FDR Presidential Library and Museum, which has an annual fundraising goal of $1MM. Responsibilities include identifying, cultivating, and stewarding donors at the $10K+ level. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development, you’ll work alongside a Development Manager.

This is a full-time, unionized, individual contributor role.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Manage the FDRL’s major donor pipeline, including advising on strategy, tracking progress toward goals, and leveraging data to inform decisions
  • Leverage the FDRL’s robust suite of programs to develop corporate partnerships and sponsorship opportunities, reaching out to potential new partners and cultivating new relationships
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with donors at the $10K+ level, including library trustees and members
  • Build a robust pipeline of donors, including identifying new prospects while ensuring current donors are as engaged as possible
  • Support trustees in their donor and prospect development activities
  • Provide best-in-class donor stewardship, including developing new donor engagement strategies and ensuring ongoing touchpoints between donors and principals
  • Prepare principals for donor meetings and other external engagements to enable their ability to maximize time with funders and close gifts, including conducting prospect research, drafting talking points, and ensuring strong and timely follow-through

What You’ll Have

  • 4 plus years of success in fundraising for nonprofit organizations
  • Experience working in a federal institution operated in partnership with a nonprofit partner or similar matrixed environment
  • Strong familiarity with the history of FDR’s legacy, both achievements and critiques
  • Demonstrated track record of securing gifts from individuals at the five- to six-figure level
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with high attention to detail
  • Donor database experience; Salesforce or similar preferred

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Please apply!

We know talent comes in many forms. Our only requirement is that you’re passionate about advancing democracy—to create meaningful change. Join our team and help envision a new equitable future for all.

The salary range for this role is $90,000.00 – $105,000.00 annually. The Roosevelt Institute offers excellent benefits that include 100% paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and 80% paid for dependents; life insurance; vacation; personal and sick time; paid parental leave; professional development; healthcare- dependent- and commuter FSA; and a 403(b) Retirement plan with up to 4% contribution.