Mar 16

Job: Director of Major Gifts at the Asia Society (NYC)

The Asia Society, an internationally renowned non-profit, is looking for a Director of Major Gifts at their headquarters in New York City. The Director of Major Gifts is responsible for overseeing fundraising efforts from individual major donors and members for their operations and endowment budgets.


  • Coordinate capital campaign to raise $50 million for Society’s endowment;
  • Fundraise major gifts from Trustees and other individual major donors to fulfill the Society’s revenue targets for operating revenues;
  • Manage Master Prospect List of individual donors and drive solicitations of major gifts;
  • Lead effort to move donors and prospects up Master Prospect List to higher levels of donation.
  • Develop and implement fundraising targets, strategies and plans for donations from individual major donors;
  • Engage with all program areas of the Society to determine funding needs (especially from individuals), develop fundraising targets and execute plans to realize such targets;
  • Manage individual donors through the identification, cultivation and solicitation of major gifts for annual support and capital campaign;
  • Oversee donor prospect research;
  • Manage and oversee all individual membership programs, including Chairman’s Circle, President’s Circle, Friends of Asian Art, Asia Circle
  • Develop and implement strategies for upgrading current donors for unrestricted annual fundraising;
  • Work in close consultation with and advise the Director of Special Events on individual donor participation on committees and in fundraising events.
  • Engage the Board of Trustees and manage the Society’s Development Committee to enhance the Board’s fundraising capacity and role;


  • Proven fundraising capabilities;
  • Masters degree and 7-10 years experience in soliciting major gifts and managing capital campaigns at significant nonprofit organizations preferred;
  • Excellent organizational and management skills;
  • Ability to engage and work well with members of the Board of Trustees, with major individual donors and prospects, and senior management with tact, maturity and good judgment;
  • Dynamic personality and can-do attitude and proven ability to achieve targeted goals;
  • Strong management skills and ability to get staff to achieve their results;
  • Excellent research, writing and presentation skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or other database software.


Email cover letter and resume with salary expectations to: List job code 113 and job title in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.  For more information, see official job listing here.

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