Donor Relations OfficerDonor Relations Officer Posted Jun 12
Goldwater Institute , Phoenix, AZ (Virtual Office)
Donor Relations Officer
Goldwater Institute
Phoenix, AZ or Virtual Office

Columnist George Will has said, “The Goldwater Institute is simply in the liberty business, and there's no institution in the country that performs that business better."

The Goldwater Institute is in search of a Donor Relations Officer. The Officer will be responsible for implementing development strategies in Arizona and additional assigned regions. Primary responsibilities include identifying prospective fundraising opportunities with individuals and cultivating and managing relationships with major donors.

Ideally, the Donor Relations Officer will be based in Phoenix. However, Goldwater will consider a virtual office for a strong candidate.

Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects with a focus on soliciting gifts of $5,000 or more through face-to-face meetings.
Collaborate with the Vice President of Donor Relations and the development team to develop individual donor cultivation and solicitation plans and execute strategies to reach revenue goals.
Execute monthly, quarterly, and annual fundraising goals.
Develop strategic communication plans for high-level donors.
Research and approach new individual prospects.
Attend relevant meetings and events.
Travel roughly 50% of the time.

Minimum Requirements
Five years related work experience fundraising in public policy organizations with annual budgets exceeding $10 million.
Exceptional writing skills.
A demonstrated history of setting and achieving concrete fundraising goals.
Experience cultivating relationships and making the ask.
In-depth knowledge of a diverse range of public policy issues.
Affable personality with a team player mentality.

To Apply
Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:
Cover letter detailing your sincere philosophical interest in this role/organization and your salary requirements
List of three references

Please include “Donor Relations Officer, Goldwater– Your Name” in the subject line of your email.

Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon with Talent Market, who is assisting with the search:

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.

More About Goldwater
Goldwater pays a competitive salary and provides excellent benefits: employer-paid group health insurance, health savings accounts, 403(b) plan with an employer match, long-term disability insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick time, and a voluntary dental plan.

The Goldwater Institute is an equal opportunity employer. The Goldwater Institute was established in 1988 as an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization dedicated to the study of public policy. Through its research and litigation, the Institute promotes public policy founded upon the principles of limited government, economic freedom, and individual liberty. Learn more at