Major Gifts Officer

Are you friendly and outgoing? Do you enjoy meeting new people who share your passion for liberty? Well then, Reason Foundation has a challenge for you! We’re looking for a Major Gifts Officer-someone who can help us build strong relationships between Reason and our generous supporters, introduce new supporters to Reason, and help us work with our friends to strengthen our financial position.

If this sounds like you, then we’d like to hear from you! You just might be the person to help us learn more about the interests, passions, and values of our potential supporters, and to connect them with projects and people at Reason in meaningful ways.

Dynamic, interesting, well-rounded people who are interested in libertarian principles are encouraged to apply. Qualifications include:

  • Commitment to libertarian principles (individual rights, free markets, limited government, voluntarism, and peace), and familiarity with Reason’s work
  • Over three years of experience in major gift fundraising
  • Familiarity with the literature and technology of major gift fundraising
  • Excellent writing, oral communication, and organization skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to balance shifting and competing priorities

Job location is negotiable; DC or LA are preferred. Candidates at all levels of experience are invited to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume, three professional references,vand two relevant writing samples – all as a single word or pdf file – to Your cover letter should include a description of why you are interested in working for Reason, how your past experience is relevant to a role here, and a description of any relevant technical skills. Please also specify your desired job location and ability to relocate.

About Reason
Founded in 1968, Reason advances a free society by developing, applying, and promoting individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. Reason Foundation’s nonpartisan public policy research promotes choice, competition, and a dynamic market economy. Reason, the monthly print magazine and popular Web site of “free minds and free markets,” covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews.

Reason provides full benefits to all individual employees, including health insurance coverage, long-term disability and life insurance, and a 403(b) retirement savings program.