The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is seeking an experienced Senior Major Gifts Officer to join its growing philanthropy team. AAAS is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science, engineering, and innovation for the benefit of all people. With more than 120,000 members in over 91 countries, we are the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society and publisher of cutting-edge research through our Science family of journals.
Established in 1848, AAAS is one of the leading voices for science in the United States and worldwide. Today, AAAS is being called upon more frequently to speak up when scientific knowledge is pushed aside by ideology, federal funding of basic research is threatened, and top officials question the validity of scientific evidence on issues ranging from climate change to election security. We are working tirelessly to revolutionize the way science and evidence-based information are communicated, understood, and valued by the public, and invigorate the engagement of our Fellows and members in these activities.
There is an urgency for us to take our efforts to the next level, and against this backdrop, the board and executive leadership have made philanthropy and strategic partnerships a growing priority. The Senior Major Gifts Officer position is a dynamic opportunity for a seasoned fundraising professional who is passionate about advancing science to drive impact at a national organization at the forefront of change.
In this role, you will join our dedicated Office of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships team, reporting to the Director of Individual Philanthropy, and will play a key role in building relationships with AAAS members, Fellows, and other leaders in the science and philanthropy communities to secure unrestricted and programmatic funding.
Learn more about the position and how to apply here.