Major Gifts Officer

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Published: April 12, 2019
Washington, District of Columbia
Job Type
Fundraising / Membership /

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~ Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) is a national nonprofit building healthy place for healthy people by advancing trails, bicycling and walking. ~ 

With more than 160,000 members and supporters, RTC is the nation's largest trails organization dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines and connecting corridors. ~

Founded in 1986, RTC’s national office is located in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. 

Position Overview

RTC is currently seeking a Major Gifts Officer.

If you have a passion for trails and would like to apply that zeal to your work, we have a great opportunity for you!

A detailed job announcement will be post on our website by Monday, April 15. Please visit our website and then click on careers at the bottom of the page.

Job Duties

  • Significantly increase philanthropic contributions from major donors including individuals, foundations and corporations;
  • Create and implement a multi-year strategy for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and current donors;
  • Team with program departments to prepare letters of inquiry, proposals, progress reports, and budgets; Implement recognition activities;
  • Donor and prospect research; and
    Plan and lead foundation, corporation and major donor cultivation and stewardship visits.


  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Must possess superior writing and editing skills, with a minimum of 3 years experience in working with major donors, developing cultivation strategies, as well as, soliciting and closing $10,000+ gifts;
  • Strong team player with the leadership skills to motivate others to be the same;
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of major donor development and foundations is essential; and
  • Knowledge of conservation, land use or transportation issues a plus.

Note: Travel required.

To Apply

Mail, fax or email resume and cover letter to:

  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Attention: Human Resources, 2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor, Duke Ellington Building, Washington, DC 20037
  • Email:

Women and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. EOE

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