Employment & Volunteer Opportunities


Employment Opportunities


Development Officer (MAJOR Gifts)


The Army Heritage Center Foundation is seeking a proven and successful development officer (major gift).   Under supervision of the Resource Development Committee and the Executive Director, secures support for the foundation which supports the expansion of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   Additional experience with corporate and foundation gifts, capital campaigns, and legacy giving is desired.


  1. Provides active leadership in the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors and donor prospects.
  2. Implements donor recognition programs.
  3. Assists in the development and the integration of development strategies and activities into the Army Heritage Center Foundation programs.
  4. Enlists the Foundation Board of Directors and Council of Advisors to further the organization's solicitation of major gifts and coordinates with the leadership of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center to state the needs of the Army.
  5. Supervises assistant or contracted support that researches prospective donors and develops prospect lists that match prospects to programs.
  6. Maintains a list of 100-125 active donor prospects.
  7. Writes complex documents such as solicitation proposals, case statements, major gift proposals, and technical reports.
  8. Assists in short and long range strategic planning activities to create and implement fundraising goals and objectives.
  9. Assists in the development of the budget for fundraising activities.
  10. Prepares and furnishes reports on development activities and evaluates the efficacy of development programs.
  11. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other development colleagues, foundations, and associates affiliated with the U.S. Army War College and other Army historical activities.
  12. Supports the identification and preparation of grants.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree with ten (10) or more years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified including a proven track record of closing gifts $25,000+ and stewarding donor relationships. Ability to travel frequently both in and out of state by all means of transportation. Certified Fund Raising Executive desired.


  • Ability to effectively articulate and justify development projects.
  • Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with the Foundation Board of Directors, staff, prospects, donors, government staff, and volunteers.
  • Possess program planning and leadership skills.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
  • Knowledgeable in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of and able to use Microsoft Office software.
  • Knowledge of development software programs and Internet based assets.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Database management skills.
  • Ability to persuade and influence others.
  • Ability to make evaluative judgments.
  • Ability to assess and interpret the needs and wishes of prospective donors and to translate these into effective action plans.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Ability to gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports.


Position requirements: A highly motivated self-starter who is able to articulate to a varied audience the value of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center to the Nation and the Army Heritage Center Foundation’s efforts to grow the Center. Ability to develop and implement plans to meet fundraising goals and objectives. Excellent writing skills.

  • Work is normally performed in an interior/office work environment.
  • Frequent overnight travel is required.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license.
  • Limited physical effort required.
  • Limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Must be willing to submit to background check and reference review.
  • Position is full-time, exempt.
  • Telecommuting permitted. Work may be performed remotely with regularly scheduled contact through office visits, conference calls, and/or video conferences.
  • Expected onsite presence at all major Foundation events.


  • Salary commensurate with experience and past record of success.
  • Benefits to include health insurance, participation in 403(b) program, and a leave program.

Interested parties should send resume by August 16 to info@armyheritage.org. Interviews will be conducted beginning in mid August and continue until the position is filled.


The Army Heritage Center Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.