Full Time
Posted 1 month ago

Organization and Role Background: 

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana. Research indicates that psychedelics have the potential to be a breakthrough in treating PTSD, depression, addiction, and other conditions.  

MAPS has worked for 35 years toward paving the way for education and legalization of such breakthrough medicines.  MAPS is committed to bringing these healing modalities to the world and providing them in such a way that communities that most need mental health resources have access to them. This shift has the potential to unlock previously unavailable resources for the investigation of psychedelic-assisted treatments applied to our most critical mental health challenges.  

The Major Gifts Officer will be an instrumental player in advancing the research, public education, health equity, and advocacy initiatives of MAPS through philanthropic support. This person will be responsible for developing strategies to facilitate the MAPS mission through identification, cultivation, and stewardship of relationships with thought leaders, researchers, and donors. The Major Gifts Officer serves as a key development team member and a core contributor in reaching organizational goals and objectives through managing an annual portfolio of individuals and foundations in a specific region capable of making principal ($250,000+) and major gifts ($10,000+).  

Why Work For MAPS?  

At MAPS, we value transparency, autonomy, experimentation, and kind, direct feedback. We welcome applicants who thrive in a growing organization that values science and healing.    

We believe in diversity and inclusion of people of all backgrounds, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, educational backgrounds, arrest or conviction record, military and veteran status, religions, abilities, and perspectives. MAPS values and seeks applicants who are people of color, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid. MAPS strives to continually improve upon the supportive, equitable, and accessible work environment.    

MAPS is a dispersed workforce that offers full-time employment in a remote work environment. We are committed to conscious leadership and an inclusive team dynamic. Our culture is one of mutual respect, responsibility, and trust. Our employees’ health and happiness are priorities, and we treat our staff like people, not numbers on a spreadsheet.    

MAPS is at the forefront of changing the way mental health issues are treated and is committed to bringing dignity and access to overcoming mental health challenges through the conscious use of psychedelics. We believe we are changing the world, and we want you to be a part of it.  

Learn more about MAPS:

Ideal Candidate Traits: 

  • 5-7 years of major gift fundraising experience  
  • Comfortable interacting with high-net-worth individuals and the ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality 
  • Commitment to health equity and an interest in mental health, drug policy, and/or psychedelics 
  • Interest in communicating with diverse groups of people and translating our work into creative, compelling, accessible terms 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple projects simultaneously with close attention to detail and deadlines 
  • Comfort and proficiency using technology for retrieving, organizing, researching, and presenting donor/prospect information and moves management 
  • Proficiency with office software including Microsoft Office 365, document storage drives, Salesforce or a similar CRM database, and Asana or similar project management software 
  • Experience creating professional presentations, reports, and dashboards 
  • Comfortable with working remotely and regular business-related travel for meetings 

Position Duties: 

  • Through prospect research, relationship cultivation, and stewardship of donors, strategically oversee and grow a portfolio of donors. 
  • Develop strong relationships and enlist the effective support of researchers, board members, and other leadership in the identification, education, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects.  
  • Develop comprehensive cultivation plans for all donors with portfolio and set benchmarks towards long term, sustainable growth 
  • Set up and attend donor in person and virtual visits for cultivation and solicitation purposes; create contact reports outlining the potential and realized outcomes of each visit  
  • Work closely with department staff to prepare case for support documents and campaign plans, as well as written proposals and other solicitation materials, including gift documentation.  
  • Ensure donors feel connected and informed with a clear insight into the impact of their gifts and commitments.  
  • Collaborate on planning and production of special events including dinners, receptions, and site tours as needed. 
  • Work with the Executive Director and Director of Development to create strategies for giving opportunities for research, public education, harm reduction, health equity, and advocacy. 
  • Assist in training the board and staff in the art of fundraising and accompany board members and other leadership on selected gift solicitations. 
  • Serve as a MAPS spokesperson when appropriate. 

Additional Competencies:  

  • Leadership skills that inspire collaboration and innovation 
  • Empathetic listener 
  • Ability to effectively build partnerships and engage stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated commitment to personal reflection and accountability 
  • Ability to give and receive critical feedback in a compassionate manner 
  • Practicing humility and right use of power 
  • Group facilitation 
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed communication 

Compensation, Location, and Hours 

  • Salary: based on experience 
  • 100% employer sponsored Health insurance/FSA/HRA/Vision/Dental for employees and 50% sponsored for dependents 
  • $50,000 Life Insurance and AD&D 
  • $500 mental health stipend (HRA) 
  • PTO 
  • Paid Holidays/Floating Holidays 
  • Employer Funded SEP IRA
  • Paid sabbatical for long-term employees 
  • Virtual setting, flexible hours 
  • Trauma informed workplace with a dedication to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • This is a remote position that will require you to have a suitable workspace with secure internet and reliable phone reception are required. This position requires frequent phone and internet meetings. Certain home office expenses may be reimbursed. A work computer will be provided. 
  • We are a West Coast-based company. Applicants must be available during standard business hours (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM your local time, Monday through Friday). The exact schedule may be arranged upon hire. Occasional weekend hours may be required with advance arrangement. Regular travel may be required (with COVID-19 precautions). 

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