The Morton Arboretum

The Morton Arboretum

Major Gifts Associate (FT)


The Morton Arboretum is a world-renowned nonprofit dedicated to protecting and growing trees locally and globally. We are seeking an experienced associate to join our team to increase philanthropic support through major giving. The ideal candidate will help secure support from individual donors to improve the future for trees, advance leading scientific and conservation research, support educational programming for adults and children, and preserve our plant collections across 1,700 acres. You’ll be part of an incredible team working together to make the Arboretum exceptional.  


Bachelor’s degree required. 3+ years of professional fundraising experience in a major gifts environment and/or direct experience in relationship building and cultivation of individual donors, or other related professional work. Exemplary interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required.  Ability to successfully motivate, engage, and interact with senior leadership, trustees, high level donors and volunteers required. Prior experience and proven efficiency in moves management processes required.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and experience with Google applications is beneficial. Preferred experience using Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge software or similar database programs. Must possess a valid driver’s license, which is subject to insurability and an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report.


Salary is commensurate with experience;  $60,000 - $70,000 range. For additional information, and to apply, visit

The Morton Arboretum is an equal opportunity employer – disability/veteran