Major Gifts Officer

The position

We’re seeking a Major Gifts Officer to lead our development efforts, principally via donor prospecting, donor development, and donor stewardship. The salary starts at $80,000 to $120,000, depending on experience, plus health insurance. Visa assistance is available if needed.

About MIRI

MIRI’s mission is to ensure that the creation of smarter-than-human intelligence has a positive impact. Our strategic focus is our technical research agenda on “superintelligence alignment,” composed of numerous subproblems in AI, logic, decision theory, and other fields.

Our research program currently employs four full-time research fellows, fosters collaboration with our research associates and others, runs several research workshops each year, and funds independently-organized workshops around the world. We publish our results in blog posts, technical reports, and peer-reviewed papers.

Our offices are located in downtown Berkeley, two blocks from the UC Berkeley campus. We work flexible hours, and sometimes work from home, though working from the office is nice because it has free meals, snacks, and drinks. 🙂

Some properties you should have

  • Previous fundraising success in a senior development role, with major gifts experience.
  • Outgoing, proactive, enthusiastic.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Growth mindset: eager and willing to improve.