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Founded in 1970, Legal Momentum, the Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund, is the nation's oldest civil rights advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women and girls. With its headquarters in New York City, Legal Momentum is a leader in establishing legal, legislative, and educational strategies to secure economic and personal security for women. Legal Momentum is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Major Gifts Officer 

Legal Momentum is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Major Gifts Officer to lead its major gifts fundraising efforts. A successful candidate will play a pivotal role in creating and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy for LM. This position will be instrumental in the successful launch and implementation of LM’s five-year $10 million comprehensive campaign and requires a seasoned professional with a deep understanding of nonprofit development, a proven track record of successful fundraising, and a passion for advancing women's rights.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Major Gifts Officer will join a growing fundraising team and work in close partnership with the Director of Development – Events and Appeals and the Development Associate. The Major Gifts Officer will work closely with the CEO, the Board of Directors, and other volunteer leaders to cultivate relationships with individual donors, foundations, and corporations, while also overseeing grant writing, major gifts, planned giving, and other fundraising initiatives. By fostering relationships with major donors and stewarding their engagement, the Major Gifts Officer will play a pivotal role in advancing LM's mission and driving its continued growth. 

This is a full-time position based in our New York City office—currently we are working on a hybrid remote/in-office schedule. For more details and how to submit application materials, click on the hyperlink below. 

Major Gifts Officer - Vacancy


Summer 2024 Legal Internships 

Legal Momentum is seeking passionate, creative law students who are committed to advancing the rights of women to join our Summer Legal Internship Program. Legal Momentum interns will conduct research, draft legal memoranda and briefs, prepare Congressional testimony, draft model legislation, interview clients and/or assist with litigation, screen potential cases for Legal Momentum, and draft informational resources on legal topics. Intern applicants are encouraged to secure financial support from their school for summer internships. Students may also be enrolled in a course that awards academic credit for the internship. For interns without access to external funding or credit, Legal Momentum will provide a small stipend between $3,500-$5,000. Summer interns are expected to work with us for at least 35 hours per week for ten weeks. Legal Momentum staff work on a hybrid schedule.

At this time, it is planned that interns will work in our New York City office 50% of the week and remotely for the remainder of the week. 


Summer 2024 Legal Internships - Vacancy