World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Development Officer to work under the direction of the Foundation Relations team manager and director, identifies, cultivates, solicits, and manages the stewardship of foundation donors and prospects, working toward achieving World Wildlife Fund's annual foundation fundraising goal of $17M+.
I. Major Duties & Responsibilities
1.In close partnership with Foundation Relations and Program staff, takes responsibility for raising funds in relevant program areas, and develops fundraising and cultivation strategies for assigned prospects and donors. Implements and manages strategies toward the successful management of portfolio, and contributes to the development of departmental and high-level donor strategies.
2.Makes regular cultivation and solicita tion visits and calls to foundation prospects, including accompanying program staff. Coordinates preparation of research and briefing materials for own visits, or for executive, program, and/or other development staff. Prepares and distributes meeting notes following the meeting or call.
3.Monitors trends in giving and integrates findings into fundraising strategies. Meets regularly with assigned programs and keeps abreast of programmatic developments for application in fundraising strategies and donor relations. Advises program staff on cultivation strategies for foundation donors. Researches prospects, develops cultivation and solicitation strategies for assigned portfolio.
4.Writes, edits and coordinates concept notes and proposals, ensuring compliance with foundation interests and guidelines and promoting coordination across teams, including place-based and cross-cutting programs, program operations, and other foundations and development staff. C oordinates with Program Operations to develop budgets and budget narratives to submit with concept notes and proposals.
5.Tracks reporting requirements for grants in assigned portfolio, and works with program to communicate and assist in the development of required reports and updates, including ensuring compliance with reporting requirements and guidelines.
6.Performs other duties as assigned.
III. Working Relationships
1.Internal: Regular interaction with WWF staff across departments and levels. Works in close collaboration with an eight-person Foundation Relations team.
2.External: Regular correspondence, telephone contact, and meetings with donors and prospects.
V. Minimum Requirements: All requirements must be met.
1.Education/Experience: A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experienc e is required. Knowledge of development practices and techniques is required. Position requires a minimum of four years of demonstrated success in fundraising from foundations or other institutional donors, including the cultivation and solicitation of donors.
2.Experience with donor/CRM databases (such as Raiser's Edge) preferred. Occasional travel (domestic or international, approximately two trips annually) may be required. Knowledge of conservation and/or international development issues is preferred.
3.Skills and Abilities
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Flexible and responsive
- Excellent organizational ability
- Strong attention to detail
- Comfortable with complex budgets and logical frameworks
- Intercultural communications skills
- Team player
Please submit a writing sample of a previous paper, article, or funding proposal in which you are the only author and editor along with your cover letter and resume.
To Apply: Please visit our careers page and submit an online applicationSubmit cover letter and resume to http://worldwildlife.org/about/careers/jobs, job #14024.
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