Mid-Level Gifts Officer

Development · Washington DC, District of Columbia
Department Development
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Join Women for Women’s Development Team


Since 1993,Women for Women International, a globalNGO,has invested in the power of over 500,000 women who are forgotten  the women survivors of war and conflict.We support them in learning the social and economicskills they need to rebuild theirlives, theirfamilies, and their communities. 

 

Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations. Women who enroll in our programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, break the isolation of war and conflict. They gain access to knowledge, resources and tools needed to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.  

 

Over the next ten years, our goal is to scale our impact to improve the lives of millions of the most marginalized women affected by war and conflict. Our vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential.  

 

We know that women pass on their knowledge to their neighbors and children, creating a ripple effect for generations. By investing in women, we create a better world for all of us – a world that’s more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.  

 

That is the power of women, for women.  


Purpose


The Mid-Level Gifts Officer is an integral part of WfWI’s Development team. They are responsible for supporting and coordinating the development team’s efforts to increase income from some of our most loyal partners investing between $1,000 and $10,000 annually. This passionate and enthusiastic fundraiser manages a personal portfolio, executes a mass stewardships program with personal touches, and coordinates US events in support of the mid-level giving program.


This role brings a fundraising approach that leverages best practices but moves away from transactional giving and towards deeply engaging our supporters in the work of Women for Women International.



Main Duties and Responsibilities 


  • Collaborate closely with WfWI country staff and WfWI fundraising leaders to ensure consistent donor treatment and complementary activities
  • Promotes and ensures the coordination of lead generation and corresponding research to increase donor engagement
  • As an active participant, collaborate with the development team with developing pioneering stewardship techniques to retain and upgrade portfolio donors through enhancing their donor journey and positioning WfWI as their charity of choice
  • Participates in monthly portfolio meetings with plans for cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of donors, and weekly 1:1 meetings, with the Director of Development
  • Manage a personal portfolio of 100+ donors who give $10,000 or more annually
  • As a frontline member of the development team, in partnership with the Director of Development, creates and implements annual work plan to ensure annual fundraising goals are met/exceeded
  • Supporting the development team, coordinates a portfolio of US mid-level donors to maximize revenue. Utilize fresh thinking recommends to the team cultivation, stewardship and solicitation strategies that set WfWI apart from other NGOs that portfolio donors may be supporting; and helps implement/facilitate applicable changes or updates.
  • Identify donors with major gift potential within the mid-level portfolio
  • In partnership with the Director of Development, develop a solicitation strategy to increase mid-level portfolio giving in the $5,000 - $10,000 range
  • Coordinates the execution of highly curated, intimate US mid-level cultivation events for portfolio donors as well as the execution of VIP experiences around WfWI Development/External Engagement led events
  • Maintains a high level of awareness and monitors US fundraising trends and best practices
  • Proactively utilizes Salesforce for donor management and reporting – entering all donor stewardship interactions in the database in an accurate and timely manner


Skills and Qualifications:


Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4 - 7 years of relevant experience of frontline fundraising experience focusing on portfolio management with proven success of helping increase giving
  • Ability to work on multiple jobs at one time, with enormous time constraint pressure, to meet absolute deadlines of multi-channel campaigns, on a routine basis
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on a team and to build and maintain positive relationships with all levels of the organization, including volunteer leadership, senior management, and staff
  • Strong interpersonal skills, maturity, tactfulness, and good judgment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – includes communication with donors, senior leadership, and colleagues.
  • Excellent listening skills - accepts constructive feedback
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and meets deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills, including competency with standard business applications and database systems
  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally (up to 50%) and to work/travel on evenings and weekends
  • Initiative/proactive problem-solving skills
  • Discretion with sensitive materials
  • Strong commitment and respect for Women for Women International’s mission and values

Preferred

  • Knowledge of Salesforce
  • Working knowledge of planned giving


Physical Demands:

  • May require bending, lifting, standing, sitting, computer work, etc.


*This job description may be modified from time to time in the discretion of WfWI.*


 

All our staff are required to adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies and to our organizational values: Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience. 

 

At Women for Women International, we know that our people and organizational culture provide the foundation to achieve our mission. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are central to everything we do. Read our commitment to DEI 

 

Application Instructions:


We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply at your earliest convenience through this portal or our career page here: https://www.womenforwomen.org/about-us/careers.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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  • Location
    Washington DC, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Development
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced