Posted on February 8, 2013
Development Officer, Annual Giving #13043
World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund - Development Officer, Annual Giving- #13043
I. Major Function
Identifies, cultivates, and stewards high-value annual giving donors and prospects. Works toward achieving World Wildlife Fund’s fundraising objectives for the Annual Giving team, following Development department priorities and goals.
II. Major Duties & Responsibilities
- Takes responsibility for raising funds toward Annual Giving team goals. Working with the Manager, develops and implements cultivation and stewardship strategies for high-value annual giving prospects and donors. Monitors performance against agreed upon objectives and goals. Executes work plan in accordance with Annual Giving team goals as well as individual goals.
- Implements program of high-touch personal contact with high-value annual giving donors and prospects. Makes regular identification, cultivation, and stewardship contacts, with the goal of deepening their engagement and connection with WWF to lead to increases in their unrestricted annual support.
- Works to identify suspects/prospects with major gift potential for hand-off to individual giving staff for further qualification. Prepares relevant materials for individual giving staff, and/or other development staff when appropriate.
- Researches annual giving suspects/prospects/donors, develops cultivation strategies, writes, edits and coordinates personal correspondence.
- Monitors donor relationships for high-value annual giving prospects and donors to ensure appropriate level of interaction. Monitors trends in giving and integrates findings into cultivation strategies. Keeps up to date on programmatic developments for application in cultivation strategies and donor relations.
- Assists Manager and other development staff to support events and projects as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
III. Working Relationships
- Internal: Regular interaction with WWF staff across departments and levels.
- External: Regular correspondence, telephone contact, and meetings with donors and prospects.
V. Minimum Requirements
- Education/Experience: A Bachelor’s degree is required. Knowledge of development practices and techniques is also required. Position requires a minimum of four years of demonstrated success in fundraising, including the cultivation and solicitation of donors. Knowledge of conservation issues is preferred.
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to be flexible and responsive
- Excellent organizational ability
- Ability to represent WWF with external audiences
AA/EOE Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To apply for the job please visit http://www.worldwildlife.org/careers, job # 13043 and submit cover letter and resume. Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.