Senior Major Gifts Officer, Fauna & Flora International - USA
Over the next five years, FFI aspires to enhance its global impact through investment, growth, visibility and influence. A key part of this will be through greatly expanding awareness of its programs among US key audiences and by exponentially increasing its fundraising efforts and results. A critical step to enabling this transformation will be the engagement of a Senior Major Gifts Officer for FFI-USA, Inc. who can drive forward efforts in the US in support of FFI’s goal to substantially grow its revenue during that period. This role will develop and nurture a growing portfolio of major donors in the US to raise substantial income in support of FFI’s global mission.
The ideal candidate will bring expert networking, funding development, self-starting and remote relationship management skills to this position and a strong understanding of the US philanthropy market and international biodiversity conservation. They will be adept at managing existing and prospect donor relations and will be able to identify and secure additional, diverse sources of individuals funding. They will bring a successful track record of making and closing significant funding deals and demonstrate a proactive approach to funding development as a motivated self-starter.
Initially, the Senior Major Gifts Officer will report to the Senior Director of Communications & Fundraising. In time, they will report to the Executive Director, Development (FFI-USA) who in turn will report to its Board of Directors (which includes joint members of FFI’s Governing Council). They will also report operationally to FFI’s CEO and work in close collaboration with relevant members of FFI’s Senior Management Team (SMT), particularly the Senior Director, Communications & Fundraising, to ensure complementary action. The CEO and SMT members are all based in Cambridge, England.
To keep pace with the accelerated growth, the Senior Major Gifts Officer will be supported by the UK-based Philanthropy and Business Development teams. We will also look to recruit US-based fundraising support staff and/or consultants. All consultants and staff will be hired and/or managed in close coordination with the global headquarters in the UK. The Senior Major Gifts Officer will be supported by the global organization in terms of specialist functions including finance, IT, programmatic information and expertise, HR, communications etc.