Be part of Kiwanis Children's Fund and transform the goodwill
and vision of Kiwanis members into programs that serve the children
of the world. The development officer is a highly professional
fundraising position that will work as a part of the Kiwanis
Children's Fund fundraising team and support designated areas and
their volunteers in the U.S. and abroad. He or she will work
closely with the director of development and other Children's Fund
staff in the development of fundraising strategies and activities,
in securing annual and major gifts, and in strengthening and
supporting all active campaigns.
As a member of the Kiwanis Children's Fund team, the development
- Support the goals, strategies and plans of all active
fundraising campaigns, which reflect the vision, mission, and
strategic objectives of Kiwanis International and the Kiwanis
- Maintain donor confidentiality.
- Participate fully in staff meetings and gatherings.
- Develop regional fundraising strategy and support district
fundraising volunteers in a designated area in the U.S. and abroad
to secure gifts from districts, clubs, and individuals. (45%)
- Identify, recruit, train district fundraising volunteers.
- Communicate regularly with district fundraising volunteers to
address problems and concerns, provide support and inspiration, and
determine best fundraising strategies.
- Prepare informational presentations and represent the Kiwanis
Children's Fund at club, division, district, regional, and
international meetings, and events.
- Identify, qualify, and cultivate a portfolio of 100 lead,
major, and planned gift prospects. (45%)
- Develop individualized fundraising and communication plans and
philanthropic goals for each prospect.
- Execute annual stewardship events and activities to enhance
long-term donor relationships and increase retention and
- Monitor and analyze portfolio performance.
- Produce contact reports, briefing reports, and talking points
for the fundraising team, executive staff leadership, Trustees, and
other volunteer leaders, as needed.
- Participate in the creation and execution of the fund
development plan and budget for all Kiwanis Children's Fund
fundraising priorities and lead a project team related to at least
one specific fundraising priority. (10%)
- Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree or higher in
business, communications or philanthropy preferred.
- Demonstrated fundraising success.
- History of success working both independently and as part of a
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to speak effectively in front of groups.
- Experience in strategic planning and data analysis; high
attention to detail
- Ability to meet deadlines and organize and prioritize
- Excellent project management experience and multitasking
- Volunteer management experience in a not-for-profit or service
organization highly desired.
- Writing proficiency
- Microsoft Office products, with proficiency in Excel and
- Internet proficiency including social media
- Raiser's Edge or Salesforce knowledge preferred
- Kiwanis Family experience a plus
- Multilingual a plus (reading, writing and speaking skills)
- Experience working in a non-profit or membership-based
organization a plus
Working Conditions (in accordance with CDC
- Some travel required (approximately 25% of time)
- Flexibility to work some evenings or weekends
- Available to work remotely and in office when required