World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the
world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Development
Officer, FoundationsMajor FunctionThe Development Officer identifies,
cultivates, solicits, and manages the stewardship of foundation
donors and prospects, contributing toward World Wildlife Fund's
annual foundation fundraising goal. The Development Officer works
closely with Foundations team leadership to execute on strategic,
time-sensitive opportunities, including large proposals.
Write, edit, and coordinate concepts and proposals as
assigned, ensuring alignment with foundation interests and
guidelines and facilitating coordination across internal teams
(e.g., Program Operations, Goal teams).
Work closely with the Foundations team Deputy Director and
Senior Directors on time-sensitive requests, including lending
support on project management, visual communications, and
Provide support to WWF's portfolio of US foundation-funded
projects in Asia and Latin America, including stewarding existing
grants and relationships, supporting pipeline development, and
working with key WWF offices on developing concepts, proposals, and
reports for US foundations.
Track reporting requirements for grants in assigned
portfolio and collaborate with program to develop required reports
Meet regularly with assigned programs and keep abreast of
programmatic developments for application in fundraising strategies
and donor relations. Conduct research and monitor trends in
Foundation giving and strategies to develop and maintain prospect
Coordinate preparation of research and briefing materials in
advance of visits and calls to foundation prospects. When
appropriate, join solicitation visits and calls, including
accompanying program staff. Prepare and distribute meeting notes
following the meeting or call, effectively synthesizing areas of
overlap and strategic next steps to further the
Help foster a sense of collaboration through participation
in team meetings, team building activities, and other reoccurring
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum 4 years of program or other professional experience
required, or, an advanced degree with 2 plus years'
Knowledge of development practices and techniques is
required. Experience with donor/CRM databases preferred.
Knowledge of conservation and/or international development
issues is preferred. Experience working in different cultural
contexts and basic proficiency in Spanish or Mandarin is a
Strong foundational knowledge of WWF's conservation mission,
goals, and organizational structure is a plus.
Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet
Flexibility and responsiveness; deft at shuffling existing
projects to accommodate time sensitive deadlines.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including
proficiency in copyediting and proofreading.
Comfortable considering multiple viewpoints and facilitating
Excellent organizational ability and project management
skills; strong attention to detail.
Comfort with complex budgets and logical
Intercultural communication skills.
Identifies and aligns with WWF's core values: Courage,
Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is
difficult, or unpopular.
Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity,
owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and
embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness,
curiosity, and encouragement.
Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices,
behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and
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not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's
race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status,
genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and
expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values
diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to