World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the
world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Development
Officer, Regional Philanthropy, Eastern.Major FunctionWorld Wildlife Fund (WWF) seeks a
Development Officer, Eastern Region. For almost 60 years, WWF has
been protecting life on our planet – including our own. As the
world's leading conservation organization fighting to restore
species and places, WWF works in 100 countries supported by more
than one million members in the US and five million globally. Based
out of the WWF-US headquarters in Washington, DC, the Development
Officer will play a key role in expanding major gifts fundraising
in the 17-state eastern region, working closely with program and
Manage a portfolio of 100+ prospects and suspects in
qualification, including a mix of individuals qualified to make a
gift of $100,000 or more. Cultivate ongoing relationships between
donors, prospective donors and WWF to build a robust donor base in
the eastern region. Develop and execute solicitation strategies for
Develop strategies to attract new major donors and raise
visibility for WWF. Work with donors to host events and serve as
ambassadors for WWF. Qualify prospects for interest in giving to
WWF and capacity to give at the major or principal gift level
through substantive contacts and visits.
Work and travel with program staff to plan and conduct
visits, presentations, and host events. Collaborate with
development communications to produce proposals, reports and other
donor materials as needed. Collaborate with the development events
team to plan and execute events. May accompany donors and
prospective donors on trips to visit WWF projects in the field, as
Monitor giving from the managed portfolio and ensure all
assigned donors are solicited for annual commitments, as well as
major, multi-year commitments. Work with Senior Director, Eastern
Region to assess results and project future portfolio goals and
Perform other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree with one to two years' experience in
major gifts fundraising.
Passion for WWF's mission and knowledge of conservation
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and best practices
of non-profit major gifts development (or a closely related
relationship management process).
Must be flexible, responsible, and able to balance a variety
of activities and work as an effective member of a team.
Demonstrated ability to succeed within a consensus-building
culture: self-motivation, collaboration, and strong written and
verbal skills are essential at WWF.
Intellectual curiosity and sense of humor.
Proven ability to manage projects, set priorities, and work
Ability to travel approximately 40% of the time.
Committed to building and strengthening a culture of
inclusion within and across teams.
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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race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status,
genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and
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