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Development Officer

EngenderHealth, Inc.
District of Columbia, United States
$85,000.00 - $95,000.00
Closing date
Feb 22, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Community Development, Community Foundations, International, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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EngenderHealth’s vision is a world where sexual and reproductive health rights are respected as human rights, and women and girls have the freedom to reach their full potential. To achieve transformational change leading to true social and economic progress, EngenderHealth partners with diverse organizations across sectors with the shared goals of highlighting women’s value to sustainable development.


The Development Officer is a key member of EngenderHealth’s philanthropy team who will build and steward a robust portfolio of major donors committed to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Development Officer will plan and execute fundraising events, both virtually and (pending resumption of travel given COVID) in person. This data-driven fundraiser will provide detailed reporting on major donor activities and results while collaborating with colleagues to diversify the team portfolio and increase revenue.

The Development Officer will report to the Director of Philanthropy while working closely with the Manager of Annual Giving.

 Areas of primary responsibility include but not limited to:   

  • Major Donors: Collaborate with the President and CEO and the Director of Philanthropy in their outreach to a range of donors, while leading their own portfolio of prospects. Logistics and administration of cultivation events and major donor meetings are central to the role. Collaborate with the director to build a robust major giving program that includes planned giving, bequests, individual donors, etc.
  • Data: Collaborate closely with the director in areas such as team data management, data quality assurance, tracking of revenue trends, and analysis with a focus on major donors. Serve as a thought partner to the director in identifying and strategically analyzing data trends that can increase current revenue or generate new revenue pipelines.


  • Lead logistics and administration of donor stewardship and solicitation events: (virtual) visits, meetings, calls, letters, etc.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and Director of Philanthropy in their work with major donors, and lead an increasingly diverse portfolio of prospects and donors
  • Serve as a team leader in data quality assurance, data monitoring, and analytics
  • Act as a thought partner to the director in all data-driven fundraising initiatives while identifying new major donor prospects from a variety of sources. Work with the Manager of Annual Giving on current annual donor data, directly cultivating those who have the capacity to make major gifts
  • Strengthen major gifts revenue channels such as planned giving, bequests, events, fundraising
  • Work with the Director of Philanthropy to engage key members of EngenderHealth leadership and staff to ensure successful participation in stewardship and cultivation activities
  • Participate in cross-department activities to increase understanding of program content for communication with donors and prospects
  • Other duties as assigned


 Must possess the following requirements with or without reasonable accommodation:

  •  At least 2 years of previous data-driven philanthropy/fundraising management experience, or comparable demonstrated experience
  • A minimum of four years of experience in direct individual fundraising with an emphasis on major gifts, or a combination of equivalent experience
  • Advanced CRM user, experienced with spreadsheets, data-savvy
  • Must be creative, driven, and must truly value EngenderHealth’s mission for sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Superior knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, especially managing donor and prospect portfolios
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate with sensitivity, diplomacy, and tact
  • Must have the ability to occasionally work outside of normal business hours, including early mornings and evenings to accommodate those in other time zones, as well as the occasional donor cultivation event


  •  Team player
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently
  • Resourcefulness
  • Self-confidence and ability to exercise sound judgment in a variety of situations
  • Must be proficient with standard office software and office computer equipment
  • Critical thinking
  • Intercultural competence
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Commitment to EngenderHealth’s core values of integrity, respect, inclusion, reflection, and transformation


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person(s) assigned to this job. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Employees can be asked to do other comparable duties as assigned.   

EngenderHealth provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, political belief, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws. 

EngenderHealth complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in the United States in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

EngenderHealth is committed to safeguarding all people, particularly children, vulnerable adults, and beneficiaries of assistance from any harm that may be caused due to contact with EngenderHealth.  This includes harm arising from the conduct of staff, associates, and partners; and the design and implementation of programs and activities.

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