About Fòs Feminista
Fòs Feminista is as an intersectional feminist organization
centered around the sexual and reproductive rights and needs of
women, girls, and gender-diverse people. Led and governed by the
Global South, Fòs Feminista works as an alliance of organizations
in 40+ countries worldwide to advance sexual and reproductive
health, rights, and justice. As the connecting fabric of this
alliance, Fòs Feminista orchestrates transnational and
transregional action, amplifies partners’ work, and promotes
South-South learning and collaboration toward achieving common
Together with our partners, we provide access to sexual and
reproductive health care, including contraception, abortion, and
care for victims of gender-based violence, and we reach young
people with comprehensive sexuality education. We recognize that
the ability of women, girls, and gender-diverse people to make free
and informed choices about sexual and reproductive lives, including
to access safe and legal abortion, is central to their life plans
and to achieving gender and reproductive justice. As such, we are
at the forefront of advocating for sexual and reproductive health
and rights from an intersectional lens in national, regional, and
global spaces, coordinating with our partners to ensure that
diverse experiences, priorities, and voices of the Global South are
represented in these spaces.
The Senior Philanthropy Officer will play a critical role in
building meaningful relationships with committed supporters. They
will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a
portfolio of 100-150 donors with the potential to make
five-figure-plus gifts to support Fòs Feminista. With support from
the Associate Director, Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships
will design a strategy for establishing and maintaining a growing
base of lay leaders and donors and serving as a thought partner and
resource among the Resource Mobilization & Digital
Communications team. In alignment with Fòs Feminista’s deepening
commitment to feminist philanthropy, the Senior Philanthropy
Officer will infuse an intersectional feminist perspective into
this critical fundraising work, mobilizing bigger and better
funding for our growing alliance of partner organizations.
- Work closely with the Associate Director, Philanthropy and
Strategic Partnerships to design a major gift strategy aimed at
increasing the overall dollars raised year-over-year and deepening
our relationships with Fòs Feminista’s most committed
- Build and manage a fundraising portfolio of 100-150 active
- Creating individual goals that match organizational needs to
the passions, interests, and capacity of each individual prospect;
set and achieve annual portfolio goals.
- Creating a meaningful cultivation and solicitation plan for
each prospect, designed to motivate major gifts of $10,000+;
leverage internal leadership as appropriate.
- Providing comprehensive, creative and high-quality stewardship
that exceeds donor expectations and fosters authentic connection to
the work of our partner organizations and the women, girls, and
gender-diverse people they reach.
- Work with Fòs Feminista program staff to secure project
information to create exciting investment opportunities for
prospects (front-end) and report gift impact to donors
- Develop and grow Fòs Feminista’s donor base and pipeline of
individuals capable of making five-figure-plus gifts. Proactively
identify key markets, particularly on the West Coast of the United
States, with capacity to grow major gift revenue and develop
multi-year strategies to secure commitments.
- Serve as a thought partner to the Major Gifts Officer in
developing prospect strategies and growing major gift revenue.
- Ensure the integrity of the database by maintaining up-to-date
and accurate donor information.
- Position Fòs Feminista in key feminist and philanthropic spaces
and initiatives, facilitating leadership engagement and
representing Fòs Feminista in relevant conferences and meetings as
- Perform other major gift officer duties as required, including
monthly reporting to management that accurately reflects caseload
activity and performance.
- Minimum 5-7 years of frontline fundraising experience and a
proven track record of cultivating, soliciting and closing five-
and six-figure gifts
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required
Required Knowledge, Skills, and
- A deep understanding of and commitment to sexual and
reproductive health and rights through an intersectional feminist
- A solid understanding of the philanthropic sector in the United
States; knowledge of West Coast markets as well as feminist
approaches to philanthropy strongly preferred
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to
build relationships and inspire action from donors
- Commitment to anti-racism, including a process of
self-reflection and transformation around implicit bias.
- Professional working proficiency in English (both written and
spoken) and at least one of Fòs Feminista’s other core language
(Spanish, Portuguese, or French) highly preferred
- Ability and willingness to travel in Latin America and the
Caribbean, and other global locations as required.
- Excellent attention to detail and a sense of pride in work
- Ability to remain highly organized in a multi-faceted
organization and drive towards goals
- Utilizes a high degree of discretion, particularly as it
pertains to sensitive donor information
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and fundraising systems,
Fòs Feminista is committed to ensuring that the health, rights
and wellbeing of all children, young people, and vulnerable
populations who work and engage with Fòs Feminista ’s Team Members
and Associated Persons are respected and protected in their
interactions with them and requires all its Team Members and
Associated Persons to share this commitment.
The successful candidate must:
- Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding
in the United States and the international context.
- Sign and adhere to Fòs Feminista’s International Safeguarding
Policy and Safeguarding Code of Conduct, including the minimum
operating standards for protection from sexual exploitation and
Location: The location of this position is
remote however, given the focus of this role, preference will be
given to applicants based on the West Coast of the United
Fòs Feminista offers generous compensation consistent with
competitive salaries and a benefits package that includes health
coverage, life insurance, retirement benefits, paid sick and
vacation leave, and holidays. The proposed salary for the US is
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
Fòs Feminista is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to
advancing sexual and reproductive rights and health and dismantling
inequities from a feminist intersectional
lens. Reproductive justice, racial justice and diversity
are driving forces for us.
Fòs Feminista provides equal opportunities to all employees
and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, color,
disability, national origin, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, marital and partnership status,
genetic information, veteran status or any other protected category
under federal, state and local law.
At Fòs Feminista we continue to build an inclusive culture
that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and
experiences of our employees. We strongly encourage applications
from all kinds of backgrounds to build a diverse workforce in which
all social and minority groups are represented.
While we strongly encourage all current and new employees to be
fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, there is no vaccine
requirement for employment with Fòs Feminista. However, it is
our policy that employees must show proof of full vaccination in
order to engage in any work-related travel or to attend any
work-related in-person gatherings. As appropriate, reasonable
accommodations will be made, including, for example, arrangements
for employees to participate remotely in any relevant gatherings.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those
candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.