Whitman-Walker Health
District of Columbia, United States
$45,000.00 - $60,000.00
Closing date
Feb 22, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
About Whitman-Walker Foundation

Whitman-Walker Foundation uses community-based philanthropy to ensure sustainability and support growth. The Foundation also supports the core mission of Whitman-Walker through community engagement and special events. The Foundation has a 501(c)3 designation and a board of directors. At the Whitman-Walker Foundation – “We Need You” – means to us that we need community support to support our community.

Job Summary

The Donor Engagement Specialist provides essential support in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Whitman-Walker donors. Responsibilities aim to assist the team with maintaining and cultivating relationships among the Whitman-Walker Foundation’s existing donors and new prospective donors through verbal and written communications, virtual and in-person meetings, and events.


  • Provides support with major gift prospecting and research, utilizing Raiser’s Edge and Research Point
  • Works collaboratively with the Foundation team to build relationships with mid-level and major donor prospects
  • Manages a personal portfolio of mid-level donors while properly vetting higher-wealth individuals with oversight from Donor Engagement Officer
  • Supports events team by prospecting and securing entry-level sponsorships for annual fundraising events
  • Assist Donor Engagement Officer with donor engagement and cultivation events, as needed
  • Develops materials with Donor Engagement Officer for use in solicitations and cultivation
  • Maintains and updates donor records in the Raiser’s Edge database to ensure records are up to date
  • Creates and runs reports from the Donor database and reviews and analyzes data related to donor giving
  • Collaborative member of the Foundation team
  • Occasionally represents Foundation at community events, meetings, and functions
  • Attends Foundation board meetings as needed
  • Other tasks as requested

Budget Responsibilities - None

Management Responsibilities - None

Knowledge, Skills, and Talents Required

  • Development professional with passion for healthcare, LGBTQ issues and social justice.
  • Natural collaborator and problem solver with ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Sound judgement and ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • High degree of self-motivation, personal discipline, and integrity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of practices, policies and procedures related to development and fundraising including specific knowledge of the laws and regulations governing these areas.
  • Sensitivity to all areas of diversity, including HIV status, race, ethnicity, ability, age, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of educational/experience.
  • Two years of experience in donor relations, development, fundraising, or similar sales and client services.
  • Understanding of Raiser’s Edge, NXT, SalesForce, or similar donor management database

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions for this position are normal for an office environment.
  • Individual will be required to work some evenings and/or weekends.

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting: No more than 20 lbs. and infrequently.
  • Movement: Standing and sitting for long periods.
  • Visual: Long periods on a computer.
  • Concentration: Extended periods of engagement with computer systems where concentration is key to accuracy in data entry. Intermittent periods of engagement with a telephone system to respond to inquiries where concentration is key to task performance.
  • Communication: Direct and indirect communication. Written and verbal competency.

Whitman-Walker is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants, its employees, or former employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, and gender identity. For accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources.


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