World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading
conservation organizations, seeks a Development Officer, Annual
Identifies, cultivates, and stewards high-value annual giving
donors and prospects. Manages a portfolio of donors and prospects,
including Leadership Partners ($10,000 to $25,000) and Partners in
Conservation ($1,000 to $10,000) with capacity to significantly
increase their annual support. Works toward achieving World
Wildlife Fund’s fundraising objectives for the Annual Giving team,
following Development department priorities and goals.
- Takes responsibility for raising funds toward Annual Giving
team goals. Working with the Director, develops and implements
cultivation and stewardship strategies for high-value annual giving
prospects and donors. Monitors performance against agreed upon
objectives and goals. Executes work plan in accordance with Annual
Giving team goals as well as individual goals.
- Implements program of high-touch personal contact with
high-value annual giving donors and prospects. Makes regular
identification, cultivation, and stewardship contacts, with the
goal of deepening their engagement and connection with WWF to lead
to increases in their unrestricted annual support.
- Works to identify suspects/prospects with major gift potential
for hand-off to individual giving staff for further qualification.
Prepares relevant materials for individual giving staff, and/or
other development staff when appropriate.
- Researches annual giving suspects/prospects/donors, develops
cultivation strategies, writes, edits and coordinates personal
- Monitors donor relationships for high-value annual giving
prospects and donors to ensure appropriate level of interaction.
Monitors trends in giving and integrates findings into cultivation
strategies. Keeps up to date on programmatic developments for
application in cultivation strategies and donor relations.
- Responds to inquiries from donors and prospects and follows up
with appropriate cultivation and program information. Works
collaboratively with Regional Philanthropy and Gift Planning teams
to provide comprehensive engagement and giving opportunities for
- Assists Director and other development staff to support WWF
engagement opportunities (i.e. events, travel, webinars, etc.) and
projects as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.
Knowledge of development practices and techniques is required.
Position requires a minimum of four years of demonstrated success
in fundraising, including the cultivation and solicitation of
- Demonstrates ability to professionally represent WWF to donors,
members and the public.
- Demonstrates ability to work independently and make significant
contributions as a member of a team.
- Demonstrates flexibility to changing situations and ability to
balance competing demands and priorities.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent organizational ability, attention to detail,
time-management skills, and ability to meet deadlines with minimal
- Knowledge of conservation issues is preferred.
- 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,
- 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
This is a hybrid position that would require you to work
in either the Washington, DC or San Francisco office
WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and
requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine
requirement based on disability, medical contraindication,
sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by
federal, state, or local law.
- Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers
Page, Requisition #24017
- Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to
respond to inquiries via phone
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will 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 apply.