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Development Officer

Women Enabled International
District of Columbia, United States
$70,000.00 - $70,000.00
Closing date
Feb 21, 2024



Development Officer 

Type of Position: Exempt, Full Time 

Location: Remote; candidates should be able to overlap with business hours (9am to 5pm) in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone for a few hours each day. 

Start Date: March 2024 

Compensation: $70,000 

Women Enabled International (WEI) is now accepting applications for the position of Development Officer. We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our growing team at an exciting moment in the organization’s trajectory. Following a period of rapid growth and a recent leadership transition, WEI recently adopted a new strategic plan to guide the organization’s work over the next 5 years. 

The Development Officer will work to expand institutional and individual giving, cultivate donor relationships, systematize grants management, and continue to professionalize the organization’s development operations. This is a growth opportunity for a development professional to deepen the impact and reach of a unique global organization that advances the rights of women, girls and gender-diverse people with disabilities. 



As feminists with disabilities and allies, Women Enabled International (WEI) advances human rights and justice at the intersection of gender and disability to challenge exclusionary, unjust systems and support the leadership and center the voices of women, girls, and gender-diverse people with disabilities globally. 



Partner with the Director of Development to implement WEI’s development strategy to advance the organization’s mission and programs; coordinate day-to-day fundraising activities related to soliciting, securing and stewarding institutional and individual support. 


Key responsibilities include: 

Institutional Giving: 

  • Under the supervision of the Development Director, maintain, manage, and steward relationships with institutional funders. 
  • Assist in the development of new funding proposals. 
  • Draft grant reports and select renewal proposals. 
  • Closely follow philanthropy news, periodicals and listservs related to human rights, gender equity, disability justice, etc. to identify potential funders and giving trends 
  • Research prospective funders and develop briefs/profiles. 
  • Consult regularly with the programmatic and communications teams to get the latest updates, statistics and anecdotes to create the most compelling narratives for funder solicitations and reports. 

Individual Giving: 

  • Collaborate on developing 2-3 donor solicitations annually, including pitching ideas for messaging, drafting copy, identifying images, and conceiving layout. 
  • Responsible for list segmentation, fundraising campaign planning, coordinating with communications team on graphic design, and meeting drop deadlines. 
  • Process, track, and promptly acknowledge all individual donations. 
  • Ensure that website donate page is current and functioning properly. 
  • Support the planning and implementation of board giving campaigns and board members’ fundraising efforts. 
  • Support the planning and implementation of occasional fundraising and cultivation events. 

Donor Communications: 

  • Coordinate timely and thoughtful responses to donor inquiries. 
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of WEI newsletters (with Development Director and Communications team), including participating in theme and story ideation, drafting/editing/proofreading copy, and gathering quotes, photos, permissions, and logos. 
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of WEI annual reports. 
  • Liaise with Communications on periodic updates to relevant sections of the web site and on the planning and execution of e-alerts, updates, and event invitations, as appropriate. 
  • Carefully proofread all individual and organizational communications and correspondence. 

Planning, Budgeting, and Development Operations: 

  • Work with the Development Director to set annual fundraising goals and to draft departmental expense budget. 
  • Contribute to organization-wide work planning; create and maintain departmental calendar. 
  • Maintain records for individual and institutional donors and prospects, including updating and ensuring the integrity of biographical data, gift history, meeting notes, and correspondence. 
  • Develop and maintain standard development reports and management dashboards, 
  • Develop and maintain a system for tracking events, convenings, speaking engagements, and other programmatic and organizational activities for reporting purposes. 
  • Manage the system for tracking grant report and renewal deadlines and notifications. 
  • Liaise with finance on grant requirements, proposal budgets and reports, and revenue reconciliation. 
  • Represent the Development team at staff meetings and other internal and external meetings and events as needed. 

Other duties as assigned. 



Strategic thinker with strong research, analytical, and writing skills. 

Time management and priority setting. 

Ability to shift focus between a wide range of tasks. 

Ability to foster collaborative relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. 

Proficient in Microsoft 365 (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Zoom. 

Experience utilizing Keela (or other customer relationship management tools) and Airtable preferred. 



BA or equivalent professional experience. 

Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in nonprofit development department.  

Understanding of or interest in learning about the women’s rights and/or disability rights field and key issues impacting the rights of women and girls with disabilities. 

Passion for the organization’s vision, mission and strategic imperative. 



Interested candidates are requested to submit their resume and cover letter through the following application portal: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We will accept applications through February 16, 2024. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted 



Women Enabled International is proud to be Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. Whatever your identity, we encourage you to apply. WEI is committed to working with individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of this position due to a disability or medical condition.   

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