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Donor Engagement Officer

KickStart International, Inc.
California, United States
$45,000.00 - $65,000.00
Posted Date
Jun 25, 2024

Donor Engagement Officer


KickStart International is seeking a Donor Engagement Officer to join our growing Development team in a remote capacity. The Donor Engagement Officer is a pivotal role in supporting the ambitions of KickStart’s fundraising strategy to deepen engagement with our individual donors and attract new supporters. An essential team member, the Donor Engagement Officer will report to the Director of Development.


We understand your time is valuable, as is ours. If you’re interested, read on.

Note: Only applications that include a resume and a cover letter will be considered.


In this role you will have responsibility for a range of essential functions, including prospect research to identify potential donors and build biographical profiles; assist our Director of Development in cultivating and stewarding relationships with KickStart’s donors; manage and expand the Evergreen Circle, our recurring giving program; and conceive and coordinate activities/events (virtual & in-person) to engage donors and donor prospects. As a self-starter, you will be encouraged to bring ideas and solutions to the table.


The Donor Engagement Officer is also responsible for: creating and analyzing giving reports; ensuring that donors are promptly acknowledged; and maintaining the integrity of KickStart’s donor database. Occasional duties will include scheduling board meetings and collating and disseminating quarterly Board reports.




  • Non-profit experience required. Fundraising experience a real plus.
  • Strong written and analytical skills, including research, data analysis, and ability to distill information, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Experience working with CRM databases.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including courtesy, discretion, cultural competence.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work.
  • A drive and passion to help make a difference in the world.
  • Interest in Africa would be a plus.
  • University degree or equivalent work experience.




KickStart is an award-winning nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to empower millions of small-scale farmers in Africa to build lasting food and income security and adapt to climate change through the adoption of highly affordable irrigation technologies. We design and distribute these tools from our headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya—enabling farmers to grow crops throughout the year and create highly profitable businesses. With operations in 17 Sub-Saharan African countries, we have empowered over 1.5 million people to transform their farming and permanently break out of poverty.


We want our employees to be well and thrive. KickStart offers excellent benefits, and we are committed to work-life balance and a collegial work culture. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer comprehensive benefits including paid medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, voluntary 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off (PTO), a flexible work schedule and an optional co-working membership near home.


This full-time remote fundraiser position typically works during regular office hours. You will have the option of working remotely from anywhere in the continental US. Our team currently live/work from Boston, New York and San Francisco.


Only applications that include a resume and a cover letter will be considered. If our interest is piqued, we be scheduling interviews beginning the week of July 15.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you to use your skills to make a difference in the world, apply today!

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