Donor Relations/Stewardship, Foundation, Major Gifts
About the role
As our Development Manager you’ll maximize revenue through effective identification and cultivation of prospects in North America to help us meet our ambitious fundraising targets.
You’ll contribute to delivering our annual U.S. individual fundraising targets, facilitating and securing income from our existing high value relationships.
To help us continue our critical and valuable work, you’ll identify and devise ways to develop new high value relationships to secure income for the future.
You’ll be an experienced fundraiser who has a track record in navigating and developing relationships with high net worth individuals in the U.S.
You’ll be organised with an ability to prioritize to meet deadlines within a fast paced, creative and entrepreneurial environment.
As well as working with your development colleagues you’ll work with a broad range of stakeholders from our CEO in London to our policy advisers in the U.S. so it’s essential you’re a team player who is collaborative in approach.
We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of regardless of race, color, religious belief, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: Health insurance and 401k contribution
Leave: 25 working days per leave year, excluding federal holidays. This will be pro-rated for each uncompleted leave year.
Global Witness is an international organisation that investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource-related conflict and corruption and associated environmental and human rights abuses. We collect indisputable evidence through our investigations and combine it with powerful advocacy to force change.
Our work makes a difference. Our campaigning helped put a stop to illegal logging whic...h was funding wars waged by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and by Charles Taylor in Liberia. We brought the issue of blood diamonds to the world’s attention and the landmark Kimberley Process Certification Scheme was established as a result. Similarly, our investigations into corruption in oil, gas and mining were critical in making a case for the establishment of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the leading global mechanism aimed at increasing transparency in transactions between governments and companies.
Our research on conflict minerals in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has exposed how warring parties make millions of dollars each year through illegal control of the mineral sector. Additionally, our campaigning has led to landmark due diligence legislation being passed in the US and in DRC. Global Witness’ work on oil governance in South Sudan was instrumental in securing strong transparency and accountability provisions in the new Petroleum Act, and our banks team has exposed how major financial jurisdictions like the UK are used to launder vast amounts of corrupt money, keeping millions in poverty and reliant on aid.
In recognition of our impact, we were thrilled to be awarded the TED Prize and the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2014.