World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Development Officer, Annual Giving at our Washington, DC Office. The Development Officer identifies, cultivates, and stewards high-value annual giving donors and prospects. The Development Officer 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 Manager, 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 correspondence.
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.
Assists Manager and other development staff to support events 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 donors. Knowledge of conservation issues is preferred.
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 supervision.
Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #17061
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