Fundraising: Proven ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward new and existing donors for Freedom House. Mastery of high-performing development office characteristics including: prospect qualification, proposal writing, planned giving, database management and maintenance of funding prospects, event conceptualization, management, and execution, and stewardship planning and implementation. Support fundraising and prospect management activities for Freedom House senior leadership and Board, as appropriate.
Internal and external communications: Serve as trusted liaison and collaborator for colleagues at all levels of the institution, offering innovative ideas to increase income for Freedom House in priority areas. Responsible for preparing a variety of public and private correspondence, reports, and documentation, and tracking/follow up as necessary.
Donor/Prospect Focus: Coordinate closely with the Chief Development Officer and Director of Development to meet or exceed annual fundraising goals, with an emphasis on major gifts. Bring new prospects and donors to Freedom House, achieving visit, proposal, and income goals while maintaining robust prospect pipeline and internal records. Skilled at prioritizing outward-facing fundraising activities. Prepare materials for prospects, donors, and Board members. Maintain general awareness and interest in the different programs and activities of Freedom House.
6-8 years of progressively-increasing responsibility as a frontline fundraiser operating in fast-paced environments with individual, foundation, and corporate donors. Experience with foreign and domestic government funding is preferred, but not required.
Proven track record in soliciting and securing five and six figure gifts, and ability to lead cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities for portfolio of 75-100 prospects, following strategies approved by the Chief Development Officer
Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
Excellent interpersonal skills, including interacting with people with a wide range of political and social views
Skilled in establishing trusted partnerships throughout the organization; maintaining and managing highly-confidential information; using expert judgment when dealing with internal and external constituents
Superb attention to detail, balanced against consistent production of timely, error-free work
Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize under pressure to meet tight deadlines
Proficient in prospect and pipeline management. Experience using Salesforce as a fundraising tool is preferred.
Comfortable serving as support to senior executives as they manage fundraising prospects and donors
Strong capability to take on additional tasks when required, work independently without supervision, and to coordinate the efforts of other professionals to effectively meet objectives in a timely manner
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field; master’s degree preferred
Preferred: experience or interest in democracy promotion or human rights
About Freedom House
Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.