Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
The East-West Center (EWC) is seeking an accomplished and innovative Development Officer who will be responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects and will work with the Center’s Advancement and Alumni teams to coordinate fundraising activities. The Development Officer will assist the Director of Development and the President of the East-West Center with strategic planning, implementation, and management of fundraising events and activities and also work closely with the EWC Foundation to build a base of donor, foundation, and corporate support for the Center. The initial appointment to the Development Officer position would be for a period of two years.
Major duties include: creating and coordinating strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors; strengthening fundraising relationships through prospect and donor engagement programs and activities; leading fundraising activities related to individual giving, major giving, and charitable planned giving; developing persuasive, accurate, and appealing collateral materials; contributing to the strategic design of an overall development plan to achieve the EWC’s annual and multi-year goals; and leveraging cutting-edge technology and social media to improve fundraising activities.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus at least six years of professional fundraising experience for an organization with measurable results.
A proven major gifts fundraiser with experience in the full spectrum of development functions, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, family, and corporate major donors.
A record of cultivating positive relationships with donors and the capacity to develop engaging and interactive experiences and communications to keep them engaged.
Highly organized self-starter with integrity, perseverance, and flexibility, and strong problem-solving skills.
Excellent writing and speaking skills.
Proficient in the use of technology, management of database systems and various social media platforms to enhance fundraising activities.
A proven track record of being a creative and results-oriented team player who can work with colleagues and members of senior management to develop and implement strategic fundraising plans in line with overall institutional goals and priorities.
Demonstrated ability to work and deal effectively with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Experience in a complex organization engaging higher education, public diplomacy, and multicultural programs.
Familiarity with individual, family, and corporate philanthropy in Hawaii.
Knowledge of Indo-Pacific region cultures and issues.
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CRE).
SALARY: $76,730 per year, plus a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) currently at 10.64% (subject to change) and an attractive benefits package.
HOW TO APPLY:Submit an application at www.eastwestcenter.org/employment. Application information should include a cover letter with position title and a statement addressing how the qualifications are met, along with a resume and contact information for three professional references. Screening and assessment will be based on materials submitted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled
Internal Number: 1925
About East-West Center
Mission and Organization OverviewThe East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the U.S. government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region. Over fifty years of serving as a U.S.-based institution for public diplomacy in the Asia Pacific region with international governance, staffing, students, and participants, the Center has built a worldwide network of 57,000 alumni and more than 750 partner organizations. The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus, adjacent to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, is located midway between Asia and the U.S. mainland and features research, residential, and international conference facilities. The Center’s Washington, D.C., office focuses on preparing the United States for an era of growing Asia Pacific prominence.