IPPF/WHR seeks an ambitious, energetic, and creative individual to fill the role of Senior Officer, Leadership Gifts. The Senior Officer will lead the development and implementation of comprehensive fundraising strategies and high-level donor experiences for the organization’s most generous supporters around the world. They will advance approaches to identify and engage donors capable of making significant financial investments in the organization’s efforts. They would manage a portfolio that includes a mix of individuals, foundations, funding organizations, as well as partners in the private sector. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge of the process of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors capable of giving $100,000 or more over three years.
The Senior Officer must be adept at coordinating multiple internal stakeholders— across Program, Advocacy, Marketing & Digital, Finance, and others—to develop, fundraise for, and steward multi-faceted projects. They should feel comfortable discussing complex assets and be able to confidentially explore planned giving opportunities. This position requires a proactive, flexible, and entrepreneurial mindset suited to a dynamic organization that is experiencing rapid growth and transformation.
The Senior Officer reports to the Director of Marketing and Development and supervises a Major and Planned Gifts Officer.
· Contribute to achievement of annual organizational, team, and individual goals; support development of revenue budget projections and goals.
· Supervise one officer as well as provide ongoing guidance, support and leadership for the development and communication’s team.
· Create strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors utilizing an effective combination of in-person meetings, digital engagement, phone calls, concept notes/LOIs/proposals, reports, and peer-to-peer guidance.
· Lead the planning and execution of donor experiences, including events of various sizes and trips to the field for donors and prospects.
· Work across departments to secure project information and cultivate an organizational culture that understands and supports leadership gifts.
· Coordinate creation of donor research profiles, prospect screening initiatives, and lists for targeted outreach.
· Support staff leadership and engage Board and Board Advisory members as appropriate; utilize their networks and influence to build the donor portfolio.
· In coordination with the officer and team, help guide planned giving marketing campaigns, as well as cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans for current planned giving donors and prospects.
· Record meetings and interactions with donors in the donor database; ensure accurate recordkeeping.
· Travel for donor visits, field trips, and trainings; manage travel and expenses with the assistance of a travel agency and team admin lead.
· Pursue opportunities for professional growth.
· Other duties, as assigned.
Education & Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s Degree and 5-7 years of work experience.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and skill with donor databases like Raiser’s Edge or Salesforce.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
· Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities, including capacity to assess donor priorities and interests, make a persuasive case, and handle complex interactions both in person and by phone.
· Impeccable writing and editing skills; ability to synthesize and translate ideas and strategies into clear, concise, and compelling narratives.
· Ability to brief and train senior leadership, board members, and programmatic staff on fundraising strategies.
· Comfortable and able to work effectively with numbers and budgets and make data-driven decisions.
· Outstanding organizational skills and professionalism.
· Comfort working independently and as a team member; taking initiative and demonstrating flexibility.
· Ability and discretion to work with high-level donors.
· Passion for sexual and reproductive rights and social justice.
· Fluency in written and spoken Spanish, Portuguese and/or French a plus.
· Ability to travel domestically and internationally 25% or more of the time and to work flexibly, including late evenings, early mornings, and weekends, as needed.
Location: New York Office or Remote
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
IPPF/WHR is an equal opportunity employer, committed to attracting, developing, and retaining exceptional people. We welcome and encourage applicants for all positions respecting the full spectrum of education, experience, age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, religion, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, veteran status or other military status, legal alien status or citizenship status, genetic carrier status, genetic information, AIDS or AIDS-related complex or HIV status, being a victim of domestic violence, protected activity (i.e., filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise opposing prohibited discrimination), or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region
The International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) is a leader in the movement for sexual and reproductive health and rights in the Americas and Caribbean. We work with 45 partner organizations in nearly every country throughout the region that share a common mission: to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, promote sex education, and fight for sexual and reproductive rights.
The IPPF/WHR Regional Office connects our partners to the global movement for sexual and reproductive rights and ensures their long-term sustainability by providing capacity building in areas such as program planning, organizational development, and fundraising. Together, we build strong institutions and healthy communities.