U.S. Development Officer
Humanity & Inclusion is looking for a U.S. Development Officer, who is responsible for raising funds from U.S. private donors in support of Humanity & Inclusion’s 300+ projects in 55 countries. The successful candidate will support revenue growth in various areas of private fundraising (from individuals, small foundations, and corporations), with a specific focus on digital fundraising, monthly giving, and workplace giving. The successful candidate will support the Executive Director on major giving from private individuals, and will support research of and outreach to small private foundations. They will occasionally represent Humanity & Inclusion at external events and support the creation of fundraising and donor communications such as appeals, newsletters, reports, brochures, and grant proposals. As an integral part of a small team, the U.S. Development Officer will also provide support to the U.S. Director of Development & Communications in other areas, including prospect research, reporting, mailing production, and donor care.
Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, the U.S. Development Officer is a member of the private fundraising team and reports directly to the U.S. Director of Development & Communications. This position also works closely with the Network Fundraising team in Lyon, France, and other relevant teams across the network. This is a full-time exempt position with occasional domestic and international travel up to 5 percent.
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
Type of Employment: Full-time, exempt
Closing date for applications: February 19, 2021
People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply!
Tasks & Responsibilities
- In close collaboration with the U.S. Digital Communications Officer, develop and implement strategies to increase acquisition of new donors & reactivation of existing donors via digital media including testing, optimization, and analysis
- Manage, analyze and report on all aspects of online giving via the NationBuilder platform, including donation pages, donation tracking, and donor records
- Support e-appeals and relevant welcome series toward first-time/upgrade gifts, as well as stewardship emails to maximize open rates and donations
- Implement strategies to build a robust peer-to-peer fundraising program, including Facebook, Crowdrise, and other possible avenues
- Meet and exceed the annual online fundraising revenue goal
- Be a thought leader and champion for digital fundraising best practices for the organization at both the local and global level
- Grow Humanity & Inclusion’s monthly giving program by promoting it via digital marketing and traditional organizational communication tools
- Administer the program by tracking automatic debits, following up with donors, and ensuring proper data collection
- Meet and exceed the annual monthly giving revenue goal
- Ensure high retention of monthly donors by providing donor care and stewardship through specific emails, mailings, and other communications
Workplace Giving and Intermediary Platforms
- Manage all aspects of Humanity & Inclusion’s participation in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) including all state and campaign-specific registrations and coordination with Global Impact, who facilitates our participation in the campaign
- Represent Humanity & Inclusion at CFC events and other awareness raising opportunities
- Track and administer donations made via intermediary platforms including Global Impact, Network for Good, Good Done Great, and Benevity to ensure proper data entry and donor stewardship
- Explore opportunities to drive additional workplace giving and intermediary platform revenue
- Maintain donor database (Currently Raiser's Edge)
- Conduct research to identify new sources of funding, particularly from high net worth individuals, foundations, and corporations
- Help execute donor stewardship and communications campaigns, including appeal and newsletter mailings, major donor outreach, Legacy Society stewardship support, and VIP webinars
- Contribute to monthly reconciliation and reporting of revenue, and the production of quarterly reports to the board of directors
- Adhere to all applicable laws and follow ethical standards for fundraising and charitable giving, as defined by the Association of Fundraising Professionals
- Carry out any other tasks as may be assigned.
The ideal candidate has a can-do attitude and a strong commitment to donor-centered fundraising. They are a self-starter who organizes and prioritizes work, delivering excellence under pressure. They will require minimal supervision, using strong interpersonal skills to exercise discretion and maturity with donors, local teammates, and colleagues based in Lyon, France, or any of the countries in which we operate. This candidate will appreciate the challenges and benefits of working in a global organization, while contributing to the collaborative nature of our close-knit U.S. office. Applications will initially be graded on the following attributes:
- Bachelor’s degree
- At least two years of professional experience in fundraising, or related field such as digital communications or marketing
- Excellent communications skills
- Attention to detail
- Strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork
- Excellent web-based skills, including familiarity with content management systems, and email marketing
- Proficiency with MS Office suite applications
- Experience using a donor database, preferably Raiser’s Edge
- Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
- Experience with issues related to disability
- Commitment to equity and social justice
Bonus if you do…
- Experience in international development and/or extensive travel a plus
- French language competency is desirable, but not essential
Qualified applicants with existing permission to work within the U.S. should submit a resume, as well as a cover letter explaining (1) why this role appeals to you, (2) how it connects to your prior experience, and (3) how you’ve helped another organization improve their fundraising program to [email protected] with the subject line “U.S. Development Officer.”
Pre-existing authorization to work in the United States is required. Applicants without existing work permission in the United States should not apply.
Humanity & Inclusion is happy to meet any reasonable accommodations that an applicant requires.
To request such reasonable accommodations at any point in the recruitment process, please contact: Diana Hromockyj by email at [email protected] or phone at (301) 891-2138. All self-disclosure is voluntary and personal information is strictly confidential.