Job Opportunity at Worldfund
Worldfund, a US-based nonprofit organization that promotes quality education in Latin America, seeks to hire a full-time Development Senior Manager in our New York City office. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, we are seeking an experienced and committed individual who will be responsible for foundation, government, and corporate fundraising. S/he will also work in close collaboration with the members of the Development Committee, the Development team and Program Directors. S/he must be a critical thinker with a strong passion and interest in education. A positive, collaborative work style and comfort in a multi-cultural, multi-generational environment is extremely important.
Development Senior Manager
Responsibilities of Position:
Will supervise volunteers and interns, and eventually other development staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and engaging employees; addressing employee relations and resolving problems.
Responsibilities of the Development Senior Manager include soliciting major gifts in the U.S. A major responsibility will include managing donor events, managing follow-up to ensure maximum prospect engagement from each event and tracking results from events.
Specific responsibilities include:
Assist in achieving the goals set forth in our Fundraising Plan
Manage a portfolio of individual, foundation and corporate donors
Steward current relationships and identify and approach new prospects for cultivation and solicitation
Donor and prospect research and strategies
Periodically monitor lapsed relationships for renewal opportunities
Write compelling grant proposals and timely reports to secure new commitments and renewals
Secure meetings and coordinate site visits with donors and prospects
Work closely with finance and program staff to gather the necessary information to ensure proposals and reports are comprehensive and compelling
Develop in-depth knowledge of our programs
Assist in the organization of fundraising events
Manage and act as the main controller of our donor database, Raiser’s Edge
5 to 10 years work experience, and at least 3-5 years of experience working in a relevant field
At least 2 years of experience in fundraising
Proficiency using a DMS (Raiser’s Edge a plus)
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with donors, board members, senior executive staff, interns and volunteers
Ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, and to manage time effectively in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
Native English speaker with impeccable writing skills and great attention to detail
Knowledge of Mexico and Brazil, current affairs and cultural context
This position will conduct initial discovery calls and exploratory meetings with donors and prospects to introduce Worldfund, determine capacity for major gifts, and maintain ongoing contact with past and current donors, building and managing a portfolio.
To Apply: Please send résumé, 2 proposal examples and at least 1 other writing example to Cristina Gil at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portuguese and/or Spanish, work experience and/or travel in Latin America and experience writing grant proposals a plus
Inquire About Position
Call Cristina Gil White (email@example.com)