Position: Development Officer
Location: Washington D.C.
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: Founding Director
The Development Officer facilitates the daily operations of the Development team, including tracking ongoing projects and deadlines, maintaining customer relationship management platforms, conducting some donor management and escalation outreach, and fielding any Development-related external inquiries. The Development Officer supports the work of the Founding Director by tracking and helping manage the grant report/proposal drafting process, centralizing grant agreement and compliance details, and helping to strategize on overall cultivation and grant management. The Development Officer also actively coordinates with our fiscal sponsor, New Venture Fund, to process and properly code income and to review and submit grant reports/proposals.
Essential Responsibilities and Tasks
Facilitate the daily operating needs of the Development team
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms:
- Manage the Development team’s use of Salsa for the donation page, donation records and processing, and donor outreach
- Manage the transfer of Salsa donation records to Salesforce
- Manage Salesforce records of donations, and ensure up to date donor/prospect records
- Send acknowledgement letters to donors biweekly
- Donor escalation:
- Assist and in some cases lead outreach to some current and lapsed donors, and engage new recurring donors
- Manage the daily operations and tracking of the End of Year fundraising campaign
- Foundation cultivation:
- Conduct prospect research and prepare briefs, and provide overviews to the Founding Director on a regular basis
- Update and maintain the Development team prospecting playbook to ensure proper records of our foundation relationships
- Help plan and progress outreach strategies for foundation contacts
- Grant management:
- Manage, in coordination with the Founding Director and senior management team, the grant report/proposal order of drafting process by initiating the timeline, prompting drafters, and flagging any issues to the relevant staff
- Provide a thorough initial framework draft to the Founding Director and senior management team before the start of the grant report/proposal order of drafting process
- Support the Founding Director and Finance Strategist in preparing financial reports according to grant restrictions
- Update and maintain grant cheat sheets to centralize all grant proposal, agreement, and budget information
- Coordinate with our fiscal sponsor, New Venture Fund, to process and code donations to track contributions to the appropriate grant code
- Coordinate with the Finance Strategist to ensure responsible expense tracking for grant reporting
- Prepare all materials and agenda needs ahead of Development-related meetings or donor briefings for the Founding Director and other staff
- Field external inquiries (from prospective donors or interested parties) about Development-related tasks and operations
- Track the Founding Director’s longer term donor outreach/prospecting reminders
- Field internal Enough email asks for the Development team by acting as a first responder, flagging team recognition of the request, preparing and prompting next steps, and following through
Support the work of the Founding Director and senior management team
- Track ongoing project communications and prompt relevant staff as needed
- Meet regularly with the Founding Director and/or other relevant staff on both cultivation and grant management
- Participate in budget meetings for grant proposals and grant management
- Help develop the Development team’s long term donor escalation and foundation outreach strategy
- Update Enough’s donation platforms to adjust capabilities as needed
- Track overall Development team strategic deadlines, monitoring progress and prompting upcoming deadlines periodically (at least monthly)
- Collaborate and coordinate with the Communications and Advocacy teams to expand and further integrate Enough’s overall activist and donor outreach
Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
- Strong writing and research skills, particularly for working with policy team to craft grant reports and proposals as well as outreach materials.
- A demonstrated commitment to human rights and peace consistent with the vision and mission of the Enough Project.
- Two to four years of experience, preferably in development/fundraising or operations.
- Superb organizational skills and demonstrated ability to multitask and track complex projects on deadline.
- Demonstrated ability in computer skills for word processing, databases, spreadsheets, fundraising software and presentations, and ability to learn new software packages.
- Preferred experience with Salesforce and/or Salsa CRM.
- Adept team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
- A high level of personal energy, dependability, and commitment.
- Preferred knowledge of Africa and its human rights issues.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
New Venture Fund Careers
The Enough Project is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
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