Donor Relations Officer
Job Category: Philanthropy
Requisition Number: DONOR001396
RESTON, VA 20190, USA
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ATLANTA, GA 30308, USA
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70119, USA
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MONTPELIER, VT 05602, USA
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Founded in 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has grown into America’s largest and most trusted grassroots conservation organization with 52 state and territorial affiliates and more than seven million members and supporters, including hunters, anglers, gardeners, birders, hikers, campers, paddlers, and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and stripes. The mission of the National Wildlife Federation is to unite all Americans to ensure wildlife thrive in our rapidly changing world. We advance this mission through programming focused on conserving wildlife, restoring habitats and waterways, expanding outdoor opportunities, connecting children with nature, advancing environmental justice, and addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.
To advance our mission, we are seeking a full-time Donor Relations Officer to join the Federation’s Philanthropy team. The Donor Relations Officer for the Gift Planning team will serve as team lead and primary contact to Legacy Society members to provide compassionate stewardship in recognition of their commitment to the National Wildlife Federation. They will lead the creative direction as it relates to Legacy Society communications working in close collaboration with the Sr. Director, Gift Planning. They will also be an integral part of a cross-functional team with Philanthropy team members to build dynamic engagement pathways to create a meaningful and seamless donor experience when engaged with NWF.
The Donor Relations Officer must have a working knowledge of Gift Planning giving vehicles such as bequests and annuities, exposure in working with donor prospects and an interest in cultivating prospects to close simple gifts. In this role, they will work in close collaboration with Sr. Director or Gift Planning Officer to provide guidance in the cultivation and gift closure process.
The qualified candidate must possess exceptional listening and communication skills, experience working with elderly supporters, and a demonstrated ability to build successful relationships working with VIP donors. They must also be a strategic thinker to assist in the development of an annual strategic stewardship plan. They must have strong research, analytical, planning and writing skills; have experience in the creative design of stewardship collateral; attention to detail; data management skills and excellent follow through.
Primary responsibilities for this role are to lead and carry out all the stewardship efforts for this suite of VIP donors. Tasks include, but are not limited to, engaging with Legacy Society members in meaningful ways to provide a personalized and meaningful stewardship experience when engaged with the Federation. In addition, they must have some experience in working with prospects to close bequest gifts.
Tasks include, but are not limited to, corresponding directly with Legacy Society donors; fostering engaging experiences by identifying areas of donor interests, generating stewardship content; ensuring equity and justice practices are infused throughout our engagement efforts; collaborating across teams to build synergy; building processes for a choregraphed donor visit system; and developing and maintaining standardized reports and analysis.
This role will:
Skills and Qualifications:
Your actions are expected to reflect the staff values of the National Wildlife Federation: collaboration, mindfulness, empowerment, inclusivity, and mission focus. Your competencies should include:
This position will involve occasional travel between the Federation’s D.C. and Virginia offices and may also involve occasional domestic travel (up to 10 percent).
Location and Work Mode:
The National Wildlife Federation is committed to a flexible and empowered work environment with an authentic community of care for all staff. This hybrid position can potentially be based in any of the National Wildlife Federation’s offices throughout the U.S. and has options for being fully remote.
Compensation and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000, commensurate with experience.
We are proud of our designation by Mogul as a Top 100 Workplace with the Best Benefits! We value work-life balance and a family-friendly atmosphere with flexible scheduling. We want you to be able to integrate work and personal life with attention to your self-care, so that your work schedule is not depleting. We offer benefits so you feel restored and fueled through the day and week.
We offer these supports to help manage your mental, emotional, and physical health:
In addition to your salary, we offer the following supports to your personal finances:
Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s benefits package at https://www.nwf.org/About-Us/Careers.
The National Wildlife Federation closely follows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease and has implemented processes that promote the safety of our employees, candidates, and communities. Proof of vaccination will be required for employment at the National Wildlife Federation.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume.
We strive to increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice (DEIJ) in all elements of our work and with our partners to support the interdependent needs of wildlife and people in a rapidly changing world. We recruit, employ, train compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are invited to learn more about National Wildlife Federation’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion at nwf.org/equity.
We recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job, therefore our job descriptions are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. Your experience, which may include paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work, helps build the competencies and knowledge that translates to our openings. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of excellence. Therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
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