The U.S. Development Officer is responsible for raising funds from U.S. donors in support of Humanity & Inclusion’s 300+ projects in nearly 60 countries. This position will support revenue growth in various areas of private fundraising (individuals, foundations, and corporations), with a specific focus on digital fundraising, monthly giving, and workplace giving. The U.S. Development Officer will represent HI 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 in other areas, including prospect research, reporting, mailing production, and donor care. The duties and responsibilities below may change significantly over the next six to nine months as the organization reviews its fundraising program.
Key Areas of Responsibility
In close collaboration with the communications team, develop and implement strategies to increase acquisition of new donors and prospective donors via digital channels, including testing, optimization, and analysis
Manage all aspects of online giving via the NationBuilder platform, including donation pages, donation tracking, and donor records
Coordinate e-mail communications, including e-appeal campaigns, welcome series, and stewardship emails to maximize open rates and donations
Develop and 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 HI’s monthly giving program by promoting it via digital marketing and traditional organizational communications
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 HI’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 HI at CFC events and other awareness raising opportunities
Track and administer donations made via intermediary platforms including Global Impact (CFC), 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
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, 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.
Three to five years of professional experience in fundraising, or related field such as digital communications or marketing
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork
Excellent web-based skills, including familiarity with content management systems, and email marketing
Proficiency with Word-based applications
Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
Experience in international development and/or extensive travel a plus
Experience with issues related to disability preferred
French language competency is desirable, but not essential
People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
NOTE: Pre-existing authorization to work in the United States is required. Applicants without existing work permission in the United States will not be considered.
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About Humanity & Inclusion
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an international humanitarian organization that works to improve the living conditions of people living in disabling situations in post-conflict or low income countries around the world. Founded in France in 1982, the Humanity & Inclusion Network now has over 3,350 personnel working in more than 50 of the world's lowest income countries. Eight national associations, based in the United States, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain and Canada, provide overall support for the field programs, which are implemented through the headquarters in Lyon, France.
Humanity & Inclusion's programs reduce and address the consequences of disabling accidents and diseases; clear landmines and unexploded ordnance and prevent mine-related accidents through education; respond fast and effectively to natural and civil disasters in order to limit serious and permanent injustices and to assist survivors with social and economic reintegration; and advocate for the universal recognition of the rights of the disabled through national planning and advocacy and for the elimination of landmines and cluster munitions.
Humanity & Inclusion U.S., a 501 (c)3... organization with an independent Board of Directors, is a constituent member of the Humanity & Inclusion network and is has offices in Silver Spring, MD. The US national association supports the work of Humanity & Inclusion by securing and managing grants from U.S. governmental institutions and private foundations; mobilizing private and public financial support; representing Humanity & Inclusion with national, international bilateral and multilateral institutions based in the U.S.; and raising the organization's profile. The US national association raises approximately $30 million per year, of which 98 percent derives from the U.S. Government. The national association conducts active outreach to the US public through electronic and other media.