The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit http://www.unicefusa.org.
Development Officer, Northwest Region
Reporting to the Northwest Regional Managing Director, the Development Officer will manage a portfolio of key donors and prospects to meet a fundraising goal, and identify, cultivate, and solicit high net worth individuals for the major donor program. This responsibility involves the development of a priority list of prospects and individual strategies to secure new gifts.
Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):
- Achieve or exceed aggressive annual individual fundraising goal through the management of a personal portfolio of approximately 200 donors
- Identify prospective donors, design cultivation strategies, coordinate cultivation events and visits, and supply proposal and reports to donors, and solicit gifts for UNICEF
- Maintain an independent portfolio as well as support the Regional Director in bringing closure to five and six figure gifts. Coordinate with USF staff for research on donors and for information on UNICEF projects that may be of particular interest to donors
- Fundraising Events: engage donor support for the Northwest Speaker Series, and assist in the production of the events as needed
- Attend and staff Northwest Regional Board meetings, as well as work with the Regional Director to identify and recruit new Regional Board members
- Collaborate with USF internal business units that assist the major gift program (e.g. program services, communications)
- Communicate regularly with San Francisco-based Corporate Deputy Director to collaboratively identify potential corporate partners and individual donors in the NW
- Leverage UNICEF Innovation projects through engaging Silicon Valley tech sector (in coordination with appropriate Corporate, Foundation, and UNICEF colleagues) as partners and donors
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years development experience with demonstrated ability to secure individual gifts of five figures and above
- Major gift fundraising and portfolio management experience, with a proven success record in major gifts cultivation and solicitation skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, both written and verbal
- Must possess a strong work ethic, have confidence, take initiative and be an enthusiastic team player
- Must share a strong commitment to international humanitarian relief and passionately embrace the mission of USF
- Demonstrated success in facilitating board/staff discussion towards building solicitation strategies and the achievement of fundraising goals
- Proven ability to prioritize and build relationships with individuals with diverse backgrounds and demographics
- Knowledge of the Bay Area philanthropic community is desired
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, with the ability to learn new applications
- Knowledge of donor database record-keeping for major donors preferred
- Must demonstrate USF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service
Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition, USF offers a comprehensive benefits package.
USF is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.