Philanthropy Officer – West

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 700 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care, and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen the protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

KIND seeks a Philanthropy Officer-West to join a growing team of development professionals working directly with high-capacity donors and prospects to accomplish their giving objectives in the form of annual giving, and major and planned gifts. The Philanthropy Officer-West will build and maintain a Wast Coast based portfolio and be responsible for the identification, cultivations, solicitation, acknowledgment, and stewardship of major donors and family foundations with a history of or capacity for gifts of $10,000+ annually to KIND.

With forecasted revenue growth and increased recognition on the national stage, this position requires an individual who enjoys and is particularly skilled in interfacing with a high volume of donors, with the ambition to maximize untapped opportunities, as well as attract new supporters aligned to the organization’s work and mission. The qualified individual will have a track record of managing a portfolio of donor relationships; will be a self-starter; and will be prepared to work in a fast-paced, high-energy virtual environment. They will be organized, analytical, collaborative, detail oriented; possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as high numerical literacy; and demonstrate passion for fundraising.

Key measures of success for the position include increasing contributed income, growing an overall portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, and engaging personally with donors and prospects.

This role is a completely remote position located on the West Coast, with a particular focus on the Los Angeles and San Francisco. Significant travel will be required throughout the West Coast.

Essential Functions:

Manages a portfolio of 100-150 individuals and family foundations (in total giving approximately 1.5M annually) with the capacity to make major gifts, in accordance with established team goals on meetings, solicitations, donor retention, and Salesforce management.
Develops strategies to upgrade current donors, identify and qualify new prospects, and personally cultivate and solicit high-level gifts.
Serves as development liaison to West Coast advisory committees and/or field offices, offering fundraising oversight and developing regional strategies based on local donor base, opportunities, and obstacles.
Approaches work with creativity and persistence, including but not limited to pursuing specific donor networks and interest groups to reach a diverse range of prospective donors.
Provides comprehensive, timely and innovative stewardship for existing donors. Elevates the importance of stewarding all gifts and programs in ways that strengthen donor interest in, satisfaction with, and commitment to KIND.
Collaborates with and supports KIND’s senior leadership team, program staff, board members, and advisory committee members with respect to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts.
Effectively navigates institutional resources to be an effective KIND representative with donors. Stays informed of institutional priorities, regional work and achievements, and current updates on key immigration issues.
Partners with the Events Director to ensure small-scale cultivation events, both virtual and in-person, engage donors and prospects with KIND.
Adeptly manages Salesforce and other processes such as tracking donor gift projections and list management for portfolio.
Travels up to 30% of the time throughout the West Coast to cultivate donors with in-person meetings and engagements.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Minimum of 6 years of development experience.
Minimum of 3 years of experience managing a major gifts portfolio, closing at least $500,000 a year in gifts above $10,000.
Demonstrated experience building and managing a donor and prospect portfolio, knowledge of fundraising and moves management best practices, a track record of securing six figure or higher donations from a variety of individual funders, and facility working with board members and/or volunteers.
Leverage relationships to accomplish tasks in a mutually beneficial, non-transactional manner.
Willingness to travel throughout assigned region and ability to attend functions/activities outside of normal work hours, with advanced notice.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites (such as Teams, Excel, etc.); experience with Salesforce and DonorSearch preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively and multi-task in our KIND environment, managing numerous priorities and emerging opportunities.
Excellent organizational skills with ability to work on multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment. Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate as appropriate.
Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and communication styles.
Committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as embracing transparency and authenticity in daily work life.
Be disciplined and nimble to ensure delivery on our core mission of access to justice and protection of children’s wellbeing and rights.
Showing the ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Committed to practicing and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life balance.
Experience working and communicating in a remote environment.
Salary Range: $85,000 – $100,000 dependent on experience

KIND requires all U.S. based staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the desired role please apply using this link:
https://supportkind.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/9f0982cc-c3e2-a0fe-d8d4-b5c23ac8f548/apply?source=2359637-CS-53052

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter.

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: KIND is committed to an ethical recruitment and hiring process and maintains a firm “no fees” recruitment policy. We will never charge a fee or ask for money as part of the application process. KIND also conducts all interviews via telephone or video conference, and at no time will KIND engage in a text or mobile app-based application or interview process. For more information, please visit the following website: https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/kind-employment-practices/.

Philanthropy Officer – East

About KIND:

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a global leader in the protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. Launched in 2008, KIND champions a world in which every child’s rights and well-being are protected throughout their journey to safety. Since 2008, KIND has accepted over 23,000 referrals of children seeking legal representation in their immigration proceedings. KIND has welcomed more than 41,000 attendees to trainings since its founding, cultivating partnerships with over 700 law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and bar associations across the country.

KIND’s social services program ensures that migrant and refugee children – who have often endured trauma – receive counseling, educational support, medical care, and other comprehensive services.

To address the root causes of child migration from Central America and strengthen the protection of unaccompanied children, KIND advocates for policy changes and educates lawmakers, the media, and the broader public on the conditions that drive these children to flee their home countries. KIND supports children returning to their home countries by connecting them to essential support services and sponsors gender-based violence prevention programs in Central America to protect children in countries of origin and transit.

KIND is also building upon its expertise in the protection of unaccompanied children to encourage the development of pro bono initiatives across Europe in partnership with European NGOs.

Position Summary:

KIND seeks a Philanthropy Officer-East to join a growing team of development professionals working directly with high-capacity donors and prospects to accomplish their giving objectives in the form of annual giving, and major and planned gifts. The Philanthropy Officer-East will build and maintain an East Coast-based portfolio and be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgment, and stewardship of major donors and family foundations with a history of or capacity for gifts of $10,000+ annually to KIND.

With forecasted revenue growth and increased recognition on the national stage, this position requires an individual who enjoys and is particularly skilled in interfacing with a high volume of donors, with the ambition to maximize untapped opportunities, as well as attract new supporters aligned to the organization’s work and mission. The qualified individual will have a track record of managing a portfolio of donor relationships; will be a self-starter; and will be prepared to work in a fast-paced, high-energy virtual environment. They will be organized, analytical, collaborative, detail oriented; possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as high numerical literacy; and demonstrate passion for fundraising.

Key measures of success for the position include increasing contributed income, growing an overall portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, and engaging personally with donors and prospects.

This role is a completely remote position located on the East Coast, with a particular focus on the New York City metro area or Washington, DC. Significant travel will be required throughout the East Coast.

Essential Functions:

Manages a portfolio of 100-150 individuals and family foundations (in total giving approximately 1.5M annually) with the capacity to make major gifts, in accordance with established team goals on meetings, solicitations, donor retention, and Salesforce management.
Develops strategies to upgrade current donors, identify and qualify new prospects, and personally cultivate and solicit high-level gifts.
Serves as development liaison to East Coast advisory committees and/or field offices, offering fundraising oversight and developing regional strategies based on local donor base, opportunities, and obstacles.
Approaches work with creativity and persistence, including but not limited to pursuing specific donor networks and interest groups to reach a diverse range of prospective donors.
Provides comprehensive, timely and innovative stewardship for existing donors. Elevates the importance of stewarding all gifts and programs in ways that strengthen donor interest in, satisfaction with, and commitment to KIND.
Collaborates with and supports KIND’s senior leadership team, program staff, board members, and advisory committee members with respect to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts.
Effectively navigates institutional resources to be an effective KIND representative with donors. Stays informed of institutional priorities, regional work and achievements, and current updates on key immigration issues.
Partners with the Events Director to ensure small-scale cultivation events, both virtual and in-person, engage donors and prospects with KIND.
Adeptly manages Salesforce and other processes such as tracking donor gift projections and list management for portfolio.
Travels up to 30% of the time throughout the East Coast to cultivate donors with in-person meetings and engagements.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Minimum of 4 years of development experience.
Minimum of 2 years of experience managing a major gifts portfolio, closing at least $500,000 a year in gifts above $10,000.
Demonstrated experience building and managing a donor and prospect portfolio, knowledge of fundraising and moves management best practices, a track record of securing six figure or higher donations from a variety of individual funders, and facility working with board members and/or volunteers.
Leverage relationships to accomplish tasks in a mutually beneficial, non-transactional manner.
Willingness to travel throughout assigned region and ability to attend functions/activities outside of normal work hours, with advanced notice.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites (such as Teams, Excel, etc.); experience with Salesforce and DonorSearch preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively and multi-task in our KIND environment, managing numerous priorities and emerging opportunities.
Excellent organizational skills with ability to work on multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment. Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate as appropriate.
Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and communication styles.
Committed to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as embracing transparency and authenticity in daily work life.
Be disciplined and nimble to ensure delivery on our core mission of access to justice and protection of children’s wellbeing and rights.
Showing the ability to multi-task and work with a sense of urgency in a dynamic, fast paced environment.
Committed to practicing and supporting wellbeing and a work-home life balance.
Experience working and communicating in a remote environment.

Salary Range: $85,000 – $100,000 dependent on experience

KIND requires all U.S. based staff be COVID vaccinated with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the desired role please apply using this link:
https://supportkind.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/d6293f2f-cbd5-870a-3e67-3d7cd81b33a6/apply?source=2356487-CS-53052

Please be advised that an employment application will need to be submitted along with your resume and cover letter.

KIND has an organization-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a work environment where everyone has a sense of belonging. Individuals from historically underrepresented or underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: KIND is committed to an ethical recruitment and hiring process and maintains a firm “no fees” recruitment policy. We will never charge a fee or ask for money as part of the application process. KIND also conducts all interviews via telephone or video conference, and at no time will KIND engage in a text or mobile app-based application or interview process. For more information, please visit the following website: https://supportkind.org/join-the-team/kind-employment-practices/.

Director of Annual Giving

Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary, the oldest continually operating coeducational, independent Quaker school in New York City, seeks to recruit a Director of Annual Giving to join the Office of Institutional Advancement. This is a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and works closely with the Friends Seminary leadership and volunteers to achieve Annual Giving financial and programmatic goals.
School Background:
The School, which has more than 4,000 active alumni and 800 students, will raise approximately $3,300,000 in annual support in the 2023-2024 academic year. The School’s most recent campaign, “Light the Future Campaign,” which closed in 2019, raised over $50,000,000 for endowment and facilities. The next campaign is in the planning phase. The Director of Annual Giving will play an important role in what will be the School’s most ambitious fundraising effort to date.
Office Summary:
The Office of Institutional Advancement drives all fundraising for the School. The Fund for Friends, Major Gifts, Capital Giving, Planned Giving, Auction Benefit and other Special Events, Constituent Relations and Advancement Services are all functions of the Institutional Advancement Office.
The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for conceiving and implementing an annual giving (Fund for Friends) concept and program and senior class gift for Friends Seminary. The Fund for Friends includes leadership gifts, parent, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparent, and faculty-staff giving, as well as reunion giving.
Responsibilities
•Develop and implement a detailed, strategic plan, including focus and content of the Fund for Friends/Senior Gift cycle; design, implement, and supervise appropriate strategies
•Recruit, train, manage and motivate the Fund for Friends/Senior Gift chairs and volunteers
•Solicit Fund for Friends gifts as well for the Senior Class Gift, manage the administrative appeal, and support other Advancement staff in their solicitations
•Collaborate with members of the Advancement Office to ensure accurate record keeping, reporting and stewardship of the Fund for Friends/Senior Class Gift
•Manage data analysis and reporting of Fund for Friends activity
•Write and edit Fund for Friends materials, including letters, response devices, proposals, reports, articles, visual displays, scripts, talking points, web and social media content and other materials, coordinating with Communications
•Manage GiveCampus, the fundraising technology used for the Fund for Friends
•Coordinate with Alumni Relations staff on communications and overall fundraising activity
•In conjunction with members of the Advancement Office, participate in all aspects of the gift cycle with a portfolio of 50+ major gift prospects
•Be a strong presence in the community and life of the School, building relationships with the parent community
Requirements
•5 years of progressive experience in fundraising with a track record of success
•Bachelor’s degree
•Deep appreciation for the mission of Friends Seminary and knowledge of independent schools
•Proven managerial skills and the ability to develop and inspire volunteers
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience conceptualizing, writing and coordinating solicitation materials
•Strong analytical skills, must be detailed-oriented, thorough and accurate
•Superb organization and administrative skills, including working knowledge of Google Suite resources, Word, Excel, Powerpoint and The Raiser’s Edge NXT, and the ability to juggle long-range strategic planning while prioritizing and completing multiple tasks simultaneously
•Outgoing personality and an optimistic and positive attitude
•Ability to work independently and within a team-oriented environment
•Good judgment, tact, sensitivity and discretion in the handling of confidential information, materials and situations
•Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as required
•Highest ethical and professional behavior
Preferred Experience
•Experience securing major gifts, developing prospect strategies, briefing documents and talking points for volunteers and administrators
•Knowledge of Quakerism and Quaker education
Compensation
The salary range for this position is $125,000-$145,000 annually.
Benefits
Friends Seminary offers excellent benefits including paid time off, health, dental, vision, 403(b) with a School-paid match; wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, including tuition support and summer grants; and a talented and dedicated team of teaching colleagues and supportive administrators. Successful candidates will join a dynamic and forward-thinking teaching community of over 150 educators.
To apply:
For this position, please submit the following:
1.Completed Friends Seminary employment application
2.Cover letter
3.Resume
4.Contact information for three personal references
5.A statement of educational philosophy
When submitting your materials, kindly be sure to reference your first and last name, the position for which you are applying, and where you heard about the position in the subject line. i.e. [last name], [first name] – Director of Annual Giving – Friends website. You will receive a confirmation email when you submit your application. No phone calls, please.
Submit all materials to: advancementjobs@friendsseminary.org
Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We urge all applicants to identify and express their individuality and the ways in which they might enrich and diversify the school community.
Moreover, all successful applicants, whether for a faculty or administrative staff post, must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in their professional lives. Applicants for a faculty position should highlight ways their curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom culture may advance these goals. Applicants for an administrative staff position should highlight ways they seek to promote these goals in their office work, programming, or operational endeavors.

Director of Philanthropy, East Coast

This position can be based in Washington, DC or remote on the US East Coast

Staff work a hybrid schedule with 2 days/week in the office

The Director of Philanthropy – US East Coast will manage a fundraising portfolio, establish a prospect solicitation pipeline, and coordinate engagement and stewardship for high-potential donors in the United States. Reporting to the DVP Development, Major Gifts, the Director of Philanthropy will be a key member of a global team.  S/he will effectively represent the organization to high net worth (HNW) donors and prospects and work with the development team to achieve philanthropic goals. The focus is on building a stronger pipeline for major gifts, strengthening relationships with individual donors and prospects in key markets (US East Coast) and asking for significant commitments to IFAW’s mission and conservation/rescue initiatives.

Role and Responsibilities

Develop an engaged community of influential IFAW supporters in the US, with an emphasis on major metropolitan areas – East Coast; including identifying and recruiting supporters to join IFAW’s Global Council and securing significant contributions to high-priority philanthropic campaigns
Manage a portfolio of 100+ major gift supporters and prospects; develop and implement strategic moves plans to cultivate, solicit and steward gifts from donors capable of giving $100k+
Identify and recruit supporters by conducting discovery calls and outreach to a nationwide prospect pool
Leverage IFAW’s Global Council (VIP events, webinars, experiences) to engage and upgrade supporters at the $10k+ giving level
Work closely with global Major Gifts team and Global Events Manager to execute cultivation plans, including providing strategic and logistical event support for gift officer colleagues
Secure meetings with donors, tag team with others in Major Gifts for soliciting larger or complex gifts, and prepare senior leaders for compelling engagements with High Net-Worth Philanthropists
Help catalyze a strong pipeline for future giving by conducting discovery and engagement calls to newly identified prospects
Meet or exceed goals for donor contacts (visits in person or by phone or video), solicitations (including current use major gifts, campaign gifts, Global Council and more significant legacy gifts) and revenue for assigned regions (detailed Key Performance Indicators are set annually in consultation with DVP and progress is tracked monthly)
Participate actively in regular major gifts team meetings and training opportunities
Keep abreast of data protection laws, tax laws, finance and current fundraising trends
This position is envisioned as a remote assignment; preference for candidates located in Washington, DC; NYC / TriState; or Southern Florida to enhance access to donors and in-person meetings.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree preferred
Minimum 3-5 years comparable experience required
Demonstrated track record as a relationship fundraiser capable of securing significant commitments and meeting ambitious goals
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills, team work ethic, ability to handle confidential information, excellent judgement, diplomacy and discretion
Ability to be entrepreneurial, work independently and problem-solve with minimal supervision.
Willingness to travel – domestic and some international travel

At IFAW, we aim to create and foster a workforce that reflects and contributes to the diverse, global community in which we work to improve the lives of both animals and people.    We are dedicated to fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion so we actively encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Consultant, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion – Europe and Eurasia (Multiple Positions Available)

Overview

Banyan Global seeks Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Consultants with energy sector expertise to support GESI analysis, assessment, and integration into energy, water, and sanitation investments in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The consultancy is open to residents and citizens of 1) Ukraine, 2) Moldova, 3) North Macedonia, 4) Albania, and 5) Serbia.
The GESI Consultants will collaborate with Banyan Global to support the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Investments in Developing Energy Assets (IDEA) Activity. The IDEA activity aims to improve regional energy supply, security, reliability, and efficiency by supporting large and mid-size capital investments across all energy sector value chains in 12 partner countries in Europe and Eurasia. Banyan Global leads the GESI integration strategy for IDEA ensuring women and girls and other vulnerable persons fully participate in and benefit from the investments.

Responsibility

The consultant will closely collaborate with Banyan Global Headquarter team based in Washington, DC, and USAID/IDEA Activity team. The responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• GESI Analysis: Conduct research on gender equality and social inclusion issues relevant to investment opportunities in the energy, water, and sanitation sectors in Ukraine, Moldova, North Macedonia, Albania, or Serbia.
• GESI Integration Strategy Development: Contribute to the development of gender equality and social inclusion integration strategies fostering inclusivity and empowerment within the energy sector investments.
• Assessment Support: Assist in the review of investment opportunities from a GESI perspective during initial scoping, pre-feasibility, and feasibility assessments.
• Risk Consideration: Identify potential GESI-related risks associated with specific investment opportunities and contribute to strategies for mitigating these risks.
• Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with relevant stakeholders including community members, civil society groups, government agencies, USAID, energy companies, and investors to ensure GESI integration into activities.
The responsibilities may evolve over the course of the assignment based on the needs and priorities of Banyan Global and USAID.

Qualification

• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 10 years of experience in relevant field, such as gender studies, women’s studies, international development, or a related social science discipline, or Master’s degree with 8 years of experience
• Proven expertise and experience in gender equality and social inclusion research, analysis, and integration within the context of energy or other relevant sector investments
• Knowledge of energy sector, investment processes, and related socio-economic impacts
• In-depth understanding of regional context and current affairs in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
• Excellent analytical, communication, and presentation skills targeting diverse stakeholders
• Proficiency in English for verbal and written communication
• USAID project experience and knowledge preferred

Applicants must submit their updated resume/CV through Banyan Global’s career portal (https://careers-banyanglobal.icims.com/jobs/1850/consultant%2c-gender-equality-and-social-inclusion-%e2%80%93-europe-and-eurasia-%28multiple-positions-available%29/job)

About the Company

Banyan Global is an international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC with staff working around the world. Banyan Global operates seamlessly within six practice areas: gender; youth; health; finance and investment; enterprise development; and monitoring, evaluation, and learning.

Banyan Global is an equal opportunity employer. Banyan Global is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce. We do not discriminate against employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender expression. We recognize the importance of a diverse and inclusive workplace and intentionally strive for diversity and inclusion at all organizational levels.