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Job Posting for WFWP USA National Development Team: Director of Development

Written by  November 1st, 2017
Job Posting for WFWP USA National Development Team: Director of Development
Position: Director of Development
Reports to: President and Vice President
Location: New York City Headquarters Office
Hours: 10 – 15 per week, capped at 50 hours per month


WFWP USA will be initiating a 6-month beta test for a National Development Team with the goal to bring in money for the organization, develop relationships with sustainable donors over the long-term, and implement development strategies. The Team will consist of a national Director of Development, local-chapter Development Officers nationwide, and a consultant-expert in nonprofit fundraising. The 6-month purpose of the team is to kick-start WFWP USA’s donor initiative, and the Director of Development is a critical role. She/he will coordinate and strategize with the consultant-expert, and WFWP executive staff, to put specific goals into action over a designated timeline, in collaboration with local team members. This is a part-time paid position with the possibility of becoming a full-time position in the future.


  • Attend 3 one-hour webinar trainings with professional consultant (Lisa Ruby, Ruby & Associates) and translate lessons learned into team activities
  • Participate in weekly conference calls with Lisa Ruby and keep consistent communication with local-chapter Development Officers nationwide on progress of planned activities
  • Work with the assembled Development team to attract and secure financial support from individual donors and business major donors, to support WFWP’s short- and long-term goals
  • Collaborate with Development Officers to develop a viable database, and maintain a schedule of contacts with donors/prospects via in-person meetings, phone, email, snail-mail and special events
  • Coach and support the national Development team in fundraising strategies and implementation of team objectives by providing resource ideas and tools for development, including PR materials designed by HQ.
  • Create goals and implement fundraising strategies for immediate and long-term growth
Desired Qualifications and Skills
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in fundraising and/or development, preferably in a non-profit or similar setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with diverse constituents including the chapter Development Officers, WFWP staff, and Board members (as needed)
  • Experience in successfully raising funds, including those achieved through face-to-face donor meetings and solicitations
  • Passion for, and capacity to become, well-versed in WFWP USA’s mission and work
  • Ability to work with HQ staff and Development Officers in local chapters to identify, research, and prioritize major donor prospects
  • Strong personal work ethic and ability to organize time, manage diverse activities, and meet critical deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and ability to follow through on assignments with minimal direct supervision
  • Ability to work well with people in all levels of the organization. Must be courteous and professional in all written and verbal communication.
  • Able to remain calm under pressure, and flexible to adapt or modify plans or timelines in response to changing circumstances.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience supervising staff or volunteers a plus
  • Educational background in nonprofit management, financial management, or related fields a plus

How to apply: Email a resume and letter of interest to Katarina Connery at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.