WWR is looking for a part-time fundraiser in Atlanta

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Job Description

Date: October 25, 2015
Title: Development Officer
Start Date: January 11, 2016
Compensation: $3000 to $4000/month
Hours: Part-time
Reports to: Executive Director

Job Purpose and Description
The Development Officer will build and oversee the implementation of a fundraising plan to obtain increased funding and support of World Water Relief’s (WWR) mission and initiatives. This new position seeks to cultivate new and existing donors, relationships and strategic partnerships through major gifts, corporate donations, specific campaigns, and the solicitation of goods and in-kind resources. WWR wants to better engage with our current supporter-donors while focusing on the creation of new ones. This position is part-time with a flexible schedule where work is primarily conducted in a virtual office.

Organization
World Water Relief is a certified 501(c)3 headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. WWR’s mission is to significantly improve the health and wellbeing of children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic through the provision of safe water, improved sanitation, and hygiene education. We have 20 active projects in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, some of which we started over 6 years ago. Our longevity with staff in both countries has created a unique environment and opportunity.

Primary Responsibilities
• Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a fundraising development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization
• Identify, develop and solicit major gift donors, event sponsors, corporate, organizational, community and individual prospects for WWR’s fundraising priorities
• Construct and maintain a Donor Database that includes the tracking of all donations and donor communications
• Create a donor welcome packet and corresponding thank-you’s and manage donor acknowledgment
• Work with Executive Director and Fundraising Committee to solicit sponsors for WWR events
• Facilitate the development of relationships with current and potential funders through presentations, personal meetings, regular communications and arranging meetings with Executive Director and/or board members
• Create and generate monthly and annual fundraising reports
• Collaborate with Executive Director in the development of campaign materials, reports, case statements, prospect materials and brochures
• Build on our working relationships with Atlanta schools, colleges, groups, churches and organizations that enhance the visibility of WWR
• Assemble a list of professionals and students in fields related to the WWR mission, to safe water and to good hygiene who can serve as spokespeople to groups and organizations with the purpose of enhancing WWR’s credibility in the field
• Participate in special projects and other duties as assigned

Experience and Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of 5 years of business or applicable experience
• Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
• Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in written and oral forms
• Demonstrated success in taking on and delivering a goal
• Interest in public service
• Self-starter
• Highly organized with attention to detail
• Superior writing skills
• Ability to articulate with passion the mission and work of WWR
• Excellent listening and motivational skills
• Exceptional project management skills
• Talent for building and maintaining relationships

Please submit a cover letter expressing your interest, a writing sample, 3 professional references and a resume to Christie Crane, Executive Director, at: christie.crane@worldwaterrelief.org by November 17, 2015.

Development Officer Job Description

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