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(Added 09/14/2018)

World Wildlife Fund
Data Entry Coordinator - Gift Processing

(Added 09/14/2018)

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world's leading conservation organization, seeks a Data Entry Coordinator - Gift Processing at our Washington, DC office. The position is responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the entire WWF fundraising operations revenue database including financial data, biographic data, and data reconciliation with other programs and financial systems throughout the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and ensures the accuracy of financial information entered into fundraising operations database(s). Verifies and reconciles data entered with bank deposits recorded by lockbox vendors, online merchants and WWF cashiers. Produces summary and detail income reports and designs new reports as needed to improve verification and reconciliation process.
  • Executes donation entry tasks to ensure daily accounting interface deadlines are met. Performs data entry and import batch corrections for gifts and revenue in WWF's CRM database.
  • Certifies revenue figures prior to daily accounting interface. Certifies monthly revenue totals prior to close in fundraising operations and accounting systems.
  • Responsible for facilitating daily and weekly communication between the lockbox vendor and WWF. Works with the lockbox vendor to resolve data-quality issues as needed and processes escalated items from the vendor.
  • Oversees daily credit card activity from multiple payment processors including the import and manual entry of data. Provides daily credit card reports of revenue totals. Monitors discrepancies. Researches, enters and/or corrects all adjustments, refunds, errors and unreconciled items.
  • Manages the weekly bank revenue adjustment process that is shared with the Accounting department. Reviews, verifies and enters the appropriate adjustments for bounced checks, bank notices, fraud claims, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree is strongly preferred and two years of administrative, database, and/or financial experience is required.
  • Fluency with spreadsheet and database applications. Proficiency with Blackbaud CRM preferred. Experience with Luminate Online a plus.
  • Attention to detail and strong communication and organizational skills with emphasis on the ability to set and manage a multitude of priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of staff and vendors.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and analysis to research and resolve reconciliation issues.

To Apply:

Please visit our Careers Page, job #19003, to submit an online application including resume and cover letter.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone.

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status.

(Added 9/6/2018)

National Park Foundation
Director, Planned Giving

(Added 9/6/2018)

The National Park Foundation seeks a dynamic, experienced Director to lead a rapidly-growing planned giving program as well as manage a portfolio of prospects and donors.

The ideal candidate will bring broad experience in planned gift fundraising to the Philanthropy department as well as extensive knowledge in successful strategies to aggressively grow the planned giving program. S/he must work well in a fast-paced work environment. S/he must also have a strong background as a relationship builder with experience motivating staff, working collaboratively with other fundraisers, and communicating complex concepts both internally and externally. The candidate will be a strategic thinker who has developed and implemented large-scale fundraising efforts.

The new Director will play a key role in growing an already successful program to secure future funding in support of the National Park Service. The mission of the National Park Foundation is to enrich America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring future generations of national park enthusiasts.

Working at NPF:

The National Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service, enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts.

In 1872 America did something unprecedented; it set aside more than one million acres of wilderness for the benefit and enjoyment of the people. For more than 100 years, citizen involvement and private philanthropy have helped to improve, preserve and protect America’s national parks. Since it was established by Congress in 1967, NPF has sustained this legacy of private philanthropy. Learn more about us at www.nationalparks.org.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Proven success in closing traditional and complex planned gifts, including but not limited to, bequests, gift annuities, remainder trusts, and gifts of real estate.
  • Implement short- and long-term planned giving goals and strategies to build upon existing commitments and expand the current donor base pipeline to support the National Park Foundation’s mission.
  • Carry and manage a portfolio of planned giving donors and prospects for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Provide expertise in structuring complex gifts and working with colleagues to close new planned gift intentions.
  • Manage multi-channel marketing and communications efforts to promote planned giving to prospective donors and help build a robust pipeline of donors and prospects.
  • Collaborate with the other members of the Planned and Annual Giving team to develop a strategic, comprehensive approach to generating planned gift support for the Foundation, leveraging donors from both the mid-level and direct response program.
  • Oversee effective handling and processing of estate gift administration to ensure appropriate stewardship and closure of realized gifts.
  • Manage the internal budget, track all invoices/expenses, provide regular written reports to the Vice President, and manage vendor relationships.
  • Direct and oversee stewardship and recognition programs for planned giving donors and ensure effective regular communication and retention.

Essential Experience, Skills and Competencies:

The ideal candidate should have the following:

  • Thorough understanding of current laws and regulations pertaining to fundraising, especially planned gifts.
  • Must be knowledgeable of industry trends and best practices for marketing and communicating with gift planning audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining disciplined adherence to program goals.
  • Promote a collaborative fundraising culture and strong work ethic.
  • Must have strong written, oral, and listening skills with the ability to communicate effectively with donors and staff.
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while completing responsibilities in a precise, dedicated, and flexible manner.
  • Possess a positive, enthusiastic attitude as well as proven success as a strong, diplomatic mentor.
  • Strong moral character and ethical behavior.
  • Understanding of word-processing and office software, including, but not limited to, Raiser’s Edge, PG Calc or Crescendo, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • 7-10 years of experience in planned giving fundraising for non-profit organizations.
  • Strong affinity for national parks with the ability to serve as a compelling ambassador for the National Park Foundation.
  • Campaign experience preferred.

Description of Physical Demands and Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and stoop, and/or kneel. The employee occasionally must push and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision demands required for this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

To Apply:

If you know you are the perfect candidate for this position, we want to hear from you. Please submit your application through the National Park Foundation ADP portal found here. If you experience technical difficulties during the process, you may submit a cover letter, resume and salary history by email to resumes@nationalparks.org. Please indicate “Director, Planned Giving” in the subject line of the e-mail.

National Park Foundation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, who is committed to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

(Added 8/31/2018)

Human Rights Campaign
Planned Giving Officer

(Added 8/31/2018)


Position Description: Planned Giving Officer
Reporting Line: Director of Estate Planning
Department: Development
Location: HRC Headquarters, Washington, DC

To apply, please visit www.hrc.org/careers.

Position Summary:

The Planned Giving Officer qualifies, cultivates, solicits, closes, and manages the stewardship of donors and prospects who are interested in including a planned gift to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in their will, trust, or other estate plan. This will be accomplished through interactive and highly personalized relationship-building. Face-to-face visits, phone conversations, and personalized correspondence will be the foundation for growing meaningful connections. The impact of this work will result in significant growth of planned gifts and gift commitments that will help ensure that HRC’s work will continue for future generations.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards current and prospective planned giving donors, through personalized correspondence, telephone calls and face-to-face visits.
  • Develops and maintains ongoing relationships with planned giving donors and prospects. Conducts stewardship visits to enhance commitment to HRC.
  • Responds to planned giving inquiries or leads generated and follows up with appropriate cultivation and stewardship methods to close gifts.
  • Upon notification of a planned giving gift intention, ensures donors are thanked promptly and properly. Records donor information and updates records as needed in appropriate database.
  • Prepares life income gift proposals for donors and their advisors and follows up via telephone, correspondence, or visits as needed.
  • Tracks and reports on progress, including contacts, leads, and closed gifts.
  • Exhibits respect for and excellent service to donors and all supporters of HRC through prompt and courteous communication.
  • Embraces a mission-driven, cohesive, and supportive attitude within the organization.
  • Works collaboratively with mid and senior level Development staff.
  • Provides mid and senior level Development staff with information and insights gleaned from extensive donor contacts to identify prospects for Major Gifts and other lifetime giving streams.
  • Strategizes with Board of Directors to identify prospects and gifting strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience required plus five or more years of proven fundraising experience with an emphasis in soliciting planned gifts and stewarding planned giving donors.
  • Working knowledge of estate planning and/or planned giving fundraising is required. Experience explaining basic planned gift options, and soliciting and closing basic planned gifts is required.
  • Proficient in PG Calc software desired.
  • Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate an empathetic disposition, have perseverance, reflect an optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of donors.
  • Must be well organized, detail-oriented and have proven experience in all aspects of prospect identification, moves management, and effective solicitation.
  • Must be self-motivated and skilled at building strong donor relationships and bringing planned gift opportunities to fruition.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing and strong communications skills. In particular, the individual should have public speaking experience or skills, be able to represent HRC in a variety of settings, and possess exceptional strength in the area of donor relations.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Flexibility with work schedule; Must be willing to travel and work evening and weekend hours. Must be willing to travel extensively, as at least 60% of work time may be out of the office.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word) and Google Apps (Gmail, Google Docs and Drive).
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of the rapidly changing LGBTQ equality movement.

All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.

(Added 8/23/2018)

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Development Assistant

(Added 8/23/2018)

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a non-profit women’s membership organization, has full-time opportunity in the Development Office for a Development Assistant to oversee a wide variety of administrative and clerical responsibilities in support of NSDAR stewardship programs.

Responsibilities will focus on carrying out administrative and operational aspects of the development office, specifically answering the phone, sorting, organizing and distributing correspondence, information and materials to donors and staff; preparing and shipping materials for state conferences; working with staff in coordinating and facilitating stewardship programs related to online, in-kind and special projects donations; assisting with promoting and updating the matching gifts program, and preparing correspondence and coordinating logistics of donor recognition and acknowledgments.

Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum six months of administrative assistant or customer service experience in a business/office environment.
  • Experience working in a Development Office or nonprofit environment will considered favorably.
  • Experience interacting and assisting the public in a customer service environment.
  • Must be able to interact with members, the public, and staff in a positive, professional manner, including the ability to communicate effectively and professionally by email and phone.
  • Ability to be detailed and multi-task oriented as well as the ability to adapt to changing priorities, constant interruptions and meeting tight deadlines. Ability to proof work and demonstrate attention to accuracy.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and sharp data entry.
  • Ability to act with a high degree of tact and diplomacy, apply good judgement and maintain confidentiality.

For more information about the mission and activities of the DAR please visit our website at www.dar.org.

Send resume & cover letter including salary requirements to:


Attn: Human Resources
NSDAR
1776 D Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006-5303
Email: resumes@dar.org
Fax: (202) 737-5702

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