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Sr. Director, Strategic Philanthropy

Washington, DC, USA | World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
    General Management
    Consulting - Gov't / Non-Profit
  • Experience:
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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The Senior Director will develop, implement, and replicate best practices in relationship-based donor management, working both individually and with leaders, program staff, and the development team, and remaining in front of donors as much as possible, to develop positive and deep relationships.


The ideal candidate for this role will be a passionate, curious, and self-motivated professional who will work enthusiastically and collaboratively to seize opportunities. The Senior Director will have:

At least 12 years of experience in non-profit development with a focus on significant gifts; at least some experience in a large, complex organizational setting (e.g., international advocacy, think tank, university, etc.).

Ability to serve as a key member of the principal giving team with individual responsibility for securing $5 to $10M in new revenue annually.

Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and best practices of non-profit major/ principal gifts development (or a closely related relationship management process).

Track record of developing and implementing fundraising goals and strategies for donors rated at the $500K level and above.

Ability to succeed within a consensus-building culture: strong work ethic, collaboration, and strong written and verbal skills are essential at WWF.

Strong commitment to WWF’s mission, goals, and values.

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