Development Officer, Annual Giving - 24017

WWF Washington, DC

About the organization

For 60 years, WWF has worked to help people and nature thrive.

As the world’s leading conservation organization, WWF works in nearly 100 countries. At every level, we collaborate with people around the world to develop and deliver innovative solutions that protect communities, wildlife, and the places in which they live.

We bear witness to the accelerating decline of nature and our climate, with serious consequences for life on Earth, including our own.

Our vision is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. To deliver this mission, we work to conserve and restore biodiversity, the web that supports all life on Earth; to reduce humanity’s environmental footprint; and to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources to support current and future generations.

We celebrate and respect diversity in nature and among the people, partners, and communities with whom we work. Across the many cultures and individuals that represent WWF, we are unified by one mission, one brand, and one common set of values:

Courage: We demonstrate courage through our actions, we work for change where it’s needed, and we inspire people and institutions to tackle the greatest threats to nature and the future of the planet, which is our home.
Integrity: We live the principles we call on others to meet. We act with integrity, accountability and transparency, and we rely on facts and science to guide us and to ensure we learn and evolve.
Respect: We honor the voices and knowledge of the people and communities that we serve, and we work to secure their rights to a sustainable future.
Collaboration: We deliver impact at the scale of the challenges we face through the power of collective action and innovation.


• Takes responsibility for raising funds toward Annual Giving team goals. Working with the Director, develops and implements cultivation and stewardship strategies for high-value annual giving prospects and donors. Monitors performance against agreed upon objectives and goals. Executes work plan in accordance with Annual Giving team goals as well as individual goals.
• Implements program of high-touch personal contact with high-value annual giving donors and prospects. Makes regular identification, cultivation, and stewardship contacts, with the goal of deepening their engagement and connection with WWF to lead to increases in their unrestricted annual support.
• Works to identify suspects/prospects with major gift potential for hand-off to individual giving staff for further qualification. Prepares relevant materials for individual giving staff, and/or other development staff when appropriate.
• Researches annual giving suspects/prospects/donors, develops cultivation strategies, writes, edits and coordinates personal correspondence.
• Monitors donor relationships for high-value annual giving prospects and donors to ensure appropriate level of interaction. Monitors trends in giving and integrates findings into cultivation strategies. Keeps up to date on programmatic developments for application in cultivation strategies and donor relations.


• A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Knowledge of development practices and techniques is required. Position requires a minimum of four years of demonstrated success in fundraising, including the cultivation and solicitation of donors.
• Demonstrates ability to professionally represent WWF to donors, members and the public.
• Demonstrates ability to work independently and make significant contributions as a member of a team.
• Demonstrates flexibility to changing situations and ability to balance competing demands and priorities.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent organizational ability, attention to detail, time-management skills, and ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
• Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
• Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:

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. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.

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