• Philanthropy Writer - 18049

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/31/2018 1:26 PM)
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Development
  • Overview

    World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Philanthropy Writer at our Washington, DC headquarters to work as part of a team that develops high-caliber, donor-centric philanthropy materials for major donors that will educate, inspire, and present a compelling case for support of WWF’s global conservation priorities.

    Responsibilities

    1. Drafts and/or edits highly personalized narratives to create major donor stewardship and solicitation documents that accurately transform complex material into highly readable, detailed, and inspiring cases for support. This includes, but is not limited to, work on stewardship reports, concept pieces, proposals, and multi-media presentations.
    2. Works closely with Deputy Director, development officers, and conservation staff to support development of compelling funding opportunities for WWF priority programs.
    3. Coordinates closely with program and development staff and with others across WWF to complete projects on schedule.
    4. Actively builds on/seeks out knowledge of trends in philanthropy, especially as relates to donor communications.
    5. Actively develops and maintains strong knowledge of WWF’s conservation priorities.
    6. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree is required. 
    • 3-5 years of professional work experience with at least 1 year of specific experience with philanthropy writing and research, including writing proposals and reports for high net worth individuals and/or foundations and packaging fundraising or marketing materials. 
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage numerous deadlines.
    • Strong project management, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to set priorities and juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment; and to communicate in a cross-functional environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a team; and to accept guidance and feedback.

    To Apply:

    • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page,  Requisition #18049 
    • 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.

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