The Senior Development Officer/ Development Officer develops and implements strategies to raise funds and manage donor relations for the Global Economy and Development program (“Global”) at Brookings. In coordination with the Senior Director of Development and Management (“Senior Director”), Global scholars, and Central Development (DEV), the officer manages, prioritizes, and carries out Global fundraising activities and provides stewardship.
Fundraising and Donor Relations (70%)
Tasks in Support of Fundraising (30%)
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred in international relations, development, or a related field. Minimum 6 years of relevant fundraising experience required (preferably within an international, non-profit organization). Experience with grant writing and direct solicitation from individual, foundation, corporate and/or government donors at the $25,000 level or higher, preferred.
Familiarity with research-oriented work environments preferred, as well as an interest in international economics, international development policy, global education, and poverty issues. Mastery of Microsoft Office (MS) Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, and Power Point) required; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus. Superior oral and written communication skills required, including proven ability to conceive and write grant proposals and funder reports. Capacity to learn other types of software programs; familiarity with on-line research resources. Familiarity with budgeting or demonstrated capacity to learn. Experience with monitoring and evaluation processes, such as the development of results frameworks, desired. Must possess ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines; ability to work well with others; initiative; discretion; mature judgment; entrepreneurial spirit; and professional demeanor and high level of comfort working with high-profile individuals.
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