• Senior Development Officer, Individual Giving

    US-NY-New York
    Job ID #
    HQ / Initiative
  • About the Clinton Foundation

    Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, that premise has energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world.


    As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster – at the lowest possible cost.


    We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action.



    Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.


    Reporting to the Senior Director of Development and serving as a key member of the Individual Giving team, this position advances the mission of the Clinton Foundation (“Foundation”) through the engagement of individual donors. Specifically, this includes managing and coordinating the identification, segmentation, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors making annual gifts at the $5,000 to $25,000+ level, as well as managing the Foundation’s Ambassador giving program. Sh/e assists with efforts to grow individual donor support for the Foundation’s programs and initiatives, as well as the Foundation’s planned giving program.

    The Senior Development Officer for Individual Giving at the Clinton Foundation is a proactive, confident self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment that values results. S/he is persistent and driven to succeed in leading efforts to grow a robust pipeline of individual philanthropic support and in setting and exceeding goals. Success will require the following qualities:

    • Self-motivated, self-sufficient, and driven to lead and collaborate with others to achieve success;

    • Strategic, proactive, and forward thinking;
    • Persuasive, intuitive, outgoing, and confident;
    • Possesses the highest standards of personal and professional integrity; and
    • Adheres to and promotes the Foundation’s mission, core values, and strategic priorities.



    • Under the direction of the Sr. Director of Development, the Senior Development Officer manages and grows an assigned portfolio of individual donors and prospective donors with targeted annual and multi-year giving of $5,000 to $25,000+ to meet established goals.


    • Engages in the direct cultivation and solicitation of donors and prospects, including through in-person meetings, telephone, written solicitations/proposals, email, and other means tailored as specifically as possible to donor preferences.



    • Works closely with program staff to create compelling opportunities for individual donors to engage with Foundation programs and initiatives with the goal of building a larger donor base for same and increasing designated programmatic giving.



    • Manages the Foundation’s Ambassador annual giving program (including donor engagement strategies, recognition, stewardship, communications, and events) with the goal of engaging this key group of Foundation supporters and advocates for its programs and initiatives. This includes working closely with Development and Marketing and Communications colleagues to conceive and implement targeted communications and engagement strategies, including tailored events for Ambassadors.



    • Utilizes the Foundation’s CRM database and other available research and analytical tools to identify, qualify, segment, cultivate, solicit, and steward the portfolio to maximize philanthropic giving and deepen donors’ engagement with the Foundation. This includes recording all significant donor interactions and moves management activities in CRM database.


    • Tracks gifts and pledge commitments within the assigned portfolio and reconciles gift activity with quarterly donor disclosure and other reporting. Monitors pledge reminders, receipting, and acknowledgement processes for timeliness and accuracy.





    • Assists the Sr. Director of Development and Chief Development Officer with any special projects, especially those related to individual giving, including but not limited to fundraising events, direct response efforts, planned giving, and/or administrative tasks.


    • Promotes opportunities to support the Foundation through planned giving, with an emphasis on bequest identifications.




    • Participates in overall Development Team planning and budgeting as requested and manages expenses within budget and/or applicable policies.


    • Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


    1. Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed):


    • Minimum Required: Bachelors Degree
    • Preferred: Advanced degree. CFRE or other specialized certification/designation is beneficial.


    2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed):


    • Minimum Required: 5 years individual giving or similar fundraising experience in a similar role at an organization of comparable size and complexity.


    3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:


    • Demonstrated success in individual giving required. Portfolio management experience beneficial.


    4. Skills (e.g. Level of Judgment Required, Ability to Direct, Work Independently, Multi-Task, etc.): 


    • Ability to think strategically and contextually, and to anticipate the needs and expectations of executive leaders.

    • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple, concurrent tasks, exhibit flexibility, and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to analyze and present data effectively, make decisions, allocate resources, and align efforts with opportunities.
    • Acts with tact and discretion, respecting confidentiality and proprietary information.


    5. Special Skills (Technical or Advanced)


    • Proficient with CRM systems, MSOffice, and Internet required.
    • Knowledge of relevant analytical tools and wealth screening beneficial.


    6. Other (Communication Skills, Mechanical Aptitude, Math Skills, Learning Skills, or Other Specific Skills Required):


    • Superb verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Possesses a passion for the work of the Foundation and its mission and engages prospects with same passion.
    • Ability to travel locally and sometimes out-of-state, occasionally work after hours and on weekends, and operate an automobile.

    Physical and Other Requirements

    • Office Environment: Constant computer work requiring repetitive motion, prolonged sitting and sustained visual/mental demands. Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which may be heavy (>15 lbs.) and require use of carts.


    • Travel Environment: Occasional long-distance travel (sometimes to developing countries) which may require walking distances, lifting and carrying luggage and boxes (>25 lbs.) or prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    The Clinton Foundation maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.


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