Individual Philanthropy Specialist – Fund for Women’s Equality/ERA Coalition – Washington, DC

About the Role
The Individual Philanthropy Specialist will support the CEO in donor engagement. This position will handle a wide range of fundraising duties in a detail-oriented manner to facilitate the CEO’s ability to resource the organization effectively. An intuitive thinker who can implement solutions accordingly, this individual must be creative, well-organized, and enjoy working within a mutually supportive and collaborative, highly dedicated and mission-driven team.

Position Responsibilities:
Development & Fundraising
Part of the development team along with the CEO, COO, and Operations Manager
Major Donor Research and Moves Management
Research prospective donors and develop fundraising strategies in partnership with COO; create cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for donors.
Develop and implement Moves Management strategies with COO to retain current major donors and engage prospective supporters.
Coordinate and schedule meetings and solicitations; prepare and support staff members for successful donor meetings and help develop and manage relationships that result in increased financial support.
Attend donor meetings as requested to take notes and follow up on any necessary action items.
Event Coordination
Manage fundraising events, meetings, and other opportunities to identify and cultivate donors.
Work closely with external event planners for larger events.
Assist in the preparation of solicitation materials such as briefing memos, major gift proposals, letters of inquiry, funding requests, presentation pieces, and other materials as needed to solicit funds from individual donors.
Partner with the development and communications team to oversee fundraising appeals and end-of-year campaigns.
Produce timely donor updates and reports.
Design and produce regular fundraising reports.
Ensure prompt and personalized gift acknowledgement and recognition.
As a small team fighting for a big cause, you will have the unique opportunity to work in other departments within the FFWE and ERA Coalition. While the primary responsibilities for this position will be under the Development/Donor Relations and Fundraising umbrella, the individual hired will also be asked to assist with the following tasks:
Support CEO in accomplishing, implementing, or developing initiatives and tasks in various departments organization-wide as needed.
Serve as the voice of the CEO; draft and manage media (including social media presence), communications, e-mail correspondence, and other outreach and important relationships on behalf of the CEO.

Three to five years of experience with nonprofit development & fundraising strongly preferred.
Three to five years of administrative experience, including supporting someone in a senior leadership role preferred. Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness, and a passion for problem-solving.
Highly motivated, organized, detail oriented, and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a decentralized team.
Capacity to establish and maintain effective relationships across departments and roles.
Professionalism, and a positive attitude.
Experience and comfort level with technology, especially Microsoft and Google applications, including presentation software.
Ability to prioritize and problem-solve while handling multiple tasks.
Commitment to the mission of the ERA/FFWE.
Comfortable working in multicultural settings, and promoting workplace and feminist values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Ability to work remotely.
Sense of humor.
Compensation: Full time, $55,000 to $65,000 commensurate with experience.

The ERA Coalition/FFWE currently provides paid holidays, vacation, sick, parental leave, employee paid health insurance premiums, and short-term disability and workers compensation insurance.

How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Individual Philanthropy Specialist”. No phone calls, please.