Deadline: 30 September 2022
Wikimedia Foundation is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Major Gifts Stewardship Manager in United States.
The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia – one of the most popular websites in the world, serving nearly half a billion users every month – and its sister sites. It is the only non-profit in the top 50 companies, supported by a community of millions of individual donors.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Major Gifts Stewardship Manager will perform the following functions-
- Leading the strategy and execution of their annual, scaled fundraising campaigns to raise gifts of $1,000 and above. Guiding a team of experienced specialists responsible for implementation of their fundraising campaigns, including campaign management and production.
- Coordination with digital fundraising and fundraising operations team leaders to ensure effective campaigns and to find mutually beneficial innovations.
- Leading the strategy and execution of their major donor stewardship communications.
- Guiding the specialist responsible for content generation and coordinating with gift officers and Endowment team to understand their needs and collaborate with them to generate solutions.
- Driving efficiencies and improvements to their campaigns and communications with the goal of increasing acquisition, retention and upgrades.
- Managing the grant writing and grant reporting processes, including ensuring grantors receive appropriate stewardship.
- Guiding the specialist responsible for grant writing and reporting.
- Assist Sr. Director in driving improvements to grants management processes, including purpose-restricted grant applications, grant writing, and grant reporting processes to support future increases in grant funding.
- Partnering with gift officers and fundraising leaders to pilot new creative experiments to optimize the donor experience including acquisition and retention, as well as initiatives around upgrades and engagement.
- Supervising external vendor relationships, as needed.
- Ensuring campaigns and projects are operating on schedule, while balancing cross-team coordination, and unanticipated opportunities.
- Collaborating with other teams and departments in the Foundation to identify, foster and realize opportunities to enhance organizational impact.
- Implementing best practices for cultural inclusivity to ensure project work reflects diverse perspectives.
Applicants must have:
- Experience working with a distributed team
- Experience working with volunteer-led, non-profit organizations
- Experience collaborating with technical teams
- Team management experience; ability to creatively solve a wide range of challenges and build trust with the team.
- Experience leading annual fund and/or major donor fundraising campaigns
- Coach and mentor mindset with the capacity to cultivate and manage strong interpersonal relationships: evidenced by humility, tact, compassion, high levels of integrity, and good listening skills.
- Skilled in applying data and insights to develop strategic initiatives and measure results.
- Ability to lead in a fast-paced environment, while effectively prioritizing and leading a variety of activities with multiple or competing priorities.
- Ability to anticipate risks, resolve conflicts, and initiate escalation paths.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated commitment to and belief in equity, inclusion, and diversity.
- Ability to work and communicate effectively within a large team distributed across multiple time zones
- Ability to work in an open, transparent, and collaborative environment, while respecting donor confidentiality and data security.
- Work experience or equivalent degree
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit Wikimedia Foundation.