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Oxfam is hiring a Senior Development Officer (Remote Work /Homebased) Recommended Salary Range – $80.000 – $90,000 : APPLY NOW

  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time
  • Department: Institutional Fundraising and Partnerships
  • Exempt Status: exempt

Company Description

Oxfam is a global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice. We offer lifesaving support in times of crisis and advocate for economic justice, gender equality, and climate action. We demand equal rights and equal treatment so that everyone can thrive, not just survive.

Oxfam America is a remote/hybrid work environment with the option of working in person from our offices in Boston, MA or Washington DC. Applicants must reside in one of the following states:  ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, WV, VA, MD, NC or DC. 

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Job Description

Manage assigned donor accounts in support of the Oxfam International confederation, focusing particularly on large US foundation donors. The ultimate goal is to obtain increased support from US-based foundations, principally through developing and implementing donor engagement strategies which align the interests of Oxfam and institutional donors.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In collaboration with fellow IFP team members, manage the relationships for assigned accounts, including developing and implementing funding strategies for assigned accounts; research foundation funding to inform strategy and build revenue pipeline; arrange for and conduct cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities; and participate in overall unit plans for development support.
  • Serve as Donor Account Manager on behalf of the Oxfam confederation for one or more prominent US foundation donors.
  • Maintain processes for effective donor account/constituent management, including protocols for sharing information, communicating and engagement, with high levels of satisfaction among all key internal stakeholders.
  • Maintain an overview of all donor submissions, grants, and awards, and share information on opportunity pipeline data and key performance indicators.
  • Identify areas of mutual strategic interest between donors and Oxfam programs, assess opportunities to grow relationships with account(s), and regularly share information on funding trends.
  • Maintain an up-to-date set of guidelines on donor requirements and an overview of key risks, terms, and conditions, and provide effective support in grant management to prevent auditing and compliance problems, returned funds and reputational risks.
  • Support proposal and report submission, including the provision of quality assurance on funding proposals developed by program teams and direct assistance on proposals as requested.
  • Build capacity of Oxfam global offices through sharing of information on grant management and donor compliance, provision of training materials and tools, and promote consistency in approach and compliance across Oxfam affiliates.
  • Work with Oxfam leadership, program, policy, and fundraising staff globally to cultivate and manage Oxfam’s relationships with the donor(s) at head and/or regional office levels.
  • .Manage the process for new calls for proposals from assigned account(s) as applicable.
  • Work collaboratively with program/policy staff and others to make programs and initiatives more marketable to funders. Write and/or edit proposals and reports, including the narrative and financial segments, as well as cover letters, contact reports, briefings, talking points and related material as appropriate to support fundraising strategies.
  • Provide guidance to program/policy staff on information required for proposals and reports to support successful fundraising. Elicit program/policy staff agreement on meeting reporting obligations to donors prior to submission of proposals. Work with the program staff to assure plans and systems are in place in order to gather the required information for reporting according to agreed timetables.
  • Remain current on trends in US foundation giving. Undertake donor-related travel as appropriate. Share that learning internally.
  • Be well versed in Oxfam programs and, as needed, act as a resource to staff regarding program knowledge.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

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POSITION EXPECTATIONS

  • Will work effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based, problem-solving work treating all persons with dignity and respect, and will be familiar with and committed to Oxfam America’s mission, values, and goals.
  • Serve as a professional and conscientious representative of Oxfam America and the entire Oxfam confederation, maintaining confidentiality of appropriate information.
  • Will have a fundamental understanding of gender equity and diversity within key areas of responsibility and a commitment to promoting gender equity, racial equity, and diversity in our workplace and programs.
  • Will stay abreast of professional standards, trends and issues affecting this set of responsibilities, demonstrating continuous learning of the field.
  • Within key areas of responsibility, will have a commitment to and be accountable for activities contributing towards a safe and accountable workplace environment, projects and relationships for staff, partners, and the communities we serve.
  • Expectation (10%) for domestic/international travel.

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree, preferably in a field related to writing, communications, political science or international development, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • 4–6 years of related experience with a minimum of 4 years in successful grant-writing for US foundation donors.
  • Superior writing, oral communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to cultivate positive relationships with US foundation donors, staff, board members and volunteers,
  • Excellent listening and motivational skills; comfort working with a variety of personal styles; ability to keep situations from escalating into larger issues and to mitigate/resolve conflicts that do arise.
  • Strong time management, organizational, planning, and administrative skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software, including Microsoft Excel and experience with fundraising databases such as Salesforce.
  • Ability to manage complex proposal development with multiple applicants and interlocking budgets.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic analysis and project planning.
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to use discretion, confidentiality, and sound judgment.
  • High degree of initiative and commitment to goal attainment and quality standards.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of applicable Oxfam policies and practices, as well as relevant donor restrictions and be able to effectively communicate those to Oxfam colleagues globally.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices relative to US foundations.
  • Knowledge of restricted funding budget construction and interpretation.

PREFERRRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to communicate in French or Spanish.
  • Experience in an issue-oriented non-profit organization or in an international development organization.

Additional Information

Boston Union – G Band

Recommended Salary Range – $80.000 – $90,000

Oxfam America is a Gender Just organization and an equal opportunity employer. We have a zero tolerance policy for any sexual harassment, exploitation, and/or abuse. We welcome all persons to apply and do not discriminate. We take measures to prevent discrimination against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

We are an E-Verify employer.

For more information, please click on the following links:
E-Verify Participation Poster: English / Spanish
E-Verify Right to Work Poster: English | Spanish

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