Senior Development Officer


Location: The office is located in Nashville, TN; the role is expected to be US-based but could be a remote position with travel as needed.**

Preferred: Nashville, TN; Washington, DC; New York, NY; or Chicago, IL

1. Purpose of the Position:

Generations For Peace (GFP) is a leading global peacebuilding organization founded in 2007 and headquartered in Amman, Jordan, with a network of 20,000+ volunteers and presence in 51 countries around the world, including the United States. Our mission is to empower youth to lead and cascade sustainable change in their communities experiencing conflict through world-class free education in conflict transformation and the use of sport, art, advocacy, dialogue, empowerment and media for peacebuilding.

Generations For Peace Inc. is GFP’s US entity (GFP USA), registered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit since 2012. GFP USA advances GFP’s mission in the United States through programming, thought leadership and fundraising efforts engaging American audiences. We have been steadily growing in the USA since 2019, when we opened our first US offices and began programs in Chicago.

GFP USA is currently a small team with ambitious plans for growth and impact in the coming year. We provide a unique opportunity to be part of both a start-up environment in the USA and a well-resourced and respected international NGO with a global track record. We are looking for talented and passionate people to join us in writing the next chapter in GFP USA’s story. We believe a more just and peaceful world is possible now and for future generations, and we desire to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and justice through all of our work, including our approaches to fundraising.

The Senior Development Officer is a newly created position to advance fundraising within GFP USA, with opportunities for leadership and innovation. The Senior Officer will be responsible for creating and implementing strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward GFP donors in the USA through a variety of traditional and innovative approaches, both real-world and online, such as appeals, campaigns, events, grants, annual funds, major gifts, corporate giving, and board and ambassador engagement, among others. Although the Senior Development Officer will be responsible for engaging a range of donors in the USA, a special emphasis will be placed on increasing and diversifying GFP’s unrestricted support from individuals, foundations and corporations through an annual fund, major gift program and foundation and corporate giving.

Reporting to the US Representative, the Senior Development Officer should be proactive and passionate about fundraising for GFP’s mission and vision for a more just and peaceful world. Their approaches should be grounded in community-centric fundraising values of equity and justice. Our ideal candidate has had exposure to a sophisticated fundraising “shop” with a major gift program, annual fund, and foundation and corporate giving, and is excited to apply their knowledge and skills to build something new with GFP USA. They should be able to exponentially grow our network of supporters, sustainably multiplying our peacebuilding impact in the US and globally, and helping ensure we stay strategic and focused along the way.

2. Responsibilities:

Develop and implement strategies, plans and processes for growing and retaining support to GFP USA in line with community-centric fundraising principles rooted in equity and justice Establish and grow an annual fund and major gift program within GFP USA Research, identify and qualify prospects, maintaining a steady pipeline of prospective new donors Cultivate and steward donors, maintaining and executing a dynamic calendar of donor touchpoints through calls, meetings, mailings, email, online engagement, events, etc. Solicit gifts – and support staff, board members and ambassadors in solicitations – with a focus on unrestricted gifts (especially annual and major) from individuals, foundations and corporations Prepare donor engagement collateral, such as concept notes, appeals, proposals, letters of inquiry, pitch decks, reports, newsletters, social media posts, etc. Manage fundraising campaigns, funds, events and donation systems, maximizing donor engagement through inviting online and in person channels Track all fundraising metrics and donor engagement in GFP’s donor database Blackbaud eTapestry, maintaining confidentiality of donor information and providing regular progress reports to the US Representative, CEO and GFP USA Board Fundraising Committee Collaborate with staff, board members and ambassadors in the USA, Jordan and globally to streamline fundraising, ethical storytelling, donor messaging and communications 3. Key Results Areas:

Unrestricted funding support secured Continuous learning and improvement Teamwork and contribution to the broader work of the organization Personal development 4. Generations For Peace Values:

Leadership: demonstrating personal leadership and fostering leadership, responsibility and initiative in others Respect and Tolerance: showing respect and tolerance for all Staff, agents, suppliers and contractors Empowerment and Teamwork: supporting capacity development of GFP USA, and supporting all other staff as a team player in creating impact Responsibility: demonstrating and encouraging responsibility, accountability and transparency, professionalism, care and diligence in respect of all people and property, and the brand and reputation of the organization; seeking quality, effectiveness, sustainability, efficiency and good value for money; to maximize positive impact whilst minimizing risk 5. Qualifications, Competencies, Skills Required:

What You Bring:

At least 3-5 years’ experience utilizing traditional and innovative fundraising approaches in a sophisticated “shop” with a major gift program, annual fund, and foundation and corporate giving A proven track record of success raising unrestricted funding, especially through an annual fund, major gifts program, and foundation and corporate giving Knowledge of and relationships with individuals, foundations and corporations in the USA supportive of peacebuilding Ideas, best practices and passion for fundraising for GFP’s mission Deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, and experience applying community-centric fundraising principles to your work Experience with Blackbaud eTapestry a plus About You:

Energized by the prospect of building something new with a small but growing team in the USA Passionate about fundraising for GFP’s mission to support peacebuilding Proactive, innovative, collaborative and resourceful with a learning and growth mindset Savvy networker able to inspire and motivate others to give to GFP through your written and spoken communications Organized with excellent attention to detail, time management and record-keeping skills Discrete and confidential with donor information Self-aware with a strong understanding of your strengths, limitations, emotions and biases Valid work authorization in the United States required 6. Benefits:

Gross salary range: $65,000-85,000 USD Annual performance related bonus. Annual incremental increase to salary based on Consumer Price Index inflation. Employer contribution payroll taxes and liabilities in accordance with local, state and federal law (social security, Medicare, unemployment, worker’s compensation). Medical health insurance. Monthly retirement savings contribution. Paid annual leave. Candidates are encouraged to apply before the deadline 31 December 2021


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