Water For People Job Vacancy: Business Development Assistant, Donor Engagement - Denver, USA

Water For People (WFP) is an unconventional, progressive nonprofit organization that believes that the global water and sanitation crisis can be solved with boldness, ambition, honesty and transparency. We are an organization of field workers who have grown tired of the stale rhetoric and complacent programming that dominates the sector. We are looking for new ways to transform lives around the world through innovative approaches that lead to lasting and meaningful change.

WFP is currently recruiting for the position of Business Development Assistant, Donor Engagement to support a comprehensive and integrated stewardship and donor relations program. This position reports to the Senior Business Development Manager, Donor Engagement. This position is based at WFP’s headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

The Business Development Assistant, Donor Engagement supports a comprehensive and integrated stewardship and donor relations program that fosters a culture of appreciation, recognition, accountability, and ongoing engagement of Water For People’s (WFP) donors, thereby strengthening and maintaining philanthropic support of WFP.

  • Execute individualized stewardship plans and strategies for each donor as developed jointly with the Business Development donor relationship manager (RM).
  • Support RM in reaching out to donors through individual phone calls, emails, group e-newsletters and other communications to maintain engagement.
  • Consider how to help donors connect more deeply to WFP through events, volunteer or other opportunities and enable appropriate connections.
  • Collaborate with other team members and departments to develop additional stewardship ideas and opportunities to further engage donors.
  • Collaborate with the RM for future donation requests of existing donors.
  • Ensure donor proposal and reporting expectations are met by working with RM and Senior Writer to deliver thorough written pitches and reports on time.
  • Manage internal review and execution of new donor contract and execute with donor when applicable.
  • Project manage donor international visits to Water For People program areas and support visit planning with RM and Global Programs team to ensure a successful visit.
  • Create and deliver non-standard reports to donors as requested by RM.
  • Support RM during donor visits to Water For People’s headquarters including logistical support and, if appropriate, active participation to strengthen relationship with donor.
  • Provide some administrative support to RM, including but not limited to, meeting scheduling, meeting note taking, and Raiser’s Edge meeting note entry when a participant in such donor interactions.
  • Capture key donor information in our data management systems in a timely manner.
  • Strive to improve or formalize internal processes so as to streamline donor management in a team sales environment.
  • Participate in fundraising activities and events as Water For People staff representatives are needed.
  • Ability to assess relationships and individuals and identify potential solutions and opportunities. Great listening skills are critical.
  • Highly accountable with the ability to effectively manage both the big picture and small details while executing on both.
  • Must be task-oriented with an excellent sense of priority, logic and objectivity, highly organized and capable of handling a number of important tasks simultaneously while responding to unanticipated developments.
  • Have well-developed written, oral, interpersonal, and communication skills, with a high level of sensitivity for professionalism, propriety and confidentiality.
  • Have the ability to manage competing priorities and make hard decisions with an eye towards getting things done. Ability to think strategically and problem solve.
  • Have a genuine appreciation for the approach WFP takes to develop high quality drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all, and sustained by strong communities, businesses, and governments.
  • Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Possess cultural competency, empathy, and integrity. These qualities are critically important to be able to engage the wide range of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or equivalent work experience is required.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in relationship management or working across multiple teams, preferred.
  • Experience tracking the details of multiple projects in parallel.
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge database preferred.
  • Oral and written Spanish proficiency preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time domestically and internationally to developing countries, where travel is rugged.
  • Normal office environment.
  • This is a full-time position based at WFP Headquarters in Denver, Colorado.
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

How to apply:
Contact and Further Information: If you are both qualified and WFP interests you, please send us your resume and cover letter that introduces you to us, and provides insights into both your experiences and how you are the ideal candidate for this position. Also, please let us know how you heard about this position. Resumes and cover letters can be sent to careers@waterforpeople.org; please put the job title in the subject line. Please no phone calls or in person inquiries.

Closing date: 31 Dec 2015

This position will remain open until filled.

This is a full time, exempt position with a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is competitive and commensurate with level of experience.

WFP cannot provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Great perks of working at our cool office space which is located at I-25 and Broadway:
  • Free parking
  • We are right off of a light rail stop
  • Food Trucks outside the office daily
  • Dog Friendly Workplace