Mid-Level and Major Giving Programs ( 50%)

Contributes to annual fundraising goals for mid-level and major donors through the development of cutting-edge stewardship program

Develops and implements stewardship and cultivation strategies that strengthen long-term relationships of mid-level donors, maximize revenue from mid-level donors, and identify donors to move up to major giving level

Leads the implementation of stewardship plans, including communication with all involved parties and documentation in the moves management system

Writes cultivation and stewardship materials, including personal acknowledgement and stewardship letters for signature by executives, board members, and key volunteers

Leads and organizes thank you note writing by staff and board volunteers

Collaborates with fundraising and program staff to develop acknowledgment and recognition opportunities for mid-level, major, leadership/principle gifts that are consistent across audiences

Project manages donor travel program (field level), in-house mailings for Principal, Major and Planned Giving, and development and/or communication events

Oversees development office supply inventory and manages re-order process (Primary)

Provides backup support in mailing welcome packs for mid-level and direct response donors, and oversees monthly reporting on welcome series for all new donors.

Planned Giving Program (50%)

Coordinates planned giving marketing and serves as liaison with external marketing consultants

Develops and implements stewardship plan for legacy donors, including overseeing development team support for personalized stewardship and monthly reporting on all stewardship activities

Manages a portfolio of donor prospects.

Supports planned giving processes and solicitations

Maintains planned giving donor records in Raiser’s Edge and coordinates with research staff in annual append updates

Personal Skills:

Excellent organization skills, detail oriented

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Collegial, collaborative style

Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple requests

Good decision-making skills, tactful, good listener, willingness to search out answers, ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions

Creativity, curiosity, sense of humor, high energy level, and an enthusiasm for meeting and working with a wide range of individuals

Understanding of individual donor needs and perceptions


Bachelor’s degree in related field

Minimum of 3-5 years experience in fundraising or equivalent client-focused environment

Prior experience with planned giving programs and estate planning issues an asset, though not required

Knowledge of principles and techniques relevant to major gift fundraising

Demonstrated skills in writing, organization, and attention to detail

Strong prior experience writing correspondence or copy

Prior experience with donor databases and prospect tracking systems, Raisers Edge preferred

Prior experience working in a staff capacity for volunteers and executives

Prior experience with cultivation and recognition events

Must be a self- starter and have the ability to work remotely with limited daily supervision

Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

Spanish language skills an asset, though not required

Must share a strong commitment to the mission of IPPF

Must demonstrate IPPF Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork and service

This position will be based New York

Salary:Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

How to apply: We encourage both external and internal candidates to apply. Please send your resume and cover letter to Sharon Harrison at recruitment@ippfwhr.org

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Tagged as: Development & Fundraising, Non Profit

About International Planned Parenthood Federation/ Western Hemisphere Region

IPPF/WHR is a leader in the international movement to secure sexual and reproductive health care as a human right for all. We work with local Member Associations and partners in 40 countries across the Americas and the Caribbean towards a shared mission: to ensure sexual and reproductive rights for all, including universal access to high-quality health services and comprehensive sexuality education. We connect our local partners to the global movement for sexual and reproductive rights and ensure their long-term sustainability by providing technical assistance in areas such as program planning, organizational development, and fundraising. Together, we build strong institutions and healthy communities throughout the region.