Senior Philanthropy Officer

Website Fòs Feminista

About Fòs Feminista

Fòs Feminista is as an intersectional feminist organization centered around the sexual and reproductive rights and needs of women, girls, and gender-diverse people. Led and governed by the Global South, Fòs Feminista works as an alliance of organizations in 40+ countries worldwide to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. As the connecting fabric of this alliance, Fòs Feminista orchestrates transnational and transregional action, amplifies partners’ work, and promotes South-South learning and collaboration toward achieving common objectives.

Together with our partners, we provide access to sexual and reproductive health care, including contraception, abortion, and care for victims of gender-based violence, and we reach young people with comprehensive sexuality education. We recognize that the ability of women, girls, and gender-diverse people to make free and informed choices about sexual and reproductive lives, including to access safe and legal abortion, is central to their life plans and to achieving gender and reproductive justice. As such, we are at the forefront of advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights from an intersectional lens in national, regional, and global spaces, coordinating with our partners to ensure that diverse experiences, priorities, and voices of the Global South are represented in these spaces.


Position Summary

The Senior Philanthropy Officer will play a critical role in building meaningful relationships with committed supporters. They will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of 100-150 donors with the potential to make five-figure-plus gifts to support Fòs Feminista. With support from the Associate Director, Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships will design a strategy for establishing and maintaining a growing base of lay leaders and donors and serving as a thought partner and resource among the Resource Mobilization & Digital Communications team. In alignment with Fòs Feminista’s deepening commitment to feminist philanthropy, the Senior Philanthropy Officer will infuse an intersectional feminist perspective into this critical fundraising work, mobilizing bigger and better funding for our growing alliance of partner organizations.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Associate Director, Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships to design a major gift strategy aimed at increasing the overall dollars raised year-over-year and deepening our relationships with Fòs Feminista’s most committed supporters.
  • Build and manage a fundraising portfolio of 100-150 active prospects, including:
  • Creating individual goals that match organizational needs to the passions, interests, and capacity of each individual prospect; set and achieve annual portfolio goals.
  • Creating a meaningful cultivation and solicitation plan for each prospect, designed to motivate major gifts of $10,000+; leverage internal leadership as appropriate.
  • Providing comprehensive, creative and high-quality stewardship that exceeds donor expectations and fosters authentic connection to the work of our partner organizations and the women, girls, and gender-diverse people they reach.
  • Work with Fòs Feminista program staff to secure project information to create exciting investment opportunities for prospects (front-end) and report gift impact to donors (back-end)
  • Develop and grow Fòs Feminista’s donor base and pipeline of individuals capable of making five-figure-plus gifts. Proactively identify key markets, particularly on the West Coast of the United States, with capacity to grow major gift revenue and develop multi-year strategies to secure commitments.
  • Serve as a thought partner to the Major Gifts Officer in developing prospect strategies and growing major gift revenue.
    Ensure the integrity of the database by maintaining up-to-date and accurate donor information.
  • Position Fòs Feminista in key feminist and philanthropic spaces and initiatives, facilitating leadership engagement and representing Fòs Feminista in relevant conferences and meetings as needed.
  • Perform other major gift officer duties as required, including monthly reporting to management that accurately reflects caseload activity and performance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-7 years of frontline fundraising experience and a proven track record of cultivating, soliciting and closing five- and six-figure gifts
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required

 Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A deep understanding of and commitment to sexual and reproductive health and rights through an intersectional feminist lens
  • A solid understanding of the philanthropic sector in the United States; knowledge of West Coast markets as well as feminist approaches to philanthropy strongly preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; ability to build relationships and inspire action from donors
  • Commitment to anti-racism, including a process of self-reflection and transformation around implicit bias.
  • Professional working proficiency in English (both written and spoken) and at least one of Fòs Feminista’s other core language (Spanish, Portuguese, or French) highly preferred
  • Ability and willingness to travel in Latin America and the Caribbean, and other global locations as required.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a sense of pride in work
  • Ability to remain highly organized in a multi-faceted organization and drive towards goals
  • Utilizes a high degree of discretion, particularly as it pertains to sensitive donor information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and fundraising systems, Salesforce preferred

Safeguarding Commitments

Fòs Feminista is committed to ensuring that the health, rights and wellbeing of all children, young people, and vulnerable populations who work and engage with Fòs Feminista ’s Team Members and Associated Persons are respected and protected in their interactions with them and requires all its Team Members and Associated Persons to share this commitment.

The successful candidate must:

Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to safeguarding in the United States and the international context.
Sign and adhere to Fòs Feminista’s International Safeguarding Policy and Safeguarding Code of Conduct, including the minimum operating standards for protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA).

Location: The location of this position is remote however, given the focus of this role, preference will be given to applicants based on the West Coast of the United States.


Fòs Feminista offers generous compensation consistent with competitive salaries and a benefits package that includes health coverage, retirement benefits, and paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays. The proposed salary for the US is $84k/annual.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Fòs Feminista is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to advancing sexual and reproductive rights and health and dismantling inequities from a feminist intersectional lens.  Reproductive justice, racial justice and diversity are driving forces for us.

Fòs Feminista provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital and partnership status, genetic information, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

At Fòs Feminista we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our employees. We strongly encourage applications from all kinds of backgrounds to build a diverse workforce in which all social and minority groups are represented.


While we strongly encourage all current and new employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, there is no vaccine requirement for employment with Fòs Feminista.  However, it is our policy that employees must show proof of full vaccination in order to engage in any work-related travel or to attend any work-related in-person gatherings.  As appropriate, reasonable accommodations will be made, including, for example, arrangements for employees to participate remotely in any relevant gatherings.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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