The development officer is responsible for managing, cultivating, and soliciting a select group of donors. This is an exciting time in our nation to support the SPLC’s mission to fight hate and bigotry in all its forms, teach tolerance and create anti-bias materials for classrooms, and seek justice for the most vulnerable among us. The development officer functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for innovative approaches to crafting gift opportunities and engaging donors in SPLC’s work, and is a key team member in the development of overall goals and strategies. The successful development officer will enthusiastically support the Southern Poverty Law Center’s mission and accurately relay its work to a variety of constituents.
The development officer is responsible for managing a portfolio of approximately 100 high-potential donors and prospects. They will be expected to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors and prospects in order to increase their annual and long-term giving.
Extensive travel required.
Education and Related Work Experience:
Four years of professional experience in fund-raising, or sales, marketing, or other field requiring exceptional skills in communication, project management and results-driven relationship-building. Nonprofit advocacy experience preferred.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Advanced Fundraising Skills:
Project Management Skills:
Other Special Considerations:
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.