Specialist, Fundraising–US Programs and Advocacy

Fairfield, CT
negotiable Expires in 21 hours


The Specialist, Fundraising U.S. Programs and Advocacy will serve as a project manager, liaising with fundraising, finance and program colleagues to support the annual fundraising strategy for Save the Children’s U.S. Programs & Advocacy (USPA) division. The Specialist will report to the USPA Director, Resource Development and will focus in three areas: donor relations support, with a particular emphasis on USPA’s portfolio of individual donors and prospects, fundraising strategy and operations, and special projects. This position will be a good fit for an energetic person who enjoys working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Initiative and the ability to drive projects through to completion are key attributes for the role, as are excellent writing skills with a particular strength in relaying information in a concise and persuasive manner.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)


Donor Relations Support – 40%

  •  Serve as a direct liaison to the Individual Philanthropy Group (IPG) team to identify linkages between individual giving and USPA’s fundraising priorities.
  •  Help maximize individual partnership opportunities for USPA and serve as a program knowledge resource to the IPG team.
  •  Support the IPG team’s communication efforts for USPA donors and prospects, such as proposal and report submissions, framing our work in a way that meets donor needs/interests.


Fundraising Strategy & Operations – 40%

  •  In collaboration with fundraising, finance and program colleagues, manage and maintain the integrity of the USPA individual pipeline and keep abreast of donor reporting obligations and deadlines.
  • Assist with revenue projections, tracking and reconciliation.
  • Research new funding prospects, funding trends and industry developments.
  • Work with fundraising and program colleagues to develop diversified fundraising strategies to meet defined financial goals.
  • Generate fundraising materials and presentations to provide updates at various meetings with internal stakeholders.


Special Projects – 20%

  • Contribute towards the implementation of USPA’s strategic fundraising plans as required and assigned by the Director.
  • Perform other duties as may be required for the benefit of the team.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in fundraising or project management.
  • High School or Technical/Vocational Degree.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office package.
  • Fluency in English.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in development / fundraising department of a nonprofit organization.
  • Knowledge of customer relationship management databases (e.g., Blackbaud).
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work productively and proactively, both independently and within a cross-functional team environment.
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Flexibility in approach and willingness to adapt when necessary.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team


Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

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About Save the Children


Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.


We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.