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Philanthropy Executive (Mid Level)

Milton Keynes

Philanthropy Executive (Mid Level)

Salary £27,000 per annum + good range of benefits

Contract: Full Time, Fixed Term (31stDecember 2018) - Flexible available with some evenings

Based: Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire or home based. Requirement to travel to Head Office.

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be ranked 9thplace in the top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For' in 2016.

Initiate, develop and sustain relationships with mid-level donors with the goal of fostering a greater partnership between WVUK and each donor. To provide a nurturing bed for potential major donors and cultivate their giving journey until they are ready to make more transformative gifts (and upgrade into the Major Donor Pool).

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Generating income from mid value donors: Managing a caseload of 1000 donors you will proactively work with the top 100 to secure gifts using the telephone to build relationships and ultimately, ask for donations (£500+) for specific projects or areas of work of WV which are aligned to their interests. Research in this context would involve understanding the supporters giving relationship with World Vision to date and identifying any trends, passions and donor interests. This would be done in liaison with the team Prospect Researcher.

  • Meet or exceed annual fund-raising goal through the cultivation of mid-level donor relationships.

  • Plan and implement account management and moves management strategies to ensure assigned donors are cultivated towards their full giving potential, leading them towards becoming major donors to the organization when appropriate.

  • Develop long-term relationships through personal interaction with donors on assigned account list, while shaping donor interest in WV mission as well as connecting donor interests with WV areas of work.

  • Leverage current donors’ networks to locate new giving prospects capable of becoming major donors to WV.

  • Affirm donors, identify interests, share information on WV programs and solicit financial Donations.

2. Donor stewardship and development: Ensure donors are properly thanked and recognised for their gifts, and to ensure they are on a unique supporter journey (through use of telephone, email, hand written notes and letters). Helping donors to understand the difference that their gift is making. Be confident and willing to talk to supporters about their faith, their generosity as a response to the love of God and offer to pray for people where appropriate. Be the representative of the WV brand to our supporters.

3. Administration:financial management including making sure gifts are properly allocated, monthly reporting on income, upkeep of database.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers and free parking.

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Please upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 4 March 2018

Interview dates: W/c 5 March 2018

World Vision UK is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

No agencies please.