Foundations Grant Stewardship Officer - 23017

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ days ago

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Foundations Grant Stewardship Officer

Major Function
The Foundations Grant Stewardship Officer is responsible for managing the stewardship and internal financial tracking of key foundation grants across all of WWF’s programs.
  • Works with program and program operations staff at WWF-US to develop required technical and financial reports for foundation donors, ensuring compliance with donor requirements and guidelines. Works with relevant staff to help create timelines for completion of donor reporting requirements.
  • Tracks reporting requirements for grants in assigned portfolio, ensuring all systems are up to date (ex. CRM, SmartSimple) with deadlines for upcoming reports and other stewardship correspondence, such as updates to donors, emails, etc. Ensures reminders are sent to relevant program, program operations, and other staff for upcoming deliverables.
  • Regularly meets with program operations staff to track financial spending on foundation grants in assigned portfolio and the internal subgrant agreement process within the WWF Network.
  • In conjunction with the appropriate Foundation Relations team member, helps manage the stewardship of specific WWF Network Development grant opportunities, including tracking financial spending, technical and financial reporting, subgrant agreements with other WWF Network offices, etc.
  • Maintains strong relationships with key program and program operations staff at WWF-US. Communicates and interacts regularly with Program staff, Program Operations, Finance and Accounting Departments, and other Development staff members. Works in close collaboration with the Foundation Relations team.
  • Provides research and copyedit support on proposals, reports, and other correspondence for members of the Foundations Relations team, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • Position requires a minimum of two years of demonstrated success in administrative or fundraising roles.
  • Knowledge of development and best practices regarding donor stewardship is preferred.
  • Experience with donor/CRM databases and Excel is preferred.
  • Knowledge of conservation and/or international development issues is preferred.
  • International experience and knowledge of another language are pluses.
  • Strong foundational knowledge of WWF’s conservation mission, goals, and organizational structure is a plus.
  • Excellent organizational ability, ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including copyediting and report writing.
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and responsive.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Comfortable with complex budgets.
  • Intercultural communication skills.
  • Collaborative team player.
  • Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.
WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #23017
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone

As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.