The HALO Trust is hiring a

Head of Development (East Coast)

The HALO Trust (USA) is seeking a Head of Development based on the East Coast (either New York City or Washington, D.C.) to develop its portfolio of major donors, including foundations, corporations and individuals to support its life-saving work.

The HALO Trust employs over 6,500 people in 19 countries to create safe and secure environments in war torn communities by clearing landmines, managing stockpiles of weapons and destroying unexploded ordnance.

Overview

The HALO Trust (USA) is seeking a Head of Development based on the East Coast to develop its portfolio of major donors, including foundations, corporations and individuals.

The Head of Development will research and identify new donors, tailor communications and cultivate approaches, personally solicit large individual gifts, monitor income targets, provide fundraising advice and support to the USA Board, and implement donor management and retention strategies for their portfolio.

This role requires a self-starter and team-player able to work as part of a small, highly active global team. The individual should have a track-record of raising over $1m annually within the USA, ideally for non-profits focused on international development or overseas humanitarian aid, and experience soliciting high net worth donors. The ideal candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills, and be diplomatic, trustworthy, of the highest integrity, and possess sound judgment.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the post-holder will work in coordination with the Head of Development (West Coast), and colleagues in the UK and overseas programs. The post is supported by a Fundraising Officer at HALO’s office in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Manage an existing portfolio of major donors, and develop new prospects including high net worth individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the USA and UK to design, develop, plan, oversee and evaluate donor/prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, gift closure and recognition.
  • Set up and attend donor meetings within the USA, primarily on the East Coast, to cultivate relationships with donors and prospects.
  • Work with colleagues to plan and deliver USA fundraising and cultivation events.
  • Support members of the USA board in their fundraising activities
  • Develop relationships with the HALO communications team, HQ and overseas programs to develop grant and gift proposals, and provide appropriate reporting to donors.
  • Work closely with colleagues in the USA to manage donor correspondence and reporting, and oversee donor recordkeeping for their portfolio.
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