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Fundraising Generation Specialist | The Sentinel Project

Fundraising Generation Specialist

Reporting to the executive director, the fundraising generation specialist is a commission-based position with minimum wage guaranteed for hours worked that will support the Sentinel Project’s mission by identifying private donation opportunities. The Sentinel Project is looking for a self-driven, entrepreneurial individual who can support reaching organizational targets by finding potential private donors who want to contribute small, medium, and large gifts.

What you’ll do:

● Generating leads for private donations (small, medium, and large gifts) 

– Maintaining relationships with existing donors to generate more donations and additional leads
– Cold calling and cold emailing prospective donors
– Maintaining and expanding the organization’s donor database

● Collaborating with the executive director and the research and engagement officer to determine necessary strategic donor approaches
● Any other related duties as assigned

What you’ll need:

● Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) or 2+ years of experience in the field
● Demonstrated ability and proven track record of finding and converting prospects into private donations
● Ability to maintain and build productive relationships with private donors
● Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English
● Intermediate proficiency with basic computer applications and the ability to learn new technologies quickly

– Comfort with using Google Apps, especially Google Drive / Docs, for online collaboration with a largely virtual team
Ability to manage workflows using databases, spreadsheets, task management tools such as Trello, and other similar technologies

● Self-motivated, high level of energy and enthusiasm, ability to operate with minimal supervision

– Motivated to find solutions to challenges as they occur
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Accountable, dependable, and results focused
Highly disciplined, high level of integrity, and excellent work ethic
– Exceptional negotiation skills and attention to detail

● Experience working with non-profit organizations
● Care about helping people in conflict-affected areas to defuse conflicts, prevent violence, and survive dangerous situations

To apply:

A successful application will include all of the following:

● Resume or CV
● A cover letter explaining how your background and expertise will ensure that you will excel in this role
● Writing samples/examples of past successful fundraising documents (organizational information redacted)

Required application materials must be submitted in digital format. PDF files are preferred, but Microsoft Word documents are also accepted. The deadline for applying is November 30th, 2022.

Please put the subject line as “Application – Fundraising Generation Specialist” and send your complete application (cover letter, resume / CV, and writing samples) to

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for virtual interviews and will be asked to provide the contact information for two professional references.