Development Officer

Milaan Foundation
  • Location
    Remote, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 26

Position description

Milaan Foundation is a non-profit organization that envisions an inclusive and equal world where every girl has the knowledge, skills, and social environment to pursue her dreams and explore her full potential.

We believe in the power of movement building to challenge the social norms that reinforce gender inequality and re-write the narratives that shape the day-to-day lives of women and girls, normalizing social, economic, and political exclusion. Our values of empathy, respect, diversity, integrity, innovation, inclusion, and excellence in execution deeply drive us.The organization has been working in India for over 15 years, and is in the process of developing an office in the United States which would be responsible for the next phase of growth aiming to accelerate and amplify the mission to empower girls from vulnerable communities around the world.

Position Description

Milaan Foundation seeks a mission-driven Development Officer to spearhead the organization’s fundraising strategy and efforts. They would be responsible for active management of current and prospective donors with the potential to give leadership-level and major gifts, end-to-end creation and handling of grant proposal and reporting, as well as generating a pipeline of prospective donors, close donations, and steward relationships for the long term. The person is expected to be an expert in fundraising and donor management with previous experience of being with a global nonprofit working in gender and womxn empowerment. They would be someone who has excellent communications acumen and identifies as a people-oriented leader. Additionally, they would be prepared to become the spokesperson and officially represent Milaan’s mission to an array of stakeholders and domestic as well as international events.

Key areas of Accountability

1. Lead and collaborate with our CEO to develop and execute an annual fundraising plan

which will include fundraising targets, acquisition and retention of institutional donors,

major giving program, fundraising events, donor visits, stewardship activities, and other

performance metrics.

2. Generate a major gift donor pipeline of influential leaders/UHNIs across industries and

communities to solicit and establish long-term relationships.

3. Be responsible for the creation and management of institutional grant proposals and

reporting with support from the program implementation team.

4. Be Milaan’s representative for a wide range of fundraising and networking opportunities.

5. Initiate and manage an operational budget for all the development activities.


Skills and Qualifications Required

1. Preference for at least a Master’s Degree.

2. At least 5+ years of progressive fundraising experience with a global nonprofit working in gender and womxn empowerment, demonstrating major gift solicitations and campaign experience with a proven track record of success of raising a minimum of $1M annually for the team they have led, or $250K individually.

3. Entrepreneurial ability to design, develop and lead the fundraising vertical, including building processes and empowering the team to deliver results.

4. Ability to analyze information, evaluate options, and think and plan strategically.

5. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.

Other Details

1. Location - Remote/Hybrid in Chicago or San Francisco with work-related travel, both domestic and international.

2. Nature of Employment - Full-time

3. Proposed Compensation - $65,000 to $ 80,000 plus Performance Bonus, depending on expertise and relevant work experience.


Note: Milaan is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all individuals

regardless of age, gender, race, caste, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation and

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