Job Opening: Development Officer

Aug 21, 2023

Development Officer

Overview of Position
The Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is building a movement to advance the health, economic well-being, and rights of women, girls, gender expansive people, and their families in South Carolina. WREN engages and influences diverse audiences – from our 40,000+ member database, hundreds of nonprofit partners, elected officials, business leaders, donors, and the general public.

The Development Officer is a full-time position, reporting to the Director of Development. The Development Officer will be a member of the Development team.

Level, Compensation & Benefits
Salary range is $65,000-80,000, with final offer contingent on experience and qualifications.

Position Responsibilities
A pivotal leader on the Development team, reporting to Director of Development, the Development Officer will be responsible for creating and growing a major gifts program that contributes substantially to WREN’s annual revenue goals. The Development Officer’s primary responsibility is
developing major gift donor strategies to cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of existing and prospective donors. Secondary responsibilities include supporting Development’s grants and special event sponsorship activities.

The Development Officer is a new position within the Development and Communications Department, with the opportunity to help shape WREN’s future with the creation of a robust major gifts program. WREN leadership is dedicated to supporting strategic growth in development outcomes and has outlined progressive, achievable goals for the initial years of the major gifts program. In year one, the Development Officer will cultivate $500,000 in gifts from new and existing supporters, with a goal of $1,250,000 in revenue by year three.

Overview of Responsibilities:

Build and lead a strategic major gifts plan for managing an individual donor portfolio at the $10,000+ level to grow WREN’s base of five- and six-figure gifts. (70%)

Oversee a small portfolio of grantors/funder prospects to support WREN’s annual grant revenue goals. (20%)

Oversee a small portfolio of event sponsors/sponsor prospects to support WREN’s annual event revenue goals. (10%)


WREN seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial, and motivated individual with a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive movement for gender justice. Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate:

How to Apply
WREN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in
an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, or military service.

Deadline for applications is Friday, September 29, 2023. Please email cover letter, resume, three references, and any accommodations requests to, with “Development Officer” in the subject line.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls, please.

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