Senior Manager, Strategic Philanthropy

About WFN

We believe that when philanthropy invests in women’s foundations and gender justice funders, we empower a deeply intersectional movement that fights for policies and standards across lines of race, class, and gender. WFN is the largest philanthropic alliance in the world dedicated to advancing the essential role of these funders in the unwavering fight for gender equality and justice. Our mission as a global alliance is to provide strategies, research, and resources that support the critical agency and influence of women’s foundations and gender justice funders in the movement for equality, justice, and power for all. Our guiding values include relationships, solidarity, integrity, impact, abundance, gratitude, and courage.


The Senior Manager, Strategic Philanthropy is responsible for 1) leading strategy, development and execution of annual and long-term development plans to secure funds for general operating support, pooled funds, and campaigns. Development plan includes planned giving, private donors, corporations, foundations, donor advised funds, and other sources. 2) managing foundation grant portfolio to ensure WFN is meeting deliverables and impact; 3) overseeing the growth and expansion of leadership-level donors and working with donors to achieve their philanthropic objectives, 3) launching WFN annual giving campaign; the role will entail providing leadership in campaign strategy development and execution, and 4) engaging volunteers in fundraising priorities.

The incumbent should demonstrate initiative and a solution-focused attitude while positively contributing to our team environment, have strong knowledge of principles, ethics, and practices of effective fundraising, and current tax law and planned giving vehicles, and be able to develop and implement marketing plans and processes for planned giving and major gifts programs. This role is a key member of the WFN leadership team, including strategic input on organizational efforts, management of programming budgets, and contributions to learning and evaluation.

Location: Remote/telecommute. New York City or San Francisco areas preferred. U.S.-based candidates with the ability to work remotely only. WFN is headquartered in San Francisco with staff across the U.S.; travel is a critical component of this position and will be up to 30% during peak seasons. To support fully remote staff and sustainable work schedules, candidate must be available to collaborate online between 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET Monday – Friday and can adjust work week to include evening hours for special events or travel.

How to apply: Submit a cover letter, text-only resume, writing sample, and the contact information for three professional references in .docx format, to with Senior Manager, Strategic Philanthropy in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until position is filled. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for further discussion will be contacted. Please, no phone calls.

Women’s Funding Network is 501(c)(3) organization and an equal employment opportunity employer. We are committed to creating and evolving a work environment that attracts the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, levels of physical ability, parents and caregivers.

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