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Donor Engagement Officer

companyKickStart International, Inc.
locationSan Francisco, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/26/2024

Donor Engagement Officer

KickStart International is seeking a Donor Engagement Officer tojoin our growing Development team in a remote capacity. The DonorEngagement Officer is a pivotal role in supporting the ambitions ofKickStart’s fundraising strategy to deepen engagement with ourindividual donors and attract new supporters. An essential teammember, the Donor Engagement Officer will report to the Director ofDevelopment.

We understand your time is valuable, as is ours. If you’reinterested, read on.

Note: Only applications that include a resume anda cover letter will beconsidered.


In this role you will have responsibility for a range ofessential functions, including prospect research to identifypotential donors and build biographical profiles; assist ourDirector of Development in cultivating and stewarding relationshipswith KickStart’s donors; manage and expand the Evergreen Circle,our recurring giving program; and conceive and coordinateactivities/events (virtual & in-person) to engage donors anddonor prospects. As a self-starter, you will be encouraged to bringideas and solutions to the table.

The Donor Engagement Officer is also responsible for: creatingand analyzing giving reports; ensuring that donors are promptlyacknowledged; and maintaining the integrity of KickStart’s donordatabase. Occasional duties will include scheduling board meetingsand collating and disseminating quarterly Board reports.


  • Non-profit experience required. Fundraising experience a realplus.
  • Strong written and analytical skills, including research, dataanalysis, and ability to distill information, with a keen attentionto detail.
  • Experience working with CRM databases.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including courtesy, discretion,cultural competence.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritizework.
  • A drive and passion to help make a difference in theworld.
  • Interest in Africa would be a plus.
  • University degree or equivalent work experience.


KickStart is an award-winning nonprofit social enterprise with amission to empower millions of small-scale farmers in Africa tobuild lasting food and income security and adapt to climate changethrough the adoption of highly affordable irrigation technologies.We design and distribute these tools from our headquarters inNairobi, Kenya—enabling farmers to grow crops throughout the yearand create highly profitable businesses. With operations in 17Sub-Saharan African countries, we have empowered over 1.5 millionpeople to transform their farming and permanently break out ofpoverty.


We want our employees to be well and thrive. KickStartoffers excellent benefits, and we are committed towork-life balance and a collegial work culture. In addition toa competitive salary, we offer comprehensivebenefits including paid medical, dental, vision, pharmacy,voluntary 403(b) retirement plan, long-term disability, lifeinsurance, generous paid time off (PTO), a flexible work scheduleand an optional co-working membership near home.


This full-time remote fundraiser position typicallyworks during regular office hours. You will have the option ofworking remotely from anywhere in the continental US. Our teamcurrently live/work from Boston, New York and San Francisco.


Only applications that include a resume and a cover letter willbe considered. If our interest is piqued, we be schedulinginterviews beginning the week of July 15.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you to useyour skills to make a difference in the world, applytoday!

Required skills

  • Kickstart
  • Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA)
  • Organize and Coordinate Meetings
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