Senior Philanthropy Writer - 17017

World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the world’s leading conservation organization, seeks a Senior Philanthropy Writer at our Washington, DC headquarters, to develop and produce the highest level philanthropy materials that will educate, inspire, and present a clear and compelling case for support of WWF’s conservation priorities. These donor-centric pieces must convey donor impact and the organization’s appreciation of transformational gifts.


  • Collaborates with Director, senior development officers, WWF leadership, and conservation staff to develop compelling funding opportunities for WWF priority programs.
  • Generates original ideas and compelling approaches for communications with high net worth individuals with the goal of generating high level philanthropy. This includes, but is not limited to, concept notes, proposals, stewardship reports, multi-media presentations, and collateral materials.
  • Writes highly personalized narratives, using a variety of mediums, to create strategic solicitation and stewardship documents that accurately transform complex and often complicated material into highly readable, detailed, and inspiring cases for support of WWF priorities.
  • Provides relevant and timely information about program activities to prospect relationship managers and proactively seeks program information to cultivate donors. Coordinates closely with program and development staff and with others across WWF to complete projects to strategy and schedule.
  • Contribute thought leadership to team, staying knowledgeable of trends in philanthropy especially as relates to communications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Six years of professional work experience with at least 3 years of specific experience with philanthropy writing, including writing proposals and reports for high net worth individuals and/or foundations and packaging fundraising or marketing materials.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and timeliness.
  • Strong project management, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively as a member of a team—and to communicate in a cross-functional and matrix environment.

To Apply:

  • Please visit our Careers Page, job#17017, to submit an online application including resume and cover letter
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone
  • As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

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