Major Donor Data Specialist  Job Careers – Wikimedia Foundation

@ Wikimedia Foundation
  • Kampala, Uganda View on Map
  • Post Date : December 29, 2021
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Job Description

Job Title:   Major Donor Data Specialist   

Organisation: Wikimedia Foundation

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is an American foundation headquartered in San Francisco, California. It owns and operates the Wikimedia projects. It was established in 2003 by Jimmy Wales as a way to fund Wikipedia and its sibling projects through non-profit means.


Job Summary:  The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Major Donor Data Specialist to join our team. This is a new position and it reports to the Senior Director of Development.  As the Major Donor Data Specialist, you will play a key role on the Major Gifts, Foundations and Endowment teams.  These teams raise funds in support of the annual operating budget of the Foundation and the long-term financial sustainability of Wikipedia and our sister projects.


Major donors are a special audience and their donations are a critical part of the Foundation’s revenue plan.  The two teams primarily tasked with serving this donor audience engage and inspire our current major donors with the goal of securing continued and increased support for our work. The Major Donor Data Specialist will play a critical part in the maturation of the Wikimedia Foundation’s major gifts program.  With your assistance, the teams will be better equipped to identify, qualify, and cultivate potential major donors, both from within our current donor base and via new prospects.  As a result of your efforts, we will be better able to reach the right groups of donors with our cultivation, campaign, and stewardship communications.  This is an internal-facing role.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implementing our evolving donor screening and prospecting system; regularly identifying, researching, qualifying, and categorizing donors already in our database
  • Implementation and maintenance of our evolving moves management system, including maintaining individualized reports for gift officers, team reports on the health of donor portfolios, and providing QA of prospect data points including donor stages, leadership activities, and assignments
  • Fulfilling a variety of research requests from Major Gifts and Endowment colleagues using a combination of subscription and free services. Occasionally these requests may be time-sensitive.
  • Management and maintenance of donor records to ensure the Major Gifts and Endowment segments of our database are up-to-date and accurate, ensuring each donor’s record accurately reflects their biographical information, relationships, and giving preferences
  • Acquiring broad knowledge of the Wikimedia Foundation’s fundraising program, our payment methods, and our donation flows across different fundraising campaigns and applying that knowledge in the service of our donor data structures
  • Participating in our collective responsibility to ensure our donor data is secure and well-structured for easy use

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree + 2-3 yrs of relevant work experience in non-profit organizations or customer-focused roles, or 4-5 years of relevant work experience in non-profit organizations or customer-focused roles
  • 2-3 years experience using a donor database or records management system
  • Strong self-organization and time management skills; planning and prioritizing work to accomplish all tasks in the time allotted. Consistently meets deadlines.
  • A team player with strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Detail-oriented and a fact checker
  • Exercises discretion and good judgment
  • The ability to work and communicate effectively within a large team distributed across multiple time zones and with varying degrees of technical proficiency.
  • The ability to work in an open, transparent, and collaborative environment, while respecting donor confidentiality and data security.



  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • Experience working remotely
  • Experience working with volunteer-led, non-profit organizations
  • Experience using CiviCRM
  • Experience producing visual communications
  • Experience working with a distributed organization
  • Understanding of the free culture, free software, or online rights movements


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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