Fundraising Officer


  • Fundraising: 15+ years (Preferred)
  • Start Up Experience

Full Job Description

  • You are a social entrepreneur passionate about creating a safer environment for children throughout their educational journey. Through your fundraising the First Fundraising Officer of Defend our Children (DOC), our organization will thrive and increase the impact of equipping schools with Safe Space Desks.

  • Defend our Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2019.

  • Our mission is to equip schools with Safe Space Desks to improve Quality of Life, Health and Safety of Children throughout their educational journey. This includes but is not limited to addressing safety in the event of imminent dangers such as school shootings, unexpected inclement weather, bullying and sexual abuse.

  • Our resources include a patented Safe Space Desk that is ready for manufacturing, Guidestar 2020 Seal of Transparency, Google Adwords Grant and Google Drive.

  • Hiring our First Fundraising Officer is major key to the start of case study work, fundraising events and the national awareness campaign. 

Candidate Qualifications

The ideal candidate will offer the following skills, experiences, and attributes:

  • 15+ years of nonprofit fundraising

  • Understanding of the social media landscape, including content strategy, distribution, and emerging platforms

  • Strong financial literacy and experience managing a budget

  • A persuasive and passionate communicator, with exceptional written and verbal skills

  • Skilled at doing more with less and attracting resources from others

  • A proven record of philanthropic engagement or building of trusted and productive partnerships

  • Proven ability to develop strategic and collaborative working relationships

Responsibilities and Vision

  • Create, provide vision and direction for the 2021-2025 fundraising plan

  • Ensure organizational focus by setting clear goals: tactics, milestones, and metrics

Finance & Administration

  • Create a plan that allows for immediate and long term fundraising 

  • Prepare an annual budget for Board and CEO review

  • Maintain official records and documents in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations

Program Leadership

  • Develop short and long-term program strategies that advance the mission and are consistent with DOC's strategic plan

  • Implement procedures for the measurement and evaluation fundraising events

  • Ensure programs are developed through a lens of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and social justice

Organizational & People Management

  • Manage the day-to-day fundraising operations in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations including personnel, legal, financial, and budgeting functions

  • Develop and implement effective reporting systems to track membership, financial, and strategic performance for regular review by CEO

  • Maintain an organizational culture that attracts and motivates staff, board members, volunteers, and stakeholders

Inclusivity Statement

  • Defend our Children is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences and is especially interested in candidates whose background and experiences have prepared them to advance our organization in the areas of diversity, equality, inclusion, and accessibility.


  • This is a remote based position which might involve regional travel. Occasional weekend or evening participation at events is required. DOC is currently located in Kiln, MS.

Application Procedure

  • Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Submit your letter of interest, resume, an in-depth 90 day fundraising plan and a 5 year fundraising plan to the Executive Search Committee using the "Apply Now" link below. 


Job Type: Full-time

  • Based off of applicable experience

  • Compensation tied directly to donations


  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location:

  • Remote and in person


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EIN: 83-4644192

DLN: 29053200370039


Defend Our Children Charity

P.O. Box 554

Kiln, MS 39556

©2019 by Defend our Children, Inc.