Strategic Initiatives Officer

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $40,000
Maximum: $65,000
Details: Scale within salary band commensurate with experience.




1111 14th Street Northwest
Suite 820
District of Columbia
United States


POSITION TITLE: Strategic Initiatives Officer

ORGANIZATION: GoodWeave International (



GoodWeave – a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi – is the leading global institution with a mission to end child labor, and forced and bonded labor, in global supply chains. GoodWeave has been pioneering and innovating for almost 25 years primarily in the carpet sector, and has been on the forefront of building and implementing a market-based certification system that is transferrable to other sectors based on authenticity, proximity, and transparency to someday realize its vision of a world free of child labor. GoodWeave drives impact by bringing visibility to global supply chains, giving voice to informal and marginalized workers, providing assurance that certified products are free of child labor, and restoring childhood to vulnerable children so they can laugh, learn, and play

Having proven its model and built partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands, such as Target Corporation, Macy’s, and The Otto Group, the organization is now expanding operations on the ground and into new product markets. GoodWeave is adapting its market-driven model to other new sectors including home textiles, apparel, fashion jewelry, tea and is helping to create a “better brick” industry in Nepal. Being a part of the GoodWeave team is to be on the frontlines of the burgeoning movement to end modern slavery and of an award-winning social entrepreneurial team.  


Position Description:


The Strategic Initiatives Officer works closely with the Chief Executive Officer on a number of organizational initiatives, primarily fundraising related. S/he works with a small development team to engage funders and other external individuals and organizations.


Responsibilities include planning for and managing the development team meetings, developing and updating management tools, such as deadline calendar, prospect list, shared files and revenue outlook, managing hands-on fundraising with individual donors, major donors and specific funder relationships, and assisting with proposals and reporting. Occasional travel for meetings is involved, with the potential of participating in field visits to South Asia.


Specific duties include:


Grants/Development/Strategic Relationships:

  • Track revenue and key grant information through pipeline spreadsheet and calendar
  • Update prospects list and track next steps for high-priority funders
  • Ensure that reporting, application and renewal deadlines are met by development team
  • Plan and manage development team meetings
  • Fact-check and copyedit grant proposals
  • Draft and/or contribute to grant proposals, concept notes, and reports
  • Track incoming grant payments and paperwork
  • Manage relationships with select funders,

Individual Giving and Major Gifts:

  • Manage online fundraising channels
  • Monitor incoming donations and oversee office assistant to ensure proper processing
  • Write donor acknowledgements
  • Design, manage and oversee individual giving campaigns including print and electronic mailings and campaigns
  • Plan donor trips and prepare materials
  • Monitor and cultivate major donors and prospects
  • Manage Combined Federal Campaign applications and relationship with third-party vendor
  • Track and analyze effectiveness of fundraising campaigns
  • Oversee organization's database in relation to fundraising


  • 3-5 years of demonstrated success in fundraising and/or executive support with increasing levels of responsibility and success
  • Experience managing donor information, giving data, and generating related reports
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Superior organization and attention to detail
  • Demonstrable experience in planning donor events and activities
  • Initiative and independence, combined with the ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities.
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Based in Washington, DC. Occasional travel may be required.

Experience with issues of child labor and child protection, modern slavery, sustainable consumption, socially responsible business and/or knowledge of the South Asian region a plus.

Candidate must thrive in an autonomous, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer

Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.


GoodWeave offers a health care and dental plan, with employee premium covered 100%, and a flexible spending plan. Additional benefits include an employer matched simple 401K retirement plan. Paid time off is provided in for with vacation time, sick leave and nine paid holidays per year. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To apply, please email resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how your skills and experience are suitable:

Chief Financial Officer

GoodWeave International