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Job Title: Fundraising Account Executive
(Flexible, Part-Time Sales Contract Position: 20-30 hours/week)
Release Date: December 7, 2020
Reply By: As soon as possible
Start date: By January 4, 2021

AWIS Seeks Fundraising and Partnership Sales Account Executive

(Flexible, Part-Time Sales Contract Position: 20-30 hours/week)

AWIS seeks a highly motivated fundraising and/or sales professional with at least 5-8 years of experience in a dedicated fundraising and/or sales position, and a proven track record of recruiting significant new corporate donors and partners. This position is an ideal fit for an ambitious professional looking for flexible, part-time work that is incredibly meaningful and will help support a tremendous cause: advancing programs and scholarships for women in science. We’re looking for a self-directed and trustworthy part-time contractor to prospect, establish, cultivate and manage productive high-level relationships with organizations whose mission and philanthropic priorities align with the mission of AWIS, and to expeditiously secure financial support to advance AWIS’ ambitious growth plans in the organization’s 50th year (2021).

Scope of Work

  • Research, prospect and cultivate relationships with potential organizational donors and partners Work with AWIS CDO, CEO and board to identify potential donors and partners within AWIS’ existing network and relationships
  • Re-engage and strengthen relationships with AWIS’ existing corporate partners and supporters
  • Conduct effective consultative meetings with new potential partners to identify needs, goals and interests; and deliver compelling partner sales presentations that describe the inspiring mission, work and impact of AWIS and our fundraising programs, while working to create win-win outcomes
  • Relying on exceptional relationship-building skills, nurture opportunities to successful outcomes over the course of weeks or sometimes months, while consistently striving to achieve ambitious fundraising targets
  • Maintain up-to-date records of all prospects, leads and opportunities at every stage in the pipeline and communicate updates, results and any concerns regularly through weekly meetings with CDO
  • Coordinate closely with CDO and CMO and other AWIS staff as needed to efficiently onboard and successfully deliver/fulfill on new partnership agreements
  • Work will vary depending on partner schedules, project deadlines, and the needs of the organization.
  • Compensation offered will be comprised of base compensation rate, plus an incentive plan.


  • 7-10 years direct experience in organizational fundraising and/or B2B sales
  • MBA preferred

About AWIS

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-discipline organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) dedicated to achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. The Association for Women in Science is a global network with 80 grassroots chapters and affiliates connecting more than 100,000 professionals in STEM with members, allies and supporters worldwide. Membership is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS. Learn more at


Our goal is to select a contractor as soon as possible and to begin work by January 4, 2021.

Contractor Information

Please provide the following, as well as any additional information you believe is directly relevant to our selection.

  • Brief overview of your experiences and skills in organizational fundraising and/or sales
  • Required hourly rate
  • Examples demonstrating your results and success with similar previous work

Selection Process & Information Submission

Following the receipt of responses from contractors/vendors with expertise in organizational fundraising and partnership sales, staff will review the responses, identify several finalists, conduct interviews and select the finalist.

Please submit your response to Meredith Gibson ( via email as soon as possible.

AWIS does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, promotion, compensation, termination, leaves of absence, training, development, and advancement. AWIS recognizes that we live and work in a diverse world and values the skills and abilities of employees from all cultural backgrounds and traditions.

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(202) 588-8175

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