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Director of Philanthropic Engagement (NWLC) National Women's Law Center

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a strategic, experienced Director of Philanthropic Engagement to oversee the Center’s individual giving program, with a specific emphasis on major gifts.

About NWLC

The National Women’s Law Center fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls.

It uses the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families.

For more than 45 years, NWLC has been on the leading edge of every major legal and policy victory for women.

About the Position

Working in close partnership with the Center’s President and CEO, COO and Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President for External Affairs, Vice President for Development, and other senior staff, the Director of Philanthropic Engagement leads and integrates the Development Team’s growing individual giving program with the goals of managing individual donor relationships in a more systematic and sustained way and identifying potential new supporters—ultimately improving donor retention rates, broadening the base of donors, and significantly increasing revenue in the years to come.  The Director of Philanthropic Engagement is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors at all giving levels, and personally manages relationships with 200+ prospects and donors capable of giving at least $10,000.  Reporting directly to the Vice President for Development, and closely coordinating with the Senior Vice President for External Affairs on specific projects, the Director of Philanthropic Engagement supervises the Manager of the Annual Fund and the Database Manager.  This is an exempt position.

About the Candidate

The minimum qualifications for this position include:

  • 7 years of progressively responsible development experience, including significant experience designing and implementing integrated individual giving programs, preferably at a major national advocacy organization.
  • Aptitude for fundraising strategy and passion for fundraising for social justice and equity-centered organizations.
  • Proven track record in fostering professional relationships with high-net-worth individuals, managing a dynamic portfolio of donors and prospects, and personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that lead to successful major gift and planned gift closures.
  • Superior communication and storytelling skills, with the ability to frame and write in compelling language about the Center’s work and to prepare complex proposals, reports and related materials.
  • Experience with fundraising galas or other high-profile special events, and with integrating these events into an organization’s overall donor relations and communications plans;
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or similar database) and prospect research tools.
  • Ability and willingness to travel—approximately 30-50% of the Director’s time will be spent on travel.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.

 

Washington, DC Director
Managing Director for Professional Services (ASEE) American Society for Engineering Education

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) seeks a Managing Director for Professional Services to lead the innovative development of sustainable programs that enhance American engineering education at all levels.

 

Founded in 1893, ASEE is a global society of individual, institutional, and corporate members, with a commitment to advancing innovation, excellence, and access in engineering education, from elementary school students to practicing professionals.

 

ASEE has evolved across its 125-year history to address a full spectrum of academic interests, including research, teaching and service.  The Society has a particular interest in enhancing access, inclusion, participation, and success of faculty, administrators, staff, and students drawn from the wide variety of diverse populations.

 

The Board of Directors at ASEE has approved a set of strategic objectives focused on five key areas that govern the organization’s work through 2023. These objectives are achieved in part through ASEE’s Professional Services Sector, which manages all of ASEE’s grant- and contract-based programmatic activities.

 

Today ASEE seeks a Managing Director for the Professional Services Sector, which comprises three departments: Education and Career Development, Fellowships and Research Opportunities,  and Institutional and Strategic Development. These divisions collectively advance ASEE’s mission and goals by delivering services to members and other external audiences.

 

The Managing Director serves concurrently as Director of Institutional and Strategic Development. In this role, s/he is responsible for outreach to lapsed, active, and prospective ASEE member institutions to identify, develop, and implement products and services that enhance the perceived value of ASEE membership.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 10 years of experience in higher education administration and research.
  • Experience working with institutions that are currently under-participating in ASEE (e.g., community colleges, minority-serving institutions, small liberal arts colleges, etc.).
  • D. in engineering or science field preferred; Master’s degree with considerable experience engaging with engineering schools will be considered.
  • Experience across multiple educational levels and program areas preferred.
  • Record of successfully managing a long-term program launch process.
  • Keen analytical and business skills necessary to anticipate member needs and interests and to translate those needs into high-value programs with sustainable business models.
  • Ability to serve as a compelling ambassador to academia and to engage deans, faculty members and students in the work of ASEE.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

 

Washington, DC
Chief Development Officer (Greenpeace) Greenpeace

Greenpeace is one of the most recognized and influential environmental organizations in the world, they are seeking a Chief Development Officer to lead senior leadership and the management of Greenpeace USA fundraising program.

About the Organization

Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For almost fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster. Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities, safeguarding our independence and ability to speak the truth and act boldly.

About the Role

The Chief Development Officer must be an incredibly ambitious, innovative, entrepreneurial, and seasoned development professional to manage and inspire our strong fundraising staff and supporters. The CDO is responsible for the leadership and management of Greenpeace USA fundraising programs for Greenpeace Inc., Greenpeace Fund, and the Development Department which includes an in-house, street and door canvass, as well as Direct Marketing, Monthly Giving, Major Donor, Foundations and Planned Giving Programs. The CDO serves as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), which provides leadership on overall organizational strategy, management, administration, finance, and program development. The CDO will work with the SMT to instill a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization, ensuring that fundraising is a valued and mission-aligned component in all of our work.  The CDO also serves as a member of the Global Fundraising Directors team, and a key liaison to the Greenpeace US Boards of Directors.

 

The ideal Chief Development Officer will have:

  • Experience building and managing complex budgets, for both annual and multi-year plans – including providing financial analysis.
  • Strong management skills, including 7 to 10 years of experience supervising and leading diverse, complex teams, including staff members who work around the world to achieve ambitious results.
  • Ability to serve as a key member of the Senior Management Team. Experience with organizational strategy and planning at the senior level, particularly with change management.
  • Experience and proven track record of building relationships with foundations to ensure funding.
  • A demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, and social justice.
  • Bachelor’s degree
Washington, DC
Director (ACOR) American Center of Oriental Research

The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) seeks a Director to lead a wide-ranging research program that orchestrates extensive partnerships with U.S. and Jordanian government agencies, universities, and academics.

Founded in 1968, ACOR has worked at the forefront of international efforts to increase understanding of Jordan past and present and to make Jordan’s cultural heritage a source of economic development. In 2014, ACOR launched the Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (USAID SCHEP), which helps communities around archaeological sites throughout Jordan to harness their own heritage to create educational and economic opportunities.

ACOR also holds the best library for archaeology and Middle Eastern studies in Jordan, the only place for scholars to access JSTOR, and hostel accommodations for fellows, researchers, and other visitors using its unique resources.

Today ACOR seeks to extend a period of growth that has fostered an atmosphere of openness and accessibility, joint community ventures, and a focus on close mentorship and practical training. ACOR’s planned leadership transition offers an opportunity for the organization to take a fresh look at these initiatives and to extend them in new directions.

The new Director will draw on considerable resources—including government relationships, support from the Board of Trustees, and an active Fellowships Committee–to set ACOR’s strategic course for a next generation of scholars and students devoted to Jordan’s cultural history and to understanding the social and economic issues Jordan faces in the modern world.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 10 years of distinguished work experience in: academia, cultural resources management, foreign affairs, business, or non-profit organization management.
  • At least 5 years of experience managing staff.
  • Ph.D. or equivalent in fields including but not limited to Middle Eastern studies, archaeology, history, art history sociology, political science, or anthropology.
  • Familiarity with the principles of archaeological preservation and conservation.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and organize staff to achieve and exceed goals.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, collegial, and collaborative work environment.
  • Strong organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, and assessment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Sophisticated ability to navigate cross-cultural encounters and exchanges.
  • Strong interest in making a home in Jordan and working with Jordanians.
  • Arabic language skills are highly desirable.

Applications must be received by July 8, 2019

Amman, Jordan C-suite
Chief Executive Officer (DRI) Defense Research Institute

DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar seeks a Chief Executive Officer to lead a one-of-a-kind organization that offers full-spectrum support for civil defense attorneys who represent the interests of businesses, insurers, and individuals in civil litigation.

For nearly 60 years, DRI has offered an expansive set of programs on an unparalleled scope and scale, delivering expert perspectives on the principles and practices of modern civil defense to attorneys, courts, elected officials, academics, and the broader public. Its programs help individual defense attorneys improve their practices and provides them a collective voice in improving the judicial systems of the nation and individual states.

Building on its wide-ranging perspective as the only open-membership organization for defense attorneys, DRI sees numerous opportunities to innovate and to continue expanding its influence and diversifying its membership to ensure the legal interests of business, insurers, and individuals are guarded.

The new Chief Executive Officer will continue to work with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee to implement DRI’s strategic plan to achieve this expansion, with a focus on continuing to broaden DRI’s membership base and to continually enhance its role as both the servant and voice of the civil defense bar. The CEO will have wide latitude to evaluate existing efforts and establish a broad vision of member outreach, programs, and service delivery.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 10 years of senior experience in a non-profit or relevant business organization.
  • Professional experience in a legal research organization, law firm, or not-for-profit.
  • Record of developing and implementing successful strategic plans that attract supporters and energize members and other stakeholders.
  • Sophisticated understanding of organizational planning/design.
  • Experience building and leading high-performing multi-disciplinary teams, including legal, finance, human resources, development, and operations staff.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong marketing, public relations, and networking experience across a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Juris Doctor and Bachelor’s degrees.

Applications must be received by July 2, 2019.

Chicago, IL CEO
Director, Donor Engagement (The Washington Center) The Washington Center

The Washington Center seeks a Director, Donor Engagement to help build a comprehensive fundraising program that supports one of the most innovative professional development programs in the country.

 

The Washington Center (TWC) provides immersive internships and academic seminars to students from hundreds of colleges and universities and to young professionals from across the U.S. and more than 25 countries around the world.  As the largest, most established program of its kind, TWC has 90 dedicated, full-time staff and more than 400 higher education partners and over 600 internship host partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Through these resources, TWC provides transformative educational experiences that change lives, giving participants a first-hand perspective on the working world, critical experience, and a professional network.

 

The Washington Center is seeking a Director, Donor Engagement to serve as the primary manager for all aspects of the organization’s primary annual event while gradually building a major individual giving program. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Director, Donor Engagement will have the opportunity to work with leaders at all levels and in all divisions of TWC on the annual scholarship dinner, an event that celebrates and deepens the partnerships at the heart of TWC’s programs and that finances the Scholarship Fund, which supports 85% of the Center’s participants. The growing donor pipelines that are critical to its continued success.

 

The ideal Director, Donor Engagement will be an experienced special events manager who is enthusiastic about engaging individuals in all aspects of fundraising programs. An exceptionally organized and systematic project manager, the Director will be equally capable of applying these skills to special event planning and to individual donor portfolio management. S/he will enjoy the process of building and growing a program and will be effective at working both individually and on diverse and multi-functional teams to make growth happen.

 

Minimum qualifications include:

 

  • 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in development or alumni relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage all components of special event planning and to meet revenue targets.
  • Experience building volunteer networks and managing the work of multi-functional teams.
  • Experience working with program alumni in a non-profit or university setting.
  • Solid understanding of the foundational principles of individual giving at all levels.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to prioritize day-to-day and long-term projects within a fast-paced environment.
  • Equal aptitude for taking the initiative and for coordinating/communicating as part of a team.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to meet with donors.
Washington, DC Director
Director of Major Gifts (DH) Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, CO seeks a Director of Major Gifts to help support one of the most significant interventions into the lives of hard-working, low-income families.

Habitat for Humanity has been improving living conditions for those without adequate shelter across the globe since 1976.  To date, more than 22 million people in 70 countries around the world have had their lives changed by its efforts; with construction or repair of a home occurring at the rate of every 4 minutes.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver was established in 1979 by a group of passionate volunteers. These volunteers worked tirelessly to fundraise, acquire land, select families and manage all of the logistics to build the first Habitat homes in Denver. Since then, Habitat Metro Denver has become one of the largest affiliates in the U.S., celebrating  the success and service of 930 families throughout its 40-year history in Denver.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver seeks a Director of Major Gifts to help build a dynamic major gifts program. The Director of Major Gifts will collaborate with other development staff and institutional partners to help grow the culture of philanthropy across Habitat for Humanity Denver. Other members of the development team include the Executive Director, Chief Development Officer,  Director of Sponsorships, and the Director of Communications and Marketing.

The Director of Major Gifts will engage with Habitat’s donors, prospects, and other stakeholders to expand the institution’s existing portfolio of donors, helping to develop the pipeline of major and principal gifts. Discovery work is a significant component of the position, offering an opportunity to establish and deepen relationships that benefit the institution.

Ideal qualifications include:

  • At least 5-7 years of proven non-profit senior leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated success in major fundraising programs, including a record of increasing long-term support.
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan set forth by an organization.
  • Record of effectively using a consensus and collaboration-based leadership style to meet and exceed fundraising goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and mobilize the potential of a diverse staff and volunteer team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
Denver, CO Director
Associate Director of Corporate Relations & Foundations (Cradles to Crayons) Cradles to Crayon

Cradles to Crayons (C2C) was founded in 2002, with a mission of providing children, from birth to age 12 living in low-income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need in order to grow and thrive – at home, at school, and at play. The Associate Director of Corporate Relations & Foundations will ensure that Cradles to Crayons meets the goals for strategic engagement by building and maintaining mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations that advance the goals of both Cradles to Crayons and the partnering organizations.

Cradles to Crayons is at the cutting edge of volunteer management, serving as one of the most attractive organizations to volunteer at in its headquartered city of Boston, providing unique, hands-on opportunities to help others in need. Cradles to Crayons meets a critical need – many children of age 12 and younger live in poverty-stricken situations. Consider that more than 305,000 Massachusetts children, 12 years old and younger, live in low-income or poverty-stricken households. In any given year, more than 100,000 of them will experience homelessness. Their living conditions can have negative effects on their self-esteem as poverty can lead to behavioral, social, and emotional problems affecting education and safety. Half of these children start 1st grade up to 2 years later than their peers and many live in more hazardous environments that can increase the risk of injury and crime.

The Associate Director of Corporate Relations & Foundations (ADCRF) reports to the Director of Development in the Boston market. He/she is responsible for the execution of Cradles to Crayons’ expanding corporate fundraising and engagement activities including program and event sponsorships and revenue-generating service events. Also, the ADCRF oversees Cradles to Crayons’ day-to-day corporate engagement programs and leads a cross-functional team to maximize corporate relationships for volunteer shifts, collection drives and other strategic relationship building opportunities. Additionally, the ADCRF will help to ensure that C2C meets their foundation engagement objective by working closely with the Grants Writer to build and maintain relationships that advance the goals of C2C and the partnering organization.  The ADCRF works well in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced and team-based environment to support the management of existing partnerships as well as the cultivation of new ones.

The ideal Associate Director of Corporate Relations & Foundations will have:

  • Five plus years of professional experience in development; experience in Greater Boston philanthropic community preferred.
  • Management experience; at least one year in a supervisory role preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, proficiency in SalesForce or a CRM system such as Raiser’s Edge and research tools such as Foundation Directory or GrantStation.
  • Passionate team player; demonstrate a positive and supportive attitude and willingness to work closely with C2C team at all levels.
  • Bachelor’s degree
Boston, MA
Principal (Fairwold Academy) Fairwold Academy

Philadelphia’s Public Health Management Corporation seeks a principal for Fairwold Academy in Fort Washington, PA. Reporting to the Executive Director, the principal leads the academic program at Fairwold, a K-12 Approved Private School.

 

Fairwold Academy, part of the Public Health Management Corporation family since January 2018, provides high-quality, comprehensive academics within a therapeutic framework. Its two schools—Approved Private School (APS) and SPIRIT—integrate a curriculum based on Pennsylvania state standards to serve students facing a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and intellectual challenges. Surrounded by a deeply caring and accepting community that is committed to trauma-informed care and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), Fairwold’s students are empowered to rise above adversity and seek out opportunities best suited to their interests. A holistic and team-driven approach to education gives students the continuity and customized coordination of service they need to lead productive, fulfilling lives as they choose to define them.

 

PHMC seeks an inspiring education professional to lead the academic program at Fairwold Academy. The Principal is responsible for directing and overseeing the staff of the Approved Private School, including leading the implementation of planned curricular updates and assessment of their efficacy. The Principal mentors, nurtures and sustains classroom teachers and assistants; collaborates with other program administrators to create a well-integrated experience for students; and works closely with the Executive Director to achieve short- and long-term program priorities.

 

The ideal candidate for this position will be an accomplished educator with:

 

  • At least six years of full-time teaching in special education; at least three years of leadership experience outside the classroom (e.g., division coordinator, director of curriculum, assistant principal).
  • Master’s degree in Special Education; PA Instructional Certificate in Special Education N-12; PA Elementary and/or Secondary Principal certificate.
  • Strong organizational and program management skills.
  • Record of hiring and developing high-caliber staff and empowering them to deliver high-quality teaching and services.
  • Ability to engage in the classroom environment, teaching, performing observations and offering constructive feedback to ensure that curricular standards are maintained.
  • Ability to form effective working relationships with diverse families and other external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated record of using analysis, creativity, and consistency in the advancement of an academic program.
Fort Washington, PA
Communications Partner (Public School Allies) Public School Allies

Public School Allies is a national non-profit organization that partners with city leaders to create innovative public school systems. Too few students–especially low-income students of color–have access to great public schools. Public School Allies wants to join city leaders to help fix that. It is inspired by the growing number of cities that have empowered educators to dramatically expand opportunities for students in public schools, is looking for a seasoned Communications Partner to join its team of Partner peers in its effort to improve public education across the country.

 

Communications and advocacy are critical to Public School Allies’ work. Too often, parents and families are ignored in education policy discussions. And voters and policy makers are not always informed about how to make progress on the most challenging problems facing America’s public schools. Public School Allies sees wide variation in local efforts to communicate with and authentically engage parents, voters, opinion leaders, and the public at large on these important issues. It seeks to help local partners better tell their story and shine a light on the progress that’s possible when communities come together to create great public schools in neighborhoods across the United States.

 

The Communications Partner will:

 

  1. Lead Public School Allies’ communications work with local leaders;
  2. Provide thought leadership within the organization on broader national communications strategy; and
  3. Work proactively with the internal communications team at The City Fund to set and implement the local and national communications strategy to raise public awareness of and support for Public School Allies’ work.

 

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

 

  • Deep expertise in developing and overseeing communications campaigns at a national, state and/or city level;
  • Sophisticated understanding of multifaceted public policy strategic advocacy campaigns that involve media, legislative, economic and policy analysis, and organizing approaches;
  • Strong experience using research and polling to help inform strategy, craft messaging, segment audiences, and design a winning communications campaign;
  • Experience developing and mobilizing constituents via electronic communications and social media, in addition to traditional media outreach and engagement;
  • Experience using pre- and post-campaign research and testing to establish benchmarks and evaluate the efficacy of the campaign;
  • The ability and experience to work comfortably with local partner organizations, providing training and coaching, in addition to financial resources;
  • Degree requirement
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Director of Individual Giving (Sasha Bruce) Sasha Bruce Youthwork

Sasha Bruce Youthwork, one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, DC, seeks a Director of Individual Giving to build support for a proven service model that transforms struggling young people’s lives.

About Sasha Bruce

Sasha Bruce was founded in 1974 by Deborah Shore, who worked with a small staff and a few volunteers to counsel homeless youth and out-of-town runaways in the neighborhoods where they congregated. It came to the attention of Evangeline Bruce, wife of Ambassador David Bruce, after the tragic death of their daughter Sasha. With their generous support, Sasha Bruce Youthwork became DC’s premiere 24-hour homeless youth shelter, providing services to 1,500 youth and 5,000 family members each year through three key programs: Safe Homes, Life Skills, and Workforce & Education.

The Opportunity

Sasha Bruce’s strategic plan (2016-2019) calls for an investment in and modernization of the organization’s resources, from its fundraising program to its facilities. As Sasha Bruce approaches nearly a half century of operations, this investment will strengthen its position in a continuously evolving funding environment and ensure it has the capacity to continue helping young people for decades to come. The strategic plan calls for the organization to diversify a fundraising program that traditionally has raised 80% of its budget from government grants. Over the next year, it will grow its staff to include a Director of Individual Giving, Database Manager, Grant Writer, and Communications Specialist.

The Role

The Director of Individual Giving will design and lead a comprehensive individual giving program. The Director will be responsible for meeting and growing a $750,000 annual revenue target, with the long-term goals of reducing Sasha Bruce’s reliance on federal funding and building capacity toward a capital campaign. Reporting to Founder and Executive Director Debby Shore, the Director of Individual Giving will serve on Sasha Bruce’s seven-person leadership team and work in close collaboration with its Board of Directors to guide the entire organization in a sophisticated set of activities that is integrated across revenue streams.

The ideal Director will have:

  • At least five years of experience in developing and managing fundraising strategies and soliciting individual gifts, including personal solicitations.
  • Experience building a comprehensive and integrated individual giving program, including small-dollar donor stewardship, high-profile social events, and preferably major/campaign gifts.
  • Track record of growing a donor base and revenue.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish giving opportunities and to secure $5,000+ individual gifts.
  • Ability to work independently and persistently to ensure follow-through on fundraising commitments at all levels of an organization.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to try new things.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
Washington, DC Director
Vice President of Development (Council for a Strong America) Council for a Strong America

Council for a Strong America is an indispensable ally to advocacy organizations seeking to create a generation of well-educated youth equipped to lead productive lives. The organization seeks a Vice President of Development to lead a talented fundraising program to help diversify its support.

 

About the Organization

Council for a Strong America has mobilized unique and powerful voices to change public debates about public policy investment in children. Council for a Strong America united five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors, and prominent coaches and athletes who promote solutions that ensure the next generation of Americans will be citizen-ready. With more than 9,000 members and decades of expertise and leadership across communities, the organization works together to promote evidence-based policies that strengthen the country.

 

About the Opportunity

Council for a Strong America seeks a highly-skilled Vice President of Development to lead a talented fundraising team. The ideal Vice President of Development will have a sophisticated understanding of opportunities and challenges related to fundraising for an advocacy organization and a demonstrated record of success communicating the unique ways that non-profit advocacy organizations shape and advance public policy.

 

Reporting to the President, serving on the organization’s leadership team, and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Vice President of Development will be responsible for designing and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to secure and diversify financial support for the organization.

 

 

The ideal Vice President of Development will have:

  • At least 10 years of senior management experience, with extensive experience in foundation grants.
  • Experience in comprehensive fundraising for children’s issues or programs; experience in an advocacy organization and/or advocacy campaigns is preferred.
  • Proven track record raising 5-, 6-, and 7-figure donations to support advocacy efforts.
  • Expertise in principles of donor stewardship necessary to renew gifts and increase gift levels.
  • Background in public policy, early childhood, education, nutrition, or youth issues is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred.
Washington, DC
Development Officer, Major Gifts (Carnegie) Carnegie Science

An incubator of scientific discovery, and a home to recipients of the Nobel Prize and Presidential Medal of Science, is seeking a Development Officer, Major Gifts to help build a fundraising program to support its scientific community.

 

The Carnegie Institution for Science—better known today as Carnegie Science—is a unique institution that supports exceptional scientists tackling foundational questions.

 

Carnegie Science is based on a powerful insight: while we often take the progress of science for granted, science is by definition an exploration of the unknown and requires a group of bold explorers to venture into uncharted territory. Andrew Carnegie recognized this fact over 100 years ago and created an institution that would support outstanding scientists driven by an entrepreneurial, risk-taking spirit. Carnegie’s scientific “experiment” has been a resounding success, and to this day Carnegie Science continues to support adventurous scientists striving to address the most pressing scientific questions.

 

Carnegie Science seeks a Development Officer, Major Gifts to help build a fundraising program to support its scientific community. The Development Officer will collaborate with other development staff and institutional partners to help grow the culture of philanthropy across Carnegie Science and engage with Carnegie’s donors, prospects, and other stakeholders to expand the institution’s existing portfolio of donors. This work will play a key role in developing the pipeline of major and principal gifts.

 

The ideal Development Officer, Major Gifts will have:

 

  • At least three to five years of experience in non-profit development; experience, or strong and genuine interest, in science is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how to build a major donor pipeline and implement best practices of donor stewardship.
  • Record of securing gifts and pledges from major donors.
  • Experience meeting the needs of stakeholders, both internal and external, and responding to them proactively.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, flexible, collegial, goal-oriented and scientific environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
Washington, DC
Associate Director of Advancement (WIS) Washington International School

Washington International School (WIS) is seeking an ambitious advancement professional to lead a healthy annual giving program, invigorating it with creative new ideas and assuring best practices in independent school fundraising. The Associate Director will also bring organizational strength to events management, finding efficient and effective ways to engage volunteers and grow net contributions.

About WIS

WIS is an exemplary learning community—enriched by differences, informed through inquiry, global in reach. From Preschool to Grade 12, the School enrolls 900 students from families representing more than 90 nations. The academic program, inspired by innovators around the world, is taught by faculty from more than 30 countries, over 70% of whom have advanced degrees. WIS offers French and Spanish immersion from Preschool through Kindergarten and a dual-language program in Grades 1­-5; students continue to study at least two languages through upper school. On average over 60% of WIS graduates earn the prestigious bilingual International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (compared to about 30% of worldwide IB Diploma candidates).

Head of School Suzanna Jemsby and the WIS Board of Trustees are devising a new strategic plan, which will be unveiled in Fall 2019 and will lead the institution into its next phase as a preeminent international school. The new plan will drive the priorities for the next phase of the advancement program.

The Opportunity

The Associate Director of Advancement is a true leadership position, an opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to advance her/his skills as well as the institution’s fundraising program. The successful candidate will demonstrate intellectual curiosity, perceptive analytical skills, and a desire to be a dynamic member of this global community of learners is essential. The ideal candidate will have these characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 to 7 years of experience in development/fundraising.
  • Proven record of donor cultivation and solicitation and understanding of the full range of fundraising methods.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, yet adaptable to changing circumstances.
  • Strong volunteer management and coaching skills; experience supporting high-level volunteers.
  • Experience with personal solicitation of donors.
  • Experience with fundraising event management and implementation.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to craft effective personal letters, compelling proposals, and other marketing/communication products.
  • Ability to manage staff in a highly collaborative setting.
  • Proficiency with The Raiser’s Edge or comparable fundraising management database.
  • Availability and willingness to occasionally work outside the normal schedule, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends to accommodate volunteer and donor meetings, and School/departmental events.
  • Sense of humor.
Washington, DC Director
Director of Development/Campaign Director (LOC) Library of Congress

The Library of Congress seeks a Director of Development/Campaign Director to help realize the vision of the 14th Librarian, Dr. Carla Hayden, in making the Library a public institution accessible to all Americans.

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with a collection of more than 168 million items that include more than 39 million cataloged books and print materials in 470 languages; more than 74 million manuscripts; the largest rare book collection in North America; and the world’s largest collection of legal materials, films, maps, sheet music, and sound recordings. The Library adds approximately 12,000 items to its collection every working day.

But the Library of Congress does not merely collect and preserve objects. To be successful, collections must be used. While Congress is the Library’s most visible user, the institution has inspired, informed, and engaged creators and learners of all ages and backgrounds for 219 years. Under the leadership of Dr. Hayden, the Library has embraced this scope with a new sense of dedication and purpose. The Library is planning a major $60M campaign to undertake a renovation of the Thomas Jefferson Building, the home to the Great Hall that is open to all learners and the Main Reading Room where researchers work.

The Director of Development/Campaign Director will design and lead every aspect of a comprehensive, multi-year campaign that will also establish the foundation for long-term annual fundraising. Reporting to the Librarian through her Chief of Staff, the Director of Development/Campaign Director will collaborate with the highest-level fundraising volunteers and lead the development team to secure transformational support for the Library of Congress’ civic, education, and outreach efforts.

The ideal Director of Development/Campaign Director will be a sophisticated relationship-based fundraiser who is comfortable earning the confidence of high-level donors and volunteers and has the skills to plan and manage significant long-term projects. The Director will combine these skills with a personal or professional passion for history, literature, song, and film.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 10 years of experience in a comprehensive non-profit development program; experience fundraising in a library or cultural institution is preferred.
  • Substantial experience within a successful campaign of a national organization.
  • Experience building and managing a comprehensive fundraising department that includes outreach to government officials, individual major gifts, foundation grants, and/or special events.
  • Proven ability to develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that expand a donor base and increase revenue.
  • Patience and tenacity in leading cultural change, securing buy-in, and building infrastructure.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Washington, DC C-suite
Manager of Donor Relations (Carnegie) Carnegie Science

An incubator of scientific discovery and a home to numerous recipients of the Nobel Prize and Presidential Medal of Science is seeking a Manager of Donor Relations to work side-by-side with scientists to expand support for critical basic research.

 

The Carnegie Institution for Science—better known today as Carnegie Science—is a unique institution that supports exceptional investigators tackling foundational questions.

 

Carnegie Science is based on a powerful insight: while we often take the progress of science for granted, science is by definition an exploration of the unknown and requires a group of bold explorers to venture into uncharted territory. Andrew Carnegie recognized this fact over 100 years ago and created an institution that would support outstanding scientists driven by an entrepreneurial, risk-taking spirit. Carnegie’s scientific “experiment” has been a resounding success, and to this day Carnegie Science continues to support ambitious research that addresses the most pressing scientific questions.

 

Carnegie Science seeks a Manager of Donor Relations to help build a fundraising program to support its scientific community. The Manager will coordinate the development of multi-faceted long-term communication plans and create a systematic and creative approach to engaging donors that includes a range of documents, events, and other forms of outreach. Reporting to the Associate Director of Advancement Services, the Manager of Donor Relations will work in collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, Senior Managers of Individual Giving and Institutional Giving, and other development and institutional partners.

 

The ideal Manager of Donor Relations will have:

 

  • At least three to five years of experience in non-profit development; experience in communications or science field is preferred
  • Familiarity with the major donor life cycle and understanding of the principles and best practices of stewarding stakeholders.
  • Record of developing strategic and creative approaches to stakeholder communications and outreach.
  • Excellent written communication skills, particularly in developing public-facing persuasive documents; development communications experience is preferred.
  • Ability to produce high-quality documents at a high volume on tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated capacity to write effectively in the voice of a range of others.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.

 

For more information or to apply, please visit http://www.driconsulting.com or email search@driconsulting.com.

Washington, DC
Director of Development (Joint Center) Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

The Joint Center is a public policy think tank under the leadership of former Obama administration member Spencer Overton that works to improve the socioeconomic status and civic engagement of African Americans. The Joint Center seeks a Director of Development to design a comprehensive fundraising program that advances its short- and long-term strategic goals.

Founded in 1970 to support newly-elected Black officials who were moving from civil rights activism into governance, the Joint Center quickly evolved into America’s Black think tank. It became the policy hub of government officials and public intellectuals concerned about the future of African American communities, such as Maynard Jackson, Shirley Chisholm, John Hope Franklin, Mary Frances Berry, and William Julius Wilson.

Under Spencer Overton’s leadership, the Joint Center has adopted a strategic plan and new programs to renew its relevance to evolving models of work and political engagement in the 21st century. As part of this effort, the Joint Center seeks a Director of Development who will deepen relationships with foundations and create a plan that increases giving across multiple channels. Reporting to the President, the Director will work in collaboration to help the Joint Center’s reach its strategic goals by 2025.

The Director will be enthusiastic about growing a fundraising program and will have particularly confident knowledge of how to expand foundation relationships. A steady leader, the Director will know how to inspire enthusiasm in others and how to analyze data to maximize resources. The Director’s sophisticated leadership will aid in long-term strategic planning for the Joint Center.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • Record of building, leading, and managing an ambitious development program that advanced an organization’s mission and financial goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices of non-profit fundraising, including design of giving vehicles, basic financial planning, etc.
  • Record of success in establishing and implementing financial goals and strategies, identifying and analyzing challenges, and formulating creative solutions.
  • Record of successfully engaging senior leaders and Board members in the fundraising process.
  • Experience working with corporate and foundation partners building relationships to increase donations across various fundraising strategies.
  • Record of working closely with a chief executive as well as policy and senior strategy teams to develop concept papers and proposals on new areas of work and new areas of interest for funders.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Washington, DC Director
Chief Financial Officer (PIR) Public Interest Registry

Public Interest Registry is a unique non-profit organization that manages the .org domain, the internet domain of choice for non-profits and other organizations committed to doing good in the world. PIR seeks a Chief Financial Officer to oversee all aspects of its sophisticated financial model, which blends the characteristics of the non-profit sector and the fee-for-service domain name industry.

Public Interest Registry manages 10.3 million domain names worldwide that generate annual revenue of approximately $100M. As a non-profit organization with its own .org identity, however, PIR does not just manage website addresses: it runs multi-faceted programs that actively advance the ability of mission-driven organizations to use the internet and the .org domain safely and effectively.

Under the leadership of CEO Jonathon Nevett, a pioneer in the domain name industry, PIR has developed a 2019 strategic plan that calls for the expansion of its educational work. The Chief Financial Officer will be a key member of the executive management team directing this plan. S/he will lead the 6-person finance team to ensure PIR meets its financial targets and effectively manages resources, while also helping to sustain the organization’s reputation as a best place to work where employees are valued as whole individuals.

Are you ready to turn an already successful financial career to doing good? Interested candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • At least 15 years of broad progressively responsible experience leading a finance and accounting function.
  • Sophisticated approach to governance, risk, and control.
  • Strategic mindset with a record of innovation, particularly technological innovation.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish trust with stakeholders.
  • Ability to serve as an ethical role model to non-profit staff.
  • A relevant advanced degree (Master’s, CPA, CMA) is desired.
Reston, VA C-suite
Director of Foundation Relations (Polaris) Polaris

About Polaris

Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris acts as a catalyst to systematically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. By working with government leaders, the world’s leading technology corporations, and local partners, Polaris equips communities to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking. Its comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what it does—helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate. Polaris is headquartered in Washington, D.C., operates on a $12.7 million budget in 2019 and has approximately 105 staff members.

Position Description

Founded in 2002, Polaris is currently in a period of rapid growth in order to achieve a bold vision for an increased global presence and the introduction of new programs aimed at strategic interventions to disrupt human trafficking where it is occurring and restoring freedom to survivors.

As part of this growth, Polaris seeks a Director of Foundation Relations to join a nine-person development team charged with building organization’s financial support base from a wide range of funding sources including foundations, government, corporate, individual and earned revenue sources. The Director of Foundation Relations devises, leads and implements a comprehensive foundation and government funding strategy. In addition to being the lead architect of the foundation strategy, she/he develops solicitation and reporting materials, oversees engagement and communication with institutional funders and personally manages a portfolio of high value foundation and government donors and prospects.  In doing so, the Director of Foundation Relations works closely with staff on the program, finance and the Executive Team. Current institutional funders include the Kellogg, Walmart and NoVo foundations and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The total foundation and government portfolio represents approximately $6 million.

Responsibilities

Strategy and Leadership

  • In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, develops, implements, and assesses an overarching foundation and government funding strategy that aligns with Polaris’s mission and core program areas;
  • Writes, edits and finalizes LOIs, proposals, reports and other funder materials;
  • Conducts thorough prospecting and research to identify, prioritize new leads for foundation and government funding;
  • Expands the existing institutional funding portfolio by securing new sources of foundation and governing support; and
  • Meets annual revenue targets.

Collaboration

  • Frequently engage program directors and the Executive Team to develop LOIs, proposals, reports and other funder communications;
  • Mentor and supervise the Grant Writer
  • Contributes to the planning and execution of the Development team’s annual fundraising strategy and strategic plan;
  • Provides high level support and preparation to the CEO and CDO; and
  • Works closely with the Chief Program Officer, program directors and the finance team to develop budgets.

Relationship management

  • Develops and implements a multi channel funder engagement strategy to cultivate and advance relationships with institutional supporters;
  • Oversees and manages a multi year calendar of funding deadlines including LOIs, proposals, reports and other key donor communications;
  • Serves as a front line fundraiser by overseeing a portfolio of institutional funders and prospects by routinely communicating by phone, mail, email and personal visits; and
  • Expertly articulate Polaris’s value proposition to new and existing funders.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
  • Minimum eight years of professional work experience in a foundation and government funding capacity
  • Proven track record securing six and seven figures institutional grants
  • Ability to travel up to 25% to meet with foundation and government funders and prospects
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment across multiple programs and departments, including supervisory experience
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and attention to detail
  • Experience with research and prospect identification strategies
  • Solutions-oriented, collaborative, self-directed, and self-disciplined
  • Highly organized, reliable, and able to set and balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with federal grants management
  • Knowledge of international funding sources
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar Customer Relationship Management software
  • Commitment to and interest in social justice and human rights; specific interest in human trafficking.

Values Statement

The work of Polaris is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of its activities. Polaris looks for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and Polaris’ mission statement before submitting your application. You can find a full description of those values here.

 

Washington, DC Director
Executive Director (VFF) Vicente Ferrer Foundation

When Vicente Ferrer landed in Mumbai, India, in 1952, he felt an immediate connection to the plight of India’s rural farmers. Today the Vicente Ferrer Foundation (VFF) is a global organization working to eradicate extreme poverty and suffering in India. VFF USA seeks an Executive Director to lead fundraising in the United States and international partnerships across the U.S., Spain, and India.

How the Foundation Works

VFF dedicates itself to a whole-village approach that emphasizes self-sufficiency and a holistic approach that tackles not only the symptoms of poverty (such as poor nutrition and disease), but also the underlying disease—including education, women’s empowerment, environmental health, cultural development, community health, and recreation. Through whole-village and holistic methods, VFF helps people break the cycle of extreme poverty by addressing the interconnected web of issues affecting and holding back every impoverished family.

VFF’s methods empower local people in India to build up their own communities, to break down centuries of ingrained discrimination, and to take charge of their own lives. Its role is to identify and remove barriers to progress, while recognizing the people of India as the main players in the process of their own improvement.

The Executive Director Opportunity

Today the Vicente Ferrer Foundation comprises three organizations: the Rural Development Trust in India, Fundacion Vicente Ferrer in Spain, and Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA. All three work to to connect people globally in order to deliver local solutions that eradicate extreme poverty and suffering in India.

To continue growing, VFF USA seeks an Executive Director who can help it continue to perfect the unique balance of global and local. The Executive Director will help expand funding relationships in the U.S. and enhance collaborations with partner organizations abroad. VFF USA has opportunities to forge relationships with U.S. government agencies; to broaden its volunteer outreach and enhance its Board of Directors; and to continue building an integrated and effective U.S.-based outreach team that engages communities throughout the U.S.

Candidates with at least 10 years of experience in a humanitarian/social services organization or foundation with extensive fundraising experience are encouraged to apply. Spanish language ability is preferred.

Washington, DC C-suite
Director, Institutional Partnerships (Episcopal Relief) Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief & Development impacts the lives of over 3 million people annually, working in collaboration with church partners and other local organizations to facilitate healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities that are struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Episcopal Relief & Development also works around the world and in the US responding to and rebuilding after disasters. It respects the dignity of all people, views them as neighbors, and works alongside participants regardless of religious affiliation or background.

The Director, Institutional Partnerships is a new position that will significantly increase Episcopal Relief & Development’s capacity to garner funding from foundations, corporations and government funders. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Programs, the Director will lead an intra-departmental team to grow the portfolio of institutional donations.

The Director will be a strategic doer who excels at planning and executing strategic expansion of institutional partnerships, building internal structures to achieve institutional goals, and developing meaningful relationships with funding partners.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 7 years of experience developing and managing relationships with significant institutional funders, and at least 2 years managing staff.
  • Knowledge of and experience with institutions working outside of the U.S.; previous work in a faith-based environment is preferred.
  • Existing relationships with international funders is preferred.
  • Track record of leading and sustaining ambitious growth in funding from foundations and bilateral/multilateral donors.
  • Ability to translate technical programmatic information into compelling material that ignites the imagination of potential funders.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com.

New York, NY Director
Director, Human Resources Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief & Development impacts the lives of over 3 million people annually, working in collaboration with church partners and other local organizations to facilitate healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities that are struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Episcopal Relief & Development also works around the world and in the US responding to and rebuilding after disasters. It respects the dignity of all people, views them as neighbors, and works alongside participants regardless of religious affiliation or background.

Episcopal Relief & Development recognizes the central importance of a diverse and talented staff in our success. It seeks a Director, Human Resources who can help the organization reach the next level of excellence by translating organizational goals into HR policy and practice.

The Director is responsible for leading all areas of HR operations, including recruitment and talent management; learning, development, and team building; compensation; and compliance. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who can hire and develop leaders across the organization, advance effective teamwork, and work well with a diverse staff located around the world. Reporting to the VP, Finance and Operations, the Director will lead efforts to develop and retain the team that the organization has assembled and to continue aligning staff systems with the organization’s international development goals.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 7 years of experience in a non-profit organization; experience in an international organization is preferred.
  • Experience leading strategic HR initiatives, especially designing staff structures and managing talent.
  • Experience supporting a diverse, multi-cultural, and geographically distributed team; experience supporting an international team is preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a customer service philosophy of HR functions.
  • Knowledge of HR best practices and basic employment law, including federal, New York State and New York City legal requirements, such as EEO, ADA, workers’ compensation, wages and hours, etc.
  • Skill in employee relations and dispute resolution; ability to manage difficult situations with tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com.

New York, NY Director
Director of Campaign (Episcopal Relief) Episcopal Relief & Development

Episcopal Relief & Development impacts the lives of over 3 million people annually, working in collaboration with church partners and other local organizations to facilitate healthier, more fulfilling lives in communities that are struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Episcopal Relief & Development also works around the world and in the US responding to and rebuilding after disasters. It respects the dignity of all people, views them as neighbors, and works alongside participants regardless of religious affiliation or background.

Episcopal Relief & Development is seeking a Director of Campaign to lead the national, grassroots effort to deepen its connection with Episcopal Church members. Working closely with volunteer leadership, the Director will create campaign strategies, materials, and activities to build relationships with congregations and dioceses that will lead to increased donations.

Additionally, the Director provides strategic input into Episcopal Relief & Development’s individual giving program and will carry a donor portfolio to make personal solicitations for major and planned gifts.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 5 years of experience, including multi-year campaign fundraising.
  • Proven knowledge of developing and implementing cultivation strategies for multi-year fundraising campaign; experience with church or religion-based institutions preferred.
  • Experience developing and implementing fundraising strategies to increase donations across various fundraising streams, from grassroots and peer-to-peer to major gifts and planned giving.
  • Demonstrated skills coordinating and motivating volunteer leaders.
  • Experience developing compelling fundraising appeals in print and online.
New York, NY Director
Vice President of Development (Global Food Bank) Global FoodBanking Network

Food banking works: it is a proven solution for nourishing individuals and communities.

 

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is an international development organization dedicated to advancing this solution by creating a global network of food banks that provides immediate relief to people facing hunger.

 

GFN helps create food banks in communities where they are needed and supports food banks where they already exist. The GFN food bank network has grown steadily and immensely: in 2018, it increased the number of food-insecure and hungry people served by 670,000, expanded staff by 33%, and doubled revenue to $4.7M.

 

Under the leadership of President & CEO Lisa Moon, GFN is launching a new strategic plan in 2019 to continue this expansion. To support this effort, it has dedicated itself to expanding and diversifying its fundraising program and is hiring its first Vice President of Development to lead this effort.

 

Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President will lead a development team of four professionals spearheading all fundraising and corporate partnerships for the organization. The VP will set the short- and long-term strategic direction for the team and take responsibility for achieving the revenue goals to sustain GFN’s rapid growth. S/he will also serve on GFN’s executive management team, which is responsible for advancing the mission of hunger relief through the book banking model.

 

  • At least 10 years of experience in fundraising, including corporate partnership experience.
  • Track record of successfully building comprehensive fundraising programs and of developing strategies to diversify a donor base and increase annual revenue.
  • Proven ability to fundraise for programmatic work, with a record of securing 7-figure gifts from all constituencies and a passion for face-to-face donor cultivation.
  • Strong communication skills, with a proven ability to excite and inspire potential partners for a cause; proposal writing skills are essential.
  • Ability to balance long-term strategy and day-to-day donor outreach, including an active travel schedule.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; certification as a fundraising executive is preferred.
Chicago, IL
Planned Giving Officer (EDF) Environmental Defense Fund

The Environmental Defense Fund is an environmental advocacy group that advocates on the issues of global warming, ecosystems restoration, oceans, and human health, and uses science, economics and law to find environmental solutions that work.

 

The organization uses its scientific expertise to expose critical flaws in America’s chemical policy. Toxic chemicals are in everyday household products, food, and water: EDF works to protect health by reducing exposure to substances that may be harmful to humans, animals, and the land. EDF believes prosperity and environmental stewardship must go hand in hand. The organization is full of optimists with smart ideas making a huge difference. EDF has built strong partnerships across interests to ensure lasting success. EDF addresses today’s most urgent environmental challenges. Working in partnership with others, it focuses on where it’s best positioned to help, based on its strengths.

 

The Planned Giving Officer will lead and coordinate planned giving on the West Coast. The Officer will cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of current and prospective legacy donors in California; close bequests, charitable gift annuities, and other planned gifts through personalized correspondence, telephone calls and face to face visits.

 

EDF seeks a planned giving expert who is comfortable working at a fast pace, both in planning the strategic expansion of a fundraising program and in executing the plan through frequent visits to prospects and donors across the state of California. The Officer will be an experienced development professional with the skills and drive to implement all aspects of a comprehensive planned giving program. At the same time, the candidate will be able to provide partnership and support to the team of Planned Giving Officers. Reporting to the Director of Planned Giving the Planned Giving Officer will work in collaboration with the full planned giving team.

 

 

The ideal Planned Giving Officer will have:

 

  • 5 years of experience as a gift or estate planning professional.
  • Experience in outright gifts and revocable and irrevocable deferred giving vehicles; non-profit experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of planned giving vehicles and basic estate and financial planning.
  • Exceptional planning, organization, time management, analytical, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, including donors, corporate and individual fiduciaries, attorneys, accountants, financial custodians, surviving family members, and key internal partners within EDF.
  • Capacity to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people; adept at building relationships.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
West Coast,
Director of Development (Chrysler) Chrysler Museum of Art

Chrysler Museum of Art, has retained Development Resources inc. to lead its search for a Director of Development, who will provide leadership for a comprehensive and sophisticated fundraising program.

The Chrysler Museum of Art is one of the top three collections of glass in America, with a collection that spans the earliest periods of glass making to the present day and includes ancient pieces from Egypt, Rome, and the Islamic countries alongside international glass from Germany, Italy, England, the Czech Republic, and many other countries around the world.

Chrysler Museum seeks a Director of Development to develop and grow the donor base to provide financial support both for general Museum operations and for special projects by working with individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies.

Reporting to the Museum Director, The Director of Development will be responsible for cultivating and soliciting a portfolio of prospects and the stewardship of existing donors, supervising all integrated fundraising strategies, including membership/annual giving, capital campaigns, major and planned gifts, corporate giving, endowment campaigns, gift processing, data management and events.

Desired qualifications for this role include:

 

  • At least five to seven years of fundraising experience securing major gifts.
  • Experience building and leading a high-performing and comprehensive fundraising program.
  • Demonstrated ability to guide, manage, and support Board members and other fundraising volunteers.
  • Record of leading the development and execution of strategies that have successfully grown and diversified a donor base.
  • Experience managing a capital campaign.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for individual giving.
  • Record of securing 5-and 6-figure gifts.
  • Knowledge for the Hampton Roads philanthropic community.

Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree in a related field is preferred.

Norfolk, VA
Director of Leadership Gifts West Coast (Child Mind) Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute, a pioneering research and clinical institution which believes that no child should suffer from a mental health or learning disorder, is seeking a Director of Leadership Gifts to build relationships with grateful patients on the West Coast of the U.S. to help create a future where this vision is a reality.

The Child Mind Institute has provided gold-standard care to more than 8,000 families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. In a culture that struggles to understand mental disorders, the Institute’s New York-based team works every day to break down the walls that keep more children from getting help—advancing the science of the developing brain, delivering the highest standard of care, and empowering parents, professionals, and policymakers to support children where they need it most.

56% of the children served by the Child Mind Institute receive free or reduced-cost care. Families who utilize the Institute’s five clinical centers generate programmatic revenue that helps provide a comprehensive suite of care for patients without the same financial and social resources, and contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations generate $16M annually that supports research, public education campaigns, and treatment programs.

The Child Mind Institute seeks a Director of Leadership Gifts for the West Coast to help enhance its high-level individual donor program and maximize support for the Institute’s mission and vision. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Director of Leadership Gifts will leverage relationships with grateful patients to build and manage a principal gift pipeline in the region. S/he will implement major donor pipeline management systems, engage leaders and senior staff from across the Institute, and personally cultivate prospects as both donors and volunteers.

 

The ideal Director of Leadership Gifts will have:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the fundraising program of a non-profit organization, including at least some experience in a healthcare or medical research environment.
  • Expert understanding of the principles and best practices of principal donor pipeline development and portfolio management.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and steward long-term relationships with high-level donors.
  • Record of soliciting and securing 6- and 7-figure gifts.
  • Prior success at forging relationships with grateful patients and deepening their engagement.
  • Experience collaborating with medical professionals to identify funding needs and develop proposals that support clinical care and research initiatives.
  • Record of partnering with senior leaders and Board members.
  • Exceptional communications skills necessary to discuss emotionally challenging issues with diverse audience.
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative, with the ability to prioritize, take the lead on major relationships, and follow projects through to completion.
West Coast, Director
Development Officer, Annual Giving (Mercy) Mercy Medical Center

Mercy Health Services seeks a Development Officer, Annual Giving to expand individual giving to Mercy Medical Center, a community-driven Baltimore healthcare institution.

Mercy Medical Center has a distinguished history of serving the Baltimore, MD community since its founding in 1871. Following the example set by its founding Sisters of Mercy, the Medical Center has set a standard for providing compassionate care to residents of Baltimore and surrounding areas for more than 100 years. During that time, it has evolved into one of the region’s premier healthcare providers. By attracting respected physician leaders, Mercy has carefully built centers of excellence in women’s services, orthopedics, cancer care, digestive health, and a variety of surgical specialties, while maintaining its traditional strength in primary care and community medicine.

Mercy Medical Center seeks a Development Officer, Annual Giving to strategize, design, and execute the annual giving program at Mercy Health Services, including all giving under $10K. The Development Officer will use a variety of approaches, including direct marketing and in-person solicitations. S/he is responsible for identifying and qualifying prospective donors, cultivating positive relationships, and directly soliciting donations at the intermediate level (between $1K and $9,999).

The ideal Development Officer will be a good analyst and relationship builder. She will be enthusiastic about engaging stakeholders of all backgrounds, building networks among donors and volunteers, and developing broad-based partnerships, and will be able to marshal analysis of data to support these activities. S/he will have a record that demonstrates good instincts, creativity, and persistence in managing long-term donor relationships; a trustworthy and sincere demeanor that comes across equally with a diverse range of people; and excellent organizational skills necessary to work in the multi-faceted fundraising program of a complex institution. The ideal Development Officer will have experience applying these skills successfully in community-driven and Baltimore-based organizations.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in non-profit development; experience in a healthcare institution is preferred but not required.
  • Experience developing and executing all aspects of multi-channel direct marketing campaigns; knowledge of a range of contemporary direct mail techniques.
  • Experience analyzing donor records to identify fundraising opportunities and design successful messaging.
  • Experience managing a donor pipeline and designing and making successful face-to-face asks.
  • Comfort managing affinity groups and deepening members’ participation in fundraising.
  • Experience working with program staff to identify and pursue funding opportunities to meet specific department needs.
  • In-depth knowledge of Baltimore philanthropic communities desired.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge preferred.
Baltimore, MD
Director of Business Development (Vitamin Angels) Vitamin Angels

Nearly 2 billion people around the world do not get crucial nutrients in their diets, and nearly 1 billion of those are severely underfed. Malnutrition among children is not just a public health challenge but a social crisis, putting generations at risk of illnesses that threaten health, life, and livelihood.

In less than 25 years, VA has become the largest mobilizer and distributor of essential micronutrients to the global community of health organizations. VA began with a focused effort to deliver vitamin A to a few hundred thousand children in a handful of countries. Today it reaches nearly 53 million beneficiaries in 66 countries.

To support its field programs, VA generates revenue from private individuals, foundations, and businesses that entrust VA with the resources to fulfill its mission. Much of VA’s revenue is derived from corporate cause-marketing agreements with the dietary supplement and natural products industries, as well as through corporate contributions of commodities manufactured to VA’s finished product specifications. This revenue model is driven by  entrepreneurial individuals drawing upon private sector sales and marketing know-how, sound business practices, and a proven and innovative cause-marketing approach that retains significant potential upside for revenue expansion.

Today Vitamin Angels seeks a Director of Business Development (DBD) to oversee all of its revenue streams. While the initial focus of this position is on growing the successful corporate partnership program, the DBD is also responsible for expanding to other revenue verticals, such as grants/foundations, individual donors, events, and gift-in-kind donations. The DBD will lead the development team to meet revenue goals by building long-term partnerships, generating demand, and ensuring the division operates efficiently to meet objectives and targets. This position directly supervises and is a critical guide to the account management team.

The ideal Director of Business Development will have:

  • Minimum of eight years of successful experience directing sales with a global organization.
  • Experience creating strategic and operating plans that align sales efforts with organizational goals through a methodical and replicable approach that delivers results.
  • Proficient computer and donor database management skills.
  • Familiarity with demand generation and conversion for individuals in an e-commerce space as well as experience driving on/offline retail sales.
  • Knowledge of how to work with marketing to develop go-to-market plans for cause marketing purposes.
  • Familiarity with the concepts of venture philanthropy, cause-related marketing, and/or brand management.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a specialty area that delivers skill sets relevant to fundraising (e.g., international relations, marketing and/or sales, brand management, etc.); Master’s degree in related discipline preferred.
Santa Barbara, CA Director
Vice President & Chief Development Officer (YCCF) York County Community Foundation

The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) is one of the fastest- growing community foundations in Pennsylvania because it has stepped forward to play a central role in creating a vibrant York County. Tapping into the region’s long-held philanthropic spirit and community pride, YCCF engages donors, provides community leadership, invests in high-impact initiatives, and builds an endowment for future generations.

 

This is a great time to join the York County Community Foundation team. Yorkers know YCCF as a highly-capable and trustworthy institution that plays a key leadership role in building a great community. There is ample opportunity for fruitful conversations with receptive and generous donors. With a recently launched marketing campaign, the YCCF brand is becoming more recognizable as the undisputed first choice for endowed charitable giving in York County. Today, YCCF seeks a Vice President & Chief Development Officer to capitalize on this work and expand philanthropic giving.

 

The opportunity

As a member of the senior team, YCCF’s Vice President & Chief Development Officer will inspire Board members and staff to be ambassadors for the Foundation while leading a development team that achieves measurable objectives toward its strategic priorities.

 

The CDO is responsible for creating and implementing strategies for asset development, donor relations, and professional advisor outreach, as well as for crafting compelling messaging with the assistance of the Marketing and Communications Director. The Vice President & Chief Development Officer’s team includes the Donor Services Officer, Marketing and Communications Director, and the Development Administrator.

 

The qualifications

YCCF is seeking a proactive and energetic CDO who can facilitate dynamic organizational growth. Ideal candidates will have at least six years’ experience leading a donor-centered fundraising team as well as considerable experience soliciting major and planned gifts. YCCF is an innovative promoter, steward, and champion for philanthropy in York County. The CDO must embody the values of the organization while demonstrating a track record of successful cultivation and stewardship, planned giving achievement, organizational leadership, and creative approaches to philanthropy.

 

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