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Major Gift Officer WAMU 88.5

Energetic Major Gift Officer for prominent public radio station (Washington, DC)

WAMU 88.5 is the leading public radio station for news and information in the Washington, DC area, striving to be the most respected and trusted voice in the world of traditional and emerging media.

Since 1961, when WAMU made its first broadcast from American University, it has delivered programming to an audience that now totals almost 1 million listeners on-air, online, and on-demand.

WAMU’s regular and special programming reflects the unique environment of the DC metro region and is seen as a significant asset to the nation’s capital.

Today WAMU seeks a Major Gift Officer to leverage significant growth in membership, listenership, and revenue over the last 5 years.

The ideal Major Gift Officer will be passionate about the content that WAMU 88.5 works to produce and will serve as an ambassador to a membership base that is dedicated to the news and local content that WAMU is known for. The MGO will be someone that is eager to grow a major giving portfolio from scratch, who is comfortable taking the lead and working independently to achieve their goals. The MGO is expected to conduct frequent meetings with donors, ensuring that they are kept informed on how their gifts are making a difference. The ideal candidate’s background will include:

  • At least three years of successful individual major giving experience.
  • Knowledge of the principles of major donor pipeline management and successful track record of moving donors into higher giving brackets.
  • Experience developing tailored cultivation and stewardship plans that exhibit an exceptional understanding of others’ priorities, motivations, and interests.
  • Competency in prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and donor relations.
  • Capacity to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people; adept at building relationships with donors, leadership, and Board members.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, flexible, collegial, goal-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required.
Washington, DC
President & CEO (JMM) James Madison's Montpelier

Visionary President & CEO to lead an ambitious historic institution(Montpelier Station, VA)

James Madison’s Montpelier seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial, and dynamic President & CEO to bring a Founding Father’s home into today’s Constitutional conversation.

Montpelier is not just the home of one of America’s Founding Fathers. It is the place where James Madison conceived the foundational ideas of constitutional democracy. It is an institution that tells the whole truth of American history, with an engaged community of descendants of the enslaved community whose labor supported Madison’s plantation. It is a public archaeology program that reveals more every day about life in early America, not only for the elite, but for overseers and enslaved laborers as well.

The Opportunity

Today Montpelier seeks a President & CEO to lead its exciting programs at a key moment in its evolution. As it embarks on its third decade, Montpelier is poised to become a site of national importance with an international voice. With a state-of-the-art collection and newly streamlined operations, it is ready to marshal its resources to show how a national historic site can create new spaces of exploration and, in the process, energize a new generation.

The next President & CEO of Montpelier will be a key figure in achieving this vision. This leader will work with the Board of Directors to build both the business and the brand of Montpelier. The President & CEO will develop and implement a strategic vision, lead a staff of 53 full-time and 60 part-time employees and serve as Montpelier’s chief fundraiser, brand builder, and ambassador to the public. The successful candidate will achieve four core goals:

  • Grow philanthropic and commercial revenue to achieve a sustainable operation and growing endowment;
  • Inspire, energize, and motivate staff throughout Montpelier, establishing a clear vision of a transformative visitor experience and reinforcing the contributions of all staff to achieving it;
  • Oversee and direct operations to ensure Montpelier’s core business effectiveness; and
  • Position Montpelier as a site of national importance with an international voice that is relevant to Madisonian ideas and modern challenges.

 

Qualifications

Requirements for this position include:

  • 10 years of successful experience in a senior leadership role, including experience leading business growth and change management processes and working with a Board of Directors.
  • Advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrated ability to increase funds for an institution and engage major donors.
  • Track record of elevating an organization’s public profile/market share.
  • Ability to work in an entrepreneurial manner and establish strategic partnerships.
  • Ability to formulate and articulate an inspiring strategic vision; polished communication skills.
  • Experience managing budgets with fiscal responsibility.

 

Preferred characteristics include:

  • Proven non-profit fundraising ability with knowledge of regional and national philanthropic communities.
  • Familiarity with marketing and historic tourism.
  • Experience in or understanding of non-profit management, including experience guiding and facilitating a diverse non-profit Board.
  • Knowledge of or interest in American constitutional issues and their impact in contemporary society.
Montpelier Station, VA
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 to engage new members of the civil defense bar and to ensure the legal interests of business, insurers, and individuals are guarded.

The new Chief Executive Officer will lead the design and implementation of a 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 new CEO will have wide latitude to evaluate existing efforts and establish a broad vision of member outreach, program 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.

 

Chicago, IL C-suite
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer (AARP) AARP

Chief Information Officer at AARP (Washington, DC)

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age.

With a nationwide presence and nearly 37 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial resilience, and personal fulfillment. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. AARP advocates for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as by helping its members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.

AARP is conducting a search for an experienced and highly qualified Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) accountable for defining and delivering IT strategy and capabilities across the enterprise to join its dynamic team of professionals. The CIO at AARP is a key contributor to the enterprise’s strategy and planning process and will be responsible both for IT operations and for technology and digital innovation. This role offers a truly unique opportunity for a forward thinking senior leader to lead an organization of 134 professionals across multiple disciplines to drive the technology solutions to support AARP’s social mission and membership growth strategy and enhance the customer experience.

The CIO will take the reins at a pivotal time in AARP’s history, as it navigates the rapidly changing world of cloud technology, digital trends, data regulations, information security, and the multi-generational needs of the 50+ consumer.

Based in Washington, DC, the CIO will report to AARP’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and lead a team of 8 direct reports. The CIO will be responsible for four core areas of IT Strategy, IT Leadership, IT Team Development, and IT Operations; will have P&L responsibility for a budget of $126.1 million; and will manage 200 plus vendors.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A dynamic and visionary leader with a record of achieving results individually and through others.
  • A strategic thinker with demonstrated ability to achieve and implement strategies.
  • A seasoned management professional who can make a key contribution to the formulation and execution of the enterprise’s technology and digital strategies.
  • An excellent communicator with the capability to articulate the enterprise’s technology and digital strategy into sound business plans that support the enterprise strategy.
  • A charismatic partner who can motivate and influence employees, business partners, the executive team, and the Board of Directors.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for AARP. Applications can be submitted at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions or via email to search@driconsulting.com.

162230 Washington, DC VP
Director of Advocacy (FV) FairVote

Director of Advocacy (Washington, DC)

FairVote (FV) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that champions non-partisan electoral reforms that give voters better choices, a stronger voice, and a more representative democracy.

Since its founding in 1992, FairVote has been the leading national voice behind ranked choice voting (RCV) and the Fair Representation Act, the reforms that are most critical to its mission. Its trailblazing work on these and other initiatives have won high-profile electoral reforms at the local, state, and national levels. Currently, FairVote is experiencing an exciting surge of interest in its efforts and is very well-positioned for significant growth and impact. To that end, it is looking for a dynamic campaign leader to join its management team and help seize this moment for structural reform.

Position Summary

The Director of Advocacy will lead the development and execution of a campaign to make RCV the norm for national, state, and local elections. This full-time position serves as a member of the senior management team and executes holistic strategies that achieve major wins and create a tipping point for national adoption of RCV. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Advocacy collaborates with FairVote’s program team and reform allies and leverages FairVote Action to advance a string of high-impact voting reforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and drive FairVote’s advocacy campaigns to advance RCV.
  • Execute FairVote’s plans for engaging and coordinating current and new national partners and strengthen relationships with them to build a strong coalition for change.
  • Play a key role in developing and overseeing strategies to advance RCV in Congress and for all parties to use RCV in their presidential nomination process.
  • Work with the outreach team as it builds support for FairVote reforms among individuals in states and finds opportunities to partner with state and local groups.
  • Represent and serve as a spokesperson for FairVote at external convenings.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 8 to 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in national issue advocacy and political campaigns.
  • At least 5 years in management and 3 years in a senior management role.
  • Experience leading coalition-based efforts to effect change and build a movement.
  • Deep understanding of modern campaign tactics, data, and targeting, with ability to evaluate and execute plans with a strong field component.
  • Outstanding political judgment and ability to work across the political spectrum for FairVote reforms.
  • Ability to negotiate, forge consensus, resolve conflicts, and strategically disagree.
  • Outstanding communication, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Willingness to work campaign hours and travel as needed.
  • Ability to appreciate and contribute to an environment that values integrity, adaptability, reliability, collaboration, a commitment to learning, and a sense of humor.

Compensation

FairVote offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, which includes fully-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, transportation benefits, and generous parental and personal leave policies.

62909 Washington, DC
Director of Communications (FV) FairVote

FairVote (FV) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that champions non-partisan electoral reforms that give voters better choices, a stronger voice, and a more representative democracy.

Since its founding in 1992, FairVote has been the leading national voice behind ranked choice voting (RCV) and the Fair Representation Act, the reforms that are most critical to its mission. Its trailblazing work on these and other initiatives have won high-profile electoral reforms at the local, state, and national levels. Currently, FairVote is experiencing an exciting surge of interest in its efforts and is very well-positioned for significant growth and impact. To that end, it is looking for a dynamic and creative high-level communications professional and strategist to join its management team and help seize this moment for structural reform.

Position Summary

The Director of Communications will lead the development and execution of a cohesive and holistic communications strategy. This full-time position serves as a member of FairVote’s senior management team and contributes at a high level to advance its reform goals nationally and in partnership with state and local allies. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Communications will leverage FairVote’s national leadership of ranked choice voting (RCV) and its success in catalyzing a string of high-impact voting reforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategically elevate key messages to advance FairVote’s mission and raise its profile as a national organization for electoral reform.
  • Serve as a strategic communications and campaigns lead, strategically leveraging traditional and social media; as RCV gains national momentum, provide rapid response to positive and negative coverage of RCV and FairVote’s other reforms.
  • Introduce new and creative approaches to storytelling and provide training to FairVote staff and partners to become spokespeople and effective messengers.
  • Serve as FairVote lead on all media relations.
  • Develop and execute communication strategies with national and local reform allies.
  • Effective manage a growing communications team and tap existing communications assets to deliver results.

Qualifications

  • 8 to 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in strategic communications, press and media outreach, and or campaign management and issue advocacy.
  • At least 5 years in management and 3 years in a senior management role.
  • Proven track record of launching major, innovative national and state communications campaigns designed to effect change and build a movement.
  • Experience working with or at a major marketing, public relations, or advertising firm is preferred.
  • Outstanding political judgment and ability to work across the political spectrum for FairVote reforms.
  • Ability to use a mix of media to achieve advocacy goals (including print and digital, social media platforms, in-person presentations, videos, brochures, etc. to reach and persuade specific audiences).
  • Excellent writing, editing, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to appreciate and contribute to an environment that values integrity, adaptability, reliability, collaboration, a commitment to learning, and a sense of humor.

Compensation

FairVote offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, which includes fully-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, transportation benefits, and generous parental and personal leave policies.

62909 Washington, DC Director
Director, Law Firm Pro Bono Project (PBI) Pro Bono Institute

Director to expand pro bono legal services and access to justice (Washington, D.C.)

Founded in 1996, Pro Bono Institute (PBI) explores and identifies new approaches to, and resources for, the provision of legal services to the poor, disadvantaged, and other individuals or groups unable to secure legal assistance to address critical problems. PBI supports, enhances, and transforms the pro bono efforts of major law firms, in-house legal departments, and public interest organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Rather than providing direct legal services, PBI is a catalyst, administering projects that support, guide, and inspire legal institutions to enhance access to justice.

The Law Firm Pro Bono Project provides a wide range of services to larger law firms (firms with at least 50 lawyers), including administering the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge® Initiative; webinars and regional meetings; empirical research, surveys, and publications; a clearinghouse of materials and information; and confidential, individualized consulting services.

Pro Bono Institute seeks a Director for its Law Firm Pro Bono Project. The ideal Director will be a creative, energetic, and experienced professional ready to lead the Law Firm Pro Bono Project. The Director should be an entrepreneurial visionary who can see the big picture and who is also able to roll up their sleeves and get things done. The Director should be an expert and strategic leader who understands the modern law firm pro bono landscape.

Interested candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • JD required, with at least 10 years of experience practicing law.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in practice at a law firm with a demonstrated commitment to pro bono, with a minimum of 5 years in a pro bono management role.
  • Knowledge of and experience with public interest or legal services organizations.
  • Ability to collaborate with a small staff, including with PBI’s President and other senior staff, volunteers and leadership, and a wide range of stakeholders from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to administer complex projects that require peer input.
  • Ability to recognize areas for growth and develop creative, problem-solving initiatives.
  • Understanding and recognition of PBI’s successful past, with a vision for the future that can be adapted to keep up with the times.
  • Commitment to advancing organizational standards and priorities in both content and operations.
  • Experience setting clear priorities and success in driving a strong, results-oriented agenda that ties back to PBI’s long-term goals and strategy.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Pro Bono Institute. All of DRi‘s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to search@driconsulting.com.

760823 Washington, DC Director
Senior Director of Strategic Philanthropy (WWF) World Wildlife Fund

Leading conservation organization seeks Senior Director to engage principal donors (Washington, DC)

The World Wildlife Fund seeks a Senior Director of Strategic Philanthropy to serve as a primary relationship-builder with high-net worth donors and prospects to secure essential resources for WWF’s vital goals.

For almost 60 years, the World Wildlife Fund has been protecting life on our planet—including our own. As the world’s leading conservation organization fighting to restore species and their habitats, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than one million members in the United States and close to five million globally.

In 2014, WWF adopted a new global strategy that focuses on strengthening local communities’ ability to directly conserve the natural resources they depend on and that are coming under increasing threat from global warming, deforestation, and other dangerous trends. WWF helps transform both markets and policies to reduce the strain caused by commodity production and consumption and ensure the value of nature is reflected among community, government, and business decision makers.

WWF’s work attracts passionate high-net-worth donors, and the development team establishes close working relationships with these highly energized individuals. The organization seeks a highly-motivated relationship builder to serve as Senior Director of Philanthropy, a key role on this team.

The Senior Director will develop, implement, and replicate best practices in relationship-based donor management, working both individually and with leaders, program staff, and the development team, and remaining in front of donors as much as possible, to develop positive and deep relationships.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a passionate, curious, and self-motivated professional who will work enthusiastically and collaboratively to seize opportunities. The Senior Director will have:

  • At least 12 years of experience in non-profit development with a focus on significant gifts; at least some experience in a large, complex organizational setting (e.g., international advocacy, think tank, university, etc.).
  • Ability to serve as a key member of the principal giving team with individual responsibility for securing $5 to $10M in new revenue annually.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and best practices of non-profit major/ principal gifts development (or a closely related relationship management process).
  • Track record of developing and implementing fundraising goals and strategies for donors rated at the $500K level and above.
  • Ability to succeed within a consensus-building culture: strong work ethic, collaboration, and strong written and verbal skills are essential at WWF.
  • Strong commitment to WWF’s mission, goals, and values.

Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for the World Wildlife Fund. Candidates can view all of DRi’s searches at www.driconsulting.com/ positions/ or apply via email at search@driconsulting.com.

166973 Washington, DC Director
Vice President of Advancement (GN) Gen Next Foundation

Vice President of Advancement to join a team driving prosperity for future generations (Orange County, CA)

Gen Next is a group of successful leaders who seek to harness competition and entrepreneurship to solve the greatest generational challenges of our time.

The Gen Next network acts through three organizations that orchestrate a comprehensive set of programmatic, philanthropic, and political activities designed to address three areas where short-term thinking threatens the success and prosperity of future generations: education reform, economic opportunity, and global security.

The Gen Next Foundation plays a key role in this work as the network’s innovative philanthropic and entrepreneurial arm.

Adopting a venture philanthropy approach that combines the heart of an NGO with the approach of an entrepreneur, the Foundation incubates and grows ventures that deploy high-risk, forward-looking, and high-impact ideas. The Foundation’s early efforts have shown that the private sector can, and should, lead where government alone cannot. Leveraging these results, it seeks to ramp up its work to develop solutions that can propel society, communities, and families toward a brighter future.

At this exciting time in the Foundation’s trajectory, it seeks a Vice President of Advancement to tap, build, and deploy a dynamic donor community and to be a key asset on the leadership team. The Vice President of Advancement will build the Foundation’s internal development machine with an obsessive eye toward the data, analytics, operations, relationships, and community that achieve a multi-million recurring revenue model. The VP will coordinate closely with team members to develop relationships and steward future donors and will build a donor engagement framework with defined donor circles, KPIs, and stewardship plans.

The ideal candidate will be a savvy and effective operator who can seize the opportunity to bolster the engagement of the membership base while optimizing it for broader giving. Specific qualifications include:

  • At least 8 to 10 years of fundraising experience, including experience soliciting and stewarding $100K+ gifts.
  • Record of building and expanding a national fundraising network.
  • Demonstrated ability to enthusiastically balance responsibilities and priorities in an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Experience working successfully across diverse and remote teams.
  • Ability to build relationships with high-level leaders and entrepreneurs.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Gen Next Foundation. View and apply to all DRi searches here or via email to search@driconsulting.com.

760823 Orange County, CA
President & CEO (NMA) Navy Mutual Aid Association

President and CEO to lead a globally-ranked financial services firm for military service members (Washington, DC)

The Navy Mutual Aid Association seeks a President and CEO to lead a federally recognized Veterans Service Organization with an A+ rating, $3B in assets, and a 98%+ membership retention rate.

Navy Mutual provides affordable life insurance and annuities to active duty, reserve/guard, and retired service members in any branch of the United States military or uniformed services. It safeguards the financial security of the nation’s bravest as they safeguard the security of the country and its people.

With the heart of a nonprofit organization and the business savvy of a for-profit enterprise, Navy Mutual has successfully adapted to continually changing financial environments for more than 140 years to offer members support that is like family.

Today Navy Mutual seeks a President and CEO to lead the enterprise in sustaining its values-driven services far into the future. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President and CEO will provide comprehensive leadership for the continued success of the association by crafting, articulating, and driving Navy Mutual’s strategy and vision, overseeing the effective operationalization of its strategic plan, and serving as the organization’s primary liaison to all stakeholders.

The ideal candidate for this role will be a strong leader who can take the helm of an organization with multi-faceted operations and staff. At a minimum, the candidate will have:

  • 15 years of leadership and/or business experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Distinguished sea-service record (Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, NOAA, and/or USPHS).
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and execute a vision for an organization’s long-term future.
  • Experience leading a large, diverse staff and fostering a collaborative, results-oriented culture.
  • Thoughtful servant leadership style dedicated to member and beneficiary services.
  • Financial acumen and ability to learn complex financial, actuarial, and investment concepts.
  • Ability to serve as an articulate and inspiring spokesperson.
  • Highest level of personal and professional integrity.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.
760823 Washington, DC
Chief Financial Officer (PDS) Public Defender Service of Washington, DC

Chief Financial Officer at one of the country’s premier public defenders (Washington, D.C.)

The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) is a national model for public defenders.

A federally funded, independent organization, PDS provides and promotes quality legal representation to indigent adults and children facing a loss of liberty in the District of Columbia. Its work has earned admiration across the nation, and it aims to continue raising the bar to an ever-higher level in the coming years.

PDS seeks a Chief Financial Officer to lead its 7-person finance team. The team supports the organization by working with the Office of Management and Budget, as well as the United States Congress, to ensure that all financial information is accurate, documented, and reported. Using an Oracle-based financial and procurement system hosted by the Department of Interior’s Interior Business Center, the CFO has broad authority for planning and executing all aspects of the budget and general financial management.

The ideal Chief Financial Officer will have a successful track record of managing budgets and reporting for both federal and private entities. The CFO must be able to understand the complex moving pieces within an organization and remain agile in their thinking and recommendations. The CFO who can do this work will have a detailed knowledge of financial systems that will allow them to formulate strategy and connect it to tactical decision-making.

Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive federal financial management responsibility, including interpretation of federal appropriations law.
  • 2 years of financial management responsibility in a non-federal work setting is preferred.
  • Familiarity with federal budgetary regulations and standards.
  • Experience formulating OMB and Congressional budgets.
  • Understanding of the federal budget process.
  • Ability to communicate complex financial data to individuals without a financial background.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, public administration, or related field preferred.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. To apply, please submit to DRi:

  1. a resume
  2. a short cover letter that clearly states the capacities in which you have worked with the federal appropriations process — this information is required for best consideration

A complete list of DRi‘s searches is available at www.driconsulting.com/positions.

760823 Washington, DC C-suite
Chief Executive Officer (LightHawk) LightHawk

LightHawk accelerates conservation success through the powerful perspective of flight.

LightHawk seeks out conservation projects and partners where it knows it can make a significant contribution. It then serves as a consultant, co-designing flight campaigns to achieve relevant and important conservation outcomes, educational objectives, and outreach strategies.

This work depends on a network of 300 volunteer pilots who donate expertise, time, aircraft, and fuel to support projects, making flight support free of direct cost to LightHawk’s partners.

Today LightHawk seeks an energetic, aspirational, goal-oriented Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead all aspects of the organization to even greater heights. The CEO is the public face of LightHawk to volunteer pilots, donors, and partner organizations, as well as to diverse government entities. Overseeing the fundraising, administrative, operational, fiscal, and risk management functions, the CEO leads a staff of 11 employees. Approximately one-half are based in administrative headquarters in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The others (primarily program staff) telecommute via home offices located throughout the U.S.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for LightHawk. A complete list of qualifications is available in the job description (on the DRi website). Applications can be submitted via the website or via email to search@driconsulting.com.

760823 Denver, CO C-suite
Director of Major Gifts (FINCA) FINCA International

Beginning from the simple premise that access to finance can unlock productivity, FINCA International grew a global microfinance network and is now the majority shareholder of FINCA Impact Finance, which provides financial services to 2.3 million clients across 20 countries.

FINCA advances its charitable mission of poverty alleviation by accelerating the growth of social enterprises that create new economic opportunities and greater resiliency among households living under $5 a day.

This work depends on FINCA’s belief that market-based solutions are critical to creating lasting change. As a global leader in microfinance for more than 30 years, FINCA is now engaged in creating and supporting social enterprises that address international development’s most intractable problems.

FINCA’s fundraising team weaves stakeholders together in this mission through a direct marketing program; a relationship-driven major donor program; and strategic foundation and government partnerships. FINCA International seeks a Director of Major Gifts to lead an innovative individual fundraising program that engages donors in FINCA’s distinctive social enterprises through both traditional giving opportunities as well as impact investing.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Business Development and External Relations, the Director of Major Gifts manages a national donor portfolio and leads a small team of Major Gift Officers to grow major donor relationships from a significant direct mail pool of high-wealth prospects.

The ideal Director of Major Gifts will be an entrepreneurial frontline fundraiser who has experience building a major donor base. An interest in emerging models of investment-based philanthropy is important, as well as the ability to understand and communicate these financial models effectively. Specific qualifications include:

  • Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in a fundraising role, with at least 5 years in frontline major gifts.
  • Previous work for an international NGO, preferably an organization with a focus on economic development, or other relevant international experience.
  • Prior experience leveraging an annual giving program to build a major donor base.
  • Record of securing and stewarding five- and six-figure contributions.
  • Strong communication skills, including excellent listening skills and an ability to distill complex information into tailored messages.
  • Personal commitment to and passion for the mission and vision of FINCA.
  • Experience managing and mentoring frontline fundraisers or demonstrated potential for this work.

There is a preference for a candidate based in Washington, DC, but FINCA will consider remote work with regular travel to DC for exceptional candidates.

21855%2C16212172 Washington, DC
Director of Development (MCSF) Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Director of Development to enhance high-level individual investor program in the PNW and CA region (Alexandria, VA)

Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. For more than 55 years, we’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation awards don’t just avert individual hardship; they create opportunity for those who are driven by more than personal success. Statistics show that by the time they’re ready to enter careers, children of Marine families outperform their peers by a nearly 2 to 1 margin. 90% of MCSF scholarship recipients graduate or are on track to do so—a rate that is nearly twice the national average.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is expanding efforts to grow its investor base in the Pacific Northwest and California region. The development team is working together to support the nationwide accessibility of scholarship recipients by increasing support in these regions. The existing network of investors, volunteers, supporters, and scholarship alumni put the Scholarship Foundation on a footing to scale the challenges ahead.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation seeks a Director of Development to help enhance its high-level individual investor program, maximizing support for MCSF’s mission and vision.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Development will leverage relationships in the Pacific Northwest and California to generate support, to complete a $225M fundraising campaign. The Director of Development will design and implement a high-level investor pipeline management system, engage leaders and senior staff from across MCSF, and personally cultivate prospects.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • At least 4 years of experience in non-profit development or the equivalent face-to-face sales experience with proven revenue results.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate, and steward long-term investor relationships that expand an investor base, increase revenue, and advance foundation goals.
  • Record of soliciting and securing 5- and 6-figure gifts; experience soliciting both annual and campaign gifts is useful.
  • Experience in and exposure to the Marine Corps/military service is preferred; passion for serving Marine Corps families is essential.
  • Ability to communicate and establish a positive rapport with key C-level executives, experienced philanthropists, charitable foundations, corporations, and senior-level individuals.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or customer tracking databases.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
760823 Alexandria, VA Director
Executive Director (ISH) International Student House

ISH-DC was founded in 1936 as Washington, DC’s first residence for racially and culturally diverse students. A member of International Houses Worldwide (IHWW), ISH-DC delivers an exceptional living experience to a highly diverse international community of graduate students, professional interns, and visiting scholars who describe the House as world-changing for them.

Through a close-knit community, leadership development activities, public programs, and high-profile special events, ISH-DC has promoted intercultural dialogue, life-long connections, and global citizenship among more than 15,000 alumni, who have gone onto high levels of government, business, academia, and journalism.

The Board of ISH-DC seeks an experienced leader and manager to serve as the public face of this prestigious organization. Drawing on the organization’s well-regarded programs and reputation among senior leaders in the nation’s capital, the Board and the next Executive Director will work collaboratively to continue ISH-DC’s growth in four key dimensions: revenue generation, marketing, financial management, and governance.

The ideal Executive Director will bring to ISH-DC:

  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience, and at least 5 years in a role with staff and budget management.
  • Experience in an institution serving young adults of diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Broad experience across leadership functions, including non-profit management, fundraising, education, and program development.
  • Familiarity with high-level relationship-building in the Washington, DC region.
  • Commitment to ISH-DC’s core values of diversity and inclusion, international dialogue, and global citizenship.
1506733 Washington, DC C-suite
Head of School (CA) Carmel Academy

Head to lead Jewish day school with dynamic educational programs. (Greenwich, CT)

Carmel Academy is a TK-8 day school that welcomes families from throughout Connecticut, Westchester County, and New York City to its charming 17-acre campus, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. As a religiously diverse community by design, Carmel Academy welcomes students from all branches of Judaism and produces graduates who can think critically about themselves and the world, are committed to a personal Jewish life, and embrace the diverse traditions in the Jewish community.

With recognized excellence and strong high-school placement outcomes, Carmel’s core educational philosophy is a whole-child approach rooted in experiential learning and differentiated instruction. Carmel Academy teachers set high expectations and use their creativity to tailor instruction to each student’s specific needs, strengths, and learning style. The school offers two programs of study: the Core Program and the PALS (Providing Alternative Learning Strategies) Program, a unique and integrated special education model for children with learning differences. Carmel’s experience-based and custom-developed curriculum weaves together general and Judaic studies throughout the day, enabling students to connect classroom learning to the world around them.

Carmel Academy is seeking an inspiring leader with the intelligence, curiosity, and spiritual depth to raise this distinctive school to new heights, working with dedicated teachers and administrators, passionate parents, and a strong Board. Competitive candidates will possess:

  • Proven track record as an organizational leader and/or educational administrator.
  • Vision to advance the academic program – maintaining the rigor of both secular and Judaic instruction – and to continually improve student learning outcomes.
  • Ability to sustain a strong sense of community in an environment that is religiously diverse by design.
  • Capacity to deliver on the promise of individualized instruction for students.
  • Capacity to attract, retain, and manage great teachers and administrators, and to model the importance of professional growth and development.
  • Business savvy to increase enrollment by making a compelling case for selecting Carmel.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to be persuasive, patient, or steadfast as situations demand.
  • Analytical, insightful, and creative skill sets, and ability to articulate and promote Carmel’s competitive advantages among varied constituencies.
  • Charisma, warmth, and sincerity, with the ability to quickly build trust and make connections.
  • Capacity and desire to engage in fundraising.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for Carmel Academy, which encourages nominations for this position and expressions of interests from candidates who are inspired by Carmel’s mission. Learn more and apply at www.driconsulting.com/positions/ or via email at search@driconsulting.com.

760823 Greenwich, CT C-suite
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (PF) Presbyterian Foundation

The Presbyterian Foundation seeks a Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer to lead financial operations that advance the financial security of the Church and its ability to enact its mission throughout the world and for generations to come.

In 1799, The Presbyterian Church envisioned an entity that would safeguard its long-term financial interests and its ability to serve as God’s hands and feet on earth. The Presbyterian Foundation helps congregations thrive by partnering with them to gather and to steward the funds needed for the Presbyterian ministry to fulfill its mission.

The Foundation’s very first endowment fund, created by Elias Boudinot in 1821, still provides resources to purchase books for use by pastors in their congregations’ library. It is just one of more than 7,000 funds valued at more than 1.45 billion dollars managed by the Foundation today.

The Presbyterian Foundation seeks a Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer to lead all fiduciary and financial operations, with oversight of the foundation’s own financial strategies as well as its investment services for local congregations across the U.S. Reporting to the President & CEO, the SVP, Chief Financial Officer will provide leadership and broad direction for all the Foundation’s financial functions and manage a 4-person team that includes a VP Managing Director of Investments, VP Operations, Controller, and Director of Information Systems.

The SVP, Chief Financial Officer will be a sophisticated financial leader with impeccable integrity and a commitment to aligning financial strategy with the values of the Presbyterian church as well as the goals of the Foundation. The selected candidate will work from the Presbyterian Foundation’s Jeffersonville, Indiana headquarters and travel regularly, both domestically and internationally.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • At least 10 years of experience in a leadership position with management responsibilities.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of financial functions; detailed understanding of investment/ banking transactions and regulatory requirements for taxable/non-taxable entities.
  • Ability to present a positive image of the Foundation to the PC(USA) and financial and investment communities.
  • Record of accomplishment across all executive leadership competencies (e.g., making effective decisions, cultivating partnerships, being open to change, etc.).
  • C.P.A. and Bachelor’s degree.
760823 Jeffersonville, IN C-suite
Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships (GT) Golden Triangle

Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships to lead relationship building to develop funding for dynamic new programs. (Washington, D.C.)

The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District is an award-winning non-profit that works to enhance the Golden Triangle — the 43-square-block neighborhood that stretches from Dupont Circle to Pennsylvania Avenue. The primary focus of the BID is to provide a clean, safe, and vibrant environment within this remarkable neighborhood, and to retain and attract businesses to the Golden Triangle.

The BID connects its members to numerous resources, events, and information in and around the neighborhood. The staff serve as a first point of contact for member questions and issues and act as a key liaison between businesses and many city agencies. Together with corporate and government partners, the BID develops and implements programs that strengthen the vitality of the Golden Triangle. The BID is dedicated to making the Golden Triangle a great place to live, work, and play.

As Golden Triangle Business Improvement District expands its commitment to building institutional relationships that benefit the District, this position will play the key role in developing funding for dynamic new programs. Reporting to Senior Director, Finance and Administration Drew Ann Jubert, and working closely with Executive Director Leona Agouridis, other members of the staff, and board members, the Associate Director oversees all aspects of the corporate partnerships program and lays the foundation for long-term relationships.

The Associate Director collaborates on establishing fundable programs, designs sponsorship opportunities and relevant marketing materials, and creates appropriate recognition and stewardship opportunities. The candidate should have a genuine commitment to the mission of the Golden Triangle BID and a passion for activating and improving urban spaces.

760823 Washington, DC Director
Director of Leadership Gifts for the West Coast (CMI) 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.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Child Mind Institute. View all of DRi’s searches and apply at www.driconsulting.com/positions/ or via email at search@driconsulting.com

1225301 West Coast, Director
Director, Special Justice Initiatives (AFJ) Alliance for Justice

Alliance for Justice (AFJ) is a national association of more than 130 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For nearly 40 years we have been leaders in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer, civil and women’s rights, children’s, senior citizens’ and other groups. AFJ is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives.

Over the course of four decades our vision has remained steadfast—to protect and expand pathways to justice and the democratic process-while our programs and tactics have been nimble and resilient, evolving with changing times and the needs of our members and the progressive community. AFJ is known for identifying and addressing threats to public interest and civil rights organizations, as well as opportunities they can seize. We pool resources and talents, organize campaigns, mobilize constituencies and drive strategies.

AFJ is seeking a lawyer with 7+ years of experience to serve in the newly created role of Director, Special Justice Initiatives. The Director will oversee strategic implementation, external partner management and operational decisions as they impact the goals and outcomes of AFJ’s new signature initiative Building the Bench (BtB), as well as play a key role in the strategic development and implementation of other initiatives in the judicial arena including: an effort to reform the immigration judicial selection process and organizing partners to work on the selection of state judges. The recently launched BtB is designed to develop a pool of highly-qualified federal judicial nominees to put forward for the next administration, as well as lead a complementary and coordinated campaign to highlight the importance of filling vacancies. The Director, Special Justice Initiatives will oversee a team of 2-3 staff.

The Director, Special Justice Initiatives will report to the Vice President of Programs and Operations and will be responsible for the following:

  • Set strategies, identify geographic priorities, and develop a two-year work plan for BtB and other new special justice program initiatives.
  • Identify potential vacancies and identify and research potential qualified candidates for the BtB pipeline.
  • Oversee the research of potential nominees, including in coordination with law firms, initiative partners, outside counsel, and volunteers.
  • Work with the Director of Communications and Senior Management to draft, review, and edit press and collateral materials for BtB, including fact sheets, blogs, web presence, social media, press, and reports.
  • Coordinate and staff key meetings with Congressional offices in coordination with the Legal Director.
  • Liaise with partner groups, nominations coalition, AFJ members, and other thought-leaders.
  • Work with the Director of Outreach and other staff to build relationships with legal and allied organizations.
  • Work with AFJ’s networks of attorneys and legal community leaders, as sources of referrals or potential candidates.
  • Speak at legal and policy conferences, and brief academics, Congressional staff, Board of Directors, member organizations, and other audiences on BtB and other initiatives.
  • Work with Development and Executive staff to ensure sufficient funding for the Initiative.
  • Serve as primary liaison with the BtB Advisory Council.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. and 7+ years of experience in legal, policy and advocacy work.
  • Experience in civil rights, labor, consumer and/or constitutional law is preferred.
  • Ability to work quickly and independently under pressure, with shifting deadlines and priorities;
  • Experience managing staff across various geographies and issue areas;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills including experience working with the media;
  • Experience working with funders is preferred;
  • Capacity to manage multiple long- and short-term projects/programs;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all work products and discussions related to AFJ’s work;
  • Hill experience desirable;
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire and work collegially with others;Passion for civil rights, social justice, and judicial advocacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude.
36961 Washington, DC Director
Director of Major Gifts(ASME) American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Director of Major Gifts to support their efforts in addressing global issues (New York, NY)

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers seek a Director of Major Gifts to plan and coordinate a major giving donor program to meet the organizations fundraising goals.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, with a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown to include more than 100,000 members in 140+ countries. 32,000 of these members are students.

The Director of Major Gifts will plan, coordinate, and implement an individual major donor program that helps meet the organization’s fundraising goals and builds its donor base.

ASME’s first Director of Major Gifts will play a key role in implementing a new strategy to bolster philanthropic support for ASME Foundation’s program objectives. The ideal Director of Major Gifts will be self-starter with the experience to devise an effective major gifts program structure, the gravitas to interact with high-level donors with business and engineering backgrounds, and the ambition to pursue aggressive fundraising goals. With a new database coming online, the Director will help ensure that a disciplined data tracking system is in place.

162553 New York, NY Director
Major Gift Officer (CMI) Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute believes that no child should suffer from a mental health or learning disorder. It seeks a Major Gift Officer to help create a future where this vision is a reality.

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national non-profit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. The Institute’s teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. At this watershed moment for mental health care, collaboration, capacity-building, and scalability are central to the success of the Child Mind Institute’s mission.

The Child Mind Institute raises both fee-for-service and philanthropic revenue to support its activities. Families who utilize the Institute’s six clinical centers generate revenue that helps provide care for patients without the same financial resources. The Major Gift Officer to help enhance its annual individual donor program, maximizing support for the Institute’s mission and vision. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Major Gift Officer will leverage relationships with grateful patients to support a team that would build a program aimed at ultimately generating $1M annually. The MGO will design and 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 Major Gift Officer will have:

  • At least 3 years of experience in a fundraising program of a non-profit organization.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles and best practices of individual donor pipeline development and portfolio management, including knowledge of how to use donor databases to orchestrate and analyze moves management processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate, and steward long-term donor relationships that expand a donor base, increase revenue, and advance institutional goals.
  • Record of soliciting and securing 5- and 6-figure gifts; experience soliciting both annual and campaign gifts is useful.
  • Prior success at forging relationships with donors and deepening their engagement as major donors and volunteers.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Child Mind Institute. View all of DRi’s searches and apply at www.driconsulting.com/positions/ or via email at search@driconsulting.com.

1225301 New York, NY Director
President (V4P) Voices for Progress

Voices for Progress (V4P), a nonprofit organization that bring together major political donors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals to engage in advocacy to protect our climate, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all, seeks a talented President to lead this community in this challenging political environment.

V4P is looking for a President who is a charismatic and strategic leader committed to leveraging its members’ access and influence to bring about the enactment of significant progressive policies.  In addition to nonprofit management experience, the President should have significant fundraising and major donor experience.  The President reports directly to the V4P Board.

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, creative, and strategic fundraising leader who is enthusiastic about building programs and sophisticated in developing a high-functioning and multi-channel donor and membership pipeline. The President will be able to inspire and guide a small but talented team. The President’s sophisticated leadership will aid in long-term strategic planning for Voices for Progress. The President will have as least ten years of experience in a combination of policy advocacy, organizing, fundraising, and leadership, with significant experience in each.

760823 Washington, DC President
Chief Revenue Officer Share Our Strength

Chief Revenue Officer to lead one of the country’s boldest and most effective anti-hunger organizations (Washington, D.C.)

Share Our Strength envisions a day when no child in the U.S. will go hungry.

Since launching the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, it has made this vision a reality for millions of children, reducing the number who live with hunger by one-third.

Share Our Strength has inspired millions of Americans to join its movement, increasing revenue from $35M in 2010 to more than $80M this year. Supports participate in Share Our Strength’s innovative corporate partnerships, national culinary and fitness-focused events, and multi-faceted opportunities for individual donors.

Share Our Strength seeks a Chief Revenue Officer to lead its comprehensive and multi-dimensional revenue-generating program. With active support from the Board and staff leadership, the Chief Revenue Officer will lead all efforts to increase capacity to end childhood hunger.

The Chief Revenue Officer will lead and integrate a revenue-generating program that matches the ambitions of Share Our Strength. Serving on Share Our Strength’s executive leadership team, the CRO will collaborate with the CEO to establish the overarching strategy for all verticals within the program and will work with a talented senior development team to enhance performance of each revenue stream. The CRO will also serve as a key ambassador to high-level donors and partners.

The successful candidate will join a bold organization that unites all staff members around the belief that when people of diverse strengths work together, anything is possible. The CRO will find an organization that encourages experimentation, demands diversity, mobilizes strengths, drives innovation, and inspires fun.

The ideal CRO will be a strategic thinker, creative revenue generator, and accomplished leader who can confidently take the helm of a high-performing team. Minimum qualifications include:

  • At least 15 years of experience leading revenue-generating programs, including programs with diverse revenue platforms.
  • Significant successful experience leading revenue generation of at least $50M.
  • Demonstrated ability to design innovative approaches to revenue generation.
  • Track record of securing 6- and 7-figure major gifts and corporate agreement.

 

760823 Washington, DC
Senior Vice President (WHHA) White House Historical Association

Senior Vice President to lead world-class programs at the David M. Rubenstein Center for White House History (Washington, DC)

The David M. Rubenstein Center for White House History is the hub of multi-platform, world-class research and education at the White House Historical Association, the organization charged with enhancing public understanding of the White House as a historical institution.

For more than 200 years, the White House has been more than just the home of the Presidents and their families. Throughout the world, it is recognized as the symbol of the United States and of executive power in the country. The White House Historical Association contributes to the preservation of the White House’s public rooms, preserves significant artifacts associated with the building, and designs a comprehensive set of research and educational programs for learners of all ages.

To increase the reach of its historical work, the White House Historical Association established the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House in 2010. The Center provides ongoing educational programs for students, teachers, scholars, and the general public through the White House History Teacher Institute, a quarterly annual lecture series, scheduled tours and open houses, a digital library, and more.

Reporting to the President of the White House Historical Association, the Senior Vice President of the Rubenstein Center will oversee and enhance an important educational resource for the country. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong background as an executive leader, and experience developing, implementing, and overseeing large-scale programming efforts.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • An advanced degree in a related field.
  • Experience in a museum/cultural institution and/or in educational programming.
  • 10 or more years of management experience.

Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for the White House Historical Association. Candidates can find all DRi searches at www.driconsulting.com/ positions/ or can apply via email at search@driconsulting.com.

 

 

 

 

 

760823 Washington , DC Vice President
Director of Advancement (MLI) Mind & Life Institute

Director of Advancement to lead integrated fundraising and communications at path-breaking interdisciplinary institute (Charlottesville, VA)

 

The Mind & Life Institute emerged in 1987 from a meeting of three visionaries: Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama; Adam Engle, a lawyer and entrepreneur; and Francisco Varela, a neuroscientist. Since that first meeting, Mind & Life has deepened understanding of the mind by funding research and cultivating interdisciplinary dialogue that bridges science, contemplation, and daily life, with far-reaching impact.

Mind & Life has been led since December 2015 by Susan Bauer-Wu, a clinician, academic researcher, and meditation practitioner. Since moving the Mind & Life office to Virginia, Susan has been building an outstanding leadership team that will be completed with the appointment of a Director of Advancement.

With oversight of integrated philanthropy and communications, the Director of Advancement will have primary responsibility for all efforts to raise Mind & Life’s visibility and increase understanding of its work, to attract and deepen engagement with individuals and institutions, and to build sustainable support that is aligned with the Institute’s strategic goals. The Advancement program at Mind & Life enjoys relationships with a diverse set of donors and has a great deal of room to grow.

The Director will find at Mind & Life a workplace built on contemplative values of open communication, honest feedback, careful listening, transparent decision-making, and consideration of all perspectives. The office offers daily meditation and honors work-life balance.

The ideal candidate for this role will be an experienced leader of both fundraising and communications teams who is drawn to Mind & Life’s mission and can embody it through a personal contemplative practice.

A complete job description is available via the Position Details link above. To learn more and apply, please use the online application portal or email search@driconsulting.com.

760823 Charlottesville, VA Director
Executive Search Associate (DRi) DRi

Development Resources inc. (DRi), a DC-based executive search and development consulting firm for non-profits, is growing and seeks additional team members to help us continue to deliver exceptional client services. We have a unique opportunity for an exceptionally organized Search Associate with outstanding interpersonal skills.

 

DRi’s Mission

Since 2001, DRhas provided services to help non-profits located across the country and around the world to thrive, excel, and grow. We are founded on the belief that non-profits make the world a significantly better place, and that the work they do every day is too important to forego the resources they need to fulfill their missions. We offer executive search, fundraising consulting, and strategic planning services to support a roster of non-profit clients that includes such renowned organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Gallery of Art, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. DRi’s executive search practice helps non-profits design effective staff structures and identify and recruit outstanding leaders who will help make the world a better place.

 

The Opportunity

DRi has an opening on its four-person Executive Search Associate team. Executive Search Associates are directly involved in the execution and support of candidate networking, sourcing, and assessment for DRi’s executive search practice. They report directly to DRi Principals and are responsible for identifying and recruiting qualified candidates for DRi clients.

 

Responsibilities

The Executive Search Associate’s more specific responsibilities include the following key tasks:

 

  • Conduct initial research and outreach to potential candidates and sources via phone and email based on research strategy established by DRi’s Principals
  • Qualify potential targets through detailed interviews discussing the specifics of the organization and the opportunity, and explore the candidates’ background, competencies and interest in the role
  • Document candidate information and interaction in candidate database to ensure accurate, up to date information
  • Coordinate with the Candidate Stewardship Associate regarding candidate progression throughout the search process
  • Present slate of qualified candidates to Principals
  • Provide client updates to DRi’s Principals and clients
  • Actively develop relationships with potential candidates by developing, maintaining and utilizing networks
  • Constantly be proactive in identifying new sourcing and networking tactics and opportunities
  • Stay apprised of executive search best practices and communicate knowledge to search team
  • Represent the company with integrity and professionalism

Requirements

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year institution and at least 1 year of work experience, preferably in project/client management. Knowledge of the non-profit sector is preferred. Candidates should also have:

 

  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Professional interpersonal skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Tactful and articulate communication skills
  • Analytical and methodical approach to problems
  • Excellent judgement of character
  • Strong sense of motivation to achieve results
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • High attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to take direction and work independently as well as part of a team environment
  • CRM database experience required

Work Environment and Benefits

DRi’s Arlington, VA headquarters offers a team-based environment in which staff members have a close working relationship with each other and with the firm’s two founders, who serve as its CEO and COO. We hold an all-staff meeting every week, celebrate each other’s birthdays, and have been known to go together to Star Wars premiers and lunches in Georgetown (just a 5-minute drive across the Francis Scott Key Bridge). We are conveniently located across the street from the Rosslyn metro station in a building with a private parking garage. A monthly travel reimbursement is available either for public transportation or for parking. DRi employees receive

fully subsidized medical, vision, and dental insurance premiums.

760823 Arlington, VA
Regional Executive Director (BUILD DC) BUILD DC

Executive Director to lead the Metro DC region of an award-winning Entrepreneurship program for under-resourced high schools students (Washington, DC)

BUILD is an award-winning national non-profit that uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equip them for high school, college, and career success. Entrepreneurship is the hook—college, career, and life success is the goal.

With programs serving approximately 2,000 high school students annually at schools in four metropolitan regions—the San Francisco Bay Area; Washington, D.C.; New York City; and Boston—BUILD’s unique entrepreneurship and college access program has won national attention and accolades. BUILD has been featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg News, and ABC News and was selected in 2019 to participate in Stand Together’s Catalyst Program for organizations that are breaking cycles of poverty.

BUILD of Metro DC is an important part of the national network, addressing educational needs in a region with a high school graduation rate of only 69% and establishing important visibility in the nation’s capital. In recognition of this dual role, BUILD is seeking a Regional Executive Director to lead a significant expansion of the Metro DC region’s visibility, fundraising, partnerships, and programs.

The Regional Executive Director (RED) oversees strategic planning, operations, fundraising, and educational programs for the Metro DC region. The regional program currently works with 150+ high school students in five partner schools. In collaboration with the Program Director and Director of Strategic Partnerships, the RED will develop and implement a plan to expand relationships with community and school district leaders, corporations, foundations, individuals, and media outlets.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working in an educational youth-based organization, with knowledge and deep understanding of current educational policies and practices.
  • Five years of experience in a senior management role.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a growth strategy that expands programming while maintaining program quality.
  • Experience fostering mutually beneficial strategic partnerships.
  • Experience fundraising, ideally in the Metro DC region.
760823 Washington, DC Director
Chief Operating Officer (TU) Trout Unlimited

Chief Operating Officer for the nation’s largest coldwater conservation organization

Trout Unlimited seeks a Chief Operating Officer to lead operations to match best-in-class conservation programs that have doubled in size over the past six years.

With 40 offices in 27 states and 400 local chapters, Trout Unlimited mobilizes hundreds of thousands of grassroots volunteers to create healthy coldwater habitats that support sustainable fishing.

The projects Trout Unlimited implements serve everyone, as healthy coldwater habitats are resilient environments that stand up to the water-related impacts of climate change, helping people protect their communities and meet one of the most urgent contemporary environmental challenges.

Trout Unlimited has a 60-year track record of conservation achievements. From the landowner on the stream bank to state fisheries agencies to the halls of Congress to youth in their classrooms, Trout Unlimited works with multiple and varied stakeholders to achieve its mission. With its diverse base of support and its wide impact, the organization has a profoundly beneficial effect on the environment.

As Trout Unlimited has grown, so has the need for operations expertise to help facilitate its mission-related work. The Chief Operating Officer will report directly to the President and CEO; manage the senior team to ensure that the functions of the organization perform at an exceptional level; and work with senior staff and key volunteer leaders to create systems and processes that improve internal communications and coordination.

The ideal candidate will be a driven and results-oriented leader, with deep experience in managing all organizational aspects, including information technology, finance, accounting, and human resources; and will possess knowledge of historical conservation trends, in addition to current conservation and environmental priorities and campaigns. S/he will possess an entrepreneurial nature, with a willingness to understand the complexities of new initiatives to achieve programmatic growth, and have a love for and appreciation of fishing and pristine outdoor wildlife habitats.

Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for Trout Unlimited.

760823 Arlington, VA C-suite
Program Director (AP) Advancement Project

Advancement Project seeks a dynamic and seasoned attorney to direct its Opportunity to Learn Program, the educational division of a next-generation, multi-racial civil rights organization.

Advancement Project has spent decades working with state and national partners to build momentum for high-impact policy change. Drawing on a successful history of civil rights movements that combines multi-racial grassroots public policy organizing with support from lawyers and communications strategists, Advancement Project combines law, communications, policy, and technology to help community-based social movements achieve systemic change.

One of Advancement Project’s centerpiece issues is the Opportunity to Learn Program, which encompasses two major initiatives: “Quality Education for All” and “Ending the School-to-Prison Pipeline.” Advancement Project has been a leader in demonstrating that punitive school discipline policies and practices push students – especially students of color – out of school and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The Opportunity to Learn Program supports state and national partners across the country to end these practices with just educational policies.

Advancement Project’s National Office seeks a seasoned creative attorney, strong community advocate, and an experienced and innovative program administrator to serve as Program Director & Senior Attorney of the Opportunity to Learn Program. The Program Director will lead a dedicated team of professionals from multiple disciplines working to secure equitable public education opportunities, and will use a variety of legal, policy, communications, and coalition-building strategies to assist Advancement Project’s community partners in achieving an equitable educational system.

The ideal Program Director will be an experienced litigator with knowledge of education law, experience in and enthusiasm for grassroots campaigns, and a record of successfully managing projects and teams. Seven to ten years of post-J.D. experience is required.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for Advancement Project. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to learn more and apply at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/ or via email at search@driconsulting.com.

760823 Washington, DC Director
Vice President of Development (VL) Voto Latino

Voto Latino is one of the most recognized and influential organizations advocating for millions of Latino nationwide, they are seeking a Vice President of Development to develop strategy, guide fundraising volunteers, and serve as a key ambassador to donors.

About the Organization

Founded in 2004, Voto Latino is a dynamic and growing non-partisan organization whose civic engagement campaigns have reached an estimated 55 million Latino households nationwide. United by the belief that Latino issues are American issues and American issues are Latino issues, Voto Latino is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices into the political process by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change.

About the Role

The Vice President of Development at Voto Latino will oversee all fundraising for a 501(c)3 and related 501(c)4 organization with a total budget of $8 million. Reporting to the Managing Director, the VP will be an integral partner to and enjoy a close working relationship with the President/CEO. The VP will develop strategy, guide fundraising volunteers, and serve as a key ambassador to donors, with the goals of expanding the donor base and revenue in a way that strategically advances Voto Latino’s mission.

 

The ideal Vice President of Development will have:

  • Record of success in leading comprehensive development programs with major donors of all constituencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to expand a donor base and revenue.
  • Knowledge of major corporations and foundations with potential connections to Voto Latino’s programs and a record of building successful relationships with high-level leaders within them.
  • Bachelor’s degree

 

760823 Washington, DC Vice President
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
760823 Washington, DC C-suite
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.
760823 West Coast, US