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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
National Director, Report for America Report for America

The crisis in journalism threatens democracy – which is why we need a dramatic new approach to reinvigorating journalism, especially at the local level.

 

Report for America (https://www.reportforamerica.org/) is a national service program that places talented emerging journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities. We are calling on a new generation of journalists to serve in community news organizations across the country.   We recently announced substantial new funding and that our second corps would have 60 reporters — a dramatic increase from the first class of 13.

 

The program was co-founded in September 2017 by journalist/entrepreneurs Steven Waldman and Charles Sennott as an initiative of The GroundTruth Project (https://thegroundtruthproject.org/). It is backed by the Knight Foundation, Facebook, the Google News Initiative, the Ford Foundation and others.

 

We are looking for a talented National Director to help run this ambitious and crucially important program. With a growing staff of 6 and a $2.7M operating budget, the National Director, in partnership with the RFA Co-founders, will help build and manage a strong team and will manage the relationships with the news organizations where corps members are placed.

 

This position is based in Brooklyn, NY and will report to the President of Report for America, Steven Waldman.  The GroundTruth Project is based at WGBH in Boston.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

 

The National Director will manage all staff focused on recruitment, corps member applications, service projects, training, and the corps experience. S/he will also be responsible for managing the relationships with RFA news outlet partners.  S/he will be responsible for:

 

  • The application process for would-be corps members that will allow RFA to grow from pilot phase to a movement.
  • The professional application process for the 40-50 host news organizations RFA partners with.
  • The corps training and mentorship strategies throughout the year.
  • Overall communications and shaping the brand.
  • Recruitment of both the news organizations and corps members.
  • Working with shared services at the GroundTruth Project on budgeting, financial planning and fundraising.

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

 

  • Experience as a leader of a non-profit or service organization.
  • Entrepreneurial skills and practical experience in both journalism and public service. (Ideally, journalism experience would include work in local news. Public service might include work with or participation in national or community service programs, military service or other non-profit organizations).
  • Experience as part of a team that has scaled a startup organization.
  • Great organizational skills, with experience in operations.
  • A passion for the cause of local journalism and public service.
  • A sense of humor!
  • The ability to collaborate with wide varieties of people and an understanding of the spirit of a startup.
  • Success at recruiting diverse teams, including diversity of ethnicity, gender, economic background and perspective.
  • Excellent management abilities, both down and up.
  • Commitment to and understanding of high quality, objective, local journalism.

 

(We don’t expect the candidates to be rock stars in all of these skills but this is our ideal!)

 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

 

Salary is commensurate with experience.  RFA offers a variety of benefits including group health, dental, and vision coverage, group life and personal accident insurance, adoption assistance, commuter benefits, health care savings accounts, an employer assistance program, and marketplace discounts. Additional voluntary benefits include a voluntary retirement savings 403(b) plan, additional group life and personal accident insurance, and short and long-term disability insurance.

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Report for America has retained DRi Consulting to assist with this search.  To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to reportforamerica+136453@submissions.submittable.com , subject line: Report for America, National Director.

 

The GroundTruth Project is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

 

Brooklyn, NY
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 Assistant to the COO Development Resources, inc.

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 Executive Assistant 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 for the Executive Assistant to the COO. This position plays a critical role in managing the logistics of DRi’s engagements, serves as an external face of our firm, and coordinates with non-profit clients and with potential executive search candidates. Through this process, the Assistant helps achieve positive outcomes in specific assignments while cultivating long-term relationships that are essential to DRi’s ability to support the non-profit sector.

 

For the right person, this position is a unique opportunity to develop critical career skills, including the ability to:

 

  1. Be a confident representative to high-level leaders and staff, including CEOs, Executive Directors, and Vice Presidents.
  2. Make wise judgments in a fast-paced business environment.
  3. Orchestrate a long-term process that requires the input and coordination of people in various roles from multiple organizations.
  4. Handle confidential information with impeccable sensitivity and discretion.
  5. Foster effective working relationships with people of different temperaments and needs.

 

Responsibilities

Reporting jointly to DRi’s Administrative Director and to the COO, the Executive Assistant takes specific responsibilities for the following key tasks:

 

  • Represent the company with integrity and professionalism
  • Maintain the daily calendar for the COO: includes scheduling and confirming all on- and off-site appointments; making relevant travel arrangements; and producing a daily book of preparatory materials required for meetings.
  • Manage the COO’s email and ensure timely follow-up.
  • Provide top-level customer service to all clients and prospective clients.
  • Produce and update contracts, background materials, and other documents for new and current clients.
  • Keep records in DRi’s internal database up to date by uploading candidate information, meeting notes, and feedback on a daily basis.
  • Serve as office administrative support, including answering phones.
  • Provide additional administrative support as needed.

 

Requirements

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year institution and at least 1 year of work experience. Candidates should be unfailingly attentive to detail; highly organized; analytical and methodical in their approach to problems; tactful and articulate; able to take direction and contribute proactively to a team; and able to thrive in a fast-paced culture.

 

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 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.

 

Arlington, Virginia
Executive Search Associate Development Resources, inc.

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.

Arlington, VA Associate
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
Foundations and Corporate Relations Officer (YWCA) YWCA USA

YWCA USA U.S. (YWCA) is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic Foundations and Corporate Relations Officer to join our collaborative YWCA USA Development team. The individual in this position will be charged with developing, building and maintaining an institutional portfolio of 100 foundations and corporations, with an individual goal to secure $2 million (a portion of the annual operating budget) in support for YWCA USA’s programs and initiatives.

YWCA is one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the United States, serving over 2.2 million women, girls, and families in 1,200 locations throughout the country. Worldwide, YWCA engages more than 25 million women and girls in 125 countries. YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.

Working with the VP of Development, the Foundations and Corporate Relations Officer will investigate new funding opportunities while managing and maintaining established relationships. S/he will be responsible for developing strategies for working with donors, for tracking necessary dates and deadlines for applications while reporting and ensuring effective, ongoing communication with donors and supporters.

This position is ideal for an experienced and dynamic fundraiser with exceptional writing and oral communication skills along with a passion for building relationships.

Minimum requirements include:

  • An undergraduate degree and 5+ years of proven success in institutional foundation and corporate fundraising for advocacy related issues.
  • A working knowledge of racial justice and gender equity issues and activism is essential.
  • Willingness & ability to travel.

To apply: Please send an email with “Engagement Officer” as the subject line to jobs@ywca.org. Additionally, include a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.

Washington, DC Officer
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
Director of Development (SFI) Sustainable Forestry Initiative

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI® Inc.) stands for the future of forests.

An independent, non-profit organization, SFI (http://www.sfiprogram.org/) provides supply chain assurances, produces conservation outcomes, and supports education and community engagement through collaboration with the forest sector, brand owners, conservation groups, resource professionals, landowners, educators, local communities, Indigenous peoples, governments, and universities.

SFI is governed by an independent three-chamber Board of Directors representing environmental, social, and economic sectors equally. SFI believes in engaging all sectors to care for the future of forests that improve everyone’s quality of life.

All of SFI’s programmatic work is focused around four pillars – standards, conservation, education, and community engagement. In 2017, SFI expanded its educational programs through the acquisition of Project Learning Tree (PLT) https://www.plt.org/, which helps develop students’ awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of the environment. With the addition of PLT, SFI has grown in size, scope, and budget, and it is taking this moment of growth as a deliberate opportunity to expand its fundraising program across the board.

To achieve this growth, SFI seeks an experienced and talented Director of Development who can design, build, and continuously enhance a comprehensive fundraising program that generates revenue to support PLT and SFI’s broader goals of environmental education, community engagement, and conservation. The Director of Development is a new position at SFI.

Reporting to the Chief Education Officer, the Director of Development will work closely with the President and CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Conservation Officer, VP of Community Engagement, VP of Communications, and other staff to carry out an ambitious development strategy. The Director will be responsible for creating a multi-faceted fundraising plan, developing the systems and relationships to support and track progress, and playing the primary role in all phases of donor engagement. In all of these functions, the Director will gradually build a culture of philanthropy at SFI that powerfully supports its conservation mission.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • At least 7 years of experience within a non-profit development program.
  • Proven track record of raising funds from foundations, corporations, individuals at all levels (from online giving to major gifts), and/or government.
  • Familiarity with and passion for environmental education, conservation and sustainability.
  • Positive attitude and high energy level—the ideal candidate will see opportunities, enjoy working cooperatively in a team environment, and prioritize the mission over individual agendas.
  • Ability to develop compelling written, oral and online communications linked to fundraising.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of time.

A complete job description is attached. Candidates will apply by using this page to submit a cover letter and resume to DRi.

Washington, DC Director
Director of Development (World Animal) World Animal Protection

Animals don’t have a voice; they suffer needless cruelty on an unimaginable scale each year. World Animal Protection vision is to create a world in which this statement is no longer true and, all animals have the opportunity to a good life. World Animal Protection brings together people, industry, and governments to drive the long-term sustainable changes needed to protect animal’s environment. World Animal Protection is widely recognized for their effort to educate, mobilize people and communities, lobby and advocate at the highest levels of government, and create sustainable solutions to protect animals.

 

World Animal Protection works with local partners and is active in more than 50 countries. Forging partnerships with corporations and foundations aided in completing recent priorities which included:  partnering with the Palestine Wildlife Society to create better conditions for work animals, challenging KFC to commit to only buying slower growing birds to improve the lives of billions of chicken and recognizing animal sentience.

 

World Animal Protection seeks an eager, determined, outside of the box fundraiser, who is comfortable building fundraising across multiple giving channels. This person should feel comfortable managing a development team, and enthusiastic about reaching fundraising goals. The Director should have a sophisticated sense of how to structure a high-functioning giving pipeline, how to manage multiple giving channels and ensure a high level of quality control and promptness.

 

The Director of Development will be responsible for raising revenue for World Animal Protection through the development of major gifts, planned gifts, foundations and corporate giving, events and individual giving. The Director of Development will also provide strategic input into World Animal Protection’s individual giving program, which generates income from tens of thousands of existing active donors and acquires new individual supporters to join World Animal Protection’s animal movement. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will have the opportunity to build and lead unrestricted income, including retaining and developing existing individual supporters, acquiring new donors, and testing donor reception.

 

The ideal Director of Development will have:

 

  • 8-10 Years of experience
  • Experience in fundraising with demonstrated success in individual, foundations, and donor giving.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and integrate an ambitious development program that advances an organization’s mission and financial goals.
  • Record of personally securing large gifts from corporations, foundations, and individuals.
  • Proven extensive leadership and management capabilities, with the ability to inspire, empower and motivate others to build high preforming teams.
  • Experience developing and implementing fundraising strategies across a broad range of fundraising streams.
  • Sophisticated understanding of how to utilize a small donor program to generate revenue and build a major gifts pipeline.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
New York, NY
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
Director of Finance (Leadership Conference) The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund seek an experienced and knowledgeable finance expert with the ability to provide wise and proactive counsel, establish effective and efficient internal systems, and guide a team to provide sophisticated financial management to advance the critical civil rights agenda.

 

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 200 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in the America. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns and programs empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US. The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund have a combined budget of $15.5M for FY18 and are each governed by a board of directors.

 

There are no organizations in the country better positioned to lead the fight for civil rights today. The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund develop and execute coordinated campaigns and programs to further democracy, justice, and opportunity for all. Under the new leadership of influential civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta, the organization remains at the vanguard of progressive leadership needed to counter broad attacks on basic American democratic institutions and lay the groundwork for affirmative civil rights goals.

 

To achieve these goals, the Leadership Conference/The Education Fund seek a Director of Finance to ensure it maintains a financial operation as efficient and modern as its political arm. The Director of Finance facilitates and supports the organizations and all of their parts so that programmatic work is carried out in an effective and efficient manner. The Director will oversee all major financial operations for the organizations and collaborate on organizational planning, management issues and upgrading of operations. The Director leads a four-member team that includes a Grants Accounting Manager, Accounting Manager, Staff Accountant, and Office Manager to deliver exceptional financial services across the organizations.

Washington, DC
Chief Relationship Officer (Charity Navigator) Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Their knowledge and ability to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 9,000 of America’s best-known charities help the mission of making impactful philanthropy easier for all.

Charity Navigator uses a unique rating system to examine two broad areas of a charity’s performance; their Financial Health and their Accountability & Transparency. In 2017, Charity Navigator received 11 million visits from donors who used the site which has received praise from TIME Magazine, Forbes, Reader’s Digest, PC World, BusinessWeek, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine.

Charity Navigator is seeking an experienced fundraising leader to oversees engagements with all of Charity Navigator’s audiences – including donors, users, and charities – which are essential to achieving the organization’s mission of making impactful philanthropy easier for all. The Chief Relationship Officer will drive growth in annual revenue, number of website users and donors, as well as grow and improve relationships within the philanthropic sector. Reporting to the President/CEO, the Chief Relationship Officer will oversee three areas: fundraising, marketing, and communications; to design and execute a comprehensive fundraising program.

Ideal candidates for the Chief Relationship Officer role will have:

  • At least ten years of experience with demonstrated success in leading a nonprofit fundraising program and a track record of exceeding ambitious goals in a metrics-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated success in growing revenues, including experience or familiarity with building a mid-level pipeline, developing a donor stewardship plan, and making successful major donor asks, grant-writing and/or grant management.
  • Ability to manage a direct response fundraising program, online marketing and fundraising.
  • Record of developing innovative and strategic fundraising plans and executing them to expand a donor base and overall revenue.
  • Experience expanding the effectiveness and outreach of an organization through marketing and communication.
  • Digital Marketing experience with demonstrated growth in audiences at organizations including best practices, technologies and success metrics.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
, New Jersey
Campaign Director (National Archives Foundation) National Archives Foundation

The National Archives Foundation is the non-profit partner to the National Archives and Records Administration, the agency charged with preserving access to the most valuable documents in the history of the United States. The Foundation promotes the Archives to the public, generating financial and creative support and public awareness for exhibits, programs, projects, partnerships, and educational initiatives.

The Foundation has increased the Archives’ visibility and accessibility in recent years, with major permanent exhibitions at the Archives Museum in Washington, D.C., traveling exhibits and events at facilities across the country, and digital archives that are accessible to any teacher, student, or citizens with an internet connection.

Today the Foundation seeks a Campaign Director to design and implement a comprehensive $100M campaign that will culminate with the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

 

Ideal candidates for the Campaign Director role will have:

  • 15 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, including experience in at least one significant campaign.
  • Some experience fundraising for a museum, university, or cultural institution.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of the principles of campaign design and management.
  • Successful record of cultivating, soliciting, and securing 6- and 7-figure campaign gifts.
  • Experience building productive working relationships with donors, campaign chairs, and other volunteers at all levels.
  • Interest in American history or civic engagement is desired.
Washington, DC
Director, Web Integrity Project (SF) Sunlight Foundation

The Sunlight Foundation seeks a new Director of its Web Integrity Project, a key investigative initiative that monitors government websites and reveals shifts in public information and public policy.

The Sunlight Foundation

The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit organization that uses civic technologies, open data, policy analysis, and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all.

The Sunlight Foundation believes that information is power–or, to put it more finely, that disproportionate access to information is power. It is committed to improving public access to public information by making it available to the public, online. Its overarching goal is to achieve changes in the law to require real-time, online transparency for all government information.

The Web Integrity Project

Today the Sunlight Foundation seeks a new Director of its Web Integrity Project. WIP facilitates public awareness by actively monitoring changes to government websites, holding the government accountable by revealing shifts in public information and access to Web resources as well as changes in stated policies and priorities. WIP’s monitoring work is amplified by working with journalists who cover WIP’s findings and the production of policy analyses to evaluate and recommend changes to Web governance practices and help ensure access to valuable Web resources. WIP has worked extensively to report on removals of public information from health and healthcare websites, with early work on immigration-related websites and plans to expand into other topic-matter areas.

The Director Opportunity

The Web Integrity Project’s new Director will report directly to Sunlight’s Executive Director and will transition into the role after training in WIP’s core technical and investigative functions over a period of time, working closely with WIP’s founders and team of directors.

The Director will be responsible for stewarding WIP’s mission, managing the work of WIP’s 3-5 full-time staff, and leading WIP’s communication with journalists, partners, members of Congress, federal agencies, and funders. Core roles and responsibilities include:

  1. Leading WIP’s staff, including the Director of Research, the Senior Investigator, and one or more Website Monitoring Analysts, in WIP’s core functions.
  2. Building new partnerships with journalists and advocacy groups to better understand and disseminate WIP’s findings.
  3. Leading WIP’s Web governance policy portfolio, including drafting analyses, communicating with federal agencies, and engaging members of Congress and their staff about WIP’s work (please see the full job description for more details).
  4. Working with Sunlight’s leadership to fundraise for new and expanded programming.
  5. Developing a strategy for how WIP’s monitoring and investigations can expand into new topic-areas and implement new methodologies.
  6. Leading public communications about WIP’s work, including writing op-eds and blog posts, and speaking at events and conferences, to create public awareness and explain particularly significant findings.

Applications

Candidates with strong research, policy, or investigative experience and demonstrated project management skills should submit the following documents via our online application portal or via email to search@driconsulting.com:

  1. Resume.
  2. A cover letter.
  3. A separate submission briefly addressing these prompts: 1) describe a time you used a new means of investigation that you hadn’t in the past to write a story or conduct an analysis (use of a FOIA request, new data analysis method or software tool you developed, etc.) and 2) describe a time that you synthesized a policy analysis for a public or private audience, from new research you did as part of a team — either you led or were a part of.
  4. Sample(s) of a significant research, policy, or journalistic product you produced as a team lead, with a brief description of the team (feel free to include additional samples for which you are the sole author or one of multiple authors).
Washington, DC Director
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,
Senior Communications Officer (Relief) Relief International

About RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

Position Summary:

The Senior Communications Officer (SCO) will help develop, implement, and manage a communications strategy aimed at growing RI’s audiences and stewarding its brand. The organization is about to begin building a new website and the SCO will play a major role in the decision making and driving the strategy of the website design with the third-party company we are in the process of choosing.

The SCO will leverage digital communications tools, such as social media, email, owned and earned media, to advance RI’s visibility and underpin private sector fundraising goals. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development and Communications based in Washington, DC, the SCO will help the team drive a strategic vision for integrated communications and development activities. It is an exciting opportunity to drive a joint expansion of public relations and the creation of the organization’s first unrestricted revenue plan, which aims to raise $5 million annually. The position will join a growing team based in Washington, DC and London, United Kingdom.

Position Responsibilities and Duties :

  • Content Marketing: Distill RI’s complex relief and development programming activities and outcomes into engaging, accessible marketing content for a variety of audiences. Develop multi-channel marketing campaigns to drive awareness of and engagement with RI’s mission.
  • Communications: Develop communications strategies that bolster RI’s reputation as a leading international relief and development organization. Craft messages that engage philanthropists, the press, thought leaders, and the general public. Build productive relationships with journalists, write effective pitches and press releases, edit newsletters, and plan and implement successful conference call series for donors.
  • Social Media: Devise and implement the organization’s social media strategy. Manage all institutional social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram) with support from junior members of the team for whom the SCO will provide guidance on this activity. Advise colleagues from upper management to junior staff on how to build their brand on social media to promote RI’s visibility objectives.
  • Email Marketing: Support team members in devising and executing email strategies that effectively engage constituents. Support the team in developing email best practices for the organization.
  • Advise on major infrastructure decisions, website platform selection and implementation of the new website strategy. Maintain the website with support from team members.
  • Initiate opportunities for media coverage. Build and maintain strategic partnerships with national and global media with support from junior members of the team and field staff.
  • Advertising: Implemented paid advertising campaigns that activate target audiences and meet stated goals. Strategize which platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Google Display, etc., drive the greatest ROI.
  • Regularly analyze and report on RI communications performance.

Requirements:

  • BA in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or related field.
  • Have 3-5 years of digital communications experience working for a nonprofit, media outlet, marketing or ad agency preferably in an international development context.
  • Possess excellent skills in: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat), Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and Content Management Systems. Basic design and HTML skills strongly preferred.
  • Familiar with online fundraising, email marketing and donation platforms. CRM experience a plus.
  • Keen interest in and knowledge of international relief and development or related fields; prior experience working at an international organization strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated capacity for effective teamwork and leadership abilities
  • Excellent problem solver eager to share out-of-the-box ideas.
  • Excellent organizational abilities with strong skill managing multiple projects.
  • Fast, flexible thinker who is able to shift gears on short notice.
Washington, DC
Chief Executive Officer (Paterson Habitat) Paterson Habitat for Humanity

Paterson Habitat for Humanity, a cutting-edge affiliate within the International Habitat for Humanity network, seeks a Chief Executive Officer to help write a new chapter in the history of Paterson, New Jersey and to make it a model of affordable housing initiatives that work for 21st-century communities.

Since 1984, Paterson Habitat has been a pioneer in the effort to turn strategic home-building into an engine of self-sustaining neighborhoods. Its next Chief Executive Officer will provide vision and leadership to redesign its approach and create generational opportunity in one of the nation’s most populous cities.

The ideal CEO will have a record of successful visionary leadership; an ability to communicate in powerful ways that unite people around a mission; and an appreciation of the mission of Habitat for Humanity and of the community of Paterson where the affiliate’s work is concentrated.  The CEO will be an imaginative and entrepreneurial thinker but also pragmatic, well-enough focused and organized to ensure that big dreams are translated into concrete achievement.

Qualifications of ideal candidates include:

  • At least 10 years of senior experience in a non-profit or relevant business organization.
  • Record of developing and implementing successful strategic growth plans.
  • Experience building and leading high-performing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience communicating and coordinating with government officials, Boards of Directors, and senior staff.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and networking experience.
  • Demonstrated success in major development/ fundraising programs.
Paterson, NJ C-suite
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 Annual Giving (RIF) Reading is Fundamental

RIF is the leading champion for children’s literacy: in partnership with a grassroots network of 1 million volunteers in schools and communities nationwide, it has distributed more than 415 million books and impacted the lives of more than 50 million children.

RIF believes every child deserves an opportunity to own books, learn how to read, and obtain the fundamental building blocks to achieve their highest potential. Literacy opens doors and enables every child the chance to live their own journey. RIF has identified a significant and cyclical literacy crisis facing America today and it begins with the literacy rate among children. Its current program addresses this crisis.

Reading is Fundamental seeks a Director of Annual Giving who will design, implement, and manage comprehensive programs and strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors through all funding channels with a specific focus on cultivating individual donors. In this capacity, the Director of Annual Giving will work with the development team to help diversify and grow the organization’s revenue streams to support RIF’s mission.

The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for the oversight, planning and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program that secures significant financial resources from foundations, corporations, and community organizations in support of children’s literacy.

Ideal candidates for the Director of Annual Giving role will have:

 

  • At least five years of progressively responsible non-profit development experience, including a minimum of three years staff supervisory experience.
  • A strong record of cultivating donors through multiple channels and raising major gifts.
  • Experience in developing donor-centric cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully building relationships and supporting and servicing donors, prospects, and other relevant constituencies.
  • Ability to imagine, research, develop, and coherently propose new ways to engage prospective and current donors.
  • Experience organizing cross-functional projects and teams within a national-level non-profit setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
Washington, DC
Chief Development Officer (Americans United) Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, a coalition of religious, educational, and civic leaders in Washington D.C., has retained Development Resources inc. to lead its search for a new Chief Development Officer, who will lead the expansion of a comprehensive fundraising program supporting the separation of church and state.

 

Americans United welcomed current President and CEO Rachel Laser in spring 2018. With a new, dynamic leader, AU has embarked on a robust strategic planning process and is preparing for a more prominent role in light of the issues that have taken center stage in the national conversation: discrimination in the name of religion, LGBTQ rights, reproductive rights, religious freedom, government support of religion, school prayer, vouchers and churches and elections. There is a need for a pro-active, dynamic fundraising leader to take the program to the next level.

 

Americans United seeks a Chief Development Officer to lead the expansion of a comprehensive fundraising program. The immediate task of a new Chief Development Officer will be to assume strategic, management and tactical roles within the organization in support of current fundraising and funding the new strategic plan. This includes building a robust major gifts program.

 

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Chief Development Officer will manage all integrated fundraising strategies, including membership/annual giving, major and planned gifts, corporate giving, foundation giving, gift processing/acknowledgement, data management and events.  She/he will work closely with the senior staff team and board members on fundraising strategy and high-level donor cultivation, donor engagement activities and lead a three-person development team.

 

Desired qualifications for this role include:

  • At least ten years of progressively more responsible fundraising experience; work experience with an advocacy organization, while not required, would be very useful.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement a comprehensive set of development strategies that lead to diversified funding and sustainable growth in organizations without an organic donor base, including both long-term and of-the-moment opportunities.
  • Experienced in developing and implementing world-class major gift fundraising operations, including major donor pipelines and cultivation and stewardship programs, with a clear impact on revenue.
  • Established track record of personally securing six- and seven-figure gifts from a national pool of individual donors.
  • An important role in at least one major fundraising campaign, including responsibility for engagement of volunteer and leadership committees.

 

Washington, DC
Chief of Staff (O@W) Opportunity@Work

Opportunity@Work is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to expand access to career opportunities so that all Americans can work, learn and earn to their full potential in a dynamic economy. By transforming hiring practices, expanding learning pathways and pioneering talent financing, Opportunity@Work and our partners will equip Americans currently overlooked by today’s labor market practices to build skills and be hired by demonstrating them into well-paid, in-demand jobs across the country.

Opportunity@Work’s CEO is looking for a Chief of Staff to support him in maximizing his time, energy and focus across a range of internal and external responsibilities. This includes clarifying and framing communications across multiple media and audiences and coordinating information and opportunities across stakeholders. This highly organized, business-savvy professional will also help track, prepare for and follow up on all of the CEO’s projects and deliverables. We seek a multi-talented professional who is collaborative, mission-oriented and a strong multi-tasker.

To apply, please submit a resume and short cover letter in PDF. In your cover letter, address why you are a good fit for this role and our organization. Email your application to search@driconsulting.com.

Washington, DC C-suite
Product and Technology Team (Markup) The Markup

DRi is assisting The Markup with multiple searches for members of a new product and technology team.

The Markup (https://themarkup.org/) is a brand-new nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism organization in New York City. And it’s hiring!

The mission of The Markup is to investigate and illuminate the societal effects of new technologies. With little accountability or oversight, technology is affecting who we vote for, how we raise our kids, who is able to get housing, jobs, healthcare and a comfortable life. The Markup will investigate these impacts, with the goal of holding the powerful to account, raising the cost of bad behavior, and spurring reforms. It begins publishing in 2019.

The Markup’s approach to investigative journalism is guided by the scientific method. It develops hypotheses and assembles data —through crowdsourcing, FOIA requests, and automated data collection— to test theories. It is building its first-ever product and technology team to support this pioneering work.

A full description, list of qualifications, and portal to submit an application are available at the following links for three distinct positions:

Please follow the links above to submit an application. Applications that don’t include a cover letter will not be considered.

At this time, applications can’t be considered from people who don’t already have the legal right to work in the United States. In order to work for The Markup, you’ll be required to provide documentation establishing that you’re eligible for U.S. employment.

New York, NY
Vice President of Donor Marketing (Children International) Children International

Children International is a leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. From the toddler stage to young adulthood, Children International surrounds kids with a caring team, a safe place and a clear path out of poverty through programs focused on health, education, empowerment and employment. Today, this approach directly supports 220,000 children in 10 countries around the world. Children International’s supporters are inspired as they see children radically change their lives and create a ripple effect that impacts their families and communities for generations to come.

 

Children International’s anti-poverty work has historically been funded primarily through a one-to-one sponsorship program that generates more than $72M annually. As the direct response marketplace continues to shift technologically, generationally, and strategically, Children International is committed to developing a best-in-class system for the 21st century. This commitment is part of a larger strategy to take CI programs “from good to great” by elevating its people, systems, and practices worldwide.

 

Children International seeks a Vice President of Donor Marketing to lead the acquisition, cultivation, and retention of CI’s largest segment of fundraising, the mass customer file. Reporting to the CEO, the VP will direct the development of products (sponsorship and new products), channels (existing and new), and approaches—including but not limited to digital, print, call center engagement, peer to peer, and advocacy efforts—that accelerate and elevate ongoing retention and cultivation efforts and establish a strong connection between CI kids and contributors. The VP is also accountable for developing strategic communications, brand messaging, and public relations engagements that are cohesive, unique for this space, and build brand awareness. The new VP will have the opportunity to evaluate current fundraising and communication strategies, consolidate strengths, and lead innovation that delivers the financial growth needed to expand CI’s impact globally.

 

The ideal Vice President of Donor Marketing will have:

 

  • 10 to 15 years of experience leading large-scale fundraising and donor communications.
  • Record of leading, managing, and integrating ambitious, forward-thinking fundraising and communications initiatives.
  • Proven success in developing, executing, and managing customer loyalty and continuity programs in a non-profit organization.
  • Sophisticated understanding of sponsorship program dynamics.
  • Proven success in utilizing mobile, digital, CRM, social media, and data to build powerful brand identity and awareness.
  • Relentlessly results-oriented and entrepreneurial leadership style with a demonstrated ability to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively in a flat organization and to partner/collaborate with leaders across functions.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; MBA in marketing or general management or the equivalent in years of relevant experience is preferred.
Kansas, MO Vice President
Station Manager (North Country Public Radio) North Country Public Radio

North Country Public Radio (NCPR), an award-winning public radio station broadcasting to the U.S. and Canada from St. Lawrence University in New York state’s breathtaking North Country, has retained Development Resources, inc. to carry out the search for a Station Manager who will lead the station to thrive at the nexus of changes facing public media institutions today.

NCPR’s small team delivers programs that cover a vast region, stretching from Lake Ontario in the west to Burlington, Vermont in the east, from Ontario in the north to Saratoga Springs, NY in the south. The station serves an incredibly diverse population, from those who make their homes in the region year-round to seasonal residents and members of the St. Lawrence University community where the station is licensed and housed. NCPR’s reputation for integrity has earned it hundreds of awards and a devoted listenership across this diversity.

For the last three decades, NCPR has thrived under a three-person leadership team, including the Station Manager, News Director, and Broadcast and Digital Director. In 2019, the team is collectively stepping down as part of a planned leadership transition. NCPR seeks a new Station Manager to take the helm of the station, build a new senior team, and lead a highly talented staff to sustain a culture of innovation and establish NCPR as a national public media leader.

Ideal candidates for this role will have:

  • At least 10 years of experience in a senior leadership role.
  • Record of leading entrepreneurial initiatives in any kind of media institution.
  • Sophisticated literacy in all aspects of contemporary journalism.
  • Compelling vision for the future of public media.
  • Record of participating successfully and enthusiastically in fundraising programs.
  • Knowledge of regional culture of the North Country is useful but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
Canton, NY C-suite
Chief Executive Officer (Nashville Public Radio) Nashville Public Radio

Nashville Public Radio, the NPR member station for a diverse and dynamically growing region known as Music City, the Silicon Valley of Healthcare, and the Athens of the South, seeks a Chief Executive Officer to lead an engaged Board, talented staff, and broad base of community supporters to establish an overarching vision that deepens the institution’s role in a vibrant community and amplifies all that the region has to offer.

About the Organization

Nashville Public Radio serves a broad region, from Humphreys County in the west to Smith County in the east and from southern Kentucky in the north to Tennessee’s Giles County in the south. It is regularly ranked as the top listener choice during the morning commute and ranks tenth overall in a region with more than 30 stations, attracting an audience of more than 160,000 to its news and talk format, 55,000 to classical music, and 10,000 to local and world news.

Under the leadership of Vice President of Programming Anita Bugg, the news, classical, and digital teams have all developed award-winning brands, with an exceptional news beat that sees 80% of its feature stories featured on national news; a distinctive schedule of music and commentary for classical music fans; and a line-up of innovative podcasts that tell the stories of a population of 1.9 million residents.

About the Role

Nashville Public Radio seeks a Chief Executive Officer to lead this remarkable institution. The CEO will be a visionary, collaborative, and self-aware leader with a commitment to public media and journalism and an enthusiasm for engaging stakeholders in its expansion in the 21st-century media landscape.

Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with the senior leadership team and Community Advisory Board, the CEO will be an inspiring face of Nashville Public Radio throughout the local community. The CEO is responsible for fostering an integrated identity for Nashville Public Radio’s set of stations, steering program and product development that excites audiences, and creating a business model that effectively leverages products to sustain the institution for decades.

 

About the Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidates for the CEO role will have:

 

  • At least ten years of experience in a senior leadership role; background in media and experience managing journalists is highly desired.
  • Experience working effectively with a Board of Directors to lead and manage organizational change.
  • Record of leading successful strategic planning processes that established a visionary, holistic, system-wide institutional identity and united stakeholders around energizing institutional goals.
  • Experience promoting and directing entrepreneurial initiatives that align day-to-day operations with the long-term interests and values of end users and expand and deepen engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, frame, and solve problems in creative ways.
  • Record of establishing appropriate benchmarks and of effectively tracking and analyzing progress toward goals.
Nashville, TN
Investigative Reporters (Markup) The Markup

DRi is assisting The Markup with multiple searches for members of a new investigative reporting team.

The Markup (https://themarkup.org/) is a brand-new nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism organization in New York City. And it’s hiring!

The mission of The Markup is to investigate and illuminate the societal effects of new technologies. With little accountability or oversight, technology is affecting who we vote for, how we raise our kids, who is able to get housing, jobs, healthcare and a comfortable life. The Markup will investigate these impacts, with the goal of holding the powerful to account, raising the cost of bad behavior, and spurring reforms. It begins publishing in 2019.

The Markup’s approach to investigative journalism is guided by the scientific method. It develops hypotheses and assembles data —through crowdsourcing, FOIA requests, and automated data collection— to test theories. It is building its first-ever investigative reporting team to conduct this pioneering work.

Because The Markup’s team- and data-based approach to journalism is new, there won’t be many people who have done it before. So don’t worry if you haven’t done the exact type of data journalism The Markup plans to practice. A full description, list of qualifications, and portal to submit an application are available at the following links for three distinct positions:

Please follow the links above to submit a cover letter, resume, 3-5 clips of your previous work, and 3-5 story ideas for investigations you might want to pursue if you joined The Markup. Applications that don’t include a cover letter will not be considered. This position will work out of The Markup’s New York City office. If you don’t currently live in New York but are willing to relocate for this position, please make that clear in your cover letter. The Markup will pay relocation expenses for successful candidates.

At this time, applications can’t be considered from people who don’t already have the legal right to work in the United States. In order to work for The Markup, you’ll be required to provide documentation establishing that you’re eligible for U.S. employment.

New York, NY
Director of Individual Giving (Keystone) Keystone Symposia

Keystone Symposia serves as the catalyst for the advancement of biomedical and life sciences, has retained Development Resources inc. to lead its search for a new Director of Individual Giving, who will manage donor relationships to identify potential new supporters, and significantly increase revenue.

In 2001, Keystone Symposia organized its first conference outside of the US, hosted in Canada focusing on Hematopoiesis. The attention Keystone Symposia brings across the world help aid in the distribution of ideas, methods, and advancement in the scientific community. More than half the symposia are held in mountain venues across the American and Canadian West, with the remainder generally in North American cities and various global locations. Keystone has convened conferences on six continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

Keystone Symposia seeks a Director of Individual Giving to serve as a key member for building the network to secure gifts to advance the biomedical and life sciences. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director will be charged with developing and implementing a strategic fundraising plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual and family foundation donors at all giving levels. Additionally, the Director will maintain a portfolio of corporate donors.

 

Desired qualifications for this role include:

  • At least seven years of progressively responsible development experience, including significant experience designing and implementing integrated individual giving programs.
  • Experience in building a major individual donor program.
  • Record of leading strategies that have grown and diversified a donor base.
  • Ability to design cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for individual giving.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and engage diverse audiences and to build long-term relationships.
  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree in a related field is preferred.

 

Silverthorne, CO
Chief Executive Officer (Insight) Insight Memory Care Center

Insight Memory Care Center, a dementia-specific adult day center with 100% satisfaction ratings and a record of successful program innovation, has retained Development Resources, inc. to conduct a search for a Chief Executive Officer who will design and execute a significant organizational expansion that brings its proven model of care to a growing national population of individuals and families.

The talented clinical staff at IMCC has developed innovative approaches to dementia care that have improved quality of life for people with all stages of the diagnosis, equipped families with strategies for caring for their loved ones and themselves, and provided virtual and in-person training to professional caregivers. These initiatives have expanded the network of individuals and families with access to cutting-edge care and made it possible for people to enjoy life in their homes and communities for longer.

But IMCC’s model of exceptional dementia care has the potential to change outcomes far beyond the reach of its current programs. To meet the need of a growing population of people with dementia, IMCC’s Board of Directors has created a new enterprise-level leadership position that will be charged with broadening the Center’s geographical footprint, with the possibility of multiple physical facilities; building a high-profile profile reputation as a national Center of Excellence; and creating new financial models that reliably fuel expansion.

The first person to hold the new CEO role at IMCC will have wide latitude to engage stakeholders internally and externally to establish a broader vision of program and service delivery that maximize Insight’s impact, to powerfully connect staff and supporters to this vision, and to build the internal structures to enact it.

 

Ideal candidates for the CEO role will have:

  • At least 10 years of senior experience in a non-profit or relevant business organization.
  • Professional experience in a long-term care or adult day health care program, or in another gerontological organization working with the dementia population, is preferred.
  • Record of developing and implementing successful strategic growth plans.
  • Experience building and leading high-performing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated experience communicating and coordinating with government officials, Boards of Directors, and senior staff.
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and networking experience.
  • Demonstrated success in major development/ fundraising programs.

 

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

Fairfax, VA
Major Gifts Officer NY (HRC) Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is seeking a Major Gift Officers to represent the organization to LGBTQ communities and allies in New York and contribute to a steadily growing revenue program.

 

The Human Rights Campaign Fund was one of the first gay and lesbian political action committees in the U.S. After quickly rising to prominence as the country’s 17th largest independent PAC, it expanded its reach far beyond political lobbying. In 1995, under Executive Director Elizabeth Birch, HRC built sophisticated research, communications, marketing, and public relations functions to become the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans, with 3 million members and supporters nationwide. While HRC has won significant legal protections for LGBTQ citizens, its goal is to achieve a world in which LGBTQ people are free not just under the law but in their daily lives—at home, at work, and in every community.

 

HRC has a comprehensive revenue program that generates more than $56M, with $40M from private contributions. Major donors giving gifts of at least $5K contribute about $9M of this annual revenue. The major donor pipeline is driven in part by the Federal Club, a society for donors making annual gifts of $1,200 to $4,999. Donors within the LGBTQ community also often play a significant role in identifying new potential donors to HRC, and members and allies of those communities in the Greater New York area represent an opportunity to increase volunteer engagement.

 

HRC has identified tremendous potential for growth in both regions and seeks a Major Gifts Officer for the Greater New York area who will help increase regional giving at the $25K+ levels. The MGO will play an important role in significantly growing the engagement strategy for the Northeast , while building and managing portfolios of regional major gift prospects, expanding the scope and scale of HRC’s philanthropic efforts, and helping formulate strategy and implementation of plans to achieve overall fundraising goals. The Major Gift Officer will be visible in regional communities and will work at a significant number of evening events throughout the year.

 

Qualifications include:

  • At least 5 years of experience in fundraising with an emphasis in major donor relations; experience soliciting political contributions for federal candidates and/or party committees is highly preferred.
  • Record of securing 5-figure and larger gifts from individual donors.
  • Ability to establish and maintain a sincere rapport with others, particularly with members of the LGBTQ community.
  • Strong public speaking skills with the ability to represent HRC in various settings.
  • Knowledge of philanthropic and LGBTQ communities in NY .
  • Comfort working independently and as a member of a larger team.
New York, NY
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 Development SW (Operation Smile) Operation Smile

With 45 minutes and $240, Operation Smile changes children’s lives. That’s the amount of time and money it can take to repair a cleft lip or cleft palate, a facial deformity that causes malnourishment, speech impediments, and social ostracism.

 

Operation Smile broadens its reach through a variety of capacity-building efforts. It has turned its hundreds of medical missions around the world into the backbone for a set of programs that engage student leaders as mission volunteers, provide medical training to local doctors and nurses, and advocate for a right to safe, well-timed surgery around the world.

 

Operation Smile is seeking a Director of Development who can engage new sources of support for this mission. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director will continue ongoing efforts to engage Operation Smile’s supporters in the Southwest region of the U.S. and build an organized network of major donors.

 

The ideal Director will be someone who has encountered Operation Smile before and can tell a compelling story to prospects about what fuels his or her own passion for the mission. S/he will bring strong fundraising, relationship-building, and story-telling skills to the job, but s/he’ll have plenty of institutional support from Operation Smile: a prospect researcher, a stewardship team, and an existing portfolio of 100 prospects. The Director will relish the prospect of being able to take that portfolio and run with it: focusing on donor cultivation and solicitation, working outside an office, traveling regularly to meet donors throughout the Southwest, and weaving new nodes of financial support and engagement into Operation Smile’s network wherever s/he goes.

 

Basic Requirements:

 

  • 5-7 years of progressively responsible fundraising or sales and marketing experience.
  • Record of securing six- and seven-figure gifts from individuals and family foundations.
  • Proven success in managing a portfolio and meeting fundraising or sales goals.
  • Record of designing and implementing effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that grow revenue, expand a donor base, and strengthen donor relationships.
  • Demonstrated success at energizing and leveraging a member or volunteer network for fundraising initiatives.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Residence in Houston, TX is highly preferred.
Houston, TX Director
Executive Vice President of Field and Member Services The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund seek a sophisticated campaign strategist to serve as Executive Vice President of Field and Member Services advancing the critical civil rights agenda.

 

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 200 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in the America. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns and programs empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US. The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund have a combined budget of $15.5M for FY18 and are each governed by a board of directors.

 

There are no organizations in the country better positioned to lead the fight for civil rights today. The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund develop and execute coordinated campaigns and programs to further democracy, justice, and opportunity for all. Under the new leadership of influential civil rights lawyer Vanita Gupta, the organization remains at the vanguard of progressive leadership needed to counter broad attacks on basic American democratic institutions and lay the groundwork for affirmative civil rights goals.

 

To achieve these goals, the Leadership Conference/The Education Fund seek an Executive Vice President of Field and Member Services. The EVP is responsible for helping to orchestrate multi-stakeholder national campaigns that establish and advance an agenda for progressive change in the U.S. This senior position is part of the leadership team and reports to the President/CEO, with responsibility for legislative outreach, public education, training strategies, and capacity-building efforts for Leadership Conference/Education Fund activities and for the coordinated activities of more than 200 member organizations.

 

Ideal candidates for this position will have the following qualifications:

 

  • At least 8 years of experience in institutional/campaign management or field outreach.
  • Experience running at least two electoral and/or issue-based campaigns; preference for campaign experience at both the national and state levels.
  • Record of innovative approaches to advocacy.
  • Skill in large-scale planning and coordination at both grasstops and grassroots levels.
  • Keen understanding and good instincts in strategic political communications.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of web activism technologies.
  • Ability to work well with multi-issue, inter-departmental teams and community leaders.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
Washington, DC Executive VP
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
Senior Portfolio Manager (Ocean) Ocean Conservancy

The world’s oceans are central to the most important food, energy, and resource challenges of the 21st century. They are also under continuous threat—from rising temperatures, commercial fishing, energy production, and pollution.

Ocean Conservancy mobilizes science-based solutions to the largest contemporary challenges to conserving the world’s oceans. Working in 6 core areas—Trash Free Seas, Sustainable Fisheries, Restoring the Gulf, Confronting Ocean Acidification, Smart Ocean Planning, and Protecting the Arctic—Ocean Conservancy conducts research, partnership-building, public education, and advocacy to protect oceans and the people who depend on them.

To advance its mission, Ocean Conservancy is seeking to hire a Senior Portfolio Manager, Foundation Grants. The Senior Portfolio Manager has the chance to work closely with scientists and government relations staff on a dedicated set of programmatic areas. Reporting to the Director of Foundation and Government Relation, the Senior Portfolio Manager coordinates scientists, the executive leadership team, and communications and finance colleagues to develop timely, accessible, and compelling communications for a docket of foundation and government donors. The Foundation and Government Relations team is a fast-paced, mission-driven group of professionals that works flexibly to meet firm deadlines. The Senior Portfolio Manager plays a key role in making Ocean Conservancy’s work possible.

The ideal Senior Portfolio Manager will be an excellent writer with prior experience in an organization conducting scientific research and/or public policy advocacy. Some experience in fundraising and knowledge of government grants is preferred. Specific qualifications include:

  • Minimum of five years of experience writing for multiple concurrent projects on strict deadlines and according to specified guidelines.
  • Exceptional written communication skills in all dimensions, from the capacity to compellingly articulate complex ideas to a variety of audiences to the ability to edit for fine questions of grammar; knowledge of AP style is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex production, editing, and submission process that coordinates the contributions of multiple teams across an organization.
  • Experience working collaboratively with senior management and research staff to translate technical subject matter knowledge into readable and compelling messages for a general audience.
  • Experience reviewing budgets and financial reports and incorporating financial information into proposals and reports.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strict adherence to deadlines and guidelines.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (degree in English a plus) or equivalent related experience.
Washington, DC Manager
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.

 

York, PA C-suite