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Director of Development Operations (WFP) World Food Program USA

1 out of every 9 people worldwide suffers from chronic hunger. 80 million of them receive assistance from World Food Programme.

World Food Program USA proudly supports the mission of the World Food Programme, mobilizing individuals, policy makers, and businesses in the U.S. to end global hunger. With its supporters, WFP USA bolsters an enduring American legacy of feeding families in need around the world and an American belief that no one should go hungry. Due to the commitment of everyday Americans, businesses, and the U.S. government, WFP USA has played a critical role in the effort to alleviate global hunger. In fact, over the last two decades, the number of hungry people in the world has dropped by more than 200 million—or one in nine. U.S. leadership in the fight against global hunger has always represented the best of who we are – and the world needs nothing but our best right today, because today the world faces a critical moment in that fight.

The work of WFP – USA is funded by a comprehensive, multi-faceted fundraising program that has achieved impressive results. Encompassing corporate giving, individual giving at all levels, and special events, the program has raised more than $20M annually and is on a deliberate path to systematize its processes and increase goals over the next 3 years. As part of its effort, WFP – USA has embarked on a structural reorganization that includes hiring for multiple new positions, including a new Director of Development Operations.

The Director of Development Operations will report to WFP – USA’s Vice President of Development and will serve as a close partner in leading the fundraising team. The Director will play a crucial role in setting fundraising goals and will be responsible for leading a 3-person team to manage all development operations functions to achieve them, including annual planning, donor research, a Salesforce database, donor communications, performance management systems, and reporting. S/he will serve as a critical liaison to the Operations and Finance teams in order to accurately project and measure results. The Director’s work will be critical to the development of new approaches to growing WFP – USA’s financial resources.

The ideal Director of Development Operations will have:

  • 6-8 years of progressively responsible resource development and non-profit management experience; at least 3 years of supervisory experience in complex team environments.
  • Demonstrated comfort creating departmental and program work plans and budgets, including performance targets and evaluation metrics.
  • Successful strategic planning and management of development systems, including databases, financial and analytic reporting, and gift accounting and processing.
  • Familiarity with systems/processes of major donor portfolio management, from prospect research techniques to best practices for donor acknowledgement and stewardship.
  • Collaborative, team-oriented individual who can engage others across an organization and ensure progress.
  • Excellent project manager, with the ability to influence, lead, negotiate, and delegate.
  • Strong proficiency with Salesforce database and knowledge of how to integrate fundraising and merchant services platforms.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

DRi is leading this search for World Food Program – USA. For more information and to apply, please visit www.driconsulting.com.

Washington, DC Director
Director of Development (CRFB) Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has been one of the most visible nonpartisan public policy organizations. For example, during the 2016 election, CRFB was cited 11 times by moderators in the presidential election debates. As the newly installed Administration and Congress turns to tax, healthcare, and retirement policy, CRFB seeks to leverage its nonpartisan credibility to forge consensus solutions to economic challenges that will affect Americans of all ages for decades.

CRFB was founded in 1981 to provide outstanding nonpartisan research and analysis on fiscal issues for policymakers, journalists, and the public. For more than 30 years, it has challenged federal officials of both parties to acknowledge difficult budget realities and to grapple directly with the tough choices necessary to sustainably raise and effectively allocate federal funds. Today, its research has documented the threat posed by our unsustainable national debt, including that federal borrowing and interest payments have grown large enough to crowd out productive investment in the U.S. economy. Left unaddressed, our mounting debt will result in decreased economic growth and lower wages over the next two decades, affecting everyone who makes a living in the country and imperiling federal programs that people count on for healthcare and retirement.

While CRFB has documented the problem, its researchers and policy advocates have also worked to develop and promote nonpartisan solutions. Today, CRFB is seeking a Director of Development to expand support for this critical work.

The Director of Development will join an organization with a reputation for consistently producing the highest-quality work and an environment that prides itself on flexibility and initiative. Reporting to the President and working with Board members, the Senior Vice President, and other senior staff, the Director of Development will be a key partner in all aspects of building a sustainable fundraising program for CRFB. S/he will have access to significant resources as s/he does this work, including the enthusiastic engagement of President Maya MacGuineas as well as a database of contacts, connections to major foundations, and CRFB’s special events. Leveraging and building on these resources, the Director will design development strategies, create internal systems and processes, and build and manage a donor pipeline for a comprehensive fundraising program that includes individuals, foundations, and corporations.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, including some experience in a leadership role.
  • Prior experience fundraising within a complex research or public policy institution, particularly those with connections to CRFB’s issue areas, is desirable.
  • Proven ability to develop fundraising strategies that expanded both a donor base and giving levels.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all phases of donor pipeline management, including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Record of securing large (5- and 6-figure) gifts from all constituencies, including individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Ability to set realistic goals, to organize and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines, and to reliably follow through on established priorities.
  • Commitment to CRFB’s mission and comfort working in a nonpartisan manner to advance it.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree and/or record of continuing professional development is useful.
Washington, DC Director
Director of Development (ARCE) American Research Center in Egypt

The American Research Center in Egypt is a private, nonprofit organization that strives to deepen professional relationships between North American scholars and their Egyptian colleagues by supporting research, conservation, and training initiatives that encompass all aspects of Egyptian history and culture. Formed in 1948 by a consortium of American educational and cultural institutions to assist American scholars conducting research in Egypt, ARCE has also actively helped to conserve Egyptian monuments and train Egyptian personnel since 1993. With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and in close collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities (MOA), over 75 projects of monument conservation and specialized training have been completed and over 750 Egyptian archaeologists and architectural conservators have been trained in preserving their own cultural heritage.

ARCE is seeking a Director of Development to advance this significant mission at an exciting time, as it prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2018. Working at the center of a network that crosses the academic, art, historical, foundation, and corporate sectors, the Director will collaborate closely with ARCE’s leadership to leverage this milestone as a significant fundraising opportunity. S/he will be part of a strong team—including the Executive Director, Marketing & Communications Director, and Membership Coordinator—that will marshal ARCE’s connections, expand its visibility and fundraising, and create compelling new materials and opportunities for engagement. This work, undertaken as ARCE implements its three-year Strategic Plan, will ensure that ARCE’s profile in the U.S. matches the caliber of its work abroad. The Director of Development will have access to a variety of resources.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • At least 7 years of experience managing a complex fundraising program in an organization with a reputation for quality and excellence.
  • A track record of expanding fundraising, with a demonstrated ability to balance both long-term strategies and day-to-day functions.
  • Broad fundraising knowledge encompassing annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, grant writing, corporate and foundation giving, direct mail, and special events.
  • Track record of personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual, corporate, and foundation donors.
  • Experience working with humanities-based researchers, curators, and/or university administrators is desirable.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.
Washington, DC Director
Director – Programs for Diversity and Success AccessLex Institute

Empowering the next generation of lawyers

As the cost of graduate education in the United States more than doubled in the 1990s and 2000s, one financial services organization pioneered loans that helped save law students hundreds of millions of dollars. Today, that organization has re-invested its loan revenue in an integrated set of projects and programs designed to directly increase the accessibility, affordability, and value of legal education.

AccessLex Institute, a non-profit membership organization composed of nearly 200 non-profit and state-affiliated ABA-approved law schools, is dedicated to becoming the premier source of clear, objective information that can guide law schools, researchers, and policy makers to empower the next generation of lawyers. AccessLex Institute is driven by a desire for sustainable, long-term choices that benefit legal and other graduate and professional education, with students taking center stage in its benefit analysis.

The heart of this strategic direction is AccessLex Institute’s new Center for Legal Education Excellence, which houses divisions devoted to three key priorities:

  1. Research and Data Division
  2. Policy Analysis and Advocacy Division
  3. Programs for Diversity and Success

AccessLex Institute is currently seeking a Director – Programs for Diversity and Success, whose mission is to identify and promote the most promising approaches to diversity pipeline development for law school students and improved rates of completion of the law school curriculum and bar exam.  The Director will serve as the senior diversity subject matter expert for the Center. In that capacity, s/he will lead a growing and national set of research, grant-making, and partnership-building activities in order to identify and promote interventions that have the greatest promise of (1) improving access to law schools for students from historically underrepresented or minority groups and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and (2) supporting those students in their journeys to complete their degrees and become successful legal professionals.

The ideal Director – Programs for Diversity and Success will have:

  • 8 to 10 years of professional experience in research and/or program development; some experience working in a non-profit setting is preferred.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of at least one of the issue areas of Programs for Diversity and Success (i.e., diversity pipeline building and/or student support); knowledge of issues related to diversity within higher education is preferred.
  • Record of managing and evaluating the development of complex multi-stakeholder projects or programs.
  • Experience coordinating or playing a primary role in a grant-making process designed to advance a strategic set of programmatic priorities.
  • Record of building networks of program innovators, collaborators, and facilitators and of being sensitive to complex institutional and political relationships within long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Master’s or doctoral degree in social science, higher education, law, or a related field.
Washington, DC Director
Senior Director of Philanthropy Year Up Chicago

More than 6 million talented and motivated young adults in the U.S. are disconnected from stable career pathways. At the same time, U.S. companies have jobs available, but more than 12 million of them will go unfilled in the next decade. Year Up seeks to close this Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up runs intensive 1-year programs that offer professional skill development, college credits, staff support, and mentorship. 85% of graduates are employed or attending college full-time within 4 months of completing the program.

Year Up is seeking a Senior Director of Philanthropy to play a critical role in rapidly growing Year Up and closing the Opportunity Divide for more students. Reporting to the National Director of Development and to the Executive Director of the National Capital Region, the Senior Director will generate new fundraising prospects, deepen the engagement of existing donors, and work with Year Up’s national and local leaders and volunteers to cultivate and steward significant donor relationships. The successful candidate will take personal satisfaction in matching donor interests to strategic goals and will be a sophisticated relationship builder with a proven track record of securing 6-figure gifts from individuals and family foundations.

The ideal Senior Director of Philanthropy will have:

  • At least 7 years of fundraising success with an emphasis on 6-figure and larger individual major gifts.
  • Experience and confident knowledge of donor pipeline development.
  • Experience working with prospects and donors within both the philanthropic and business worlds in the Chicago market.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint; experience in SalesForce or donor database preferred.
  • Communications skills sufficient for clearly discussing complex issues with and energizing diverse audiences, both in writing and in presentations.
  • Passion for working with urban young adults, unshakable conviction of their potential, and strong commitment to and investment in Year Up’s mission.
  • Personal dedication to diversity and inclusion.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others in complex team environments that engage supervisors, volunteers, and colleagues at the national and regional levels; assiduous attention to sharing information is critical.
  • Undergraduate degree is preferred.
Chicago, IL Director
Senior Director of Philanthropy Year Up National Capital Region

More than 6 million talented and motivated young adults in the U.S. are disconnected from stable career pathways. At the same time, U.S. companies have jobs available, but more than 12 million of them will go unfilled in the next decade. Year Up seeks to close this Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up runs intensive 1-year programs that offer professional skill development, college credits, staff support, and mentorship. 85% of graduates are employed or attending college full-time within 4 months of completing the program. 

Year Up is seeking a Senior Director of Philanthropy to play a critical role in rapidly growing Year Up and closing the Opportunity Divide for more students. Reporting to the National Director of Development and to the Executive Director of the National Capital Region, the Senior Director will generate new fundraising prospects, deepen the engagement of existing donors, and work with Year Up’s national and local leaders and volunteers to cultivate and steward significant donor relationships. The successful candidate will take personal satisfaction in matching donor interests to strategic goals and will be a sophisticated relationship builder with a proven track record of securing 6-figure gifts from individuals and family foundations.

The ideal Senior Director of Philanthropy will have:

  • At least 7 years of fundraising success with an emphasis on 6-figure and larger individual major gifts.
  • Experience and confident knowledge of donor pipeline development.
  • Experience working with prospects and donors within both the philanthropic and business worlds in the Washington, DC market.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint; experience in SalesForce or donor database preferred.
  • Communications skills sufficient for clearly discussing complex issues with and energizing diverse audiences, both in writing and in presentations.
  • Passion for working with urban young adults, unshakable conviction of their potential, and strong commitment to and investment in Year Up’s mission.
  • Personal dedication to diversity and inclusion.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others in complex team environments that engage supervisors, volunteers, and colleagues at the national and regional levels; assiduous attention to sharing information is critical.
  • Undergraduate degree is preferred.
Washington, DC Director
Senior Portfolio Manager (2 positions) 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 two Senior Portfolio Managers, Foundation & Government Grants. Senior Portfolio Managers have 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 Managers coordinate 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 Managers play 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
Director of Development Year Up Chicago

More than 6 million talented and motivated young adults in the U.S. are disconnected from stable career pathways. At the same time, U.S. companies have jobs available, but more than 12 million of them will go unfilled in the next decade. Year Up seeks to close this Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up runs intensive 1-year programs that offer professional skill development, college credits, staff support, and mentorship. 85% of graduates are employed or attending college full-time within 4 months of completing the program.

Year Up Chicago is seeking a Director of Development to play a critical role in rapidly growing Year Up and closing the Opportunity Divide for more students. Reporting to the Director of Development, Mid-Level Giving at Year Up’s national office and to the Executive Director of Year Up Chicago, the Director will lead a 2-person team responsible for securing annual and mid-level individual giving and foundation grants to support the Chicago office. The Director will help set annual fundraising goals, develop and implement effective donor pipeline management strategies, and foster a culture of collaboration in a multi-faceted fundraising structure that includes extensive coordination at the national and regional levels. Successful candidates will take personal satisfaction in broadening and deepening engagement in the Year Up mission.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • At least 5 years of fundraising experience in a non-profit organization, with at least 2 years of experience in a leadership role.
  • Broad knowledge of development necessary to lead individual and institutional giving.
  • Extensive first-hand experience identifying, qualifying, and developing relationships with individual donors and securing gifts at the 5-figure level and above.
  • Capacity for strategic thinking and vision necessary to work on a highly collaborative senior leadership team that includes multiple development streams.
  • Ability to inspire, guide, and coach a talented team to take a fundraising program to a new level.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic and business worlds in the Chicago market.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint; experience in SalesForce or donor database preferred.
  • Undergraduate degree is preferred.
Chicago, IL Director
Director of Development Pardee RAND Graduate School

At the RAND Corporation and the Pardee RAND Graduate School, “multidisciplinary” is more than just a buzzword.

Teams of multidisciplinary researchers at RAND and students at Pardee RAND recently worked together with Ugandan partners to develop a Top Chef-style contest that is creating country-wide excitement about a nutritional diet. Other research teams have evaluated the use of social media to track non-state actors such as ISIS and generated potential solutions to the crisis in the Bureau of Veterans Affairs.

RAND is the only public policy institute with a Ph.D.-granting graduate school, and Pardee RAND is the largest public policy Ph.D. program in the nation. The unique relationship between RAND and Pardee RAND creates unparalleled research and educational opportunities that help develop solutions to public policy challenges and make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

RAND is seeking a Director of Development to expand funding for Pardee RAND in order to support these opportunities and to transform public policy education for students, RAND, and the broader field of public policy analysis. Reporting to RAND’s Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development will serve as the chief fundraiser for Pardee RAND and the primary fundraising advisor to the school’s Dean. S/he will take a leadership role in developing and executing a major fundraising campaign to advance the school’s strategic priorities and in designing the strategies and systems necessary to expand its base of long-term supporters.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • 9 years of fundraising experience in the non-profit sector, with at least 3 years in a supervisory role.
  • Familiarity with educational, public policy, and/or research institutions.
  • Proven ability to secure 6- and 7-figure gifts from individual donors.
  • Experience in a leadership role in a successful, large-scale fundraising campaign, preferably in an education or research institution.
  • Evidence of the ability to develop a case for support for research initiatives.
  • Naturally collaborative work style and willingness to create opportunities for input and feedback from multiple stakeholders and constituencies.
  • B.A. or B.S. degree required; Master’s or other advanced degree is preferred.
Santa Monica, CA Director
Director of Development 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. Most organizations would be satisfied repairing that damage alone, but Operation Smile goes further. 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, use missions to 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 Development Director who can engage new sources of support for this mission. The Development Director will galvanize Operation Smile’s loosely distributed supporters in the Midwest region of the U.S. into an organized network of major donors. The ideal Director will be someone who has encountered Operation Smile before, someone who will be able to 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 ideal Director will relish the prospect of being able to take that portfolio and run with it: of focusing on donor cultivation and solicitation, of working outside an office, of traveling regularly to meet donors throughout the Midwest, and of weaving new nodes of financial support and engagement into Operation Smile’s network wherever s/he goes. S/he will have a record not only of having done these things before, but of having done them in a way that increased a donor base and revenue, preferably for an organization in the San Francisco Bay region. Of course, s/he’ll have the initiative and maturity to do this work independently while also communicating regularly with a supervisor—in this case, the Vice President of U.S. Philanthropy for Operation Smile.

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.
  • Demonstrated analytical and strategic fundraising skills, with the ability to recognize short- and long-term opportunities.
  • Proven success in managing a portfolio and meeting fundraising or sales goals in a metric-driven environment.
  • Record of designing and implementing effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that grow revenue, expand a donor base, and strengthen existing donor relationships.
  • Demonstrated success at energizing and leveraging a member or volunteer network for fundraising initiatives.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Residency in Chicago, IL or Denver, CO is preferred.
Chicago, IL, or Denver, CO Director
Director of Development 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. Most organizations would be satisfied repairing that damage alone, but Operation Smile goes further. 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, use missions to 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 Development Director who can engage new sources of support for this mission. The Development Director will galvanize Operation Smile’s loosely distributed supporters in the Northeast region of the U.S. into an organized network of major donors. The ideal Director will be someone who has encountered Operation Smile before, someone who will be able to 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 ideal Director will relish the prospect of being able to take that portfolio and run with it: of focusing on donor cultivation and solicitation, of working outside an office, of traveling regularly to meet donors throughout the Northeast, and of weaving new nodes of financial support and engagement into Operation Smile’s network wherever s/he goes. S/he will have a record not only of having done these things before, but of having done them in a way that increased a donor base and revenue, preferably for an organization in the Northeast region. Of course, s/he’ll have the initiative and maturity to do this work independently while also communicating regularly with a supervisor—in this case, the Vice President of U.S. Philanthropy for Operation Smile.

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.
  • Demonstrated analytical and strategic fundraising skills, with the ability to recognize short- and long-term opportunities.
  • Proven success in managing a portfolio and meeting fundraising or sales goals in a metric-driven environment.
  • Record of designing and implementing effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that grow revenue, expand a donor base, and strengthen existing donor relationships.
  • Demonstrated success at energizing and leveraging a member or volunteer network for fundraising initiatives.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Residency in New York City is preferred.
New York, NY Director
Senior Manager of Individual Giving Carnegie Science

(No longer accepting applications)

An incubator of scientific discovery and a home to numerous recipients of the Nobel Prize and Presidential Medal of Science is seeking a Senior Manager of Individual Giving to work side-by-side with leadership and 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 scientists tackling foundational questions.

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

Carnegie Science is seeking a Senior Manager of Individual Giving to join its pursuit. Significant funding for the Carnegie Institution’s programs has historically come from the sizeable endowment left by Andrew Carnegie himself. Under the leadership of President Matthew P. Scott and Chief Development Officer Ann McElwain, Carnegie Science is making a committed investment in building a best-in-class fundraising program that will match and sustain the efforts of its world-class research teams.

The ideal Senior Manager of Individual Giving will have:

  • At least 7 years in a development operation within a complex non-profit organization, including at least 3 years in an individual giving program.
  • Some experience with a scientific community, including researchers and senior administrators.
  • Proven ability to secure $1M+ gifts from individual donors.
  • Track record of developing successful major and planned giving strategies that expand the individual donor base, strengthen existing donor relationships, and grow revenue.
  • Successful experience managing the highest-level volunteers in the fundraising process.
  • Experience fundraising within a comprehensive campaign is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
Washington, DC Manager
Senior Manager of Foundation Relations Carnegie Science

(No longer accepting applications)

An incubator of scientific discovery and a home to numerous recipients of the Nobel Prize and Presidential Medal of Science is seeking a Senior Manager of Foundation Relations to work side-by-side with leadership and 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 scientists tackling foundational questions.

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

Carnegie Science is seeking a Senior Manager of Foundation Relations to join its pursuit. Significant funding for the Carnegie Institution’s programs has historically come from the sizeable endowment left by Andrew Carnegie himself. Under the leadership of President Matthew P. Scott and Chief Development Officer Ann McElwain, Carnegie Science is making a committed investment in building a best-in-class fundraising program that will match and sustain the efforts of its world-class research teams.

The ideal Senior Manager of Foundation Relations will have:

  • 5 years in a development operation within a complex non-profit organization, including at least 2 years of foundation work.
  • Experience working in a major scientific community with researchers and senior administrators.
  • Successful track record of securing 7-figure foundation grants.
  • Knowledge of all phases of donor pipeline management, including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Experience conceptualizing, planning, and implementing a strategic approach to packaging the work of researchers.
  • Demonstrated ability to write accessibly about complex scientific and technical matters.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree or equivalent experience in a communications field is necessary with a degree in science writing preferred.
Washington, DC Manager
Manager of Donor Relations Carnegie Science

(No longer accepting applications)

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 scientists tackling foundational questions.

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

Carnegie Science is seeking a Manager of Donor Relations to join its pursuit. Significant funding for the Carnegie Institution’s programs has historically come from the sizeable endowment left by Andrew Carnegie himself. Under the leadership of President Matthew P. Scott and Chief Development Officer Ann McElwain, Carnegie Science is making a committed investment in building a best-in-class fundraising program that will match and sustain the efforts of its world-class research teams. Reporting to the CDO, the Manager of Donor Relations will work with Senior Managers of Individual Giving and Foundation Relations to create an institution-wide process for engaging, recognizing, and stewarding the institution’s donors. S/he will also play a primary role in developing standards for and drafting written donor communications to donors.

The ideal Manager of Donor Relations will have:

  • 5 years of professional experience, including at least 1 year in development/marketing.
  • 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; degree in a communications or science field is preferred.
Washington, DC Manager
Planned Giving Director AAUW

Many of AAUW’s 170,000 members have spent their lives at the forefront of the 20th century’s greatest fights for gender equity. They are committed to cementing the legacy they have created for a new generation of women and to preserving AAUW’s ability to confront evolving public policy challenges to complete economic, social, and political equity for women.

 

AAUW is seeking a Senior Manager of Planned Giving to work closely with these members and other prospective donors in order to sustain their legacy through a comprehensive array of planned gifts that underwrite AAUW’s future.

Founded in 1881 to help women gain access to a college education, AAUW has grown into a powerful grassroots network with more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and more than 800 college and university partners. Across this broad and lively network, AAUW conducts award-winning research on the most critical gender equity challenges; conducts thousands of Congressional visits to advocate for the Violence Against Women Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and other significant national policies; pioneers programs that help women break entrenched barriers to STEM career paths and to equal pay in any career; and provides nearly $4M in funding for graduate education for women each year.

The Senior Manager of Planned Giving will join a $7M development department that includes membership and annual giving, major and planned giving, and corporate development. Reporting to the Vice President of Major and Planned Giving, s/he will lead and coordinate organization-wide efforts to expand the base of donors making a comprehensive range of planned gifts to AAUW, including charitable gift annuities, life insurance, bequests, and more. A donor-centered fundraiser, s/he will be able to work easily with donors at all levels and of all backgrounds in a non-partisan gender equity organization while also coordinating expertly with allied professionals, such as estate planning attorneys and financial planners.

The ideal Senior Manager of Planned Giving will have:

  • 5 years of experience in a successful fundraising role in a national non-profit organization; experience in a membership organization is preferred.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of planned giving, including donor cultivation, giving vehicles, and legal requirements for an organization operating in 50 states.
  • Track record of developing creative proposals that align donor interests with organizational priorities and of securing 5- and 6-figure gifts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to a customer service approach to donor cultivation.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with high-level volunteers and donors.
  • Ability to take the initiative; to see projects through from end to end; and to meticulously organize, document, and track progress.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; law degree is useful.
Washington, DC Director
Vice President of Development Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon

This is a story about women—women in the developing world who are dying from cervical and breast cancer because they can’t access proper care.

Women are the center of families and communities around the world. In emerging economies, women in particular are driving growth in their communities as entrepreneurs, as small farmers, and as emerging professionals. But without access to basic, low-cost health care services, these women are at risk of death from preventable and treatable cancers.

There’s a way for you to help. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, a Washington, DC-based NGO, is building a future in which no woman is denied opportunity because she cannot access preventative care and treatment for cancer. Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is seeking its first Vice President of Development to build a robust and holistic fundraising program that grows revenue streams, supports and expands capacity, and advances the cause of saving women’s lives.

Created 5 years ago by President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, and affiliated today with the George W. Bush Institute, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon leads coordinated action to prevent and treat women’s cancers, enabling them and their communities to thrive.

The approach is unique. By building upon existing health platforms, infrastructure and resources, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon is able to bring cervical cancer prevention, screenings and treatment, breast cancer education, and access to HPV vaccinations to women like never before.  It’s sustainable. It’s cost-effective. And it’s working. Since its inception in 2011, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon has screened more than 200,000 women for cervical and breast cancer and vaccinated over 40,000 girls against HPV.

Reporting to the CEO, Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon’s Vice President will guide and leverage a high-level Board, Chief Executive, and government and private partners to establish a strong and active development network that supports capital campaigns and annual fundraising efforts. S/he will provide independent leadership to execute fundraising strategies and forge sophisticated partnerships that leverage existing stakeholders and resources while advancing the organization’s goal of expanding and diversifying its networks and donor base.

The ideal Vice President of Development will have the following characteristics:

  • At least 7 years in a leadership role in a non-profit development program.
  • Experience in international development organizations, especially those focusing specifically on global health, is preferable.
  • Proven ability to create and execute deliberate strategies that increase giving levels and revenue.
  • Record of securing 7-figure gifts through multiple donor channels, including high-net-worth individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies.
  • Extensive experience cultivating and managing relationships with high-level donors and volunteers, including effectively engaging them in the fundraising process.
  • Prior work with foundations, including identifying foundation prospects, cultivating and stewarding foundation relationships and overseeing the development of proposals; experience writing grants is useful.
  • Capacity and willingness to function independently in a start-up culture and to balance strategic functions with day-to-day management of all tasks necessary to meet an objective.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
Washington, DC Vice President
Vice President of Philanthropy Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village is the source of pride, purpose, and a paycheck for nearly 3,000 adults with disabilities annually. Its unique approach and success has made it Las Vegas’ Best Nonprofit Organization, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. It is seeking a Vice President of Philanthropy to create a world-class development program befitting its role as a national model for the full integration of people with disabilities into their local communities.

Opportunity Village is not just a charity: it is an employment hub that serves individuals with disabilities and the local businesses where they work; it is an enrichment hub that gives individuals creative outlets and connects them with audiences who buy their work; it is a hub of activity that runs events bringing hundreds of thousands of people together annually.

Opportunity Village is marshalling the significant support and visibility it has achieved to undertake an organization-wide effort to adopt state-of-the-art systems and strategies that will set the stage for the organization’s next 60 years. Opportunity Village is seeking a Vice President of Philanthropy

To develop and implement strategies to support the next phase of its growth. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Philanthropy leads a talented team of more than 20 in the design and execution of all aspects of a comprehensive $6M philanthropic program, including special events, annual and major gifts, corporate partnerships, and capital campaigns.

The ideal Vice President of Philanthropy will have:

  • 10+ years of leadership-level experience within the development program of a non-profit organization.
  • Successful experience working with individual donors and personally securing 6- and 7-figure gifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with senior leaders and Board members and to facilitate, guide, and encourage their engagement in the fundraising process.
  • Record of setting and meeting ambitious growth goals in both major gift programs and campaigns.
  • Prior experience leading an effective fundraising team to measurably increase performance.
  • Commitment to Opportunity Village’s mission and core values and an ability to model them in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
Las Vegas, NV VIce President
Vice President for Development Kentucky Center for the Arts

(No longer accepting applications)

The winner of the MetLife/Arts Presenters Award for Excellence in Arts Access, the VSA Arts/MetLife Foundation Award of Excellence in Arts Access, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Excellence in Accessibility Leadership Award is seeking a Vice President of Development to lead a comprehensive fundraising program that makes the wonders of the performing arts available to all.

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is a beacon of excellence in Kentucky’s vibrant arts community, enriching the artistic, educational, and economic vitality of the region by providing unparalleled programming and cultural events. The Kentucky Center’s Vice President for Development directs the development and execution of fundraising strategies that match the imaginative energy of the institution. Serving on the Kentucky Center’s leadership team and working with the Board of Directors and program staff, the Vice President for Development guides a talented development staff to expand individual, corporate, and foundation relationships that advance the Kentucky Center’s core values of inclusion, collaboration, innovation, passion, connection, and leadership.

The ideal Vice President of Development will have:

  • At least 10 years of development experience, with at least 5 years in a performing arts environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies that meet revenue goals in a cultural or performing arts organization.
  • Record of soliciting and securing large gifts from a diverse pool of individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Sophisticated understanding of data management and analysis and commitment to data-driven decision-making in a fundraising program.
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate social networking tools into donor communications and revenue generation strategies.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
Louisville, KY Vice President
Vice President, Advancement Episcopal Relief & Development

(No longer accepting applications)

75 years of heeding God’s call to heal a hurting world; Seeking a VP, Advancement to help shape the next phase of growth

For 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has served as the compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering. Originally called the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief, Episcopal Relief & Development was established by The Episcopal Church in 1940 to assist refugees fleeing Europe during World War II. Today, its mission is to provide relief in times of disaster and to promote sustainable development by identifying and addressing the root causes of human suffering.

Under the leadership of President Robert W. Radtke, Episcopal Relief & Development has marshaled widespread support for its mission and significantly expanded its scope of operations. In 2004, Episcopal Relief & Development had approximately 15 employees serving 20 countries and conducting programs on an $8M budget. Today, its 50 staff members work in 40 countries with a budget of about $23M. Building on this growth, the Board of Trustees has adopted a five-year strategic plan that identifies three key priorities for the organization: Early Childhood Development, Gender-based Violence, and Resilience and Climate Change.

Episcopal Relief & Development is seeking a Vice President, Advancement who will play a critical role in building support for this strategic direction. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Advancement will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of a comprehensive individual giving program, including direct mail, online giving, and major and campaign gifts. Taking a lead role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors, the Vice President will work closely with Episcopal Relief & Development’s President and will personally manage a major donor portfolio.

The ideal Vice President of Advancement will have:

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in a comprehensive individual giving program, including, direct mail, online giving, major and planned giving, and campaigns.
  • Record of setting and meeting ambitious growth goals to expand an organization’s supporters and revenue.
  • Familiarity with broad set of best practices of donor portfolio management, including identification, cultivation, and stewardship.
  • Track record of personally securing 6- and 7-figure major gifts.
  • Successful experience with segmented direct marketing campaigns, including message development, vendor management, and/or tracking and analysis.
  • Comfort working in a faith-based environment; experience with the Episcopal Church is useful.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
New York, NY Vice President
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