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Executive Director (Family Star) Family Star Montessori School

Family Star Montessori School is one of the only Montessori-based Head Start early childhood programs in the country. With a more than quarter-century history of transformative education for children, mothers, and families, Family Star is seeking an Executive Director to bring together its unique range of stakeholders in order to continue to provide critical life-changing support for the local Denver community while building a national reputation.

The leaders, staff, and volunteers at Family Star Montessori School are devoted to unlocking children’s potential through a wide range of programs that encourage discovery and exploration, both at Family Star’s locations and in children’s own homes. The programs the school offers serves infants, toddlers, and preschoolers from infancy to age 6 in a year-round, full-day Montessori/Head Start and Early Head Start setting. Their success depends on partnerships among Family Star’s many stakeholders and on the development of sustainable funding models capable of withstanding changes in funding levels in the federal Head Start program.

Family Star is seeking an Executive Director who will be its chief collaborator, responsible for braiding together the school’s Board, teachers, parents, funders, and community partners into one cohesive community working to enhance and promote a best-in-class early child development model. Reporting to both the Board of Directors and Policy Council in a shared governance structure, the Executive Director leads the organization to make smart investments in the Family Star team; engages all team members in the ongoing development and promotion of high-quality programs; and motivates and empowers people to do their best work to execute them. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for securing diversified streams of external funding to support the team and to attracting national recognition of its innovations and accomplishments.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 5 years in a leadership role in a similarly-sized non-profit organization.
  • Prior role in a childhood educational organization is required.
  • Evidence of analytical and long-term planning skills necessary to make thoughtful decisions in an evolving, multi-faceted environment with competing demands.
  • Some experience participating in a non-profit fundraising program, including experience directly cultivating and soliciting donors.
  • Experience with Montessori education and/or Early Head Start programs is desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree or equivalent in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Education, Public Health, Human Services or related area is preferred.
Denver, CO C-suite
Chief Executive Officer (MCFS) Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Founded in 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. With scholarship recipients in all 50 states and an annual award output in the millions of dollars, the Foundation’s historic success has long been rooted in an active community of donors, volunteers, Marines and their families coast to coast.  Today, the Scholarship Foundation’s mission continues to grow at an exciting pace with an increasingly national focus.  Since 1962 the Scholarship Foundation has awarded nearly 40,000 scholarships valued at close to $120,000,000 to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen that serve in Marine units.

The Foundation’s revenue comes primarily from private sources: investments from individuals, foundations, and corporations, plus endowment income. The Foundation also receives revenue from the sale of state license plates in three states. Many donations come via 30-plus annual events, such as golf tournaments and dinner galas organized by volunteers around the country. The Foundation’s average annual fundraising goal is $19 million, which funds:

  • $7.3 million of annual scholarships,
  • Annual foundation operations, and
  • Foundation endowment to fund millions of dollars of future scholarships

The Scholarship Foundation is currently seeking a seasoned President and Chief Executive Officer or retired General/Flag Officer to serve as its next President & CEO. Reporting to the Board of Directors, and working with the Advisory Board, the President & CEO will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Scholarship Foundation’s staff of 26 employees, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission ensuring it is capable of delivering on its long-term vision.  Specifically, working with the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Brand Officer, and Chief Development Officer, the President and CEO ensures that the Scholarship Foundation’s fiscal, operations, investor development and stewardship, brand positioning and marketing, events, human resource, technology and data operations, and programs are strategically planned and aligned as well as effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.

The Chief Executive Officer must have:

  • Record of service as a General/Flag Officer or a President and CEO.
  • Prior nonprofit experience ideal; management of a global or multisite organization preferred.
  • At least 15 to 20 years of overall professional leadership experience.
  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with a Master’s degree or related advanced degree.

 

Alexandria, VA C-suite
Chief Development Officer (Shakespeare Theatre Company) Shakespeare Theatre Company

Shakespeare Theatre Company LogoThe Tony Award-winning Shakespeare Theatre Company is seeking a Chief Development Officer to lead a data-driven fundraising program that advances a home of artistic innovation in the nation’s capital.

About Shakespeare Theatre Company:  Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, the Shakespeare Theatre Company is the leading premier classical theatre company in the nation. STC has staged more than 150 innovative productions, bringing them to vibrant life in a provocative, imaginary, and widely accessible style that connects classic dramas of universal significance to the modern human experience.

Over the last 30 years, STC has entertained more than 2.5 million audience members, offered high-impact arts education and community engagement programs, and provided a home for today’s leading classical artists and a training ground for the next generation. Under the leadership of award-winning Artistic Director Michael Kahn and of Executive Director Chris Jennings, STC has married its passionate commitment to the power of the arts with rigorous analysis of the partnerships and programs through which it can best bring them to ever-widening audiences.

About the Opportunity: STC is seeking a Chief Development Officer to join this effort, creating data-based fundraising plans that advance the theatre and the engagement of local, national, and international communities with the classic drama that it creates, preserves, and promotes. The Chief Development Officer will lead the design, development, and execution of strategies that grow a comprehensive fundraising program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CDO will manage and motivate a full-time staff of 11 professional fundraisers and guide the work of consultants, volunteers, and the Board of Trustees to meet annual and campaign fundraising goals. Both the lead ambassador to many of the Theatre’s most important supporters and a key member of the senior executive team, the CDO plays a critical role in sustaining the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ability to produce excellent theatre and to connect classic drama to the modern human experience.

Washington, DC C-suite
Chief Development and External Affairs Officer (JSSA) JSSA

JSSA logoThe Jewish Social Services Agency, a one-of-a kind institution providing a vast range of clinical and social services for people of all faiths and at all life stages, is seeking a Chief Development and External Affairs Officer to lead an integrated marketing, development, and communications program that acts as a central hub for the advancement of the agency’s extensive support networks.

About JSSA: JSSA is dedicated to supporting people of any faith who are struggling in their communities and enabling them to live meaningfully at any stage of their lives. Working at a scope unparalleled by virtually any other organization, JSSA coordinates and provides clinical and social services for all in need, from the youngest child to the most fragile senior. Established more than 120 years ago, JSSA currently serves more than 30,000 people in the greater Washington region annually. With over 250 employees at 4 locations in Rockville and Silver Spring, MD and Fairfax, VA, the agency continues to develop innovative, evidence-based, and award-winning partnerships and programs that serve the “whole person” seeking assistance rather than just treating symptoms.

About the Development Program: JSSA has recently restructured its development department to create an integrated marketing, development, and communications program that will act as a central hub for the advancement of the agency’s support networks. While major health insurance companies recognize and reimburse JSSA’s health and mental health programs, philanthropic giving supports the spirit and scope of its work and ensures its
services can be offered to residents who are already taxed by life challenges. JSSA is integrating with traditional healthcare, cultivating pilots that intersect with the broader healthcare system. Fundraising currently generates approximately $4M of JSSA’s roughly $28M annual revenue. The next Chief Development & External Affairs Officer will take the lead in building the staff and strategies necessary to expand visibility and philanthropic giving and to integrate them into the agency’s new strategic plan and ongoing rebranding.

About the Opportunity: The Chief Development & External Affairs Officer will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer to implement JSSA’s strategic plan initiatives, which include building a comprehensive fundraising, marketing, and communications strategy that expands JSSA’s visibility and financial support within and outside of the Jewish community. Actively participating as a member of the executive management team, the CDEAO will help create a vision for the agency’s future, overseeing the development of marketing and communications initiatives to forge its evolving brand and marshaling them in support of a comprehensive development program that solicits contributions from a wide array of prospects and a
new generation of donors. The CDEAO will build, lead, and manage a team of nine professionals and foster organization-wide communication and collaboration to achieve these goals.

Rockville, MD C-suite
Regional Director of Philanthropy California (Coast Guard Foundation) Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation is seeking applications for a Regional Director of Philanthropy for California.

On an average day, the men and women of the Coast Guard conduct 45 search and rescue missions, perform 14 conservation inspections, and facilitate the movement of $8.7 billion worth of goods and commodities across 100,000 miles of coastline and inland waterways in the United States. The education, welfare, and morale of these men and women is supported by the Coast Guard Foundation.

The Coast Guard Foundation was founded in 1969 to support the Coast Guard Academy, but since 1986 has taken on a broader mission—supplying equipment to Coast Guard units, scholarships to Coast Guard members and their families, and bereavement support for families who have lost loved ones in the Coast Guard. Today, as it embarks on a needs assessment to identify a next generation of programs that will meet the evolving challenges faced by Coast Guard members, the Foundation is also achieving dramatic revenue growth to support its work, nearly doubling revenue over the last 3 years. The Coast Guard Foundation is seeking a Regional Director of Philanthropy for California to extend this growth.

The Regional Director of Philanthropy will have access to tremendous resources to build a regional donor base and revenue to support the Foundation’s mission. S/he will receive a portfolio of 150 prospects and donors in California and Hawai’i qualified for $25K+ gifts; have a relationship with regional members of a core group of more than 80 high-level volunteers with active fundraising roles; and have access to more than 9 annual dinners run by the Director of Special Events that offer cultivation and solicitation opportunities. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development, working from home, and maintain an active and metrics-driven travel and donor meeting schedule, the Regional Director will provide exceptional relationship management in order to build regional revenue gradually to a $1M annual goal.

The ideal Regional Director of Philanthropy will have:

  • At least 10 years of professional experience, including 3-5 years in a fundraising role.
  • Demonstrated success in all facets of major gifts fundraising or equivalent experience in such fields as financial advising, sales, marketing, or non-profit management.
  • Commitment to personalized fundraising, including regular face-to-face donor meetings, and outstanding one-on-one relationship-building skills.
  • Record of securing donations or investments at the $10K+ level.
  • Experience growing a donor or sales base and increasing revenue.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic market throughout California.
  • High degree of initiative and self-motivation, with the ability to work independently toward goals and to steadily monitor progress.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; advanced degree or certification, such as a CFRE, is preferred.
San Francisco, CA Director
Executive Director (Robertson Foundation) Robertson Foundation for Government

The federal workforce is at a crossroads. A “human capital crisis” caused by an unprecedented number of workers reaching retirement-eligible age, as well as the range of issues confronting the country–from East Asia to the Middle East to Northern Africa, has highlighted the ongoing need to recruit and retain dedicated federal employees. The need for the best and brightest to serve in federal government positions – particularly in the international arena – has never been more critical.

The Robertson Foundation for Government supports efforts to strengthen the federal government and its capacity to recruit and retain top-level talent through a signature Fellowship Program that partners with the best universities in the country. Focusing on foreign policy, national security, and international affairs, the Robertson Foundation empowers a select group of student fellows to pursue rewarding careers with the federal government.

The Robertson Foundation is seeking an Executive Director who will play a crucial role as a bridge between Foundation Fellows and the federal agencies where they ultimately serve. The Executive Director will be responsible for broadening and deepening the Foundation’s network among federal employees, and will work to expand both the number of students enrolled in the Fellows program and the number of students recruited to full-time, federal General Schedule positions after program completion. Reporting to the Board of Directors and overseeing a small staff in a family foundation, the Executive Director will ensure that program design and execution, communications, staffing, and finances cohesively advance the Foundation’s mission and match its high standards.

The ideal Executive Director of the Robertson Foundation will have:

  • At least 5 years of experience in senior program management, with at least 3 years of senior leadership in a non-profit or government environment.
  • Ability to build relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including university officials, senior government executives, and others.
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate, and manage a staff, including the ability to design a well-structured team, attract talent, foster staff cohesion, and delegate effectively.
  • Strong budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting.
  • Some knowledge of the intricacies of the federal hiring, onboarding, and staffing process.
  • Extensive knowledge of and a wide network within the federal bureaucracy is highly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree and advanced degree is required.

Applications to the Robertson Foundation require both a cover letter and resume.

Washington, DC C-suite
Regional Director of Philanthropy Mid-Atlantic (Coast Guard Foundation) Coast Guard Foundation

The Coast Guard Foundation is seeking applications for a Regional Director of Philanthropy for the Mid-Atlantic region.

On an average day, the men and women of the Coast Guard conduct 45 search and rescue missions, perform 14 conservation inspections, and facilitate the movement of $8.7 billion worth of goods and commodities across 100,000 miles of coastline and inland waterways in the United States. The education, welfare, and morale of these men and women is supported by the Coast Guard Foundation.

The Coast Guard Foundation was founded in 1969 to support the Coast Guard Academy, but since 1986 has taken on a broader mission—supplying equipment to Coast Guard units, scholarships to Coast Guard members and their families, and bereavement support for families who have lost loved ones in the Coast Guard. Today, as it embarks on a needs assessment to identify a next generation of programs that will meet the evolving challenges faced by Coast Guard members, the Foundation is also achieving dramatic revenue growth to support its work, nearly doubling revenue over the last 3 years. The Coast Guard Foundation is seeking a Regional Director of Philanthropy for the Mid-Atlantic Region to extend this growth.

The Regional Director of Philanthropy will have access to tremendous resources to build a regional donor base and revenue to support the Foundation’s mission. S/he will receive a portfolio of 150 prospects and donors qualified for $25K+ gifts; have a relationship with regional members of a core group of more than 80 high-level volunteers with active fundraising roles; and have access to more than 9 annual dinners run by the Director of Special Events that offer cultivation and solicitation opportunities. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Development, working from home, and maintain an active and metrics-driven travel and donor meeting schedule, the Regional Directors will provide exceptional relationship management for 150 prospects and donors in order to build regional revenue gradually to a $1M annual goal.

The ideal Regional Director of Philanthropy will have:

  • At least 10 years of professional experience, including 3-5 years in a fundraising role.
  • Demonstrated success in all facets of major gifts fundraising or equivalent experience in such fields as financial advising, sales, marketing, or non-profit management.
  • Commitment to personalized fundraising, including regular face-to-face donor meetings, and outstanding one-on-one relationship-building skills.
  • Record of securing donations or investments at the $10K+ level.
  • Experience growing a donor or sales base and increasing revenue.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic market in the Mid-Atlantic states (DC, MD, VA, DE, PA, NC, SC).
  • High degree of initiative and self-motivation, with the ability to work independently toward goals and to steadily monitor progress.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; advanced degree or certification, such as a CFRE, is preferred.
Flexible, Flexible Director
Major Gifts Director (Capital Caring) Capital Caring

Federal healthcare legislation may reduce support for healthcare organizations like Capital Caring, which is committed to providing palliative care, hospice, and counseling services throughout the Greater Washington area without regard to patients’ ability to pay. Capital Caring is seeking a Major Gifts Director to expand its private fundraising program and help it meet this commitment.

Since 1977, Capital Caring has helped more than 110,000 families cope with advanced illness. From a network of 8 offices located from Prince George’s County in Maryland to Washington, D.C. to Brunswick County in Virginia, Capital Caring has delivered some of the best care in the United States wherever patients call home.

The private fundraising program at Capital Caring currently generates more than 8% of the $94M budget that sustains this care. The 14-person development team, reporting to Vice President of Resource Development Jeff Kost, runs initiatives that include major giving from individuals and business, foundation grants, an annual fund, special events, and thrift stores. Capital Caring is seeking an ambitious, proactive Major Gifts Director to generate new individual and corporate fundraising prospects, deepen engagement of existing donors, and work 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 an understanding of the key principles of portfolio management.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of experience in a fundraising program of a non-profit organizations
  • A background in healthcare and grateful patient fundraising is useful but not required.
  • Understanding of the principles and best practices of individual donor pipeline development and portfolio management, including moves management processes.
  • Experience soliciting 4- and/or 5-figure gifts.
  • Specific knowledge of/experience with either planned or corporate giving.
  • Knowledge of prospects and donors in the metropolitan D.C. area.
  • Excellent communications skills necessary to discuss emotionally challenging issues with diverse audiences and collaborate effectively on an internal team.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or other donor database and in Microsoft Office products (including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Undergraduate degree is required.

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

Falls Church, VA Director
Director of Advancement (Virginia Institute of Autism) Virginia Institute of Autism

For 20 years, the Virginia Institute of Autism has been one of the premier institutions in the country dedicated to providing effective, evidence-based services to people living with autism.

Driven by the core values of Dedication, Compassion, Effectiveness, and Innovation, VIA is committed to creating pioneering programs that offer best-in-class models for how services can more effectively and efficiently help people with autism and their families throughout their lives. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), calls VIA’s School, Outpatient, and Adult programs “a gold standard for the field.” The families that VIA serves call these programs “life-changing.”

VIA is seeking to build an Advancement department that is as deeply grounded in metrics and measurable outcomes as the programs that the department funds. The department has historically run a successful annual giving and special events program and has high-level prospects for volunteer leadership. With deep connections within the community and growing external recognition, VIA has a rich supply of opportunities to build new local and national partnerships and to access new resources necessary to grow in scope and reach. VIA has begun to leverage its opportunities by embarking on the planning stages for a capital campaign to build a major new facility. The Advancement department will take the lead on launching the campaign and will marshal existing relationships and results to consolidate successes and grow in new directions.

VIA is seeking a Director of Advancement to be the primary strategic architect of this effort. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Board of Directors and the Board Philanthropy Committee, the Director of Advancement will lead the advancement team to design and implement a comprehensive, results-oriented fundraising plan that advances VIA’s mission and goals and improves the lives of people living with autism.

The ideal Director of Advancement will have:

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in a comprehensive non-profit fundraising program, including at least 2 years in a position with staff management.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and monitor the strategic direction of a complex development program and to ensure its alignment with organizational goals; includes ability to develop data-driven and evidence-based initiatives.
  • Experience establishing strong relationships with executive leaders and volunteer Boards.
  • Track record of securing 5- and 6-figure gifts from individuals and institutions.
  • Experience in at least one successful capital campaign.
  • Sincere passion for and understanding of VIA’s commitment to those living with autism spectrum disorder and the ability to be a compelling ambassador for its values.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.
Charlottesville, VA Director
Chief Development Officer (Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation) Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Marines make legendary sacrifices; sending their children to school shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation was established in 1962 to honor Marines by educating their children.

The nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is also the only program committed to awarding 100% of all eligible applicants. The 40,000 scholarships it has awarded, worth nearly $120 million, have delivered impact far beyond individual tuition assistance. Statistics show that by the time they’re ready to enter careers, children of Marine families outperform their peers by a nearly 2 to 1 margin. 90% of MCSF scholarship recipients graduate or are on track to do so—a rate that is nearly twice the national average—and 45% of these graduates are earning degrees in science, technology, engineering, math, and health science fields, leaving them poised to make significant contributions in fields critical to the military, to their communities, and to the nation.

To sustain this level of impact, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is seeking to grow to match rising demand. Applications have risen every year for the last decade and are expected to increase a potential 7% each of the next 5 years. At this rate, the Foundation must be prepared to fund more than $55 million worth of scholarship awards and program support by 2022. Under the leadership of President & CEO Margaret Davis, the organization has marshaled every department in the organization behind an investor-centered strategic plan dedicated to achieving this goal.

As part of its growth, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is seeking a Chief Development Officer to lead a comprehensive major gift program. Reporting to the President & CEO and serving as a confident member of the senior leadership team, the Chief Development Officer leads the design and execution of all aspects of a $19M program and of regular capital campaigns. As the Foundation’s chief fundraiser, s/he provides strategic counsel, directs and mentors a team of major and planned giving officers, and takes a highly engaged role both in designing the expansion of the fundraising program and in managing relationships with key stakeholders, including Board members, donors, and partners.

The ideal Chief Development Officer will have:

  • 10+ years of experience in the development program of a non-profit organization; at least 5 years of experience in a leadership role.
  • Successful experience working with individual donors and 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 the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s mission and core values and an ability to model them in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Ability to work in an organization that embraces a model of steady leadership and accountability.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any field.
Alexandria, VA C-suite
Director for Egypt (ARCE) American Research Center in Egypt

For more than 68 years, The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) has represented American efforts to study Egypt’s cultural history through research, excavation, and conservation. ARCE facilitates the work of American institutions and scholars through communications with various Egyptian government ministries and it works together with other foreign missions to support a variety of cultural heritage projects. Over the last 20 years, ARCE has worked in close collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities (MOA) with the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The result is that over 80 projects of monument conservation and specialized training have been completed and over 800 Egyptian archaeologists and conservators have been trained in preserving Egyptian culture.

ARCE is looking for a Director for Egypt who will represent the expertise of the organization in preserving the cultural heritage of and advancing research into one of the world’s oldest civilizations. The Director for Egypt will manage ARCE’s Cairo office and provide expert oversight for a network of projects being carried out throughout Egypt and funded by USAID and other external grant funds. Reporting administratively to the Executive Director in the U.S. and to the Board of Governors at Board meetings throughout the year, the Director will provide subject matter expertise and exceptional organizational and relationship-building skills in order to ensure the quality and visibility of ARCE’s work within Egypt. S/he will take primary responsibility for overseeing a team of Egypt-based Project Directors, serve as ARCE’s primary public representative in the country, and work with ARCE’s international staff to help steer the organization to be the leading global force in facilitating research and collaborative partnerships in Egypt.

The ideal Director for Egypt will have:

  • At least five years of experience in a position of authority within academia or the private/ public sector.
  • Familiarity with the principles of archaeological preservation and conservation and the ability to assess and audit adherence to them in field work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in Egypt’s cultural heritage, as evidenced through academic background or time and effort spent within the country, and a passion for the advancement of research on Egyptian culture and history.
  • Arabic language speaking skills are preferred.
  • PhD in Egyptology, Anthropology, or cultural heritage of Egypt up to the Ottoman era.
  • Strong interest in making a home in Egypt and working with Egyptian people on ARCE’s behalf.

Submit all inquiries and applications to search@driconsulting.com. Responses are due by August, 1, 2017.

Cairo, Egypt 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) 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
Director of Development (RAND) 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
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