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Major/Planned Gifts Director (Seton Shrine) Seton Shrine

Single mother, founder of the first community for religious women in the U.S., and saint. The shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, nestled in the beautiful landscape near the Maryland/Pennsylvania border, is seeking a Director of Major and Planned Giving (Major/Planned Gifts Director) to capitalize on a growing visitorship and expand a donor base of 46,000 people.

Mother Seton, as she is often called, was canonized on Sunday, September 14, 1975 in St. Peter’s Square by Pope Paul VI. She was the first citizen born in the United States to receive the title of saint. Some would say that Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is not a typical saint. She was married, a mother of five, later widowed—and born Protestant, not Catholic. But in that spirit of distinction she went on, despite hardship and loss, to found the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s, the first community for religious women established in the United States. Only a year later, she began St. Joseph’s Academy and Free School, planting the seeds of Catholic education in the United States. The original buildings in which Elizabeth Seton and the Sisters of Charity lived and worked still stand on the grounds of Seton Shrine, which shares Elizabeth Ann Seton’s distinctive story to provide inspiration and encouragement to all.

Over the last several years, Seton Shrine has increased its annual visitorship by 50%, with 60,000 people visiting from far and near in fiscal year 2017. Under the leadership of Executive Director Rob Judge, the Shrine has adopted an ambitious plan to continue building visitorship and support over the next five years. The plan aims to increase giving levels from a donor base of nearly 46,000 and to more than triple the Shrine’s philanthropic revenue by 2022. The Shrine has begun to develop the tools needed to implement this plan and over the next 12 months is hiring multiple staff members to execute and refine it.

Seton Shrine is seeking a Major/Planned Gifts Director to build a program that initiates, fosters, and deepens the lifelong relationship between the Shrine and major and planned giving prospects and donors. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Major/Planned Gifts Director will collaborate closely with the Board of Directors and with development and finance staff to provide leadership for a growing fundraising program. A working manager, s/he will personally identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of current and future donors capable of giving $10K+ gifts, and will gradually increase major donor revenue from $1M to $1.9M by 2022.

The ideal Director will have:

  • Minimum of 5 years in frontline fundraising or sales, with a proven record of securing investments between $10K and $200K Record of setting and meeting ambitious growth goals to expand an organization’s supporters and revenue.
  • Understanding of the principles and best practices of individual donor pipeline development and portfolio management, including moves management processes.
  • Complete comfort reaching out to unaffiliated contacts and establishing new relationships.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills, including especially the ability to listen to both donors and program staff and to pursue gifts that follow the donor’s lead and advance a mission.
  • Comfort working in a faith-based environment; experience with the Catholic Church is useful.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; CFRE or similar training is desirable but not required.
Emmitsburg, MD Director
Corporate Director (AAUW) AAUW

One of the nation’s leading nonpartisan gender equity organizations is seeking a Director, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships (Corporate Director) to help take advantage of a pivotal opportunity to expand its impact.

AAUW is a pioneering organization dedicated to advancing equity and education for women and girls and empowering them to reach their highest potential. What began in 1881 as a group of 17 like-minded women 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 the United States. AAUW recently completed a CEO transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve.

CEO Kimberly Churches has begun a robust strategic planning process that will weave all of AAUW’s initiatives into a clear and compelling voice that advances non-partisan engagement with members and other stakeholders in an increasingly polarized and still inequitable political and socio-economic environment. The Corporate Director will help advance this effort by building collaborative partnerships that create new programmatic opportunities and enable women to participate as equals not only in educational spaces but also in the workplace.

The Corporate Director is responsible for expanding and managing a portfolio of corporate and foundation donors, cultivating lasting partnerships that generate five-to seven-figure investments and create new programmatic opportunities. Reporting to the Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships and supervising a Development Associate, the Corporate Director conducts sustained outreach to corporate and foundation prospects and develops a comprehensive suite of funding opportunities—including gifts, grants, sponsorships, and cause marketing initiatives—to maximize support and deepen engagement.

The Director’s specific qualifications include:

  • At least 5 years of successful corporate fundraising experience (or equivalent combination of experience and training), including experience in a complex advocacy or other non-profit organization with multiple programs and services.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a thriving corporate donor pipeline that increases the number of donors, gift size, and renewal rates.
  • Track record of securing significant 5-and 6-figure funding agreements, including direct involvement in developing contracts.
  • Experience with a wide range of corporate giving vehicles, including gifts, sponsorships, and cause marketing agreements; some experience working with foundations is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with diverse audiences, including individuals, groups, corporate executives, and non-profit executives and Board members.
  • Demonstrated ability to approach problems from multiple perspectives and to promote their creative and tactful resolution.
  • Ability and willingness to travel 30% of the time.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
Washington, DC Director
Manager, Major Gifts (AAUW) AAUW

One of the nation’s leading nonpartisan gender equity organizations is seeking a Manager, Major Gifts to help take advantage of a pivotal opportunity to expand its impact.

AAUW is a pioneering organization dedicated to advancing equity and education for women and girls and empowering them to reach their highest potential. What began in 1881 as a group of 17 like-minded women 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 the United States. AAUW recently completed a CEO transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve.

CEO Kimberly Churches has begun a robust strategic planning process that will weave all of AAUW’s initiatives into a clear and compelling voice that advances non-partisan engagement with members and other stakeholders in an increasingly polarized and still inequitable political and socio-economic environment. The Manger, Major Gifts will help advance this effort by engaging members, a new generation of supporters, and a politically diverse donor base to secure major gifts that advance AAUW’s mission.

Reporting to the Vice President of Major and Planned Gifts and working with the Advancement & Partnerships team, the Manager, Major Gifts draws on creative personal engagement and methodical moves management to expand a donor base, build a sustainable stream of mid-level and major gift support, and increase AAUW’s philanthropic revenue. Beginning with 4,000 prospects qualified for major giving and providing comprehensive portfolio management for a diverse spectrum of supporters and donors, the Manager helps AAUW grow as a voice for all women and girls.

The Manager’s specific qualifications include:

  • At least 5 years of successful fundraising experience, including experience in a complex advocacy or other non-profit organization with multiple programs and services.
  • Proven ability to expand an individual donor base and increase gift levels and revenue.
  • Track record of consistently securing 5-and 6-figure gifts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with diverse audiences, including individuals of many backgrounds as well as non-profit executives and Board members.
  • Ability to articulate a case for support across the spectrum of a polarized political environment in a nonpartisan organization.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including managing a project from beginning to end, meeting goals and deadlines, and working within budget allocations.
  • High degree of proficiency with relevant office and fundraising software, including Crescendo, Raiser’s Edge, and Microsoft Office.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
Washington, DC Manager
Senior Vice President & Chief HR Officer (AARP Human Resources) AARP

One of the most influential advocacy organizations in the U.S. is seeking a Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer to build an AARP human resources program that serves as a model for policy makers and employers nationwide.

The Organization: AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social mission organization dedicated to transforming the way American defines aging. With a membership of more than 38 million people and offices in all 50 states, AARP helps all 50-plus Americans turn goals and dreams into “Real Possibilities” by designing and promoting inspiring solutions to the challenges that matter most to families: health care, financial security, personal fulfillment, and protection for the most vulnerable. AARP has become one of the most effective advocacy organizations in the U.S. through an innovative mix of government and marketplace advocacy, comprehensive public information program—including the award-winning AARP The Magazine, robust digital resources, and local outreach—and charitable support for low-income adults.

The Opportunity:  To deliver on its promise to members and its ambitious social agenda, AARP relies on a diverse, skilled, healthy, highly motivated, and committed workforce of nearly 2,300 people, both at its Washington, D.C. headquarters and in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The AARP human resources department is charged with recruiting and developing the workforce that drives the implementation of AARP’s core strategic priorities of health, wealth, and self, ensuring that all employees can grow in their current jobs and build a career to meet their highest aspirations.

The Position:  AARP’s Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer (SVP & CHRO) acts as the principal strategic advisor on human capital and human resources directives and initiatives. The SVP & CHRO partners with key leadership teams throughout the AARP enterprise to develop, implement, and maintain effective human resources strategies, functions, and systems. The SVP & CHRO is responsible for leading a customer service-oriented, flexible, and responsive AARP human resources team to ensure that human resources policies, procedures, and practices are carefully designed and fully leveraged to support enterprise success.

The ideal SVP & CHRO will have:

  • 20 years of experience in progressively responsible human resources leadership roles.
  • Experience in the HR operations of medium to large non- and for-profit organizations is desirable, including experience in multi-location organizations.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of a majority of key HR functional areas, including recruiting, performance/ talent management, training and development, employee relations, compensation and benefits, organizational development, HR information systems, and compliance with labor and employment laws; deep familiarity with compensation structures is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate, develop, and manage a team of HR professionals.
  • Commitment to customer service philosophy of HR department effectiveness.
  • Cultural sensitivity, high emotional intelligence, and a flexible, team-oriented style.
  • Proven ability to inspire, lead, and manage a multigenerational workforce and to cultivate an inclusive environment among staff.

For more information and a complete list of requirements or to apply, please visit http://www.driconsulting.com or email search@driconsulting.com. In your email, please tell us where you learned of this position.

Washington, DC Vice President
Senior Vice President of External Affairs (NWLC) National Women's Law Center

An organization that has been winning legal fights for women’s rights for more than 40 years is seeking a Senior Vice President of External Affairs to help meet the new legal challenges women face in the 21st century.

The National Women’s Law Center has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advance for women and families for more than 45 years. Its work depends on generous donors who contribute funds, knowledgeable professionals who donate their expertise, and visible supporters who amplify messaging to marshal public support. The Center secured over $13.7 million in contributions and grants, including $2.5 million of donated services, for the year ending June 30, 2017; ran press relations that secured visibility in the New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, NPR, Vogue, and The Washington Post, among other major media outlets, and waged successful grassroots and digital campaigns.

Today the Center is seeking a Senior Vice President of External Affairs to grow the Center’s profile and expand individual engagement with the organization by sharply defining the Center’s national brand, broadening its visibility, and attracting significant support and resources to advance its strategic goals.

Reporting to the COO and Chief of Staff, the SVP will oversee the Vice President of Communications and the Vice President of Development and the integration of their departments’ public-facing and individual engagement and will lead efforts to assess, design, and develop the infrastructure for a best-in-class integrated external affairs division. With oversight of annual and major giving from all constituencies as well as art production, supporter engagement, digital campaigns, and media relations, the SVP will ensure that the departments are designed and empowered to execute smart collaborative outreach and engagement initiatives, building a broad base of support for a mission with high-stakes impact on millions of women and their families. The SVP also will expand broad cross-organizational external affairs efforts, such as developing a stronger grasstops program.

The ideal Senior Vice President of External Affairs will have:

  • At least 10 years senior leadership experience, with at least 5 years in a development role; experience working with legal scholars or attorneys is desirable.
  • Outstanding major gift and planned gift fundraising record in a complex non-profit environment, with a sophisticated understanding of how to build an individual major donor pipeline, secure 6-and 7-figure gifts and to increase giving levels and revenue.
  • Experience working with foundations, including identifying prospects, cultivating and stewarding relationships, and overseeing the development of proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to steer the development of an organizational brand and identity.
  • Record of successful partnership with a CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a well-supported, carefully nurtured, and high-performing team.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred.
Washington, DC Vice President
Chief Development Officer (OS) Operation Smile

A global leader in the delivery of high-quality surgical services in 60 low- and middle-income countries is seeking a Chief Development Officer to support its strategic expansion.

For 35 years, Operation Smile has mobilized volunteers from 80 countries to execute an integrated, patient-centered approach that heals children’s smiles and transforms lives. Children born with cleft lip and palate suffer malnourishment, speech impediments, and social ostracism, all leading to a 9 in 10 chance of early death. Operation Smile has built an end-to-end set of interventions that has delivered free surgeries to more than 240,000 of these children and strengthened ongoing medical care in their communities.

Operation Smile has won more than a dozen national and international awards, including the first Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. It continues to set ambitious new targets: while sustaining its world-wide program addressing new cleft cases, it also seeks the elimination of backlogs of existing patients awaiting surgeries around the world and the pursuit of new training programs and partnerships to heighten broad standards of medical care wherever it operates.

To advance its ambitious agenda, Operation Smile seeks a Chief Development Officer to be the chief strategist and leader for a comprehensive, integrated fundraising program that includes mass market direct response programs, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, strategic partnerships, and special events. Reporting to the CEO and serving on Operation Smile’s Senior Executive Team, the CDO will develop and lead the execution of plans to achieve three key goals:

  • Expand a regionally based major gifts team and principal gifts pipeline
  • Maximize global revenue opportunities in corporate and foundation relations and partnerships
  • Build a sustainable framework for the growth of Operation Smile’s global brand and fundraising capabilities

The ideal Chief Development Officer will have:

  • At least 10 years of leadership experience in the development department of a non-profit organization; at least some experience with international organization is required.
  • Successful experience leading, managing, and integrating an ambitious, forward-thinking development program that advanced an organization’s mission and financial goals.
  • Outstanding major gift fundraising record in a complex non-profit environment, with a demonstrated ability to build a donor pipeline, secure 6- and 7-figure gifts, and increase giving levels and revenue.
  • Extensive experience cultivating and managing relationships with high-level donors and volunteers, including effectively engaging them in the fundraising process.
  • Ability to work effectively and build collegial relationships in a complex organization; assiduous attention to the needs of others and to information sharing is critical.
  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
Virginia Beach, Virginia C-suite
Communications & Marketing Assistant DRi

DRi, a DC-based professional services firm for non-profits, has a unique opportunity for an exceptional writer and document designer who is energized by a fast-paced environment to become its Communications & Marketing Assistant. The Assistant will play a critical supporting role across all of DRi’s business functions, including business development, executive search, and development consulting. This position provides the opportunity to develop a variety of critical career skills and gain exposure to a wide-range of non-profits while working directly with company leadership.

Our Mission: Since 2001, DRi has provided services to help non-profits located across the country and around the world to thrive, excel, and grow. We are founded on the belief that non-profits make the world a significantly better place, and that the work they do every day is too important to forego the resources they need to fulfill their missions. We offer executive search, fundraising consulting, and strategic planning services to support a roster of non-profit clients that has included such renowned organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the NAACP, the National Gallery of Art, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Communications & Marketing Assistant Responsibilities:

Business Marketing

Approximately half of the Assistant’s time will be devoted to a set of marketing projects—including social media, company website, newsletters, and proposals—that support the expansion of DRi’s key practice areas.

  • Curate content for a daily social media posting schedule, including both company and individual LinkedIn/Twitter accounts, to promote company news, events, and expertise.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Associate and senior staff, develop content of interest to DRi’s clients and candidates, including:
    • monthly segmented email campaigns to company contacts;
    • regular schedule of substantive website content regarding trends and news in non-profit staffing and fundraising;
    • contributions to major non-profit publications, including articles, case studies, and letters.
  • Complete visually attractive and professional desktop publishing assignments, including layout for newsletters, presentations, proposals, and other documents.
  • Manage the logistics of marketing endorsements, including drafting testimonials for client consideration, monitoring client submissions, and sharing endorsements in appropriate media.
  • Maintain timely updates on the DRi website, including completed searches, placed candidates, testimonials, client logos, and other material.
  • Conduct general research to support marketing activities, such as research on regional markets and publications.

Business Practice Areas

The Assistant will also support DRi’s completion of current client-focused projects, providing extensive research and writing support for executive search assignments and similar support for development consulting assignments as needed.

  • Draft executive search and development consulting proposals in response to RFPs.
  • Utilize non-profit websites, GuideStar, and other public records research to develop draft recruitment documents (e.g., position overviews, ad plans) that market DRi clients to potential job candidates.
  • Create candidate profiles to help clients make interviewing and hiring decisions.
  • Provide periodic research and writing support for DRi’s development consulting practice; may include salary surveys, fundraising assessments, strategic plans, etc.

General

  • Maintain DRi’s professional voice and high publication standards.
  • Manage time and project workflow to complete documents to team and company deadlines.
  • Maintain timely and accurate records of all work by updating tracking spreadsheets, database records, and digital filing systems.
  • Act as one of DRi’s primary proofreaders for both external and internal documents.
  • Attend and participate in executive search client calls as needed.

Requirements: 

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year institution.
  • Evidence of creativity and resourcefulness in developing outreach initiatives.
  • Exceptional written communication skills are required; candidates will be expected to submit a writing sample and complete a short timed writing assignment during the interview process.
  • Knowledge of basic design principles and an aesthetic sensibility.
  • Familiarity with word processing and layout software is expected (Microsoft is required and Adobe is desired); familiarity with social media scheduling software, Google AdWords, and Google analytics are useful but not required.

Work Environment and Benefits: DRi‘s Arlington, VA headquarters offers an intimate team-based environment in which all of our 10 staff members have an immediate working relationship with each other and with the firm’s two founders, who serve as its CEO and COO. We work at a fast pace to exceed client needs and hold an all-staff meeting every week to coordinate on this effort. We also celebrate each other’s birthdays and have been known to go together to Star Wars premiers and lunches in Georgetown (just a 5-minute drive away across the Francis Scott Key Bridge). We are conveniently located across the street from the Rosslyn metro station in a building with a private parking garage, and a monthly travel reimbursement is available either for public transportation or for parking. DRi employees also receive fully subsidized medical, vision, and dental insurance premiums; our plan includes doctors throughout the DMV area.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and two writing samples (demonstrating both verbal and visual skills) to search@driconsulting.com. Writing samples should ideally come from a professional context.

Arlington, VA
Director of Development Southeast (OS) 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 Director will galvanize Operation Smile’s loosely distributed supporters in the Southeast region of the U.S. into an organized network of major donors. The ideal Director will be someone who has encountered Operation Smile before and 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 by focusing on donor cultivation and solicitation, traveling regularly to meet donors throughout the Southeast, 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 Southeast region.

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.
  • Fluency in Spanish and residence in either Florida or Georgia are highly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
, FL or GA Director
Managing Director & Chief of Staff AAUW

No longer accepting applications

One of the nation’s leading gender equity advocacy organizations is seeking a Managing Director & Chief of Staff to help take advantage of a pivotal opportunity to expand its impact.

AAUW is a pioneering organization dedicated to advancing equity and education for women and girls and empowering them to reach their highest potential. What began in 1881 as a group of 17 like-minded women 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 the United States. AAUW recently completed a CEO transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve.

CEO Kimberly Churches has begun a robust strategic planning process that will weave all of AAUW’s initiatives into a clear and compelling voice that advances non-partisan engagement with members and other stakeholders in an increasingly polarized and still inequitable political and socio-economic environment. The Managing Director & Chief of Staff will advance this effort by serving as the primary architect of AAUW’s systems and strategies, ensuring that internal operations are optimized to support the organization’s mission and staff. The Managing Director and Chief of Staff is a partner to the CEO in AAUW’s strategic planning processes and Board relations; advises the organization’s senior leadership team on departmental initiatives; oversees all aspects of administration, including finance, information technologies, and database management; and supervises a robust team, including the Chief Administrative Officer.

The Managing Director & Chief of Staff’s specific qualifications include:

  • At least 10 years of experience in senior management roles in a national non- or for-profit organization.
  • Record of designing, implementing, and continuously improving internal systems within a complex organization.
  • Track record of establishing internal policies and procedures that allocate resources fairly and transparently and support informed long-term planning within all departments.
  • Experience effectively managing a full range of financial activities for large organization-wide budgets, including forecasting, budgeting, tracking, and reporting.
  • General knowledge of and commitment to professional and ethical financial stewardship.
  • Sophisticated experience in using technological systems to facilitate organization-wide communication and collaboration and support decision-making, partnership development, and program execution.
  • Sensitive and nuanced understanding of team dynamics and morale within a large organization.
  • Proven ability to inspire, lead, and manage a multigenerational workforce and to cultivate an inclusive environment among staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.
Washington, DC Vice President
Senior Vice President of Advancement & Partnerships AAUW

One of the nation’s leading gender equity advocacy organizations is seeking a Senior Vice President of Advancement & Partnerships to help take advantage of a pivotal opportunity to expand its impact.

AAUW is a pioneering organization dedicated to advancing equity and education for women and girls and empowering them to reach their highest potential. What began in 1881 as a group of 17 like-minded women 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 the United States. AAUW recently completed a CEO transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve.

CEO Kimberly Churches has begun a robust strategic planning process that will weave all of AAUW’s initiatives into a clear and compelling voice that advances non-partisan engagement with members and other stakeholders in an increasingly polarized and still inequitable political and socio-economic environment. The SVP of Advancement & Partnerships will advance this effort by designing and overseeing a robust strategic advancement plan that employs sophisticated strategies to ensure the liquidity, adaptability, and sustainability of AAUW and to support the achievement of its strategic priorities. The SVP will lead the advancement & partnerships team to generate innovative and comprehensive forms of financial and non-financial support; engage leaders, staff, donors, and partners to build nonpartisan coalitions of supporters; and lead creative forms of member engagement that help expand AAUW’s stakeholders and impact.

The SVP’s specific qualifications include:

  • At least 10 years of experience in senior management roles in a national non-profit organization; experience in a membership organization is preferred.
  • Record of orchestrating a systematic, goal-oriented, and highly customized approach to the identification and engagement of prospective donors, volunteers, and partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a case for support that engages people across the spectrum of a polarized political environment in a nonpartisan organization.
  • History of working with a donor base that is diverse across multiple dimensions, including age, race, and political ideology.
  • Knowledge of best practices of donor pipeline management and of evolving trends in philanthropic giving, including donor priorities and philanthropic program design.
  • Track record of securing significant 6- and 7-figure funding agreements.
  • Proven ability to inspire, lead, and manage a multigenerational workforce and to cultivate an inclusive environment among staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.
Washington, DC Vice President
Senior Vice President of Communications & External Relations AAUW

One of the nation’s leading gender equity advocacy organizations is seeking a Senior Vice President of Communications & External Relations to help take advantage of a pivotal opportunity to expand its impact.

AAUW is a pioneering organization dedicated to advancing equity and education for women and girls and empowering them to reach their highest potential. What began in 1881 as a group of 17 like-minded women 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 the United States. AAUW recently completed a CEO transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve.

CEO Kimberly Churches has begun a robust strategic planning process that will weave all of AAUW’s initiatives into a clear and compelling voice that advances non-partisan engagement with members and other stakeholders in an increasingly polarized and still inequitable political and socio-economic environment. The SVP of Communications & External Relations will advance this effort by establishing AAUW as the preeminent public voice on the organization’s highest-priority equity issues and for attracting and mobilizing existing and prospective supporters through the development of a recognizable brand. S/he oversees the development of a world-class communications program through the design and execution of innovative external and internal strategic communications plans, including rapid response; the execution of nationally visible events; the development and implementation of sophisticated strategies across a wide network, multiple channels, and myriad vehicles; and supervision of a team of marketing, art & editorial, media & digital relations, and internal & external communications staff.

The SVP’s specific qualifications include:

  • At least 10 years of experience in senior management roles in a national non- or for-profit organization
  • Record of orchestrating a systematic, goal-oriented, and highly strategic approach to comprehensive external relations activities that achieved both department-level and organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a distinctive brand and messaging that engages people across the spectrum of a polarized political environment in a nonpartisan organization.
  • History of effective outreach to a supporter base that is diverse across multiple dimensions, including age, race, and political ideology.
  • General knowledge of best practices and evolving trends in digital, print, and broadcast communications.
  • Track record of orchestrating inspiring grassroots campaigns that convert enthusiasm into action.
  • Experience serving as a public representative of an organization and of coaching high-level leaders in public communications.
  • Proven ability to inspire, lead, and manage a multigenerational workforce and to cultivate an inclusive environment among staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.
Washington, DC Vice President
Senior Vice President of Fellowships & Programs AAUW

One of the nation’s leading gender equity advocacy organizations is seeking a Senior Vice President of Fellowships & Programs to help take advantage of a pivotal opportunity to expand its impact.

AAUW is a pioneering organization dedicated to advancing equity and education for women and girls and empowering them to reach their highest potential. What began in 1881 as a group of 17 like-minded women 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 the United States. AAUW recently completed a CEO transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve.

CEO Kimberly Churches has begun a robust strategic planning process that will weave all of AAUW’s initiatives into a clear and compelling voice that advances non-partisan engagement with members and other stakeholders in an increasingly polarized and still inequitable political and socio-economic environment. The SVP of Fellowships & Programs will advance this effort by designing and significantly expanding a comprehensive set of data-driven initiatives that expand women’s and girls’ opportunities in non-traditional spaces. The SVP will lead the fellowships & programs team in a broad portfolio of national and international programmatic activities, including fellowships and grants; programs that reshape girls’ and women’s experiences in educational and career settings; and programmatic collaborations with universities, student organizations, and allied non-profits.

The SVP’s specific qualifications include:

  • At least 10 years of experience in senior management roles in a national non-profit organization.
  • Record of orchestrating a systematic, goal-oriented, and highly strategic approach to comprehensive program development that achieves both department-level and organizational goals.
  • Significant program management experience, including a record of taking programs from pilot to model to high-impact institutionalization.
  • Demonstrated ability to design programs that enhance an organizational brand and competitive position.
  • Track record of significantly increasing program size and scope for national and international impact.
  • Some experience developing equity, diversity, and inclusion programs is preferred.
  • Experience serving as an ambassador to a diverse range of high-level institutional partners, including colleges and universities, national corporations, and allied non-profit organizations.
  • Proven ability to inspire, lead, and manage a multigenerational workforce and to cultivate an inclusive environment among staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.
Washington, DC Vice
Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Research AAUW

One of the nation’s leading gender equity advocacy organizations is seeking a Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Research to help take advantage of a pivotal opportunity to expand its impact.

AAUW is a pioneering organization dedicated to advancing equity and education for women and girls and empowering them to reach their highest potential. What began in 1881 as a group of 17 like-minded women 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 the United States. AAUW recently completed a CEO transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve.

CEO Kimberly Churches has begun a robust strategic planning process that will weave all of AAUW’s initiatives into a clear and compelling voice that advances non-partisan engagement with members and other stakeholders in an increasingly polarized and still inequitable political and socio-economic environment. The SVP of Public Policy & Research will advance this effort by establishing a rigorous and probing research agenda that helps to define AAUW’s advocacy, communications, development, and programmatic activities. The SVP plays a key role on the senior leadership team, providing guidance, analysis, direction, innovation, oversight, and hands-on implementation for all aspects of AAUW’s public policy and research agendas to advance the organization’s strategic plan at the grassroots, regional, national, and international levels. The SVP leads and manages a robust team responsible for original research studies, legislative and legal advocacy, and collaborative creation of data-driven programs in all of AAUW ‘s work areas.

The SVP’s specific qualifications include:

  • At least 10 years of experience in senior management roles in a national non- or for-profit organization.
  • Record of orchestrating a systematic, goal-oriented, and data-driven approach to the development of public policy programs, including an advocacy agenda and integrated grassroots and targeted advocacy activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in imaginative nonpartisan coalition building capable of crossing the spectrum of a polarized political environment.
  • Knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process at the national and state levels.
  • Government contacts with officials and elected representatives of all parties at the national level.
  • Track record of leadership or significant accomplishment within a sophisticated research program.
  • Proven ability to inspire, lead, and manage a multigenerational workforce and to cultivate an inclusive environment among staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.
Washington, DC Vice President
Director of Development (Boys Home) Boys Home

All successful men were once boys, but not all boys become successful men. Boys Home of Virginia strives to provide positive role models and supportive services that enable under-privileged boys to be successful and to become role models themselves. Boys Home is seeking a Director of Development to advance this effort.

For over a century, Boys Home has provided care for young men in a healthy, supportive residential environment, offering services and guidance that help every resident develop his spiritual, mental, physical, and social potential to become a satisfied and productive member of society. Operating on the five core values of Respect, Wisdom, Discipline, Curiosity, and Responsibility, Boys Home provides a rich learning and nurturing environment that embodies the best values it seeks to promote in the young men that it cares for.

Boys Home of Virginia has recently made two major strategic changes to achieve this goal: it has transformed itself from a transitional residential home to a degree-granting educational institution while also developing a new trade program that lets boys pursue technical careers as well as further educational opportunities. As it implements these transformations, it seeks new funding models to support their success.

The Director of Development will serve as the primary strategic architect of a comprehensive development program that aims to gradually and sustainably double annual philanthropic revenue over the next 3 to 5 years. Boys Home’s development department currently secures approximately $1.2M from grants, direct mail appeals aligned with holidays and school functions, and a small group of planned giving donors. Working closely with the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director, the Director of Development will lead a team of three fundraisers in the design and execution of a plan to expand current initiatives and build a major gifts program that sustains Boys Home for generations to come.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, including at least 4 years in a frontline fundraising role soliciting major gifts.
  • Track record of building a major gift program and securing 5- and 6-figure gifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and execute a moves management process that expands a donor base and builds a major donor pipeline.
  • Ability to engage prospects in planned giving opportunities, with prior success securing bequests and a general knowledge of planned giving vehicles.
  • Experience establishing strong relationships with executive leaders and volunteer Boards.
  • Familiarity with the philanthropic community in Virginia is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; some experience in a faith-based institution is useful but not required.
Covington, VA Director
Chief Development Officer (Polaris) Polaris

A 2017 recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship is seeking a Chief Development Officer to support its effort to end global human trafficking.

Polaris is a leader in the fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris acts as a catalyst to systematically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. By working with government leaders, the world’s leading technology corporations, and local partners, Polaris equips communities to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking in all its forms. Polaris’s partnerships employ a comprehensive model that puts victims at the center of all activities—from helping survivors of slavery to restore their freedom to preventing more victims to leveraging data and technology to aggressively pursue traffickers wherever they operate.  A recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Polaris has tripled in size over the last 4 years and committed itself to bring human trafficking to an end.

Like its anti-trafficking program, the development department at Polaris pursues a wide range of partnerships, ensuring that all available resources are marshaled in a fight for human freedom. Incorporating support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government grants, and operating on a $9M annual budget, Polaris is committed to effectively and efficiently utilizing every dollar it raises. Polaris has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, an achievement that only 4% of rated organizations reach, for 6 consecutive years in recognition of its fiscal responsibility.

Polaris is seeking a Chief Development Officer to provide comprehensive guidance and overall strategy to grow the organization’s donor base and increase revenue to help expand its mission and programs. Reporting to the CEO and serving as a member of Polaris’ Executive team, the CDO is a key strategic advisor and partner to the organization’s leaders and Board of Directors and an excellent manager to its 5-person development team. S/he is responsible for overseeing innovation and best practices in all aspects of Polaris’s four major development streams: foundations, corporations, individuals, and government agencies. The CDO will design and implement a comprehensive strategy to grow revenue across all of these streams and to sustainably reach a $15 million annual revenue goal over the next five to seven years. The CDO’s specific responsibilities include:

The ideal Chief Development Officer will have:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Track record of leading, managing, and integrating an ambitious, forward-thinking development program across multiple revenue streams.
  • Extensive individual giving experience, including a sophisticated understanding of how to build an individual major donor pipeline.
  • Outstanding major gift fundraising record in a complex non-profit environment, with a demonstrated ability to secure five- and six-figure gifts and to increase giving levels and revenue.
  • Experience working with foundation and corporate partners, including identifying prospects, cultivating and stewarding relationships, and overseeing the development of proposals.
  • Comfort with interacting and engaging a diverse set of stakeholders, including senior executives, staff, volunteers, all types of donors, and vendors.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a well-supported, carefully nurtured, and high-performing team with diverse skill sets.
  • Ability to effectively build strong relationship, both internally and externally, through strong interpersonal skills.
Washington, DC C-suite
Director of Marketing White House Historical Association

The White House Historical Association is seeking a Director of Marketing to help bring the history of the White House into people’s homes across the country.

For more than 200 years, the White House has been more than just the home of the Presidents and their families. Throughout the world, it is recognized as the symbol of the United States and of executive power in the country. The White House Historical Association (WHHA) is charged with enhancing the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the White House as a residence, a piece of history, and an international symbol.

The marketing program at the WHHA attracts interest in the Association’s wide range of public offerings, from its two retail shops to its educational programs. Under the leadership of President Stewart D. McLaurin, the WHHA’s programs have grown over the last 4 years, as it has opened the new David M. Rubinstein Center and expanded its event offerings. The marketing program attracts participants to all of these initiatives and more and promotes the broad visibility of the Association and its values.

Reporting to the President of the Association, the Director of Marketing collaborates with colleagues throughout WHHA—including the Director of Communications, Chief Consultant for Communications, and Director of Digital Outreach—in order to ensure a consistent and compelling identity in all forms of external outreach. The Director of Marketing focuses on the design, development, and production of promotional strategies and materials for all elements of the WHHA’s product marketing while also providing support for the WHHA’s overall outreach to promote its visitorship, programs, and philanthropic solicitations.

Qualifications include:

  • At least 5 years of multi-functional marketing experience in the non-profit, for-profit, or government sector, preferably including retail, publications/collections, and events.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop marketing initiatives that are consistent with an established organizational brand.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, both in scheduling one’s own projects and in coordinating with others.
  • Talent for graphic design, including a good eye, preferably the technical skills to match, and an appreciation for visual brand consistency; experience providing art direction on photography in a retail environment is preferred.
  • Some experience overseeing or placing paid advertising.
  • Basic proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign (CS4 or higher).
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any field is required.
Washington, DC Director
Vice President of Strategic Engagement (PCI) Project Concern International

PCI (Project Concern International) is an award-winning non-profit international development organization dedicated to empowering families and communities to enhance health, end hunger, and overcome hardship. Founded in 1961 by a young doctor from San Diego, California who saved the lives of two small children while volunteering at a health clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, today PCI works in 16 countries across Asia, Africa, and the Americas, including the United States. Last year its programs impacted the lives of more than 10 million people.

Now is an exciting time in PCI’s history. In April, Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined PCI as its new President & CEO after serving as the Director of the Peace Corps. She brings decades of international development and public health expertise to PCI’s rich program history, as well as a new invigorated vision for the organization’s future. PCI has doubled in revenue over the past five years with increases of 18% per year, and it is well on its way to meeting the 2020 goals of its current Strategic Plan by deepening impact and helping to transform the lives of 20 million of the poorest and most vulnerable people annually. PCI has won a 2017 Classy Award for its Satellite-Assisted Pastoral Resource Management Program and a 2017 LEAD San Diego Award was awarded to its founder, Dr. James Turpin.

PCI is currently seeking a Vice President of Strategic Engagement to help lead the organization in identifying, developing, and executing new resource mobilization strategies that will create a more resilient PCI and position the organization for success going forward. Resource generation/strategic partnership staff will play a key role in this process; they will identify and recommend new funding models and opportunities that are well-matched to PCI’s evolving business model, including but not limited to impact investing, social enterprises, contracts, debt equity, public and private grants, and individual philanthropy. The VP reports directly to the President and CEO and is a member of the executive leadership team.

Specific qualifications include:

  • 12 years of progressively responsible experience in all aspects of non-profit resource generation; at least 7 years in a senior leadership role.
  • Experience designing resource development strategies and work plans and inspiring, engaging, and mentoring a resource development team in their effective execution.
  • Demonstrated ability to build long-term investing relationships with all private constituencies, including corporate partners, foundations, and major donors.
  • Broad knowledge of all aspects of partnership development, including research, donor acquisition, prospect management, stewardship systems, and gift reporting.
  • Understanding of the principles and practices of market-based philanthropy, with experience designing and/or attracting investment in social impact funds.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills necessary to serve as a high-level ambassador for PCI.
  • Personal commitment to and passion for the vision and goals of PCI.
  • A./B.S. required; advanced degree or continued professional development preferred.
Washington or San Diego, DC or CA Vice President
Senior Director of Development (STC) Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is the 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 marries 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. STC is seeking a Senior Director of Development 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 Senior Director of Development will lead the design, development, and execution of strategies that grow a comprehensive fundraising program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the SDD 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 SDD 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 Director
Chief Development Officer (Carnegie) Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The world’s only global think tank is seeking a Chief Development Officer to build a comprehensive fundraising program to match its award-winning research program.

Although the world has made extraordinary progress toward peace and prosperity over the past century, we live today in a moment of unprecedented disorder and dislocation, uncertainty and unease. The work of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is more important than ever. Carnegie’s 100 scholars in 20 countries around the world remain committed to the organization’s founding mission of advancing the cause of peace among nations. Together, they are mapping a changing global order and presenting some of the world’s best ideas on how to navigate away from conflict and toward cooperation and understanding. Carnegie’s efforts saw great milestones over the last year, opening its sixth global center, securing more foundation and endowment funding secured than in any other year of the organization’s 117-year history, and endowing the James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program, a flagship effort to promote the next generation of scholars and practitioners in international affairs.

Carnegie’s global reinvention has been matched by a desire to build a world-class development program to support high-caliber research and policy engagement. Carnegie has a significant endowment of $300M. That endowment, combined with unrestricted giving, continue to generate almost half of Carnegie’s annual $35M budget, with program funding generating another 47%. Carnegie is fortunate to count on the generosity of global citizens, foundations, and corporate leaders who share the institution’s commitment to building a more peaceful world. In 2016, Carnegie reached new highs in program funding, trustee giving, and new endowment gifts. There is significant internal support at Carnegie for investing in development and building on this growth.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is seeking a Chief Development Officer to lead the design and execution of a world-class fundraising program that matches Carnegie’s reputation for rigorous and independent research. The CDO will strategically leverage Carnegie’s significant support for development, including a strong Board that leads by example, to build a world-class development program that grows the endowment, expands and diversifies the donor base, and develops and executes strategies to increase named gifts. The CDO is responsible for working closely with him to engage all of Carnegie’s leaders, staff, and supporters in these efforts. S/he will be a key member of Carnegie’s senior executive team; an effective partner to the President, Board of Trustees, and researchers; a role model and coach for a team of development professionals and support staff; and a lead ambassador to high-level partners and donors.

The ideal Chief Development Officer will have:

  • 10 – 15 years of progressively responsible experience in a complex non-profit organization, including at least some experience in a think tank or other research-based non-profit.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement a comprehensive set of development strategies that lead to diversified funding and sustainable growth in organizations without an organic donor base.
  • Experience developing and implementing world-class major gift fundraising operations.
  • Track record of personally securing 6-, 7-, and 8-figure gifts, including gifts to support research and/or policy initiatives.
  • Experience planning for, leading, or participating in a large fundraising campaign.
  • History of successfully engaging a Board of Trustees and senior leaders in fundraising.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively recruit, motivate, and manage a team of development professionals.

 

Washington, DC C-suite
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 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
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
Director for Egypt (ARCE) American Research Center in Egypt

No longer accepting applications.

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 Academic Success and Bar Passage AccessLex Institute

No longer accepting applications

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 – Academic Success and Bar Passage Programs, whose mission is to oversee the comprehensive development and execution of initiatives that measurably improve graduation and passage rates for law school and the bar exam. The Director will serve as a senior subject matter expert for the Center, and 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 supporting those students in their journeys to complete their degrees and become successful legal professionals.

The ideal Director – Programs for Academic Success and Bar Passage Programs 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 Academic Success and Bar Passage programs; knowledge of student support programs 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