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Development Assistant to the President (AFIA) American Feed Industry Association

The U.S. feed industry is responsible for the safety and nutritional value of vast quantities of the nation’s food supply. The association representing that industry seeks a Development Assistant to the President to help build support for the identification and promotion of best practices at the state and national levels.

The American Feed Industry Association is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative, and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. AFIA’s members today include more than 670 domestic and international companies and state, regional, and national associations that contribute to food and feed safety, nutrition and the environment, and the production of healthy, wholesome meat, milk, fish, and eggs. More than 75 percent of the commercial feed in the U.S. is manufactured by AFIA members, who also make major contributions to the U.S. economy.

In the contemporary consumer environment, representing the American feed industry means protecting the quality of information available to consumers about its practices and impact. The Institute for Feed Education and Research, AFIA’s foundation, was established in 2009 to safeguard the integrity of that information. Over the next several years, AFIA and IFEEDER have embarked on an effort to expand internal operations and external support for IFEEDER’s work.

The Development Assistant to the President will provide extensive support for this effort by providing support to the chief executives of both AFIA and IFEEDER. The Assistant will play a key role in three primary areas: (1) working to build the development program of IFEEDER; (2) providing broad logistical support for the AFIA and IFEEDER chief executives’ activities; and (3) helping to support the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees.

The Assistant’s specific qualifications include:

  • 5 years of experience in an administrative, operational, or development role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Successful track record in a fundraising program of a non-profit organization or foundation is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of relevant information management systems, including membership databases (AMS), such as AGCI Association Anywhere, and of donor management software, such as Bloomerang.
  • Skill in using Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and WordPress.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to deliver crisp, cogent, and polished materials that effectively support high-level leaders and staff.
  • Excellent time management, project management, and organizational skills; ability to plan and carry out multiple long-term projects with unfailing attention to detail.
  • Superior customer service ethic in working with a wide range of internal and external audiences, including major gift officers, members, donors, and volunteers.
  • Highest level of discretion and confidentiality in managing sensitive information.
Washington, DC Assistant
Chief Advancement Officer (Concern) Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide U.S. is seeking a Chief Advancement Officer to help expand its life-changing programs to all corners of the globe.

Concern Worldwide U.S. is part of a global community of humanitarians, partners, community members, supporters, donors, and volunteers who share a common vision of a world where no one lives in poverty, fear, or oppression. Concern’s mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives that last and spread organically, without ongoing support from Concern. Concern acts as a partner, not an aid-giver, working collaboratively to ensure that people living in extreme poverty are able to meet their basic needs, achieve their rights, and manage their development. To achieve this world-changing vision, Concern addresses the root causes of extreme poverty, engaging in long-term development work and responding to emergency situations wherever change is needed.

Concern Worldwide is celebrating its 50th anniversary, upcoming in 2018, with a framework to significantly expand its work and impact as economic crisis and global conflict make poverty a continued challenge. To help advance these goals, Concern U.S. has increased its own support of Concern programs. Operating under its own strategic plan, Concern U.S. has committed itself to expanding its visibility and support for Concern’s global mission to end poverty. Its 4-year strategy, implemented beginning in January 2015, aims to double Concern U.S.’s revenue to $50 million by 2018.

To accomplish this, Concern U.S. is seeking a Chief Advancement Officer to create and implement a comprehensive strategy that grows the organization’s private donor base and increases both individual and institutional revenue, expanding reach and impact. Reporting to the CEO, the CAO is responsible for leading a small senior fundraising team to employ a full range of integrated fundraising initiatives that leverage all available resources—including large-scale communications platforms, personal networks, and program-specific engagement opportunities—to grow four major revenue streams: individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

New York, NY C-suite
Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (DRi) DRi

Development Resources inc. (DRi), an Arlington based professional services firm for non-profits, has a unique opportunity for an exceptionally organized Executive Assistant who thrives in a fast-paced work environment.

DRi’s 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 includes such renowned organizations as Habitat for Humanity, the NAACP, the National Gallery of Art, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. DRi’s work helps non-profits design effective marketing and fundraising programs and identify and recruit outstanding leaders who help make the world a better place.

The Opportunity

DRi has an opening for the Executive Assistant to the COO. This position plays a critical role in managing the logistics of DRi’s engagements, serves as an external face of our company, and coordinates with non-profit clients and with potential executive search candidates. Through this process, the Executive Assistant helps guarantee positive outcomes in specific assignments while cultivating long-term relationships that are essential to DRi’s ability to support the non-profit sector. The person in this role also provides vital internal office support, assisting the COO with all aspects of business operations.

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

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


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

  • Maintain the daily calendar for the COO, schedule and confirm meetings, arrange travel and produce the daily book with all information required for meetings.
  • Manage the COO’s email as required to ensure timely follow-up.
  • Provide top level customer service to all clients and prospective clients.
  • Produce background materials for new clients and draft update materials for current clients.
  • Assist with billing activities, including tracking bills, payments, deposits, etc., with remotely located accountant
  • Act as the liaison with DRi’s vendors.  Serve as the interface with the IT company for all staff.
  • Monitor the Search and DRi email accounts and update the internal database.
  • Track insurance, membership, and business registration information and process renewals.
  • Add information to the internal database on a daily basis including candidate and assignment information, meeting notes, and feedback.
  • Serve as primary office administrative support, including filing and answering phones.
  • Oversee the reordering of office supplies.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.


The Executive Assistant must have a Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year institution and at least 1 year of work experience. Candidates should be exceedingly proactive; unfailingly attentive to detail; highly organized; analytical and methodical in their approach to problems; tactful and articulate; flexible to shifting priorities and deadlines; able to take direction and contribute productively to a team; and able to thrive in a fast-paced culture. Candidates should also have a comprehensive understanding of the MS Office Suite, particularly PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Word.

Work Environment and Benefits

DRi’s Arlington, VA headquarters offers a team-based environment in which our 10 staff members have a close working relationship with each other and with the firm’s two founders, who serve as its CEO and COO. We hold an all-staff meeting every week, celebrate each other’s birthdays, and have been known to go together to Star Wars premiers and lunches in Georgetown (just a 5-minute drive 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 allows us to choose doctors throughout the DMV area.

Arlington, VA Assistant
Director of Global Fundraising and Communications (Evidence Action) Evidence Action

A leader in proven data-driven, evidenced-based solutions to global poverty is seeking a Director of Global Fundraising and Communications to lead its outreach and development efforts.

Evidence Action aims to be a global leader in creating opportunity and improving the lives of millions trapped in poverty around the world. True to its name, Evidence Action works seamlessly across program data and program delivery, collecting and analyzing facts to build evidence-based and cost-effective initiatives that can be scaled up to reduce the burden of poverty. Armed with this approach, funders and program officers allocate resources where they can have the greatest impact around the world.

In the four years since its 2013 founding, Evidence Action has already established flagship programs that treat widespread and potentially dire problems with simple, scalable solutions. Deworm the World and Dispensers for Safe Water, its two founding programs, have increased their reach 5-fold to help more than 200 million people in 2017. To meet its own high standards of program development and delivery, Evidence Action is building systems to make its success renewable and to sustain a pipeline of innovative, life-saving programs. The organization has adopted an ambitious set of program development targets for 2020, including full-scale implementation of 4 to 5 new programs. Its traditional sources of support, including grants, individual giving campaigns, and charity aggregators, will need to be expanded to support its new programs.

Evidence Action is seeking a Director of Global Fundraising and Communications to build a professional fundraising program that supports its ambitions. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director will support communications and fundraising by the CEO and Board of Directors, lead a team of fundraising and communications professionals based in Washington, D.C., and collaborate with program leads and with Africa- and India-based communications staff. The Director will provide leadership for global activities and programs that diversify and grow financial support and cultivate long-term partnerships with donors and influencers to strengthen the Evidence Action brand.

The ideal Director will have:

  • 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising/communications; experience in organizations working on international development is preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of individual giving programs at all levels, from mass market outreach to targeted major donor cultivation.
  • Outstanding major gift fundraising record at the 5- and 6-figure level.
  • Familiarity with the community of charity aggregators and their principles/operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to balance long-term strategy and day-to-day fundraising activities in a small, team-based environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree or continued professional development preferred.
Washington, DC Director
Senior Development Director (Sitar Arts Center) Sitar Arts Center

A community leader in enriching arts education is seeking a seasoned Development Director to expand support for its quality programs.

Sitar Arts Center transforms the lives of children and teens born into a world of unequal access to opportunity. Sitar envisions a city that considers high-quality arts education and transformative arts experiences to be essential for all. It delivers those experiences to vulnerable, financially disadvantaged children and teens, engaging them in the highest-quality visual, performing, and digital arts in order to help them learn about themselves and gain critical life skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. Sitar creates community for these children and their families and is an untiring voice on their behalf. Sitar depends on an active fundraising program that keeps tuition low and ensures no child is turned away because of an inability to pay. Since 2010, Sitar’s fundraising program has doubled philanthropic revenue to secure approximately $1.8M from all constituencies. To support its continued growth, Sitar will build a donor pipeline and major gifts program that increases the number of individual donors giving at the $5K+ level and lays a foundation to secure 5- and 6-figure individual gifts.

Sitar Arts Center is seeking to hire a Senior Development Director responsible for developing this fundraising plan. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving on the senior leadership team, the Senior Director is primarily responsible for developing a vision to expand a fundraising program that generates 90% of the Center’s revenue and to make the quality of Sitar’s operations equal to the passion of its mission. The Senior Director is primarily responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a diverse portfolio of major donors; for leading a department of two full-time employees in executing a comprehensive development program; and for serving as the development department’s liaison to Sitar’s marketing, finance, and program teams.

The ideal Senior Development Director will have:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a senior fundraising role.
  • Successful experience creatively diversifying and expanding a donor base and increasing number of gifts and annual revenue.
  • Record of securing 5- and 6-figure gifts from individuals and corporations.
  • Ability to make a personal, impassioned, and zealous case for arts education and youth development.
  • Familiarity with the Washington, D.C.-based philanthropic community; professional or personal experience in an arts or youth development organization is useful.
  • Undergraduate degree is required.
Washington, DC Director
President & CEO (Vermont Public Radio) Vermont Public Radio

A trend-setting public radio station and leading source of award winning news is seeking its next President & CEO at Vermont Public Radio.

In 2017, Vermont Public Radio celebrates its 40th anniversary as one of the most respected public media institutions in the country. Covering all of Vermont as well as parts of New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Quebec, VPR has one of the highest per capita listening rates of any public radio station in the country. More than one-quarter of Vermont residents tune in to its radio shows every week and its presence draws listeners and readers from across the nation. An essential, trusted, and independent voice for news, information, music, and culture, VPR has made a renewed commitment to take risks that honor everyone’s narratives, connect a diversity of voices, and sustain a culture of stewardship and resilience in Vermont that serves as a model for the nation.

VPR has pursued great change over the last three years, positioning the organization to respond to continued shifts in the creation and dissemination of public media. In 2016, VPR led a comprehensive strategic planning process that engaged stakeholders from every part of the state—listeners, staff, and members of VPR’s Board of Directors. The resulting plan articulates VPR’s vision of public media as audiences, funding, and technologies continue to evolve. VPR’s news team was reorganized in 2017 to begin implementing the plan. And VPR successfully completed a $10 million capital campaign, expanding into a new state-of-the-art home from which it will enact its plan and vision.

VPR is seeking a President & Chief Executive Officer to lead it through this period of tremendous change and opportunity. Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with a four-member senior leadership team, the CEO sets the standard for engaging a 60-member staff in executing a strategic vision of public media in the 21st century. The CEO will direct the dynamic and innovative implementation of VPR’s strategic plan, fostering the collaborative development of integrated programmatic and business initiatives that expand listenership and financial support.

Requirements include:

  • 10 years of experience in senior leadership roles in non-profit organizations; some experience in a non- or for-profit media organization is desired.
  • Record of leading the development of operating plans that successfully aligned day-to-day operations with long-term strategic goals and expanded/deepened stakeholder engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and oversee the implementation of HR systems that foster community and purpose and elevate staff performance against established benchmarks.
  • Record of pursuing creative revenue generation initiatives in non-profit organizations and of fully leveraging opportunities to integrate fundraising and programmatic initiatives.
  • Experience serving as a compelling public representative of an organization and of personally securing membership, support, and donations.
  • Sophisticated understanding of contemporary digital media, including app-based programming, podcasting, and other distributed forms of media production and consumption.
  • Knowledge of regional culture of Northern New England is useful but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.


Colchester, VT C-suite
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
Major & Planned Giving Director (AAUW) AAUW

One of the nation’s leading nonpartisan gender equity organizations is seeking a Major & Planned Gifts 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 Major & Planned Gifts Director 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 Major & Planned Gifts Director 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 Director’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 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
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
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 (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