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Grant Writer (P) Polaris

About Polaris: Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris acts as a catalyst to systematically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. By working with government leaders, the world’s leading technology corporations, and local partners, Polaris equips communities to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do—helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate. Polaris is headquartered in Washington, D.C., operates on an $11.1 million budget in 2018, and has approximately 100 staff members.

Founded in 2002, Polaris is currently in a period of rapid growth in order to achieve a bold vision for an increased global presence and the introduction of new programs aimed at strategic interventions to disrupt human trafficking where it is occurring and restoring freedom to survivors. More details about our programs and history can be found on our web site at www.polarisproject.org. Polaris seeks a Grant Writer to join its Development team and contribute to the dynamic fundraising program of a rapidly growing non-profit.

 

About the Opportunity: Reporting to the Director of Foundation Relations, the Grant Writer plays a critical role in managing Polaris’s significant foundation and government grants portfolio, prospecting new opportunities for institutional support, and securing the resources necessary advance Polaris’s mission. The Grant Writer will primarily support foundation and government fundraising efforts across all program areas and will serve as a key member of a development team to deepen and expand relationships with a variety of donors who support our mission.

 

Responsibilities

Grant Proposal and Report Writing

  • Draft and/or review grant proposals and reports, tailoring each to fit specific focus areas and interests of foundations.
  • Gather, edit, and create files that supplement proposal narratives, giving a full picture of Polaris and its impact.
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with staff members across the organization, in order to ensure an ongoing and thorough understanding of Polaris programs, goals, and strategic direction.

Grant Administration and Planning

  • Oversee a calendar of deadlines for LOIs, proposals, reports and other deliverables.
  • Maintain a library of common grant attachments and finance and organizational metrics.
  • Partner with finance department to create budgets using approved templates and/or foundation-specific formats.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Foundation Relations and in collaboration with the CDO, assist in developing and monitoring the annual and long term foundation revenue plan.

Prospect Research

  • Development and implement a prospect research system leading to the identification and evaluation of new institutional funders.
  • Create prospect research briefings for the Director of Foundation Relations and CDO.

Project Management

  • Submit all foundation proposals and reports through online portals.
  • Ensure that submitted materials and other correspondence are filed and documented in various electronic systems.
  • Update Salesforce and other systems to accurately reflect planned milestones, accomplished tasks, and awards received.
  • Monitor commonly used language and populate files on a regular basis to allow for consistent narratives in publicly submitted documents across the organization.
  • Commitment to the National Human Trafficking Hotline mission and Polaris values.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

This job description provides a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by individuals in this position.  Incumbents may be asked to perform other tasks not specifically written in this job

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and 3-5 years of grant writing and reporting experience.
  • Experience with program and budget development and monitoring.
  • Exceptional project management skills, including the ability to collaborate with staff across multiple program areas to obtain content, information and resources.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented – no typo makes it passed your critical eye.
  • Eager to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and deadline-driven environment.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using Salesforce
  • Commitment to and interest in social justice and human rights; specific interest in human trafficking

 

Communication

  • Internal:  Ability to communicate with supervisor, Development peers and Executive Team.
  • External:  Written communication to past, present and future institutional funders.

 

 

Values Statement

The work of Polaris is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and our mission statement before submitting your application. You can find a full description of our values.

Washington, DC
Major Gifts Officer (P) Polaris

 

 

 

 

About Polaris: Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris acts as a catalyst to systematically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. By working with government leaders, the world’s leading technology corporations, and local partners, Polaris equips communities to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do—helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate. Polaris is headquartered in Washington, D.C., operates on an $11.1 million budget in 2018, and has approximately 100 staff members.

Founded in 2002, Polaris is currently in a period of rapid growth in order to achieve a bold vision for an increased global presence and the introduction of new programs aimed at strategic interventions to disrupt human trafficking where it is occurring and restoring freedom to survivors. More details about our programs and history can be found on our web site at www.polarisproject.org. Polaris seeks a Major Gifts Officer to join its Development team and contribute to the dynamic fundraising program of a rapidly growing non-profit.

 

About the Opportunity: Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Major Gifts Officer will join a six person development team building the organization’s financial support base from a wide range of funding sources including foundations, government, corporate, individual and earned revenue sources. Currently there are more than 40 donors who give at the Freedom Circle level ($10,000+). Polaris seeks a Major Gifts Officer to significantly grow this area to more than 100 donors in the next two years by systemically and proactively attracting new support with a focus on engaging community foundations and donor advised funds. She/he brings demonstrated experience successfully running a major donor program, personally oversees a portfolio of Freedom Circle donors and prospects, and implements systems and processes to bring a major gifts program to scale. In doing so, the Major Gifts Officer works closely with staff on the program, finance and the Executive Team.

 

Responsibilities

Strategy and Leadership

  • In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, develops, implements, and assesses an overarching major donor strategy that aligns with Polaris’s mission and core program areas.
  • Writes, edits and finalizes LOIs, proposals, reports and other major donor materials.
  • Expands the existing major donor audience by securing new donors at the Freedom Circle level.
  • Manages Freedom Circle events.
  • Meets annual revenue targets.

 

Collaboration

  • Mentor and supervise the Direct Marketing Manager to cultivate, engage and convert mid-level donors to major donor status.
  • Coordinates with the Development Associate to conduct donor research and produce donor profiles.
  • Contributes to the planning and execution of the Development team’s annual fundraising strategy and strategic plan.
  • Provides high level support and preparation to the CEO and CDO.

 

Relationship Management

  • Develops and implements a multi-channel engagement strategy to cultivate and advance relationships with major donors.
  • Serves as a front line fundraiser by overseeing a portfolio of major donors and prospects by routinely communicating by phone, mail, email and personal visits.
  • Oversees and manages a multi year calendar of funding deadlines including LOIs, proposals, reports and other key major donor communications.
  • Creates and implements a moves management plan in Salesforce; and
  • Produces and deploys periodic Freedom Circle electronic and print communications.
  • Commitment to the National Human Trafficking Hotline mission and Polaris values;
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

This job description provides a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by individuals in this position.  Incumbents may be asked to perform other tasks not specifically written in this job.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Minimum five years of professional work experience in a frontline major donor capacity.
  • Integrated direct marketing experience.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% to meet with major donors and prospects.
  • Outstanding relationship building skills, including supervising staff.
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment across multiple programs and departments.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, strategic thinking, and attention to detail.
  • Experience with research and prospect identification strategies.
  • Solutions-oriented, collaborative, self-directed, and self-disciplined.
  • Highly organized, reliable, and able to set and balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using Salesforce (or similar) and Engaging Network (or similar) software.
  • Experience using products to identify wealth indicators.
  • Commitment to and interest in social justice and human rights; specific interest in human trafficking.

 

Communication

  • Internal:    Ability to communicate with supervisors and peers
  • External:  Frequent contact with individual donors

 

Values Statement

The work of Polaris is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and our mission statement before submitting your application. You can find a full description of our values.

Washington, DC
Direct Marketing Manager (P) Polaris

 

 

 

 

About Polaris: Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris acts as a catalyst to systematically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. By working with government leaders, the world’s leading technology corporations, and local partners, Polaris equips communities to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do—helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate. Polaris is headquartered in Washington, D.C., operates on an $11.1 million budget in 2018, and has approximately 100 staff members.

Founded in 2002, Polaris is currently in a period of rapid growth in order to achieve a bold vision for an increased global presence and the introduction of new programs aimed at strategic interventions to disrupt human trafficking where it is occurring and restoring freedom to survivors. More details about our programs and history can be found on our web site at www.polarisproject.org. Polaris seeks a Direct Marketing Manager to join its Development team and contribute to the dynamic fundraising program of a rapidly growing non-profit.

 

About the Opportunity: Reporting to the Major Gifts Officer, the Direct Marketing Manager plays a critical role in growing Polaris’s individual donor base. The individual in this role implements and coordinates all direct response fundraising activities with a focus on integrated multi-channel campaigns and tactics. This includes donor acquisition, special appeals, lapsed donor re-solicitation, renewal, upgrades, cultivation, and stewardship both off and online.

The Direct Marketing Manager works with a full service external fundraising agency to develop an overarching strategy and plan for direct response efforts. This role also requires frequent and extensive internal collaboration with the Digital Marketing Specialist and Development Operations Manager.

 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates direct response plans and strategy implementation in coordinate with the Communications team and a full service consultant.
  • Manages relationship with the consultant to implement multi-channel direct response marketing programs relative to data needs, copy and creative development, print production and performance analysis.
  • Develops, updates and adheres to a direct response campaign calendar.
  • Coordinates and staffs production calls and meetings that include both internal and external partners.
  • Reviews and edits proofs and proactively coordinates the approval process.
  • Establishes and implements back-end processing in Salesforce and Engaging Networks.
  • Accurately perform routine segmentation processes, build marketing efforts, and import data files.
  • Work closely with the Development Operations Manager to problem solve and address data issues.
  • Ensures fidelity to brand and overall messaging in direct marketing materials.
  • Identify middle level and major donor prospects from direct response pool.
  • Commitment to the National Human Trafficking Hotline mission and Polaris values.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

This job description provides a summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by individuals in this position.  Incumbents may be asked to perform other tasks not specifically written in this job.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience executing direct mail initiatives in a fundraising or membership department.
  • Strong familiarity with the practices and techniques of direct response marketing and fundraising.
  • Familiarity working with a relationship database.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong editorial skills and a proof-reader’s eye for detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage workflow processes and stay on schedule.
  • Ability to gather, distill and communicate input from multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using Salesforce and Engaging Network software.
  • Experience working with an external full service fundraising agency.
  • Commitment to and interest in social justice and human rights.
  • Specific interest in human trafficking.

 

Communication

  • Internal:  Ability to communicate with supervisor, Development peers and IT colleagues.
  • External:  Ability to work with an external full service fundraising agency.

 

Values Statement

The work of Polaris is grounded in a set of values and organizational beliefs that provide a common starting point for all of our activities. At Polaris, we look for talented individuals who are passionate about combating all forms of human trafficking and who will strive to embody and model these values within the Polaris community and in the anti-trafficking field. Please take a moment to make yourself familiar with these values and our mission statement before submitting your application. You can find a full description of our values.

Washington, DC
Director of Development The Washington Center

The Washington Center seeks a Director of Development to build a comprehensive fundraising program that supports one of the most innovative professional development programs in the country.

The Washington Center provides immersive internships and academic seminars to students from hundreds of colleges and universities and to young professionals from across the U.S. and more than 25 countries around the world.  As the largest, most established program of its kind, the Center has 90 dedicated, full-time staff and more than 600 higher education, corporate, government, foundation, and internship host partners. The Center is committed to providing transformative educational experiences that change participants’ professional lives.

The Washington Center is seeking a Director of Development to develop and execute the expansion of a comprehensive fundraising program. Reporting to the Vice President of Development and University Relations, the Director of Development will have the opportunity to help build a development team of at least six positions responsible for robust alumni outreach, corporate and foundation giving, and individual major gifts. The Director will take the lead in growing corporate/foundation giving and giving program.

The ideal Director of Development will have experience leading diverse and talented development teams to achieve world-class fundraising performance. The Director will be accomplished in corporate, foundations and individual giving, with expertise in building donor pipelines and comfort with outreach to all major donor constituencies. The Director will know how to inspire, support, and reward ambitious fundraising staff in all functions and at all levels, ensuring The Washington Center team can work seamlessly together to advance its goals.

 

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • Record of leading, managing, and integrating an ambitious development program that advanced an organization’s mission and financial goals.
  • Extensive understanding of how to utilize a small donor program to generate revenue and build a major gifts pipeline.
  • Track record in working with foundations and history increasing income
  • Record of personally securing 5- and 6-figure major gifts.
  • Experience working with program alumni and engaging them as donors and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a well-supported, carefully nurtured, and high-performing team.
  • Ability to work effectively with and gain the respect of multiple constituencies, including senior executives, individual and institutional partners, the Board of Directors, and alumni.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Washington, DC Director
Director of Business Development (VA) Vitamin Angels

Nearly 2 billion people around the world do not get crucial nutrients in their diets, and nearly 1 billion of those are severely underfed. Malnutrition among children is not just a public health challenge but a social crisis, putting generations at risk of illnesses that threaten health, life, and livelihood.

In less than 25 years, VA has become the largest mobilizer and distributor of essential micronutrients to the global community of health organizations. VA began with a focused effort to deliver vitamin A to a few hundred thousand children in a handful of countries. Today it reaches nearly 53 million beneficiaries in 66 countries.

To support its field programs, VA generates revenue from private individuals, foundations, and businesses that entrust VA with the resources to fulfill its mission. Much of VA’s revenue is derived from corporate cause-marketing agreements with the dietary supplement and natural products industries, as well as through corporate contributions of commodities manufactured to VA’s finished product specifications. This revenue model is driven by  entrepreneurial individuals drawing upon private sector sales and marketing know-how, sound business practices, and a proven and innovative cause-marketing approach that retains significant potential upside for revenue expansion.

Today Vitamin Angels seeks a Director of Business Development (DBD) to oversee all of its revenue streams. While the initial focus of this position is on growing the successful corporate partnership program, the DBD is also responsible for expanding to other revenue verticals, such as grants/foundations, individual donors, events, and gift-in-kind donations. The DBD will lead the development team to meet revenue goals by building long-term partnerships, generating demand, and ensuring the division operates efficiently to meet objectives and targets. This position directly supervises and is a critical guide to the account management team.

The ideal Director of Business Development will have:

  • Minimum of eight years of successful experience directing sales with a global organization.
  • Experience creating strategic and operating plans that align sales efforts with organizational goals through a methodical and replicable approach that delivers results.
  • Proficient computer and donor database management skills.
  • Familiarity with demand generation and conversion for individuals in an e-commerce space as well as experience driving on/offline retail sales.
  • Knowledge of how to work with marketing to develop go-to-market plans for cause marketing purposes.
  • Familiarity with the concepts of venture philanthropy, cause-related marketing, and/or brand management.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a specialty area that delivers skill sets relevant to fundraising (e.g., international relations, marketing and/or sales, brand management, etc.); Master’s degree in related discipline preferred.
Santa Barbara, CA Director
Martin Luther School Director Silver Springs

Silver Springs – Martin Luther School seeks a Director for Martin Luther School, an Approved Private School (APS) in Plymouth Meeting, PA, that has served the most marginalized students in the educational system since 1969.

Martin Luther School (MLS) serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade who require full-time emotional support in an out-of-district placement. The School’s curriculum closely mirrors that of the public schools, and MLS has a strong record of helping students make sufficient behavioral and academic gains to successfully transition back to their home districts. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is the key framework, and MLS was one of 23 schools in the Commonwealth that earned Implemented with Fidelity at All Three Tiers honors in 2017/2018. With a largest-ever census of 220 for Fall 2018, MLS is poised for continued growth and aspires to become nothing less than the best educational institution of its kind.

MLS is the largest division of Silver Springs, a multifaceted organization that provides a range of specialized services and supports for children who struggle with emotional and behavioral challenges. Its unique set of services—including the Residential Treatment Program, Foster Family Care, Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services, and Outpatient Mental Health Services—combined with a stellar APS positions Silver Springs – Martin Luther School to research, innovate, and lead in the integration of services to children with special needs.

The new Director will help envision future opportunities while continuing to enhance and strengthen the current delivery of curriculum and behavioral supports at MLS. This “leader of leaders” will be a special education expert with genuine compassion for all the children that Silver Springs serves. The Director will be knowledgeable of best practices in special education and behavioral interventions, but also will be continuously curious about new approaches that may lead to innovations.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience leading special education services within a school or school district.
  • A Master’s degree in Education with appropriate Special Education certification.
  • Experience leading from an organization-wide perspective, including change management, strategic planning, collaborative goal setting, and focused implementation.
  • Proven track record collecting, interpreting, and using data for informed decision-making.
  • Highly collaborative and transparent temperament, with excellent communications skills.
  • Strong self-direction, with a balance of confidence, self-knowledge, and humility.
  • Ability to meet all regulatory agency requirements and Silver Springs’ policies, background checks and other clearances.
Plymouth Meeting, PA Director
Vice President of Marketing (Presbyterian) Presbyterian Foundation

The Presbyterian Foundation seeks a Vice President of Marketing to lead a comprehensive outreach strategy that advances the financial security of the Church and its ability to enact its mission throughout the world and for generations to come.

In 1799, The Presbyterian Church envisioned an entity that would safeguard its long-term financial interests and its ability to serve as God’s hands and feet on earth. The Presbyterian Foundation helps congregations thrive by partnering with them to gather and to steward the funds needed for the Presbyterian ministry to fulfill its mission.

The Foundation’s very first endowment fund, created by Elias Boudinot in 1821, still provides resources to purchase books for use by pastors in their congregations’ library. It is just one of more than 7,000 funds valued at more than 1 billion dollars managed by the Foundation today.

The Presbyterian Foundation seeks a Vice President of Marketing to support both of its key activities:

fundraising support and financial investment services for local congregations across the U.S. The Foundation’s Marketing team is responsible for designing and orchestrating outreach to pastors and donors to promote these services and attract investment in the Church and the hundreds of thousands of members of the Presbyterian congregation.

 

The ideal Vice President of Marketing will have:

  • 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing and communications roles.
  • Track record of directing successful strategy for internal and external communications.
  • Record of producing high-quality video, direct mail, and social media marketing.
  • Experience steering development of emotionally powerful messages and adapting messaging for donors of all constituencies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Presbyterian church; ability to build and maintain trust with senior leaders, Board members, Presbyterian congregation, and external partners.
  • Ability to lead decision-making processes that incorporate opportunities for collaboration and culminate in clear decisions.
  • College degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, or equivalent field; MBA preferred.

 

Jeffersonville, IN Vice President
Major Gifts Manager (C2C) Cradles to Crayons

One of the nation’s highest ranked charities with one of the most distinctive models of community-based fundraising is seeking a Major Gifts Manager to assist in its fight against child poverty.

 

Cradles to Crayons (C2C) was founded in 2002, with a mission of providing children, from birth to age 12 living in low-income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need in order to grow and thrive –at home, at school, and at play. Cradles to Crayons is at the cutting edge of volunteer management, serving as one of the most attractive organizations to volunteer at in its headquartered city of Boston, providing unique, hands-on opportunities to help others in need. As Cradles to Crayons continues to execute on its strategic plan, the organization intends to expand into new markets and grow its impact.

Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Major Gifts Manager supports the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual/family gifts with the goal of broadening the family philanthropy platform and working with the Director of Major Gifts to help increase the number of major gifts. The primary focus of this position is to provide support for the Family Advisory Council and to supervise the Family Philanthropy Coordinator in their work, particularly regarding the Family Leadership Circle and Teen Leadership Corps respectively.

The Manager’s specific qualifications should include:

  • Bachelor’s degree; degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or Political Science preferred.
  • Three to five years of professional experience in development; experience in Greater Boston philanthropic community preferred.
  • Experience managing and growing affinity groups and donor circles preferred.
  • Management experience; at least one year in a supervisory role preferred.
  • Experience planning, managing, and implementing fundraising events.
  • Superior writing and editing skills, and a comprehensive understanding of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, proficiency in SalesForce or a CRM system such as Raiser’s Edge and research tools such as Foundation Directory or GrantStation.
  • Experience participating in teams with shared responsibility for outcomes and decision-making, while demonstrating outstanding interpersonal communication skills and a flexible, adaptable work style.
Boston, MA Manager
Senior Portfolio Manager (Ocean) Ocean Conservancy

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

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

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

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

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

The Child Mind Institute believes that no child should suffer from a mental health or learning disorder. It seeks an Associate Director of Major Giving to help create a future where this vision is a reality.

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national non-profit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. The Institute’s teams work every day to break down the walls that keep more children from getting help. Its staff deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain, and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most. Collaboration, capacity-building, and scalability is central to the success of this mission.

The Child Mind Institute raises both fee-for-service and philanthropic revenue to support its activities. Families who utilize the Institute’s five clinical centers generate programmatic revenue that helps provide a comprehensive suite of care for patients without the same financial and social resources. Contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations sustain the pioneering research projects run by the Institute, support public education campaigns that destigmatize care and encourage families to seek it, and expand access to the Institute’s own treatment programs.

The Associate Director of Major Giving will help build a high-level individual donor program that maximizes support for the Institute’s mission and vision. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director will leverage relationships with grateful patients to build a major donor base that ultimately generates approximately $11M annually. The Associate Director will design and implement major donor pipeline management systems, engage leaders and senior staff from across the Institute, and personally cultivate prospects as both donors and volunteers.

 

The ideal Associate Director of Major Giving will have:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a fundraising program of a non-profit organization, including at least some experience in a healthcare or medical research environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the principles and best practices of individual donor pipeline development and portfolio management, including effective use of donor databases.
  • Record of soliciting and securing 5- and 6-figure gifts.
  • Prior success at forging relationships with grateful patients and medical professionals to support both clinical care and research.
  • Record of partnering with senior leaders and Board members.
  • Ability to serve as a sincere and compelling ambassador to children and families managing diagnoses of mental health and/or learning disorders.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
New York, NY Associate Director
President & CEO (USCHS) United States Capitol Historical Society

The only organization specifically dedicated to the living history of the United States Capitol seeks a President & Chief Executive Officer to lead the continued evolution of its partnerships and programs for a 21st-century citizenry.

The United States Capitol is the working embodiment of the legislative branch of government and the prime symbol of the American constitutional system. The United States Capitol Historical Society was founded to study and interpret to the public the rich heritage of the Capitol building and the United States Congress that it houses. For more than 50 years, it has inspired informed citizenship by finding new and creative ways to bring the fascinating story of the Capitol to life – through books that have sold millions of copies, Academy Award-nominated film, walking tours of Constitutional history, and more.

The spirit of inventive, non-partisan public education is critical to the Society’s future direction as it sets out to craft a vision of its work for the twenty-first century, a vision that will establish a reimagined purpose, an expanded national footprint, and modernized systems to support these efforts. The Board and CEO will work together to evaluate and set the distinctive direction of the Society within the landscape of contemporary historical research, education, and public service. The CEO will serve as the embodiment of the Society’s mission and as both its internal leader and public face.

 

The ideal CEO will bring key leadership values to the Society along with a record of relevant accomplishment in executive roles:

  • 10 to 15 years of progressively responsible experience in a governmental, non-governmental, or non-profit organization, with 5 to 8 years of successful experience as the chief executive of a similarly-sized organization or experience as a former Member of Congress or Congressional Chief of Staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead development of a shared vision for an evolving institution.
  • Proven track record of revenue generation from individuals and corporations.
  • Successful record of fiscal management and oversight.
  • Significant success in building, motivating, and retaining excellent teams and fostering positive staff environments and cultures.
  • Extensive press and public relations experience in all media, including one-on-one interviews, conferences, etc.
  • Proven coalition-building skills with a variety of stakeholders, including other non-profit organizations and corporations.
Arlington, VA President
Regional Director of Philanthropy (Coast Guard) Coast Guard Foundation

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

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

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

The ideal Regional Director of Philanthropy will have:

 

  • At least 10 years of professional experience, including 3-5 years in a fundraising role.
  • Demonstrated success in all facets of major gifts fundraising or equivalent experience in such fields as financial advising, sales, marketing, or non-profit management.
  • Commitment to personalized fundraising, including regular face-to-face donor meetings, and outstanding one-on-one relationship-building skills.
  • Record of securing donations or investments at the $10K+ level.
  • Experience growing a donor or sales base and increasing revenue.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic market in the Northeast, especially Connecticut and Massachusetts.
  • High degree of initiative and self-motivation, with the ability to work independently toward goals and to steadily monitor progress.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; advanced degree or certification, such as a CFRE, is preferred.
North-East , North-East Regional Director
Development Manager (NVLSP) National Veterans Legal Service Program

An organization that has been fighting on the behalf of soldiers with disabilities seeks a Development Manager to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled.

The NVLSP believes that providing legal support to service members, veterans, and their families is the best combat in addressing this obstacle through a set of integrated programs that have won national support and recognition.

NVLSP seek an motivated Development Manager who will lead the cultivation of a development process that will identify individual and corporate donors. The Development manager should be passionately committed to its mission to serve as the development lead for fundraising efforts. The Development Manager will serve as a thought-partner with the Director of Development and aid in support. Bringing a blend of strategic and operational leadership to the development team, they will promote new levels of engagement for current and prospective donors and help advance the culture of philanthropy across the organizations. The Development Manager is directly responsible for building a program design that will cater to individual giving, major gifts, institutional giving, corporate sponsorships, special events, and development operations.

The new Development Manager is an innovator in philanthropy who has deep experience in prospect development, major and principal gift fundraising, and institutional and corporate giving. The successful candidate will be a leader, manager, mentor, and collaborative colleague who is comfortable both driving major initiatives and building a donor program for the organization. Supporting the Director of Development to help spearhead NVLSP continued growth.

 

The ideal Development Manager will have:

  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience leading development and building development programs
  • Background in a military or veteran services organizations is useful
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, direction, and management oversight project simultaneously; ability to work in an hands-on environment
  • Record of developing innovative and strategic fundraising plans and executing against them to expand a donor base and overall revenue
  • Ability to set high standards and to provide steady direction, guidance, and mentorship to staff both individually and as a team
  • Values-driven leadership that balances self-confidence and self-awareness and is committed to personal and professional development
  •  Bachelor’s degree is required
Washington, DC Manager
Deputy Executive Director (NVLSP) National Veterans Legal Service Program

One of the primary organizations fighting for injured soldiers seeks a Deputy Executive Director to help ensure that the government delivers on its promise to military personnel who put themselves in harm’s way.

The National Veterans Legal Services Program has worked since 1980 to help service members, veterans, and their families collect $5B in critically needed disability benefits to which they are entitled. NVLSP provides free legal representation through its own staff lawyers and a national network of major law firms and corporate legal departments. It extends this support with a comprehensive suite of programs that build the capacity of legal personnel and others working with service members and veterans.

NVLSP seeks a Deputy Executive Director to serve as second in command of the organization. Reporting to NVLSP’s Executive Director and working on a six-person Executive Leadership team, the Deputy Executive Director oversees operations for a 36-person staff responsible for development, finance, litigation and pro-bono legal work, and training and publications. The Deputy Executive Director oversees and manages all aspects of NVLSP’s operations, sets comprehensive goals and metrics for performance and growth, and establishes policies that promote NVLSP’s culture and mission.

The ideal Deputy Executive Director will have:

  • 8 to 12 years of experience in roles with responsibility for overall operations.
  • Advanced understanding of legal advocacy programs and partnerships.
  • Record of working successfully with senior leaders and stakeholders.
  • Significant experience as a supervisor and mentor to high-level staff members as well as a leader to employees throughout an organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaborations among diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
  • Bachelor’s and J.D. degrees are required.

 

Washington, DC, DC Director
Director of Development (APA) American Psychiatric Association

The U.S. is on the verge of a national breakthrough in mental health awareness. The American Psychiatric Association Foundation seeks a Director of Development to help fund and advance this breakthrough, creating a mentally healthy nation for all.

The APA Foundation is the charitable arm of the American Psychiatric Association, the oldest medical association in the United States. The Foundation educates the public about mental health. It has trained 75,000 school personnel to recognize early signs of mental illness and substance abuse; educated over 900 judges on behavioral health issues they may experience in the courtroom; provided mental health resources to more than 45,000 employers; and supported more than 400 counties in reducing the number of people with mental illness in jail. Its impact on the psychiatrists who deliver mental healthcare is equally broad, with 1,750 psychiatric residents and early career psychiatrists supported in their education and professional development.

To make sure these wide-reaching programs reach all who need them, the APA Foundation seeks a Director of Development to lead comprehensive fundraising initiatives that engage a diverse range of mental health professionals, healthcare-related companies, patients, and community members. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for designing an integrated fundraising strategy that increases restricted and unrestricted giving from all constituencies, developing systems to support its execution, and leading a two-person fundraising team that works in collaboration with APA staff, APA/APAF Boards, District Branches, and Ambassadors.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 8 to 10 years of experience fundraising in an association foundation or healthcare organization, including at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and lead an integrated development program that secures multi-faceted support (including restricted and unrestricted giving) from corporations and individuals.
  • Familiarity with corporate partnerships and giving vehicles and track record of personally managing relationships with high-level executives.
  • Knowledge of individual giving at all levels, from annual to major and planned gifts.
  • Experience mobilizing a network of members and volunteers in a fundraising process.
  • Experience planning and managing successful special events.
  • Collaborative mindset, with the ability to work across departments to advance fundraising efforts and to continue to build a culture of philanthropy.
  • Bachelor’s degree; CFRE or other relevant advanced degree preferred.
Washington, DC, DC
Vice President & Chief Development Officer (YCCF) York County Community Foundation

One of the fastest-growing and largest community foundations in Pennsylvania seeks a Chief Development Officer to tap into the region’s long-held philanthropic spirit and community pride to create unsurpassed opportunities for all.

York County Community Foundation has stepped forward to play a central and award-winning role in creating a vibrant York County. For 56 years, YCCF has worked with donors to establish more than 500 permanent endowment funds, a legacy society with more than 350 members, and assets of more than $150 million. In 2017, YCCF received a Commonwealth Award from 10,000 Friends of PA for its Social Impact Investment Fund, a recently-established patient capital fund that uses its operating surplus to invest in local economic development projects that contribute to York’s downtown renaissance.

YCCF has developed an exciting and ambitious five-year vision to 2022, which includes the goals of growing its assets to $200 million (a 30% increase) through fundraising and wise investment; increasing bequest intentions through its legacy group, the 1749 Society; and increasing its percentage of discretionary funds to allow the YCCF Board to address areas of greatest community need. Given the demographic projections in the community and expectations of generational wealth transfer, there is a tremendous opportunity to pursue higher levels of donor engagement, a broader reach of prospect identification and cultivation, and powerful messaging about YCCF’s role in creating a vibrant community.

YCCF seeks a Chief Development Officer to be a key architect of its fundraising efforts. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CDO reports to the President and CEO, inspires Board members and staff to be ambassadors for YCCF, and leads a development staff that achieves measurable objectives toward the foundation’s strategic fundraising priorities:

  • Increase the size of YCCF’s,
  • Add 100 legacy donors by, and
  • Increase the percentage of unrestricted funds.

This is a great time to join the York County Community Foundation team. Yorkers know YCCF as a highly capable and trustworthy institution that plays a key leadership role in building a great community.  There is ample opportunity for fruitful conversations with receptive and generous donors. With a recently launched marketing campaign, the YCCF brand is becoming more recognizable as the undisputed first choice for endowed charitable giving in York County.

The ideal Chief Development Officer will have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Six to eight years of donor or client-centered cultivation experience; community foundation experience is preferred.
  • Specialized knowledge of major gifts, planned giving, and estate planning.
  • Demonstrated experience building new pools of prospects among current and future wealth holders.
  • A passion for the mission of community foundations and knowledge of the issues facing communities.
  • Ability to gain the confidence of YCCF staff and Board members, and the region’s legal and financial professionals, by working effectively with them to connect with prospective donors.
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
York, PA C-suite
Regional Director of Philanthropy (Children International) Children International

Children International is seeking a Regional Director of Philanthropy to provides overall direction for the major gift programs in the West Coast to help ensure the growth and vitality of Children International.

Children International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization working to eradicate poverty around the world. At CI, we believe that every child matters and that it is simply unacceptable that over a billion children live in poverty. The CI approach is to invest in our kids and youth by providing a safe place, a caring team and a path out of poverty through programs in health, education, empowerment and employment. We provide this support for 250,000 children in 13 agencies working in 10 countries around the world.

The work Children International does on behalf of children in poverty is funded primarily through a one-to-one sponsorship model. We are transforming our funding model to dramatically increase the support we provide our kids. Additionally, we are taking our programs from good to great by elevating our people systems and practices worldwide. That’s where you come in.

The Regional Director of Philanthropy role will have a strong emphasis on discovering and developing new relationships and funding partnerships. This position’s duties include, but are not limited to, making personal visits and written solicitations, hosting introductory events, editing proposals and reports, timely correspondence and reporting, and initiating meetings with individuals and private foundation prospects and donors. In order to succeed, the director must be a dynamic and engaging fundraiser who can use effective techniques and resources to articulate clear and compelling cases for supporting Children International’s transformative mission.

West Coast, Director
Vice President of Corporate Accounts (ULI) Urban Land Institute

The world’s leading membership association for land use and community development professionals seeks a Vice President of Corporate Accounts to help execute the corporate engagement goals of its Global Strategic Plan.

The Urban Land Institute, an independent global non-profit with 38,000 members, makes the world a better place by providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI’s members represent the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use professionals working in both private enterprise and public service. Through the strength of its membership, ULI has been able to set global standards of excellence in land development practices and has long been recognized as one of the world’s most respected and widely-quoted sources of reliable information on urban planning and growth.

ULI’s corporate engagement program continues to evolve to support the organization’s growth. With more than 50 long-term partners—such as Bank of America, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Wells Fargo—and more than 400 sponsors, the program raises funds from major corporations to advance a broad range of ULI initiatives, from national conferences and competitive scholarships to local urban planning and professional development opportunities. ULI’s Corporate Accounts team plans an expansion of initiatives to deepen member engagement and value.

ULI is seeking a Vice President for Corporate Accounts to join a team that is collectively responsible for meeting and exceeding ULI’s corporate fundraising goals. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Corporate Accounts, the VP will play a critical role in expanding existing relationships and building new revenue streams through memberships, sponsorships, and major gifts.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 10 years of account management experience in a fundraising, business development, or sales role.
  • Track record of securing 6-figure investments from corporations and/ foundations.
  • Knowledge of all forms of corporate giving, including memberships, sponsorships, and major gifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement institutional partnership strategies that sustainably increase revenue for an organization.
  • Exceptional organizational skills: ability to develop and execute plans efficiently and effectively and to develop, manage, and track an annual account management process.
  • Knowledge of the real estate industry is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is a plus.
Washington, DC Vice President
Director of Corporate Accounts (ULI) Urban Land Institute

The world’s leading membership association for land use and community development professionals seeks a Director of Corporate Accounts to help execute the corporate engagement goals of its Global Strategic Plan.

The Urban Land Institute, an independent global non-profit with 38,000 members, makes the world a better place by providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI’s members represent the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use professionals working in both private enterprise and public service. Through the strength of its membership, ULI has been able to set global standards of excellence in land development practices and has long been recognized as one of the world’s most respected and widely-quoted sources of reliable information on urban planning and growth.

ULI’s corporate engagement program continues to evolve to support the organization’s growth. With more than 50 long-term partners—such as Bank of America, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Wells Fargo—and more than 400 sponsors, the program raises funds from major corporations to advance a broad range of ULI initiatives, from national conferences and competitive scholarships to local urban planning and professional development opportunities. ULI’s Corporate Accounts team plans an expansion of initiatives to deepen member engagement and value.

ULI is seeking a Director of Corporate Accounts to join a team that is collectively responsible for meeting and exceeding ULI’s corporate fundraising goals. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Corporate Accounts, the Director will play a critical role in expanding existing relationships and building new revenue streams through memberships, sponsorships, and major gifts.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 5 years of account management experience in a fundraising, business development, or sales role.
  • Track record of securing 5-figure investments from corporations and/ foundations.
  • Knowledge of all forms of corporate giving, including memberships, sponsorships, and major gifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement institutional partnership strategies that sustainably increase revenue for an organization.
  • Exceptional organizational skills: ability to develop and execute plans efficiently and effectively and to develop, manage, and track an annual account management process.
  • Knowledge of the real estate industry is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
Washington, DC Director
Media Relations Manager (Society) Society of the Cincinnati

One of the nation’s oldest patriotic and cultural institutions seeks a Media Relations Manager to build its public profile as it takes on a more important role in our national life.

The mission of the Society of the Cincinnati is to promote understanding and appreciation of the American Revolution. It does that work through the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, founded in 2012 to reverse decades of decline in popular understanding of American history and of the American Revolution, in particular. The Institute conducts library, museum, education and historic preservation programs from its headquarters at Anderson House, a National Historic Landmark in Washington, D.C. The Society seeks to make the Institute the most visible and important advocacy organization in the nation promoting the memory of the Revolution.

Under the leadership of historian and Executive Director Jack D. Warren, the Society of the Cincinnati has embarked on a sustained expansion of the Institute. To achieve its goals, the Institute must establish a familiar public profile among potential allies, supporters, donors, educators, and the general public. The Society is launching a concerted effort to build the public identity of the Institute as part of a long-term communications strategy.

As part of this effort, the Society of the Cincinnati is seeking a Media Relations Manager to establish and maintain relationships with relevant digital and print media outlets, develop materials that secure external coverage, and establish Society leaders as trusted media sources, while also writing for Society and Institute publications (including two in-house magazines and two websites).

The ideal candidate for this position is a knowledgeable public relations specialist with an interest in American history and a strong appreciation for the value of museums, libraries, and historical societies in our national life; a confident and poised writer who can make targeted pitches to carefully selected audiences; and a practitioner who knows how to use a range of research tools to identify, analyze, and reach strategically selected targets. The person who serves as Media Relations Manager will be effective marshaling these skills in the collaborative setting of a small (though growing) institution alongside a team of dedicated experts.

  • At least three years of professional experience in a communications or public relations role; experience working in a cultural institution is desirable.
  • Track record of securing first-time and repeat earned media coverage from a range of news outlets.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with print and digital media contacts; existing network of contacts at relevant publications is useful.
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to work collaboratively to produce excellent copy on deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Cision and PR Newswire.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field.
Washington, DC Manager
Director of Development (SMHF) Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation

The Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation seeks a Director of Development to expand individual giving to a major D.C. community healthcare institution that recently affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Sibley Memorial Hospital has a distinguished history of serving the D.C. community since its founding in 1890. As a not-for-profit and full-service community hospital, Sibley offers medical, surgical, intensive care, obstetric, oncology, orthopaedic and skilled nursing inpatient services, as well as a 24-hour Emergency Department. Sibley’s campus is also home to Grand Oaks, an assisted living residence; a medical building with physician offices and ambulatory surgery and imaging centers; and a new patient tower with 200 spacious, private rooms.

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees and staff are dedicated to Sibley’s historical mission and appreciative of the new opportunities that accompany its recent affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Foundation’s staff work with senior hospital staff, physicians, and key community members to generate the hospital’s primary philanthropic revenue stream, generating over $10 million last year. By maximizing financial contributions and serving as exemplary stewards of the public’s trust, the Foundation is committed to meeting the many challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and to ensuring Sibley’s future.

Today the Foundation seeks a Director of Development who can work closely with the Vice President, Foundation Board members, two additional Director of Development colleagues, senior hospital staff, physicians, and key community members to secure philanthropic revenue to support a community medical institution. The Director of Development’s primary focus is to increase the Foundation’s long-term annual revenue, with a focus on identifying, cultivating, solicitating, and stewarding individual major and planned gifts. The Director of Development will have signature service lines to drive grateful patient fundraising and will work collaboratively with colleagues from Johns Hopkins Medicine to maximize philanthropic gifts.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • 5 to 7 years of development experience at the gift officer level.
  • Track record of securing 5- and 6-figure gifts from high-net-worth individuals, preferably including both major and planned gifts.
  • Proven ability to develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that expand a donor base and increase revenue.
  • Background in a hospital or healthcare-related institution preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Washington, DC Director
Executive Vice President & COO (Leadership Conference) Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/The Education Fund

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund seek a sophisticated manager of people and processes to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer advancing a critical civil rights agenda.

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

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

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/The Leadership Conference Education Fund seek an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer who is committed to developing the highest-caliber operations to support this civil rights mission. Reporting to the President/CEO, the Executive Vice President and COO is responsible for maintaining the organization’s financial stability; overseeing IT, human resources and administration, finance, and development; managing the organization’s team structure; overseeing legal compliance and strategy; and maintaining strong functioning of and relationships with the Boards of Directors of both The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund.

Ideal candidates for this position will have the following qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the civil rights arena or a related non-profit field.
  • Sophisticated understanding of the landscape of contemporary civil rights activism.
  • Experience working successfully with the most senior leaders and stakeholders in an organization, including a Board of Directors, CEO, and senior team.
  • Talent for extracting, analyzing, and articulating data in ways that support effective, efficient decision-making.
  • Comfort overseeing a wide range of financial functions and legal compliance.
  • Significant experience as a supervisor and manager to high-level staff members.
  • Extensive experience engaging with foundations and individual donors.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; J.D. or related graduate degree is preferred.
Washington, DC Vice President
Managing Director, Learning and Development (PHMC) Public Health Management Corporation

Philadelphia’s Public Health Management Corporation seeks a Managing Director to support people and processes responsible for re-imagining public health for more than 350,000 people each year.

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a non-profit public health institute that builds healthier communities through partnerships with government, foundations, businesses and community-based organizations. From humble beginnings in 1972, PHMC has grown into one of the largest and most comprehensive public health institutes in the country, with 350 programs and a network of subsidiaries at more than 70 locations serving more than 350,000 people annually.

PHMC is a continually growing and changing organization, with acquisitions and affiliations adding new staff members executing new suites of programs every year. Today, its staff numbers more than 2,500 employees, working within the institute’s headquarters and across a distributed network of service delivery sites. The Learning and Development (LD) team is critical to integrating the diverse talents of its staff members within a coherent and evolving organizational culture, so that the talents of each person are sustained and magnified through the efforts of all others.

Under the direction of a new Managing Director, the LD team has an opportunity to re-imagine enterprise-wide initiatives that engage staff at all levels and functions. Comprehensive learning and development platforms have the potential to improve training outcomes, foster elevated performance levels, and enhance employee engagement and satisfaction. The Managing Director leading the construction of these platforms has an extraordinary opportunity to strengthen people and programs and to achieve the full growth potential of an organization that improve hundreds of thousands of lives.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 7 years of experience in learning and development, human resources, or learner services in a complex environment.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (Human Resources, Business Administration, etc.).
  • Track record of creating and managing effective staff learning and development programs.
  • Knowledge of learning theories and organizational psychology in relation to staff development; experience responding to training and professional needs/learning styles of a diverse workforce.
  • Experience leading and participating in collaborative program design and development.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience in fiscal and budget management.
Philadelphia, PA Director
Director of Member Relations and Business Development (GWBOT) Greater Washington Board of Trade

The premier business organization representing all industry sectors in the nation’s capital seeks a Director of Member Relations and Business Development to work in partnership with its new President & CEO and Board of Directors to develop a new strategic approach to member outreach and engagement.

The Greater Washington Board of Trade is the premier regional business organization representing all industry sectors. Pro-business and non-partisan, the Board of Trade is shaping and advancing the regional economy over the long term, with a focus on improving connectivity, making better use of existing resources, and addressing business concerns that stretch across the District of Columbia, suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia. Its work is backed by a diverse membership, sound research and more than 125 years of experience.

The Board of Trade just recently announced its Smart Region Movement, which will explore, evaluate, create and deploy smart city concepts, practices and technologies across the region. This movement will build on the smart city efforts already underway by converging and scaling these individual capabilities into a broader region-wide movement to move faster with greater impact.

The Board of Trade seeks a Director of Member Relations and Business Development to steer a strategic business development effort that expands and deepens the participation of regional businesses and non-profits in the organization and in its key regional goals. Reporting to the President & CEO and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Director is a member of the senior team with responsibility for recruiting and retaining members through comprehensive and tailored identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts. The Director works closely with other Board of Trade staff to foster substantive relationships with prospective and existing allies and to ensure that members and programs are optimally aligned.

The ideal Director of Member Relations and Business Development will have:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a corporate sales, corporate fundraising, or business development role; experience in a membership organization is useful but not required.
  • Track record of securing 5- and 6-figure corporate investments or accounts.
  • Sophisticated understanding of strategic prospecting and pipeline development, including the ability to research, evaluate, and appropriately prioritize potential partners.
  • Skill at analyzing, conceptualizing, and describing programs in a way that is compelling to potential investors, strategic partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to foster long-term partnerships.
  • Excellence in written and oral communications, with a track record of writing successful proposals.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master of Business Administration is preferred.
Washington, DC Director
Director of Development (Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts) Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

A growing community arts center with an ambitious plan to become a beacon for the arts in the Maryland region seeks a Director of Development to help make this vision a reality.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts is the community’s arts center, providing lifelong, accessible engagement in the performing and visual arts to all who walk through its doors. Maryland Hall was founded in 1979 by a group of artistic visionaries who believed that the former Annapolis High School could be re-vitalized as a community arts center. Today, this historic landmark building is the community’s gathering place for year-round classes, performances, exhibits, tours, workshops, and demonstrations, through which people of all ages discover the transformative power of artistic inspiration, originality, and imagination. Under the direction of new President/CEO Margaret Davis and with the enthusiastic support of the Board of Directors, Maryland Hall is poised to begin a new era that embraces new artistic opportunities, collaborations, and community connections to be a true beacon for the arts in the region.

Financial growth is critical to the future of Maryland Hall—to maintain and improve facilities in an arts center built in 1932, to underwrite ambitious collaborations with the Symphony, Opera, Ballet, and Chorale, to launch new artistic initiatives, and to bring programs to people without resources to routinely access the arts. The region has proven that it values and wants a strong Maryland Hall and is prepared to invest in its vision of a thriving artistic future. An expanded fundraising program will fully engage residents across the region to make this vision a reality.

Maryland Hall seeks a Director of Development responsible for leading the development and execution of this fundraising program, one that is imaginative in vision and metrics-driven in implementation. Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director is responsible for enlisting internal and external stakeholders in comprehensive fundraising initiatives that strengthen and grow revenue streams for Maryland Hall, with a focus on major individual and corporate gifts. The Director leads a team of two reports, serves as a liaison to Board members and senior staff, and personally manages a high-level major donor portfolio.

Specific qualifications include:

  • Record of progressively responsible experience in non-profit fundraising, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership or major gift role.
  • Professional arts experience is not required; knowledge of and commitment to the arts is necessary.
  • Experience building or expanding a donor portfolio and increasing number and size of gifts, both within and outside of capital campaigns.
  • Record of securing 5- and 6-figure individual gifts is essential.
  • Evidence of an entrepreneurial approach to development, an appetite for experimentation, and an equal commitment to tracking and learning from results.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Sophisticated understanding of Board governance and dynamics.
  • Unfailingly collaborative; actively seeks others’ views and promotes consensus.
  • Comfortable with change; patient and responsive to others’ needs during change processes.
  • Familiarity with the Annapolis, MD.-based philanthropic community is highly preferred; current residence in the Annapolis area is desirable.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.

 

Annapolis, MD Director
Vice President of Development (WFP) World Food Program USA

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

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

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

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Vice President of Development is responsible for leading a Development department that consists of four major teams: development operations, digital outreach, individual giving, and corporate giving. The Vice President ensures that WFP USA is well positioned in a rapidly evolving and competitive environment, that strategies are clearly understood by all stakeholders, and that the Development office achieves and exceeds its revenue and strategic goals. In coordination with the Development team, the VP also plays a direct role in securing significant revenue, identifying new business opportunities, and building robust funding pipelines.

The ideal Vice President of Development will have:

  • 10 years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising or donor-related marketing.
  • Extensive experience in non-profit organizations is preferred; experience in health-related organizations will be considered.
  • Experience planning and managing a functionally diverse development department.
  • History of strategic and creative thinking that has increased a donor base and revenue.
  • Record of securing large individual, corporate, and/or foundation gifts.
  • Experience effectively engaging leaders, Board members, and senior staff in fundraising.
  • Knowledge of effective management processes that ensure efficient operation of fundraising programs, including budgeting, data management, personnel, and reporting.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
Washington, DC Vice President
Chief Executive Officer (FBRGV) Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley

The largest regional charity in south Texas seeks a CEO to lead an innovative and ambitious food bank serving 42,000 children, seniors, and families every week.

Since its founding in 1982, The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley has become a vital partner to food pantries and on-site feeding organizations in the south Texas region. In 2017, it delivered more than 45.5 million pounds of food through 268 partner agencies while setting a standard of community service that distinguishes it in the food bank sector.

The Food Bank RGV runs one of the most robust fresh produce delivery programs of any food bank in the country. It also runs a community garden, farmers’ market, school partnerships, and employment programs that together promote an integrated vision of community health. The 43rd largest food bank in the nation and the 5th largest in Texas, the Food Bank RGV is a proud member of the Feeding America and Feeding Texas networks.

The Food Bank RGV seeks a CEO to take the helm of this ambitious organization, supporting a dedicate and passionate staff with operational systems that sustain complex logistics and building a culture of philanthropy that supports continually expanded community outreach. The CEO’s qualifications include:

  • 15 years of experience, including at least 3 years in a non-profit leadership role.
  • Knowledge of principles and best practices of non-profit management.
  • Record of leading the development of sophisticated operating plans; experience overseeing operations in organizations with complex logistics is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee the implementation of comprehensive internal systems (including HR policies and technologies) that foster purpose and elevate performance.
  • Significant experience serving as a public representative to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Record of pursuing creative revenue-generating initiatives and personally soliciting/stewarding supporters and donors.
  • Excellent communication skills in all registers; Spanish language skills are preferred.
  • Knowledge of regional culture and philanthropic communities in South Texas is useful.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree or evidence of continued professional development is preferred.
Pharr, TX C-suite