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Director of Major Gifts (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 Director of Major Gifts to help fuel 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 Vice President of Development, the Director of Major Gifts manages the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual/family gifts with the goal of broadening the family philanthropy platform and, in particular, to help increase the number of major gifts ($10K+) for the organization. The primary focus of this position is maintaining and growing major gifts as a revenue source for the Massachusetts market beyond its current $3M funding level.

The Director’s specific qualifications should include:

  • Five to seven years of professional experience in development; experience in the Greater Boston philanthropic community preferred.
  • Experience planning, managing, and implementing fundraising events.
  • Project management experience, including managing multiple projects at one time and properly delegating responsibility.
  • Experience participating in teams with shared responsibility for outcomes and decision-making, while demonstrating outstanding interpersonal communication skills and a flexible, adaptable work style.
  • 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.
  • Basic understanding of budgets and financial statements.
  • Bachelor’s degree; degree in Communications, English, Journalism, or Political Science preferred.
Boston, MA Director
Development and Industry Relations Manager (NRAEF) National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

The food service industry employs roughly 10% of the American workforce. The industry’s largest trade association is seeking a Manager of Development and Industry Relations to build support for workforce development programs that advance those 14 million employees.

The NRAEF was founded in 1987 as the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the world’s largest foodservice trade association. Both the NRAEF and the National Restaurant Association work together to support more than 500,000 restaurant businesses that are engines of economic mobility and growth. Foodservice careers disproportionately help first-generation college students and minorities, offering a pathway to long-term professional growth.

  • More than 6 in 10 NRAEF scholarship recipients identify themselves as part of an ethnic or gender minority
  • 1 in 3 NRAEF scholarship recipients are first-generation college students
  • 9 in 10 restaurant managers started out at entry level
  • 8 in 10 restaurant owners started their industry careers in entry-level positions

The work of the NRAEF is driven primarily by comprehensive corporate, foundation, and individual partnerships in the foodservices industry. Partners support dynamic NRAEF programs in order to invest in the industry’s future. The NRAEF’s partners include many of the industry’s biggest names, from Aramark to Coca-Cola, Chipotle to Nestle, and Cargill to American Express.

The NRAEF is seeking a Development and Industry Relations Manager to build strong and lasting relationships with corporate partners and donors—managing a portfolio of mid-level donors in the $10,000-$100,000 range, forging individualized donor plans, and designing and executing creative strategies that deepen engagement and increase giving levels.

The ideal Manager will have:

  • 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a fundraising or sales role.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles.
  • Experience managing corporate accounts is required; corporate fundraising is preferred, including creation and solicitation of high-value sponsorship opportunities and significant annual fundraising appeals to major corporations and corporate leaders.
  • Significant business and stakeholder relationship building experience.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and an aptitude for recognizing and seizing opportunities.
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, complex, and results-oriented environment.
  • An understanding of the business model of food service operators, suppliers and distributors is desirable but not required; experience in the food industry is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is strongly preferred.
Washington, DC Manager
Executive Assistant to the CEO (DRi) DRi

Development Resources inc. (DRi), a DC-based executive search and development cosnulting firm for non-profits, has a unique opportunity for an exceptionally organized associate with outstanding interpersonal skills. 

DRi’s Mission

Since 2001, DRhas 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 Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Gallery of Art, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. DRi’s executive search practice helps non-profits design effective staff structures and identify and recruit outstanding leaders who will help make the world a better place.

The Opportunity

DRi has an opening for an Executive Assistant to its President & CEO. 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 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.

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.

Responsibilities

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

Scheduling

  • Create and maintain all aspects of the President/CEO’s daily calendar, including on- and off-site appointments, travel arrangements, and staff meetings.
  • Schedule and confirm events and compile appropriate preparatory materials.

Client and Candidate Relations

  • Represent the President/CEO and DRi to potential and existing clients, acting with professionalism and a customer service orientation in all interactions.
  • Act as the liaison between candidates and client for each search by sending follow-up materials, keeping candidates engaged, and scheduling interviews.

Administrative Support

  • Maintain the internal database on a daily basis, including candidate information, meeting notes, and feedback.
  • Field general calls to the DRi office.
  • Provide other administrative support as needed.

Document Preparation

  • Produce contracts for new clients and update administrative materials for current clients.
  • Prepare presentations to be delivered by the President/CEO.
  • Develop other documents as needed.

Requirements

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year of work experience. Candidates should have all the skills necessary to thrive in a fast-paced team-based culture, including a high degree of organization, an ability to take direction in an evolving environment, an aptitude for approaching problems/tasks in a methodical and efficient way, and a willingness to proactively contribute to collective goals. Ideal candidates will be tactful and articulate both internally and externally.

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
Candidate Stewardship Associate (DRi) DRi

Development Resources inc. (DRi), a DC-based executive search and development consulting firm for non-profits, has a unique opportunity for an exceptionally organized associate with outstanding interpersonal skills. 

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 Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Gallery of Art, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. DRi’s executive search practice helps non-profits design effective staff structures and identify and recruit outstanding leaders who will help make the world a better place.

The Opportunity

DRi has an opportunity for an exceptionally organized person who thrives in fast-paced environments to join its executive search practice as Candidate Stewardship Associate. This Associate is trusted to manage all logistical aspects of client-candidate interviews for multiple ongoing searches for high-level executives. The Candidate Stewardship Associate serves as a highly organized, efficient, and attentive external face of DRi, delivering clients and candidates what they need on quick deadlines, with unfailing attention to detail, and with an unflappably supportive and friendly demeanor. Through this process, the Associate will help guarantee positive outcomes in specific searches while cultivating long-term client and candidate relationships that are essential to DRi’s ability to support the non-profit sector.

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.

Responsibilities

The Candidate Stewardship Associate’s more specific responsibilities include the following key tasks:

Client Support

  • Attend and participate in executive search client calls and on-site meetings.
  • Work with clients to Identify, secure, and disseminate a candidate packet that engages, informs, and prepares its users.
  • Coordinate and/or assist in scheduling and booking travel and accommodation arrangements between clients and selected candidates.
  • Compose interview packets for clients, which may include the creation of interview questions, ranking and rating documents, and other materials specific to the search/ client.
  • Conduct reference checks and background checks on finalists and prepare reference reports to facilitate clients’ decision-making.

Candidate Cultivation and Stewardship

  • Serve as a primary point of contact for candidates from the moment they are selected to meet with clients to the moment a search ends; includes being available for questions, concerns, debriefs, and logistical problem-solving.
  • Coordinate the completion of the candidate packet, including information form and candidate questionnaire.
  • Conduct regular check-ins with search candidates to keep them engaged with and enthusiastic about the search process and client.
  • Communicate with candidates not moving forward in the search process.
  • Order placed candidates’ first-day congratulatory gift and coordinate 6-month and 1-year follow-up.

Project Coordination

  • Work in tandem with the full executive search team to ensure candidates move through the search process according to expected timelines.
  • Coordinate with the CEO’s and COO’s assistants to properly steer candidates through the search process.
  • Coordinate with the Communications Associate to manage the calendar of document creation, approval, and delivery; serve as a back-up writer as needed.
  • Coordinate regularly with the sourcing team about candidate flow, applicant volume, and candidate quality; become able to suggest potential candidate to sourcers.
  • Help ensure the successful close of searches, including filing of the final offer, communications with unselected finalists, publication of placements, and thank-you mailings to references.
  • Secure and track the submission of documents in DRi’s database and records.

Requirements

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year institution and at least 1 year of work experience. Candidates must demonstrate all the skills necessary to thrive in a fast-paced team-based culture, including exceptional organizational skills, an efficient approach to challenges/tasks, an ability to take direction in an evolving environment, and a willingness to contribute proactively to collective goals. Experience in a client-facing role is particularly useful.

Work Environment and Benefits

DRi’s Arlington, VA headquarters offers an intimate team-based environment in which all of our 10 staff members have an immediate working relationship with each other and with the firm’s two founders, who serve as its CEO and COO. We 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 Associate
Development Director (MAG America) MAG America

 

 

When wars end, land mines and unexploded ordnance keep killing, leaving regions unnavigable and robbing people of their lives and livelihoods for decades. MAG is one of the world’s foremost organizations restoring a safe future for men, women, and children who live in this aftermath of conflict and instability. MAG America seeks a Development Director to build support for MAG’s widely-successful set of international programs.

MAG’s current operations span 23 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. In 2017 alone, its staff destroyed 100,000 landmines and 10,000 weapons, restoring 18.1 square miles to more than 1,00,000 people.

MAG’s distinctive approach—which focuses not just on restoring land but on working with local partners to make land usable in local economies and communitiescreates opportunities to cultivate an unusual breadth of supporters. While most funding for its work has historically come from grants and government contracts, it also secures a modest but vitally important contributions from dedicated individuals. The Development Director of MAG America will design and lead the expansion of creative outreach to individual communities—to veterans, expatriates, and others with significant connections to and interest in the regions in which MAG works.

The Development Director will join a small, tight-knit, and dedicated team who are committed to working hard and smart to maximize financial support for MAG’s programs worldwide. The ideal Development Director will bring to the team:

  • At least 5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising; some experience in an international organization is useful but not required.
  • Comprehensive understanding of individual giving, including annual and major giving.
  • Significant and successful track record in all stages of major donor pipeline development and portfolio management, including success in identifying new prospects.
  • Experience building relationships with a Board of Directors and engaging them in fundraising activities.
  • Comfort managing multiple competing projects and maintaining focus on the highest strategic priorities.
  • Ability and willingness to travel both domestically and internationally to cultivate donors.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Washington, DC Director
Alumni and Family Engagement Manager (U.S.) (St Andrews) University of St Andrews

Scotland’s first university is seeking an Alumni and Family Engagement Manager to join a U.S.-based team that is capitalizing on significant ties to the U.S. to expand engagement and fundraising.

Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews is the most international of Scotland’s universities, with a diverse and international community of over 10,500 students and staff. This community has long-standing connections to the United States: currently about 17% of students are drawn from the U.S. and more than 6,000 alumni live in North America, 60% of whom have graduated in the past decade.

St Andrews has engaged alumni in North America for more than 30 years. A recent study by Marts and Lundy shows that it secures greater average cohort giving than other major U.K. universities, and notes that there is significant potential for growth. The University’s rising popularity and a growing community of alumni and parents make this a propitious time to invest in a comprehensive U.S.-based development effort that enhances engagement, builds career networks, and increases donations.

St Andrews is assembling a strategic U.S. development team to partner with U.K. staff on ambitious new goals. The U.S. team will include the Head of Development, the Alumni and Family Engagement Manager, and two major gifts officers. By fostering life-long relationships with parents, alumni and select institutions, the team will provide critical support for the University’s ambitious new strategic plan. The plan features the development of a new College—the first new academic quadrangle at St Andrews in 300 years, to be developed on the site of an historic school established in town in 1844.

Based from home—with a strong preference for an East Coast location—the Engagement Manager will work under the supervision of the Head of Development (U.S.) and in close coordination with the Alumni Relations team in Scotland to strategically develop volunteer relationships and create opportunities to fuel the engagement and fundraising aims of the University.

Qualifications include:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in alumni relations or similar constituent services role in the U.S.; experience with university fundraising is desirable.
  • Experience recruiting, engaging and managing volunteers, especially within an alumni relations or constituent services context.
  • Record of designing, planning and delivering highly effective cultivation and stewardship events.
  • Experience creating engaging digital content and using analytics to shape engagement strategy.
  • Ability to work independently and manage conflicting demands of a large workload while meeting stringent deadlines.
  • Expertise in use of The Raiser’s Edge or similar databases.
  • Ability to travel extensively across the U.S.; flexibility and willingness to work evenings and weekends when required.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
East Coast, U.S. Manager
Chief Financial Officer (VA) Vitamin Angels

Vitamin Angels is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join the leadership team of a rapidly growing multi-national organization that is making what has been called the most effective intervention in children’s health in the world.

The Intervention

More than 190 million children under the age of five suffer from vitamin A, iron, and zinc deficiency worldwide. These deficiencies leave them highly susceptible to common infections—such as measles and acute respiratory ailments—that lead to blindness, severe illness, and often death. Vitamin Angels takes an innovative approach, which allows it to reach the unreachable among sufferers of hidden hunger. In less than 20 years, Vitamin Angels has become the largest mobilizer and distributor of vitamin A to the global community of health organizations. Vitamin Angels owes its success in part to its unique and deeply supportive culture. The 38-member staff is a vibrant and diverse group with a single shared vision: to create a world where every child has the chance for a healthy and productive life.

Vitamin Angels’ core mission is to provide lifesaving vitamins to mothers and children under five at risk of malnutrition — reducing preventable illness, blindness, and death — to create a healthier world. Over 90% of budgeting expenses go directly to work that is being done to bring vitamins to those most in need worldwide.

The Opportunity 

Vitamin Angels is seeking an experienced Chief Financial Officer to lead an integrated suite of corporate services for this energetic and rapidly growing multi-national organization. Reporting to the CEO and working in close partnership with both the CEO and Senior Vice President of Operations, the CFO leads a four-person team responsible for finance, HR, IT, and legal functions. The CFO provides a confident business perspective, ensuring that Vitamin Angels’ administration aligns with its strategic goals and developing systems and processes that guarantee effective service delivery in a mission-driven organization with hundreds of partners in every region of the world.

The ideal Chief Financial Officer will be a confident and strategic leader, with a track record of overseeing financial operations for large-scale international organizations; an expertise in strategically allocating resources; and a proven ability to foster confidence and trust in administrative decisions. The CFO will be a nimble leader who can communicate about technical subject matter, work well on a team, and build consensus in a rapidly-growing organization with a high-stakes mission.

The CFO’s specific qualifications include:

  • At least 10 years of successful financial leadership and management roles within complex and dynamic organizations; some experience in INGOs is highly preferred.
  • Strong record of strategic and tactical decision making that has reinforced financial health and organizational growth.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a comprehensive range of financial activities, including long-range planning, budgeting, and accounting; direct experience writing and managing operating budgets and coordinating external audits is required.
  • Sophisticated understanding of financial functions related to large global supply and distribution chains; experience with gift-in-kind programs is useful.
  • Experience and familiarity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Code of Federal Regulations; knowledge of California Board of Accountancy Regulations is useful.
  • Comfort applying market-and business-oriented solutions to non-profit work.
  • Strong record as an effective, team-oriented leader and manager of people.
  • Ability to work effectively with team members situated out of headquarters in multiple time zones and accessible only by phone and email.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration is required; MBA is preferred.
Santa Barbara, CA C-suite
Vice President of Development (DFL) Dumb Friends League

A national model of animal welfare is seeking a Vice President of Development to build fundraising models that supports a community-based approach to ending pet homelessness and suffering.

For over 100 years, the Dumb Friends League has been working to end pet homelessness and animal suffering by providing a strong and steadfast voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. As the largest community-based animal welfare organization in the region, the Dumb Friends League cares for more than 20,000 homeless pets and horses each year at its four facilities and is a national model in animal welfare.

The leaders, staff, and volunteers at the Dumb Friends League are devoted to a community-based approach to ending pet homelessness and suffering through a wide range of programs that provide humane care, resources and education to the public about compassion for animals. These programs’ success depends on partnerships among the Dumb Friends League’s many stakeholders and on the development of sustainable funding models.

The Vice President of Development is responsible for leading the strategic growth and operation of a mature, multi-faceted fundraising program, as well as an energetic team ready to achieve even higher financial results. Reporting to the President and CEO and working collaboratively with the VP leadership team, the VP of Development serves as a key leadership team member, an active participant in strategic decision-making, and the director of all fundraising and development activity, including major donor relationships, foundation support, annual giving, and planned giving . In addition, this Vice President will guide special events programs and lead an exceptional team of development professionals.

Specific qualifications include:

  • 10-plus years of professional experience and progressive growth in a nonprofit organization.
  • Demonstrated success in a development function, including managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources and cultivating major gifts and planned gifts .
  • Prior role in an animal welfare organization is not necessary; what is necessary is a passion for the mission of Dumb Friends League and the tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
  • Record of effectively using a consensus and collaboration-based leadership style to meet and exceed organizational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and mobilize the potential of a diverse staff.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree or equivalent in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Health and Welfare, or related area is preferred.
  • Successful candidate must pass a background check.
Denver, CO Vice President
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
Director of Development (SC) Society of the Cincinnati

The nation’s oldest patriotic organization and one of the nation’s oldest cultural institutions seeks a Director of Development to create a fundraising program of national reach that is vital to its expanding public role.

The founding mission of the Society of the Cincinnati is to perpetuate the memory and ideals of the American Revolution among its members and the broad American public. Today, it does that work through a library, museum, and a growing roster of public programs at its headquarters in Anderson House, a National Historic Landmark in Washington, D.C. The Society’s most important activity is The American Revolution Institute, an advocacy organization created in 2014 to address declining popular understanding and appreciation of the American Revolution.

Under the leadership of historian and Executive Director Jack Warren, the Society of the Cincinnati has embarked on a sustained expansion of programs, of which the American Revolution Institute is the capstone. The Society is working to build a fundraising program to match the ambitious scale of its programs to promote the memory of the Revolution.

The ideal candidate for this position is a confident and creative fundraiser with a strong interest in the history and future of the United States—a development professional who recognizes the value of cultural institutions in our national life and who relishes the opportunity to shape the future of one of our nation’s oldest institutions at a time when it is assuming a more important role in our national life; who is comfortable working with the Executive Director, staff and volunteer leaders to develop and implement strategies for the Society to meet its goals; who looks forward to managing the details of an exciting, ongoing major campaign; and who can be happy working in a relatively small (though growing) institution, in which delegation is not always an option. Qualifications include:

  • at least ten years of progressively more responsible fundraising experience; work experience with a historical or cultural institution would be very useful.
  • demonstrated ability to design and implement development strategies that lead to diversified funding and sustainable growth in organizations without organic donor bases;
  • experience developing and implementing world-class major gift fundraising operations;
  • track record of personally securing five, six, and seven figure annual and campaign gifts from a national pool of individual donors;
  • important role in at least one major campaign, including responsibility for engagement of volunteer and leadership committees; and
  • demonstrated ability to motivate and manage a team of development professionals.
Washington, DC Director
Vice President of Development (PPM) Planned Parenthood of Maryland

One of the nation’s most important providers and protectors of reproductive healthcare seeks a Vice President of Development to elevate and enhance a national development program.

PPM has been part of some of the most influential reproductive healthcare movements in the United States. Today, it operates seven health centers located from Southern Maryland to Frederick to the Eastern Shore. While its medical staff provides exceptional healthcare to individuals in every region, PPM’s policy advocates work in the state capitol of Annapolis to win improvements that affect everyone, recently advancing a bill that will expand the teaching of consent in the Maryland sex education curriculum.

The development function at PPM was recently restructured as a distinct department with a Vice President serving on the organization’s senior leadership team and overseeing a staff of three people. The newly organized department has an opportunity to reassess and elevate its historical fundraising efforts. This opportunity comes at a significant moment, when federal funding for Planned Parenthood is threatened, advocacy at the state level is more important, and donors have increased their giving to progressive organizations both in Maryland and across the country.

The ideal Vice President of Development is a seasoned, polished development leader who appreciates the value of strong, unified teams and knows how to build them; has a history of designing and executing comprehensive development programs and sustainably expanding a donor base and revenue; and has the patience and flexibility to engage senior leaders, volunteers, and staff in this work. The VP will be enthusiastic about applying all of these skills to support the mission of Planned Parenthood.

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience in a non-profit organization; a background in both (c)3 and (c)4 organizations is useful.
  • Demonstrated success in the management of a comprehensive fundraising department that includes direct mail, major gifts, foundation grants, and special events.
  • Proven ability to develop best-in-class portfolio management strategies that expand a donor base and increase revenue.
  • Strong record of securing major gifts from high-net-worth individuals and institutions.
  • Successful experience engaging senior leaders and Board members in fundraising.
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills, including strong listening skills, powers of persuasion, and sensitivity to interpersonal dynamics.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.

DRi is leading this search for Planned Parenthood Maryland. For more information, visit http://www.driconsulting.com or email search@driconsulting.com.

Baltimore, MD Vice President
Vice President of Development (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 an experienced, skilled, and innovative Vice President of Development to advance the Development Department in growing and sustaining current and future fundraising activities to support our missions.

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, it is reinvigorating its work to meet broad attacks on basic American democratic institutions and lay the groundwork for affirmative civil rights goals.

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund seek a Vice President of Development to be a thought-partner in this effort and an integral member of the senior management team. Reporting to the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer as well as the President & CEO, the Vice President of Development will bring a blend of strategic and operational leadership that promotes new levels of engagement for current and prospective donors and advances a culture of philanthropy across The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund. This position is directly responsible for individual giving, major gifts, institutional giving, corporate sponsorships, special events, and development operations, supervising two directors and an overall development team of about six individuals.

Ideal candidates for this position will have the following qualifications:

  • Passion for the organizations’ mission, history, and ambitions.
  • At least 8 years of experience in leadership roles in comprehensive development programs; at least 3 years with significant supervisory and budgeting responsibilities.
  • Experience leading fundraising for advocacy programs or for C3 and C4 organizations.
  • Experience working successfully with the most senior leaders and stakeholders in an organization and serving as an effective strategist and relationship-building partner.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, direction, and management oversight that catalyzes elevated levels of performance across an organization.
  • Hands-on experience in securing 6- and 7-figure gifts; experience engaging high-profile donors in a major metropolitan area is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree and CFRE is preferred.
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
Director of Development (COSF) Code of Support Foundation

The nation’s only comprehensive veteran services organization seeks a Director of Development to professionalize its growing fundraising efforts and outreach to capitalize on its national potential.

The Code of Support Foundation believes that fragmentation of services is the largest obstacle to helping service members, veterans, and their families, and it addresses this obstacle through a set of integrated programs that have won national support and recognition.

This approach has helped fuel quick growth in just a few short years. COSF recently won a $1M grant from Bristol Meyers Squibb to develop a cloud-based platform that makes its own integrated approach to support services available to service providers across the country. The platform is slated to complete beta testing and become widely available in June of 2018.

The new Director of Development will build on this growth to create a professional fundraising program that advances COSF’s mission and core programs. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will prioritize hands-on prospecting and relationship building to expand a pipeline of donors from all constituencies, including individuals, corporations, and foundations, with a particular focus on building a pipeline of individual major gifts.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience; at least three years in a management role.
  • Background in a military or veteran services organizations is useful.
  • Successful experience overseeing a comprehensive direct response fundraising program that expanded a donor base and revenue.
  • Record of securing 5- and 6-figure gifts from individuals and corporations; some experience working with foundations is preferred.
  • Experience patiently coordinating and educating volunteers in fundraising activities.
  • Good instincts for balancing strategy and day-to-day operations on a small fundraising team.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred.
Washington, DC Director
Chief Development Officer (SPLC) Southern Poverty Law Center

One of the nation’s premier civil rights organizations is seeking a Chief Development Officer to help take advantage of a pivotal opportunity to expand its impact.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of American society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, the SPLC was founded in 1971 to stand up in the courts for the most marginalized people in the Deep South. Today, it employs approximately 300 people and has offices in five Southern states. It is supported entirely by private donations, which help run the internationally recognized Intelligence Project, tracking and monitoring more than 900 hate groups, as well as the award-winning Teaching Tolerance program, which promotes educational equity in the nation’s schools.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking a world-class fundraising leader to run its highly successful and significant development operation. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer will oversee a staff of 46 to design and execute a comprehensive fundraising program that includes a robust suite of direct response initiatives, major and planned giving, and institutional relations. The CDO will build on the department’s historic strengths and lead its continued innovation, ensuring that it has the vision, resources, and mentorship necessary to sustain SPLC as one of the most important anti-extremist organizations in the United States.

The CDO’s specific qualifications include:

  • 10 to 15 years of experience leading ambitious, forward-thinking development programs that advanced a non-profit organization’s mission and financial goals; experience fundraising for advocacy programs or for C3 and C4 organizations is desirable.
  • Extensive experience in and sophisticated understanding of direct marketing.
  • Knowledge of major gift program design and execution is necessary; record of personally securing high-level major gifts is preferred.
  • Record of building, retaining, and leading a highly-qualified and diverse development staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
Montgomery, AL C-suite
Director of Strategic Partnerships (AAUW) AAUW

One of the nation’s leading nonpartisan gender equity organizations is seeking a Director of Strategic Partnerships to help take advantage of a pivotal opportunity to expand its impact.

AAUW is a pioneering organization dedicated to advancing equity and education for women and girls and empowering them to reach their highest potential. What began in 1881 as a group of 17 like-minded women has grown into a powerful grassroots network with more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and more than 800 college and university partners across the United States. AAUW recently completed a CEO transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve.

CEO Kimberly Churches has begun a robust strategic planning process that will weave all of AAUW’s initiatives into a clear and compelling voice that advances non-partisan engagement with members and other stakeholders in an increasingly polarized and still inequitable political and socio-economic environment. The Director of Strategic Partnerships 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 Director is responsible for expanding and managing a portfolio of foundation and corporate 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 Director conducts sustained outreach to foundation and corporate prospects and develops a comprehensive suite of funding opportunities—including grants, gifts, and sponsorships—to maximize support and deepen engagement.

The Director’s specific qualifications include:

  • At least 5 years of successful 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 institutional 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 giving vehicles, including grants, gifts, sponsorships, and cause marketing agreements.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with diverse audiences, including individuals, groups, program officers, 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
President and General Manager (LPM) Louisville Public Media

The award-winning Louisville Public Media is seeking a President and General Manager to lead its continued establishment as a model of local community alternatives to media consolidation.

Louisville Public Media is an independent, community-supported non-profit serving the Louisville metropolitan area with three distinct, award-winning public radio stations and the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting. Through its multiple platforms, LPM pursues ambitious and engrossing news and partnership-based cultural programming that is free from commercial and political influence and that connects local people to one another, to the state, to the nation, and to the world. LPM is the only entity serving Louisville in this way, filling a void in local journalism and cultural programming to offer what no one else can.

What LPM offers is not just content but community—a hub where journalists bring people in the city and region together, both inside and outside the studio, in order to voice local questions, explore surprises, and share experiences. LPM’s success hinges on piquing public interest and provoking public conversation among community members in an era when local journalism has dwindled, swallowed by media conglomerates in which five corporations control 90% of Americans’ news.

To sustain this success, LPM is seeking a President and General Manager to lead the institution in envisioning and enacting vibrant local public media for the state of Kentucky. Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with the senior leadership team, the President/GM embodies the integrity and commitment for which LPM is known and leads the effort to broaden, strengthen, and promote the organization’s role in the community. Devoting equal time to organizational leadership and public outreach, the CEO will direct the development and dynamic implementation of LPM’s strategic vision for public media in the 21st century, fostering the collaborative development of programmatic and business initiatives that expand listenership and financial support.

The ideal characteristics of the President and General Manager include:

  • At least 10 years of experience in senior leadership roles; experience in either the non-profit sector, a journalistic organization, or radio is required.
  • Record of working with a Board of Directors to develop a visionary, holistic, and uplifting institutional identity that excites and energizes stakeholders at all levels.
  • Sophistication and savviness in complex media environments, including multi-platform journalism and contemporary radio/broadcast.
  • Proven ability to simultaneously lead and listen to a talented and creative staff.
  • Experience marshaling others to take calculated risks that generate revenue for non-profit organizations.
  • Ability to balance intrepid, curious, and open-minded decision-making with decisive action.
  • Interest in living in a progressive city with Southern and Midwestern sensibilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
Louisville, KY C-suite
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 & Government 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 writing general proposals for individual as well as institutional donors is desirable.
  • Experience reviewing budgets and financial reports and incorporating financial information into proposals and reports.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strict adherence to deadlines and guidelines.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (degree in English a plus) or equivalent related experience.
Washington, DC Manager
Director of Development (USTA) USTA Mid-Atlantic Section

The United States Tennis Association’s Mid-Atlantic Section is seeking its first Director of Development to help it make the tennis court a place of diversity and social opportunity.

Tennis can be both an opportunity and an obstacle: a sport that challenges people physically, emotionally, and mentally, giving them confidence and skills that serve them far beyond the court—but only for those who can surmount the sometimes-considerable financial and geographic barriers to participation. USTA MAS works to bring the opportunity of tennis to every community and to engage underserved populations.

USTA MAS has had great success in bringing this commitment to life. The section undertook a major organizational refresh in 2016, turning a 501(c)4 and (c)3 into a newly-consolidated (c)3 with a new Board and staff structure. Under the leadership of CEO Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro, the newly-structured USTA MAS has undertaken key steps to consolidate its strategic priorities and to build communications, marketing, and fundraising programs that advance them. It introduced the TGA enrichment program, which brings after-school tennis programming to nearly 4,000 children at locations throughout Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia and began a multi-year process to open a new facility that reaches people without historical access to tennis.

Today USTA MAS is hiring its first professional Director of Development to build a comprehensive private fundraising program that engages people in every community in the sport of tennis. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and working in partnership with both the CEO and Board of Directors, the Director will take the lead on building relationships and systems to sustain a thriving donor pipeline at all levels, including annual, major, and corporate giving and special events. The Director will be the key internal advisor on development efforts and a primary ambassador to prospects and donors.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible comprehensive development experience.
  • Experience fundraising in a membership association is useful; professional or personal experience with youth development or recreational organizations is desirable.
  • Confident knowledge of all phases of integrated donor pipeline management.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and evaluate an annual giving program.
  • Track record of soliciting and closing major gifts, including at least some experience with both individual and corporate donors.
  • Understanding of how to engage and motivate a Board of Directors and other high-level volunteers to participate in development efforts.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
Reston, VA Director
Head of Development (United States) (St Andrews) University of St Andrews

Note: Applications for this position are no longer being accepted.

Scotland’s first university is seeking a Head of Development (United States) to capitalize on historic ties to the U.S. to lead a significant expansion of its U.S.-based fundraising program.

Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews is the most international of Scotland’s universities, with a diverse and international community of over 10,500 students and staff. This community has long-standing connections to the United States: currently about 17% of students are drawn from the U.S. and more than 6,000 alumni live in North America, representing more than 10% of living graduates.

St Andrews has cultivated alumni in North America for more than 30 years. A recent study by Marts and Lundy shows that it secures greater average cohort giving than other major U.K. universities, and notes that there is significant potential for growth. The University’s rising popularity—especially at elite private schools in the Northeast, California and Texas—and a growing community of U.S.-based alumni and parents make this a propitious time to invest in a comprehensive U.S.-based fundraising effort that enhances engagement, builds career networks, and increases donations.

St Andrews is assembling a strategic U.S. development team to partner with U.K. staff on ambitious new revenue goals. The U.S. team will include the Head of Development, the Alumni and Family Programme Manager, and two major gifts officers to be added later on the East and West Coasts. By fostering life-long relationships with parents, alumni and select institutions, the team will provide critical support for the University’s ambitious new strategic plan. The plan features the development of a new College—the first new academic quadrangle at St Andrews in 300 years, to be developed on the site of an historic school established in town in 1844.

Based from home—with a strong preference for an East Coast location—the Head will work closely with the Development Office at St Andrews, led by the Director of Development, as well as the Principal and Vice-Chancellor and the Vice Principal (International Strategy and External Relations) to secure breakthrough gifts that provide the energy and momentum to achieve the University’s vision.

Qualifications include:

  • At least 5 years in a senior fundraising role in the non-profit sector, preferably in higher education.
  • Understanding of and commitment to philanthropy as a key component within the advancement of higher education; knowledge of St Andrews or Scottish education is desirable.
  • Substantial track record in securing transformational gifts ($250,000 and above) designed to reimagine initiatives and programs.
  • Proven track record of team management and mentoring; experience overseeing events is desirable.
  • Ability to operate independently, coordinate complex projects and balance conflicting demands.
  • Expertise in use of The Raiser’s Edge or similar databases.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
East Coast, U.S. Director
Director of Estate Planning (HRC) Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is seeking a Director of Estate Planning to honor the legacy of donors who have spent decades laying the groundwork for remarkable progress toward LGBTQ equality.

The Human Rights Campaign Fund was founded by Steve Endean in 1980 as one of the first gay and lesbian political action committees in the U.S. The Fund’s original mission was to provide financial support to political candidates who supported gay civil rights legislation. It quickly rose to prominence—after its first election cycle in 1982, it was the country’s 17th largest independent PAC. In 1995, under Executive Director Elizabeth Birch, the organization expanded its reach far beyond political lobbying, building sophisticated research, communications, marketing, and public relations functions. The transformation paved the way for HRC to become what it is today: the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans, with 3 million members and supporters nationwide. While HRC has won significant legal protections for LGBTQ citizens, its goal is to achieve a world in which LGBTQ people are free not just under the law but in their daily lives—at home, at work, and in every  community.

HRC has a comprehensive revenue program that generates more than $56M, with $40M from private contributions. Its planned giving program has about 1,500 donors and a robust pipeline of several thousand more across the country. Those who make a planned gift to HRC have often spent decades living in a system of second-class legal citizenship while laying the groundwork for the remarkable progress toward LGBTQ equality that has been achieved in the U.S. today. The planned giving staff honors their legacy by working closely with them to preserve HRC’s ability to protect their victories and to confront evolving challenges. A robust direct marketing effort supports the frontline planned giving fundraising staff, who work with estate attorneys on bequests that can sometimes require navigating the complexities of tax law and of family dynamics at the same time.

The Director of Estate Planning will collaborate to help grow and expand HRC’s robust planned giving program. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Director is responsible for strategy, administration, and overall management of the program, including the program’s overall direction, the establishment of short- and long-term goals, and key initiatives. The Director also participates actively in fundraising, with responsibility for developing prospect lists, managing donor cultivation, and properly stewarding existing donors. The Director supervises one staff member and works regularly with the major gifts team, the stewardship manager, and members of HRC’s senior leadership team.

Washington, DC Director
Director of Individual Giving (NWLC) National Women's Law Center

The National Women’s Law Center is seeking a Director of Individual Giving to capitalize on fundraising opportunities emerging from new leadership, partnerships, and media coverage.

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. The Center is currently hiring a Senior Vice President of External Affairs who will take the lead in building the staff and strategies necessary to expand visibility and philanthropic support across the country.

As part of this expansion, the National Women’s Law Center seeks a talented and experienced Director of Individual Giving to serve as a key member of a team that is expanding networks of and deepening relationships with individual, corporate, law firm, and foundation donors for this leading women’s rights organization. Working in close partnership with the Center’s leadership and Board, the Director of Individual Giving will develop and implement a strategic plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, donors at all giving levels, and will personally manage relationships with 100+ prospects and donors capable of giving at least $10,000. The Center’s growing individual giving program needs a dedicated staff person to lead and integrate these efforts, manage donor relationships in a more systematic and sustained way, and identify potential new supporters, resulting in improved donor retention rates, a broader base of donors, and significantly increased revenue in the years to come.

Ideal qualifications include:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible development experience, including significant experience designing and implementing integrated individual giving programs, preferably at a major national advocacy organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Genuine passion for and understanding of the mission of the National Women’s Law Center and women’s rights issues.
  • Proven track record in fostering professional relationships with high-net-worth individuals, managing a dynamic portfolio of donors and prospects, and personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that lead to successful major gift and planned gift closures.
  • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule when required.
Washington, DC Director
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