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Director of Development (Boys Home) Boys Home

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Covington, VA Director
Chief Development Officer (Polaris) Polaris

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

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

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

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

The ideal Chief Development Officer will have:

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

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Washington, DC Vice President
Director of Marketing White House Historical Association

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

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

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

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

Qualifications include:

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

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

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

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

Specific qualifications include:

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

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is the premier classical theatre company in the nation. STC has staged more than 150 innovative productions, bringing them to vibrant life in a provocative, imaginary, and widely accessible style that connects classic dramas of universal significance to the modern human experience. Over the last 30 years, STC has entertained more than 2.5 million audience members, offered high-impact arts education and community engagement programs, and provided a home for today’s leading classical artists and a training ground for the next generation.

Under the leadership of award-winning Artistic Director Michael Kahn and of Executive Director Chris Jennings, STC marries its passionate commitment to the power of the arts with rigorous analysis of the partnerships and programs through which it can best bring them to ever-widening audiences. STC is seeking a Senior Director of Development to join this effort, creating data-based fundraising plans that advance the theatre and the engagement of local, national, and international communities with the classic drama that it creates, preserves, and promotes.

The Senior Director of Development will lead the design, development, and execution of strategies that grow a comprehensive fundraising program. Reporting to the Executive Director, the SDD will manage and motivate a full-time staff of 11 professional fundraisers and guide the work of consultants, volunteers, and the Board of Trustees to meet annual and campaign fundraising goals. Both the lead ambassador to many of the Theatre’s most important supporters and a key member of the senior executive team, the SDD plays a critical role in sustaining the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s ability to produce excellent theatre and to connect classic drama to the modern human experience.

Washington, DC Director
Director of Philanthropy (Guardian) The Guardian

DRi is leading the search for a Director of Philanthropy for the Guardian, a 200-year-old global media organization embarking on a plan to rebuild revenue models for the modern news industry.

The Guardian has a 200-year commitment to exceptional reporting and investigative journalism. Its award-winning original coverage, from national security phone hacking to the Panama Papers, has consistently fought to hold power accountable and to make the world a better, fairer place. Based in the U.K., The Guardian began operating in the U.S. in 2011, bringing high-quality independent journalism and a global perspective to the most pressing challenges facing the country. Its pledge to protect Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Press at all costs have made the Guardian a standard-setting leader in reporting and investigative journalism.

As one of the longest-standing media organizations in the world, the Guardian has weathered multiple major transitions in the media landscape. Today it is continuing this tradition by launching a trail-blazing initiative to build a new revenue model for independent journalism as traditional ad-driven media models collapse. The Guardian has to date relied on advertising and print revenue to sustain its coverage. In response to the massive shifts in the market, however, it has embarked on a 3-year plan called the Relationship Strategy that puts readers at the heart of its business model and its journalism through an ambitious membership program. To chart an innovative path forward that combines broad access, financial strength, and unfailing quality, the Guardian is also in the final stages of publicly launching theguardian.org, a new 501(c)3 non-profit organization that will be dedicated to making philanthropic partnerships a reliable form of support for independent commercial journalism. This new effort builds on a philanthropic program that has grown to annual revenue of $8M over the past 3 years; in its first year, it has already secured commitments of $1M.

The Guardian is seeking a Director of Philanthropy to play a critical role in building this new model. Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Vice President, Philanthropic and Strategic Partnerships/President of theguardian.org, the Director will help develop and implement a comprehensive prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation plan designed to foster long-term partnerships that advance the Guardian’s editorial priorities. S/he will simultaneously help build internal relationships—with editorial and commercial staff and with the Guardian’s various Boards—that are critical to the new funding model’s success. The Director will play a key role in articulating the value proposition of editorial independence as well as of key Guardian initiatives, developing giving vehicles that advance these goals, and securing and deepening relationships with key individual and institutional partners who share a commitment to them.

Requirements include:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a fundraising or sales role, including some experience within a media or media-affiliated organization.
  • Record of securing 6-figure and larger funding agreements, including major gifts, sponsorships, and/or advertising agreements.
  • Strong relationship management skills that have demonstrably led to increased philanthropic and/or sales revenue.
  • Knowledge of funders in the philanthropic and business worlds in key media markets, including Washington DC, New York City, and/or the Bay Area.
  • Exceptional communication skills necessary to discuss complex issues in a way that energizes prospective funders in writing, in person, and in presentations.
  • Possession of the legal right to work in the U.S.; located in—or prepared to relocate to—the Washington DC Metro or Greater New York City area.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
Washington or New York, DC or NY Director
Chief Development Officer (Carnegie) Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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

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

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

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

The ideal Chief Development Officer will have:

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

 

Washington, DC C-suite
Executive Director (Family Star) Family Star Montessori School

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

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

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

The ideal candidate will have:

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

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

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

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

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

The Chief Executive Officer must have:

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

 

Alexandria, VA C-suite
Chief Development and External Affairs Officer (JSSA) JSSA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The ideal Regional Director of Philanthropy will have:

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

Note: No longer accepting applications.

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

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

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

The ideal Executive Director of the Robertson Foundation will have:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The ideal Regional Director of Philanthropy will have:

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

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

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

The private fundraising program at Capital Caring currently generates more than 8% of the $94M budget that sustains this care. The 14-person development team, reporting to Vice President of Resource Development Jeff Kost, runs initiatives that include major giving from individuals and business, foundation grants, an annual fund, special events, and thrift stores. Capital Caring is seeking an ambitious, proactive Major Gifts Director to generate new individual and corporate fundraising prospects, deepen engagement of existing donors, and work to cultivate and steward significant donor relationships. The successful candidate will take personal satisfaction in matching donor interests to strategic goals and will be a sophisticated relationship builder with an understanding of the key principles of portfolio management.

The ideal candidate will have:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The ideal Director of Advancement will have:

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

No longer accepting applications.

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

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

The ideal Director for Egypt will have:

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

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

Cairo, Egypt Director
Director – Programs for Academic Success and Bar Passage AccessLex Institute

Empowering the next generation of lawyers

As the cost of graduate education in the United States more than doubled in the 1990s and 2000s, one financial services organization pioneered loans that helped save law students hundreds of millions of dollars. Today, that organization has re-invested its loan revenue in an integrated set of projects and programs designed to directly increase the accessibility, affordability, and value of legal education.

AccessLex Institute, a non-profit membership organization composed of nearly 200 non-profit and state-affiliated ABA-approved law schools, is dedicated to becoming the premier source of clear, objective information that can guide law schools, researchers, and policy makers to empower the next generation of lawyers. AccessLex Institute is driven by a desire for sustainable, long-term choices that benefit legal and other graduate and professional education, with students taking center stage in its benefit analysis.

The heart of this strategic direction is AccessLex Institute’s new Center for Legal Education Excellence, which houses divisions devoted to three key priorities:

  1. Research and Data Division
  2. Policy Analysis and Advocacy Division
  3. Programs for Diversity and Success

AccessLex Institute is currently seeking a Director – Academic Success and Bar Passage Programs, whose mission is to oversee the comprehensive development and execution of initiatives that measurably improve graduation and passage rates for law school and the bar exam. The Director will serve as a senior subject matter expert for the Center, and in that capacity, s/he will lead a growing and national set of research, grant-making, and partnership-building activities in order to identify and promote interventions that have the greatest promise of supporting those students in their journeys to complete their degrees and become successful legal professionals.

The ideal Director – Programs for Academic Success and Bar Passage Programs will have:

  • 8 to 10 years of professional experience in research and/or program development; some experience working in a non-profit setting is preferred.
  • Sophisticated knowledge of at least one of the issue areas of Programs for Academic Success and Bar Passage programs; knowledge of student support programs within higher education is preferred.
  • Record of managing and evaluating the development of complex multi-stakeholder projects or programs.
  • Experience coordinating or playing a primary role in a grant-making process designed to advance a strategic set of programmatic priorities.
  • Record of building networks of program innovators, collaborators, and facilitators and of being sensitive to complex institutional and political relationships within long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Master’s or doctoral degree in social science, higher education, law, or a related field.
Washington, DC Director
Director of Development (RAND) Pardee RAND Graduate School

At the RAND Corporation and the Pardee RAND Graduate School, “multidisciplinary” is more than just a buzzword.

Teams of multidisciplinary researchers at RAND and students at Pardee RAND recently worked together with Ugandan partners to develop a Top Chef-style contest that is creating country-wide excitement about a nutritional diet. Other research teams have evaluated the use of social media to track non-state actors such as ISIS and generated potential solutions to the crisis in the Bureau of Veterans Affairs.

RAND is the only public policy institute with a Ph.D.-granting graduate school, and Pardee RAND is the largest public policy Ph.D. program in the nation. The unique relationship between RAND and Pardee RAND creates unparalleled research and educational opportunities that help develop solutions to public policy challenges and make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

RAND is seeking a Director of Development to expand funding for Pardee RAND in order to support these opportunities and to transform public policy education for students, RAND, and the broader field of public policy analysis. Reporting to RAND’s Executive Director of Development, the Director of Development will serve as the chief fundraiser for Pardee RAND and the primary fundraising advisor to the school’s Dean. S/he will take a leadership role in developing and executing a major fundraising campaign to advance the school’s strategic priorities and in designing the strategies and systems necessary to expand its base of long-term supporters.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • 9 years of fundraising experience in the non-profit sector, with at least 3 years in a supervisory role.
  • Familiarity with educational, public policy, and/or research institutions.
  • Proven ability to secure 6- and 7-figure gifts from individual donors.
  • Experience in a leadership role in a successful, large-scale fundraising campaign, preferably in an education or research institution.
  • Evidence of the ability to develop a case for support for research initiatives.
  • Naturally collaborative work style and willingness to create opportunities for input and feedback from multiple stakeholders and constituencies.
  • B.A. or B.S. degree required; Master’s or other advanced degree is preferred.
Santa Monica, CA Director