Director of Development (ARCE)

American Research Center in Egypt
Washington, DC

The American Research Center in Egypt is a private, nonprofit organization that strives to deepen professional relationships between North American scholars and their Egyptian colleagues by supporting research, conservation, and training initiatives that encompass all aspects of Egyptian history and culture. Formed in 1948 by a consortium of American educational and cultural institutions to assist American scholars conducting research in Egypt, ARCE has also actively helped to conserve Egyptian monuments and train Egyptian personnel since 1993. With the support of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and in close collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities (MOA), over 75 projects of monument conservation and specialized training have been completed and over 750 Egyptian archaeologists and architectural conservators have been trained in preserving their own cultural heritage.

ARCE is seeking a Director of Development to advance this significant mission at an exciting time, as it prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2018. Working at the center of a network that crosses the academic, art, historical, foundation, and corporate sectors, the Director will collaborate closely with ARCE’s leadership to leverage this milestone as a significant fundraising opportunity. S/he will be part of a strong team—including the Executive Director, Marketing & Communications Director, and Membership Coordinator—that will marshal ARCE’s connections, expand its visibility and fundraising, and create compelling new materials and opportunities for engagement. This work, undertaken as ARCE implements its three-year Strategic Plan, will ensure that ARCE’s profile in the U.S. matches the caliber of its work abroad. The Director of Development will have access to a variety of resources.

The ideal Director of Development will have:

  • At least 7 years of experience managing a complex fundraising program in an organization with a reputation for quality and excellence.
  • A track record of expanding fundraising, with a demonstrated ability to balance both long-term strategies and day-to-day functions.
  • Broad fundraising knowledge encompassing annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, grant writing, corporate and foundation giving, direct mail, and special events.
  • Track record of personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual, corporate, and foundation donors.
  • Experience working with humanities-based researchers, curators, and/or university administrators is desirable.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.