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Director of Development

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DC College Access Porgam

Washington, DC

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Key Responsibilities include:

Recruit, solicit and close major donations from corporations, foundations and high net worth individuals, securing up to six figure multi-year gifts;

Oversee an in-house development operation including the training, mentoring and supervision of an effective staff;

Develop and implement a diversified and robust long-term fundraising plan that meets the objectives of the organization efficiently. The fundraising program includes major individual, institutional, and leadership giving, events gift planning, direct mail, donor relations and stewardship, project research, and more;

Cultivate prospects through presentations, meetings, proposals, reports, event sponsorships and regular communication and correspondence;

Ensure that revenue targets are met according to plan;

Manage and maintain the fundraising database, track proposals and reports, maintain a stewardship program for current funders, donors and prospects; and

Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications include:

Minimum ten years of development experience and proven track record of fundraising, prospect cultivation, solicitation and diversified revenue generation in the education and/or non- profit arena;

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree and in-depth knowledge of Capital Area business and philanthropic community, national funders and foundations is preferred;

Demonstrated ability to identify and solicit donors as well as successfully secure major gifts;

Outstanding networking and relationship building skills and knowledge of effective fundraising techniques and practices;

Excellent entrepreneurial leadership, communication, presentation, writing and interpersonal skills;

Must have high energy, a capacity for innovative and creative thinking and be goal and results driven; and

Proficiency with information technology, including Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.


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