Chief Executive Officer / AAUW
Location: Washington, DC
How can we build a non-partisan consensus for issues like equal pay for men and women in a country as deeply polarized as the contemporary United States?
AAUW, a gender equity advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC, is marshaling its diverse grassroots coalition and its resources as the nation’s leading voice for women and girls in order to achieve equal pay and attain gender equity at the local and national levels.
Founded in 1881 to help women gain access to a college education, AAUW 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 this broad and lively network, AAUW conducts award-winning research on the most critical gender equity challenges; conducts thousands of Congressional visits to advocate for the Violence Against Women Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and other significant national policies; pioneers programs that help women break entrenched barriers to STEM career paths and to equal pay in any career; and provides nearly $4M in funding for graduate education for women each year.
Always a pioneering organization, AAUW is pursuing a leadership transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its membership demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve. AAUW seeks a new CEO to lead the organization in the innovative and dynamic support of its mission.
Executive Director of the Center for Legal Education Excellence / Access Group
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.
To advance its work, Access Group is seeking an entrepreneurial individual to become the Executive Director of its new Center for Legal Education Excellence and to serve as a Vice President for Access Group. The Executive Director will be a key figure in Access Group’s mission, building a Center with three divisions devoted to three strategic priorities: the Research and Data Division, the Policy Analysis and Advocacy Division, and the Program for Diversity and Student Success. Reporting to Access Group’s President and CEO and serving on the organization’s senior leadership team, the Executive Director will lead a talented staff of 3 Director-level reports and build external partnerships to advance Access Group's goals.
FINCA International is one of the largest global owner-operators of microfinance banking institutions dedicated to low-income entrepreneurs. Beginning from the simple premise that access to finance can unlock latent productive capacity, FINCA today operates in 21 countries around the world, continuously innovating to develop modern, responsible, and affordable financial products that connect enterprising but often overlooked people with the resources they need to increase their own and others’ livelihoods.
In addition to expanding access to responsible finance through its microfinance operations, FINCA now seeks to leverage its experience and expertise alongside investment capital to support and scale compelling social enterprises that can provide access to energy, education, and other essential goods and services. FINCA has launched the Social Enterprise Collider to provide capital and technical strategic support to help social entrepreneurs overcome barriers and magnify their impact.
FINCA International is seeking a Chief Development Officer with significant experience cultivating a broad range of donors and, ideally, with the ability to bridge the donor and impact investment world. Reporting to the Executive Director, the CDO will be responsible for developing and implementing a results-oriented strategy that: (1) positions “FINCA 2.0” with new and existing donor communities, including family offices and social impact partners; (2) significantly grows major donor revenue and technical grant partnerships to support social enterprise innovation and the microfinance network; and (3) delivers a healthy ROI and balance of revenue sources that aligns with FINCA’s strategy and needs. The CDO will play a critical role in helping FINCA International become a leading force in creating partnerships that make markets work more effectively for the poor.
The Ivymount Corporation believes that all children and young adults should be able to achieve their highest possible levels of development and independence.
For more than 55 years, Ivymount has developed nationally recognized programs and partnerships that provide direct assistance to people with autism and special needs in the greater Washington, D.C. area. With growing recognition from national peer-reviewed journals and the White House and partnerships with more than 50 local and national organizations, Ivymount has worked to ensure that its evidence-based, innovative, and intensive approach is widely disseminated across the larger field of special education and support services.
To capitalize on its heightened visibility and to make new services and standards possible, Ivymount is pursuing a deliberate effort to sustainably expand its fundraising initiatives over the next 5 years. It is seeking a Chief Development Officer who will play a key role in this process, evaluating and establishing a strategy to significantly expand an individual major gifts program while fostering the development of an effective and efficient fundraising program in a complex organization. Ivymount’s annual fund and special events enjoyed record results in 2015/16 and, with support from its Board of Directors, it has invested in resources to expand the development program.
Executive Director / National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
Location: Washington, DC
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) is a 501(c)(5) non-profit membership organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the earned pay, retirement, and health care benefits of federal employees, retirees, and their survivors. Acting as both the legislative voice and information resource for the federal community, NARFE has provided civil servants and their families tireless advocacy and trusted advice for more than 95 years.
Over the last 2 years, NARFE’s leaders and national members have made bold organizational changes to foster growth among a new generation of federal employees and retirees, sustain its legislative accomplishments, and enhance member benefits. The heart of NARFE’s new Strategic Plan is the hiring of an Executive Director who will implement non-profit best practices that effectively manage NARFE’s resources and align them with the mission-critical goal of expanding its membership and revenue.
Location: Washington, DC
Founded just 2 years ago, the Corporate Development program at AAUW grew quickly to raise $1M in 2015 through innovative partnerships with organizations such as Symantec, Green Works, and Pantene. This new avenue of support helped advance and create create exciting programs. In 2015, AAUW awarded $3.7 million to support 241 scholars, researchers, and community-based projects focused on women and girls. AAUW staff conducted 1,200 Congressional visits to advocate for the Violence Against Women Act, Paycheck Fairness Act, and other significant national policies. It developed the Start Smart program, which teaches college-age women how to negotiate a strong first salary.
To advance its mission, AAUW is seeking a Vice President of Corporate Development who will continue to build its corporate support. The VP will work toward the goals of expanding AAUW's cause marketing initiatives, identifying new major donor funding opportunities, and maximizing revenue from both corporate and foundation sources. Reporting directly to the AAUW’s Chief Strategy Officer, s/he will oversee all activities of a 3-person staff that includes a Manager of Corporate Development, the Development Associate, and part-time interns. The Vice President will set the strategy for prospecting, soliciting, closing, and stewarding all major corporate donors and sponsors as well as foundation grants.
Vice President for the Legacy Campaign / BBYO Inc.
Location Flexible: Washington, DC; NY; or FL
Since its independence from B’nai B’rith in 2002, BBYO has established itself as one of the Jewish community’s premier platforms for reaching and inspiring Jewish teens. Its track record, scalable programs, and strong business practices recently led to unprecedented gifts totaling $30M to kick off a $90M capital campaign. BBYO is seeking a Vice President to lead that campaign over the next 5 years.
Reporting to the CEO and serving on BBYO’s senior leadership team, the Vice President for the Legacy Campaign will be the driving force behind the design and execution of BBYO’s comprehensive, multi-year endowment campaign. S/he will be responsible for developing a campaign structure to build and deepen long-term relationships with prospects and donors that will lay the groundwork for large-scale growth at BBYO over the next 5 years. The Vice President will play the lead role in all aspects of the campaign, from the construction of a prospect list and the creation of sophisticated strategies for cultivating and soliciting donors to the orchestration of volunteer, executive, and staff participation.
Assistant Head of School for Development / St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School
Location: Washington, DC
St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School strives to create a diverse learning community of students, teachers, and parents who recognize the infinite value of every participant as a child of God. Founded in 1956 as a nursery school in the basement of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, St. Patrick’s is today a thriving parish day school with more than 500 students enrolled in Nursery through Grade 8 on two D.C. campuses.
St. Patrick’s 2016 Strategic Plan set out four initiatives designed to preserve and enhance the Day School’s status as one of the preeminent independent day schools in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. St. Patrick’s has already made significant progress toward its goals of establishing a full-sized middle school, creating a more diverse community, continuing to develop and deliver superb educational experiences, and exploring new business models that reduce the tuition burden on parents. Today, St. Patrick’s seeks an Assistant Head of School for Development who will capitalize on this progress to build a program that supports the unfettered pursuit of its vision.
With 45 minutes and $240, Operation Smile changes children's lives. That's the amount of time and money it can take to repair a cleft lip or palate, a facial deformity that causes malnourishment, speech impediment, and social ostracism.
Most organizations would be satisfied repairing that damage alone, but Operation Smile goes further. It has turned its hundreds of medical missions around the world into the backbone for a set of programs that engage student leaders as mission volunteers, use missions to provide medical training to local doctors and nurses, and advocate for a right to safe, well-timed surgery around the world.
Operation Smile is seeking Development Directors who can engage new sources of support for this mission. The Development Directors will galvanize Operation Smile's loosely distributed supporters in the Midwest and Northeast regions into organized networks of major donors. The ideal candidate will be someone who has encountered Operation Smile before, someone who will be able to tell a compelling story to prospects about what fuel his or her passion for the mission. S/he will bring strong fundraising, relationship-building, and story-telling skills to the job, although s/he'll have plenty of institutional support from Operation Smile in prospect research, stewardship, and an existing portfolio of prospects.
Director of Major Gifts / WonderWork
What good are medical cures if we don’t use them? This question drives WonderWork, a 5-year old non-profit that has already delivered more than 134,000 miracle surgeries for children and adults living in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Named by TIME Magazine as one of “10 Ideas That Will Change The World," WonderWork equips and trains local medical personnel to deliver surgeries that restore sight, cure crippling foot deformities, and repair severe burns, giving children and adults a second chance at life. The poor but proud communities whose members carry out these medical miracles achieve new dimensions of self-sufficiency with each success.
DRi is leading the search for a Director of Major Gifts to become part of a small, but effective, team of professionals advancing this important mission. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working closely with the CEO, the Director will serve as an exceptional strategist and relationship builder who can create and execute processes to build a principal gifts portfolio from the ground up. S/he will leverage a robust direct mail list to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals and family foundations, and will design funding vehicles to secure their investments in WonderWork’s ambitious effort to ensure that no person spends a lifetime suffering from a curable disease.
Year Up/ Senior Directors of Philanthropy (Washington)
Location: Washington, DC and Chicago, IL
More than 6 million talented and motivated young adults in the U.S. are disconnected from stable career pathways. At the same time, U.S. companies have jobs available, but more than 12 million of them will go unfilled in the next decade. Year Up seeks to close this Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up runs intensive 1-year programs that offer professional skill development, college credits, staff support, and mentorship. 85% of graduates are employed or attending college full-time within 4 months of completing the program.
Reporting to the National Director of Development and to the Executive Director of the National Capital or Midwest Region, the Senior Directors will generate new fundraising prospects, deepen the engagement of existing donors, and work with Year Up’s national and local leaders and volunteers to cultivate and steward significant donor relationships.
Professional Level Searches
Business and Finance Manager / American Research Center in Egypt
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) has promoted the study of Egypt’s cultural history by thousands of Americans over the last 66 years. 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 conservators have been trained in preserving Egyptian culture.
ARCE is seeking an experienced financial manager with a background in government contract compliance to help steer the finances of ARCE’s research and collaborative partnerships in Egypt and the US. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Business and Finance Manager will oversee and coordinate closely with both U.S.- and Cairo-based staff to manage a growing $5M budget and $56M endowment. As the organization’s primary financial officer at U.S. headquarters, the Business and Finance Manager plans and directs financial accounting and annual budgets, collaborates in auditing and investing, and oversees cash management, payroll, and other fiscal operations, establishing necessary internal control measures and maintaining and reporting accounting data.
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