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Executive Level Searches
Location: Washington, DC

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 accepting applications for an Executive Director to be based in Washington, D.C.
 
ARCE is looking for a senior leader who understands the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of and advancing research into one of the world’s oldest civilizations. The Executive Director will provide vision and steady leadership to increase public awareness of and financial support for ARCE’s mission. The Executive Director will work closely with a U.S.-based Board of Governors and an Egypt-based Cairo Director to steer ARCE to be the leading global force in facilitating research and collaborative partnerships in Egypt. S/he will take responsibility for ARCE’s strategic, programmatic, financial, and development operations, ensuring that the organization achieves the goals of its Strategic Plan in a fiscally responsible manner. Under the ED’s leadership, ARCE will expand its potential for U.S. growth through direct cultivation of regional U.S. chapters, research-supporting members, individual members, and donors.

President and CEO / Greater Public
Location: Flexible

For more than 40 years, Greater Public has been one of the most highly respected curators, conveners, and trainers for the development and marketing strategies of local public media organizations. With more than 250 member stations across the country, Greater Public has offered its members an innovative array of tools, training, and collaboration and networking opportunities that support high-quality media as a public good. Its services include the signature Public Media Development and Marketing Conference, the largest annual public media gathering in the country.

Today, Greater Public is seeking a President and CEO who will lead the organization to move decisively to maintain its role as a pioneer and a nerve center during a time of great industry-wide change, including the introduction of new federal regulation of the public airwaves, the development of new media technologies, and significant shifts in demographic media usage patterns.

Greater Public's President/CEO will set a Board-endorsed vision that competitively positions the organization in an evolving public media system and demonstrably bolsters that system’s finances for long-term success. Under the President/CEO's leadership, Greater Public will develop a 21st-century business model aligned with the most critical needs of 21st-century public media organizations and will adopt operational systems that most smoothly and efficiently deliver its vision and mission.

Chief Executive Officer / Hunter's Hope
Location: Orchard Park, NY

Most people hear of Krabbe leukodystrophy when their infant children are unexpectedly diagnosed with the devastating disorder. Until recently, the next thing parents heard was a dire prediction: their children would not live to see their second birthdays, and in the midst of the intense suffering they would go through during that period, the medical profession could offer little more than efforts to make them a little more comfortable.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly and his wife Jill received this news in 1997. Their afflicted son, Hunter, lived with determination, grace, bravery, and joy for more than 8 years before going to Heaven. Through his experience, the Kellys were touched by God with a spark of hope that the foundation seeks to bring to the many children and families who face leukodystrophy diagnoses. Driven by an appreciation of all children and a thankful heart for their precious gift of life, Hunter’s Hope seeks to address every stage of need for families who have long been advised that resignation was their only option.

Hunter’s Hope is seeking a Chief Executive Officer who will work closely with the Board, the Kelly family, and a small, dedicated staff to expand the foundation’s visibility and advance a uniquely comprehensive approach to leukodystrophy that addresses families’ medical, financial, and emotional needs. The CEO will provide integrated leadership for the foundation’s partnerships and programs, fundraising and marketing initiatives, and financial management, with the goal of fostering innovative work across all of these dimensions. The CEO’s leadership will bring hope to children and families undergoing the most trying of tests and will help change the options they have access to during that trial.

Chief Development and External Affairs Officer / JSSA
Location: Rockville, MD

The Nonprofit Community Impact Award, the Best of Home Care Award, the AJFCA Leadership Award, the F. Michael Taff Award from the City of Rockville Human Rights Commission. 

These are a few of the awards that JSSA, a one-of-a kind institution 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 a vast range of clinical and social services for all in need, from the youngest child to the most fragile senior. For more than 120 years, JSSA has served more than 30,000 people in the greater Washington region annually. With 227 employees at 4 locations in Rockville and Silver Spring, MD and Fairfax, VA, JSSA continues to develop innovative, evidence-based, and award-winning partnerships and programs that serve the “whole person” seeking assistance rather than just treating symptoms. 

Over the last year, JSSA has restructured its development department to create an integrated marketing, development, and communications program that will act more nimbly to advance the agency’s support networks for those who are struggling. 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. Fundraising currently generates approximately $4M of JSSA’s roughly $20M annual revenue. The next Chief Development 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.  
Chief Development Officer / NPR
Location: Washington, DC

Across 46 years of innovation, NPR has been one of the most acclaimed and trusted sources of news and insights on life and the arts. A constant advocate for public radio stations and one of the finest sources of public radio programming, NPR is also a multimedia organization that connects to audiences online and in life. NPR’s stations serve 33 million listeners each week, while NPR.org serves 28 million visitors each month. In partnership with 947 member stations, NPR offers an indispensable public service, creating a more informed public that is challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas, and cultures.

Building on its decades-long success and the 2014 hiring of Jarl Mohn as President and CEO, NPR is laying the groundwork for continued strategic expansion of its fundraising relationships and programming. It is seeking a Chief Development Officer who will lead the design and execution of a comprehensive national fundraising program that matches its reputation for innovation and excellence.
 
The CDO will provide expert direction for the adoption of benchmark best practices and the development of creative strategies that continue to expand NPR’s major donor base and national revenue. S/he will embody the highest standards of professionalism in developing fundraising systems and executing high-touch frontline fundraising: s/he will serve as an influential member of the executive management team, an effective partner to NPR’s Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors, a mentor and role model for a team of development professionals and support staff, and a lead ambassador to high-level partners and donors. The CDO's work will build partnerships that advance NPR’s and its member stations’ ability to provide high-quality independent content that plays a critical role in the lives of the American public and of people around the world.
 
Vice President Level Searches
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, coupled with membership/annual giving and major/planned giving, led to exciting programs in all dimensions of AAUW's work. In 2015, AAUW awarded 3.7 million dollars 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, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and other significant national policies. It developed the $tart $mart program, which teaches college-age women how to navigate the sources of the gender pay gap and how to negotiate a strong first salary that can help close it.

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.Executive Vice President for Operations / Kids in Need of Defense
Location: Washington, DC

"We're helping deport kids to die."
--Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times, July 16, 2016

The UN Refugee Agency estimates that as many as 60% of children who came to the U.S. unaccompanied in the summer of 2015 may have qualified for refugee status. But the claims of these children fleeing gang violence and sexual abuse often get tangled in volatile political debates about immigration, economics, and border security, leaving their legal rights vulnerable. And 50% of those children are left to defend those rights for themselves: without legal representation, they are asked to stand before a judge in a foreign country and to explain in a minute or less how they face persecution and why it should grant them relief from deportation.

Kids in Need of Defense is dedicated to providing pro bono legal representation and positive systemic changes in both law and policy to benefit children who enter the U.S. immigration system alone. KIND has grown tremendously since its creation in 2008. It has more than doubled the size of its legal staff, opened 2 new offices, and in 2015 became one of the largest partners receiving Dept. of Health and Human Services funding. KIND is seeking an Executive Vice President of Operations to develop proactive systems to manage and encourage this growth.

Reporting to the President and serving as an integral member of the senior management team,  the EVP will develop systems and processes in compliance, finance, human resources, and information technology in order to continue guaranteeing effective service delivery in an organization that focuses on both the children it serves and its growing network of private sector partners.
Vice President, Sponsorship and Major Accounts / Urban Land Institute 
Location: New York, NY

The Urban Land Institute makes the world a better place by providing leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI is an independent global non-profit whose 38,000 members represent the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use professionals working in both private enterprise and public service. Through the strength of its membership, ULI has been able to set global standards of excellence in land development practices. It has long been recognized as one of the world’s most respected and widely quoted sources of reliable information on urban planning and growth.
 
ULI’s corporate engagement program continues to evolve to support the organization’s growth. With more than 400 event sponsors and more than 50 longer-term partners, the program raises funds from major corporations—such as Bank of America, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Wells Fargo—to advance a broad range of ULI initiatives, from national conferences and competitive scholarships to local urban planning and professional development opportunities. ULI’s fundraising team plans an expansion of corporate initiatives to support additional strategic priorities. One designated growth area is funding support for the wide range of content that ULI is known for around the world.

ULI is seeking a Vice President for Sponsorship and Major Accounts who will contribute to the retention of existing sponsorships and accounts and will play a critical role in building new revenue streams to advance advance ULI’s mission of building healthy, sustainable communities.

 

Director Level Searches

Location: Washington, DC

Research shows that the arts have an astonishingly transformative power in every dimension of people’s lives. In innovative workplaces, employees who engage with the arts become more creative in their own fields. In schools, students who pursue arts courses become more engaged and active thinkers. Hospitals that offer patients access to the arts find that they stimulate healing and recovery. City planners consider the arts central to thriving downtowns and healthy economies that attract residents and tourists alike. Veterans and their families find the arts a powerful tool in the process of re-integrating into civilian life.
 
Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. To advance its goals, it is seeking a Director of Foundation Relations to play a key role in its institutional giving program. Reporting to the Vice President for Development, the Director helps to design and implement an overall fundraising strategy to secure new and renewed funding of approximately $2.5 million annually. S/he is responsible for managing a growing portfolio of foundation and government donors and for continuing to expand that portfolio through the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of new prospects and the effective stewardship of existing supporters. The Director will have a keen understanding of the process of engaging foundation staff and of positioning programs to address foundation priorities, as well as the intellectual and writerly flexibility necessary to do this work in collaboration with executives and program staff who come from a diverse range of fields.

Director of Advancement / Corning Museum of Glass
Location: Corning, NY

Corning Museum of Glass is a center for the exploration of glass as a material, a nexus for artists experimenting and innovating with glass, and the premier place to study the history of glass.
            Dr. Karol Wight, President and Executive Director, Corning Museum of Glass
 

The Corning Museum of Glass is home to the world’s most important glass collection, featuring the finest examples of glassmaking from 35 centuries of human history.  The Museum’s recently opened 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing includes both a 26,000-square-foot art gallery and the 500-seat Amphitheater Hot Shop, a patent-winning, state-of-the-art facility for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions. In 2015, the Museum attracted 460,000 visitors, making it the 34th most visited museum in the U.S. It boasts a $61 million operating budget.
 
The Corning Museum of Glass seeks a Director of Advancement who will build a world-class development department befitting its world-class museum. Founded by Corning Incorporated, CMoG continues to enjoy the company’s extensive financial support, creating enviable resources to leverage in a comprehensive fundraising program. The Museum has not only reached record attendance levels among an international visitorship, but has also earned attention and acclaim in major national media venues across the U.S. CMoG’s Executive Team and Board have developed a strategic plan to continue its growth in key directions that the Director will play a critical role in prioritizing and shaping. Leaders and program staff alike are eager to welcome the new Director of Advancement to an institution where employee satisfaction is as high a priority as the pursuit of excellence.
Location: Washington, DC

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Paving a path to security and success requires hundreds of complex tools in the modern world. Yet those tools are simply inaccessible to millions of people around the world who are working hardest to escape from poverty. Grameen Foundation helps the world’s poorest people reach their full potential, connecting their determination and skills with the resources they need to build resilient, prosperous lives.
 
Grameen Foundation’s goal is “to reach at least 25 million poor people by 2025 with innovations that measurably improve their lives.” To achieve this goal, Grameen Foundation is seeking a Senior Director of Fundraising and External Affairs who will develop the messaging to market its programs within a comprehensive individual donor fundraising program, increasing the donor base, giving levels, and revenue. Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Strategy, Integration, and External Affairs, the Senior Director of Fundraising and External Affairs will lead a small team with responsibility for individual donor fundraising, social engagement and marketing, the volunteer program Bankers without Borders®, and Board and internal communications.
Location: Danbury, CT

Millions of people worldwide are participants in a unique effort to inspire, encourage, and uplift others at all stages of life. The organization that brings them together is seeking a Director of Philanthropy to help marshal this network into a powerful fundraising program that advances its reach and impact.
 
Guideposts, founded by Norman Vincent Peale in 1945, is a comprehensive publishing ministry that touches millions of lives every day. Its flagship magazines—Guideposts, Angels on Earth, and Mysterious Ways—reach more than 7 million people. Guideposts’ book imprints complement these offerings with inspiring entertainment through faith-based mysteries, historical fiction, non-fiction, and best-selling devotionals. Readers who experience the positive impact of faith, hope, and prayer share that impact with each other through a prayer ministry of more than 3,500 volunteers in 75 countries.
 
To support the growth of its network, Guideposts is seeking a Director of Philanthropy to serve as a key partner to the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, helping to guide the development department through a transition that increases Guideposts’ philanthropic funding.

Director for Development / Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
Location: Baltimore, MD

In the world’s largest global refugee crisis, 60 million people were displaced by deportation, forced resettlement, and flight from occupying armies during World War II. In the United States, a small group of people in the New York headquarters of the National Lutheran Council responded by establishing a Welfare Department with an office for the rehabilitation and placement of Lutheran refugees. 
 
The Lutheran values of compassionate welcome and the interdependence of all people has sustained that work for the last 7 decades, but today it is put in service of migrants and refugees of all faiths and origins. Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has worked for a world in which migrants and refugees are protected, embraced, and empowered in just and welcoming communities.

As the number of refugees has increased, LIRS has pursued deliberate growth to meet their needs and is seeking a Director for Development who will build on that growth. The Director will foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization, ensuring that systems and procedures support fundraising, grant-writing, and overall development initiatives. Reporting to and working in collaboration with the Vice President for Development, Outreach and Communications, the Director will play a significant role in leading a high-functioning, multi-faceted team and shaping a development strategy that is tailored to LIRS’s clients and services, with the goal of expanding the donor base and gradually tripling private revenue over the next 3 years. The Director’s work will contribute to the continued success of LIRS and its ongoing mission of transforming communities into places of welcome for migrants and refugees. 

Location: West Coast, U.S.

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 a Development Director who can engage new sources of support for this mission. The Development Director will galvanize Operation Smile's loosely distributed supporters on the West Coast of the U.S. into an organized network of major donors. The ideal Director 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.
Senior Manager, Individual & Major Gifts / Partnership for Public Service
Location: Washington, DC

A resolutely non-partisan organization, the Partnership for Public Service is devoted not to big government nor to small government but to good government—to recruiting talented civil servants and creating workplaces that let them do their best for our country. The Partnership’s own high-quality workplace has won public recognition: it was designated one of the best places to work in DC in 2015 by The Washington Post and has been named for three years running to The Non-Profit Times’ Best Nonprofits to Work For list. And the Partnership is not just an excellent workplace but an inclusive one—a place that fosters learning, collaboration, and respect. The organization actively recruits for diversity, believing that a range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences play a key role in the mission of revitalizing government.
 
Today, the Partnership is seeking a Senior Manager, Individual & Major Gifts who can join its diverse workplace and contribute passionately to the organization’s mission. The Senior Manager will create and execute fundraising strategies to attract new donors and to increase support from the Partnership’s existing base of individual supporters. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Senior Manager is responsible for all stages of prospect and donor relationships, including research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. S/he uses creative techniques to identify potential new sources of support, establishes new methods for engaging and upgrading donors, serves as the primary point of contact for a defined portfolio, and orchestrates senior leadership and Board members to support major gift fundraising efforts. The Senior Manager plays a key role in building, sustaining, and increasing major donors’ support.

Director of Major Gifts / WonderWork
Location: New York, NY

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.

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DRhas an opportunity for an outgoing and well-organized person to serve as an Executive Search Associate. Under the direction of senior search leaders, the Executive Search Associate plays a front-line role in identifying and assessing candidates for DRi's executive search practice. S/he conducts research, networking, and outreach in order to build a candidate pool and assesses applicants and potential candidates for fit for specific positions and clients. This position reports directly to the Executive Search Consultant and is responsible for identifying and recruiting qualified candidates for DRi’s executive searches.

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 long-term processes that require the input and coordination of people in various roles from multiple organizations.
  4. Foster effective working relationships with people of different temperaments and needs.