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 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 also disseminated its evidence-based, innovative, and intensive approach 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.
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Vice President, Advancement / Episcopal Relief & Development
Location: New York, NY
For 75 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has served as the compassionate response of the Episcopal Church to human suffering. Under the leadership of President Robert W. Radtke, Episcopal Relief & Development has significantly expanded its scope of operations. In 2004, it had approximately 15 employees serving 20 countries and conducting programs on an $8M budget. Today, its 50 staff members work in 40 countries with a budget of about $23M. Building on this growth, the Board of Trustees has adopted a five-year strategic plan that identifies three key priorities for the organization: Early Childhood Development, Gender-based Violence, and Resilience and Climate Change.
Episcopal Relief & Development is seeking a Vice President, Advancement who will play a critical role in building support for this strategic direction. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Vice President of Advancement will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of a comprehensive individual giving program, including direct mail, online giving, and major and campaign gifts. Taking a lead role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors, the Vice President will work closely with Episcopal Relief & Development’s President and personally manage a major donor portfolio.
Vice President for Development / Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Location: Louisville, KY
The winner of the MetLife/Arts Presenters Award for Excellence in Arts Access, the VSA Arts/MetLife Foundation Award of Excellence in Arts Access, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Excellence in Accessibility Leadership Award is seeking a Vice President of Development to lead a comprehensive fundraising program that makes the wonders of the performing arts available to all.
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is a beacon of excellence in Kentucky’s vibrant arts community, ensuring that the performing arts are accessible to all communities without barriers or restrictions. The Kentucky Center’s Vice President for Development directs the development and execution of fundraising strategies that match the imaginative energy of the institution. Serving on the Kentucky Center’s leadership team and working with the Board of Directors and program staff, the Vice President for Development guides a talented development staff to expand individual, corporate, and foundation relationships that advance the Kentucky Center’s core values of inclusion, collaboration, innovation, passion, connection, and leadership.
Vice President of Individual Giving / National Recreation & Parks Association
Location: Ashburn, VA
There is one kind of place in the U.S. where every person is welcome, where membership, ability to pay, personal appearance, age, and gender do not matter. Peer-reviewed research shows that these places promote a wide array of public goods: they promote healthy living, improve children’s grades in elementary school, contribute to environmental sustainability, and more. There are 100,000 of these places across the U.S. used by millions of people each year. They are the nation’s public parks.
The National Recreation and Park Association is a 50,000-member organization of park professionals, volunteers, and citizens partnering to maintain and improve public parks as an overlooked backbone of contemporary communities. NRPA has been recognized on the Washington Post’s list of Top Work Places in both 2014 and 2015.
NRPA is seeking a Vice President of Individual Giving to develop and execute the strategic direction for the individual fundraising that advances the association’s mission. The VP’s primary responsibilities are to lead an ambitious year-round individual giving program that initiates and fosters relationships with high-net- worth individuals, aggressively expand a major gifts program, foster an emerging planned giving program, and build a high-caliber staff that can carry out all elements of the individual giving program. NRPA has established ambitious goals in its current 3-year strategic plan, which will cost a total of $28M to carry out. The VP of Individual Giving will play a critical role in generating the revenue to execute this plan and improve the lives of millions across the country.
Vice President of Philanthropy / Opportunity Village
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Opportunity Village is the source of pride, purpose, and a paycheck for nearly 3,000 adults with disabilities annually. Its unique approach and success has made it Las Vegas’ Best Nonprofit Organization, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. It is seeking a Vice President of Philanthropy to create a world-class development program befitting its role as a national model for the full integration of people with disabilities into their local communities.
The VP of Philanthropy will develop and implement strategies to support the next phase of Opportunity Village's growth. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the VP will lead a talented team of more than 20 in the design and execution of all aspects of a comprehensive $6M philanthropic program, including special events, annual and major gifts, corporate partnerships, and capital campaigns. The VP's work will support an organization that is not just a charity: it is an employment hub that serves individuals with disabilities and the local businesses where they work; an enrichment hub that gives individuals creative outlets and connects them with audiences who buy their work; and a hub of activity that runs events bringing hundreds of thousands of people together annually.
Vice President of Development / Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon
Location: Washington, DC
This is a story about women—women in the developing world who are dying from cervical and breast cancer because they can’t access proper care. Women are the center of families and communities around the world. In emerging economies, women in particular drive growth in their communities as entrepreneurs, as small farmers, and as emerging professionals. But without access to basic, low-cost health care services, these women are at risk of death from preventable and treatable cancers.
Senior VP of Operations, Vitamin Angels
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
In less than 20 years, Vitamin Angels has become the second-largest non-profit mobilizer and distributor of vitamin A in the world. Its diverse and uniquely supportive 38-member staff delivers life-saving and life-changing vitamins to over 45 million children, new mothers, and pregnant women in more than 50 countries. A panel of expert economists has twice ranked this mission the single most important solution to the world’s greatest development challenges.
With its tremendous growth, Vitamin Angels is poised to seek new partnerships that invest in the life expectancy, health, education, and earning potential of millions. Vitamin Angels is seeking a Senior Vice President of Operations to help lead its continued expansion. The SVP will have primary oversight for the sales and marketing teams that fuel Vitamin Angels’ program in the U.S. and abroad through a comprehensive program anchored by a Corporate Partners program generating more than $80M in in-kind donations. More broadly, the SVP will take increasing responsibility for leveraging Vitamin Angels’ growing resources by continuing to develop efficient and effective internal processes and controls.
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.
AAUW is seeking a Senior Manager of Planned Giving to work closely with these members and other prospective donors in order to sustain their legacy through a comprehensive array of planned gifts that underwrite AAUW’s future.
Multiple Positions / Carnegie Science
Location: Washington, DC
Significant funding for the Carnegie Institution’s programs has historically come from the sizeable endowment left by Andrew Carnegie himself. Under the leadership of President Matthew P. Scott and Chief Development Officer Ann McElwain, Carnegie Science is making a committed investment in building a best-in-class fundraising program that will match and sustain the efforts of its world-class research teams. Carnegie Science is seeking to hire a Senior Manager of Foundation Relations, a Senior Manager of Individual Giving, and a Manager of Donor Relations.
Senior Manager of Foundation Relations
Senior Manager of Individual Giving
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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.
RAND Corporation / Director of Development, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Location: Santa Monica, CA
At the RAND Corporation and the Pardee RAND Graduate School, “multidisciplinary” is more than 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 nutrition . Other research teams have evaluated the use of social media to track non-state actors such as ISIS and generated potential solutions to the Bureau of Veterans Affairs crisis.
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.
Multiple Positions / Year Up
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 Chicago office, 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.
Director of Development
Reporting to the Director of Development, Mid-Level Giving at Year Up’s national office and to the Executive Director of Year Up Chicago, the Director of Development will lead a 2-person team responsible for securing annual and mid-level individual giving and foundation grants to support the Chicago office.
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Senior Portfolio Managers (2) / Ocean Conservancy
The world’s oceans are central to the most important food, energy, and resource challenges of the 21st century. They are also under continuous threat—from rising temperatures, commercial fishing, energy production, and pollution. Ocean Conservancy mobilizes science-based solutions to the largest contemporary challenges to conserving the world’s oceans. Working in 6 core areas—Trash Free Seas, Sustainable Fisheries, Restoring the Gulf, Confronting Ocean Acidification, Smart Ocean Planning, and Protecting the Arctic—Ocean Conservancy conducts research, partnership-building, public education, and advocacy to protect oceans and the people who depend on them.
To advance its mission, Ocean Conservancy is seeking to hire two Senior Portfolio Managers, Foundation & Government Grants. Senior Portfolio Managers have the chance to work closely with scientists and government relations staff on a dedicated set of programmatic areas. Reporting to the Director of Foundation and Government Relation, the Senior Portfolio Managers coordinate scientists, the executive leadership team, and communications and finance colleagues to develop timely, accessible, and compelling communications for a docket of foundation and government donors.