Job Title: Director of Development
Location: Baltimore, MD
Department: Development
FLSA: Exempt
Date Revised: June 2017

General Summary: A dynamic, entrepreneurial leader will thrive in this position leading development for a multi-million dollar, global non-profit. This position provides strategic and operational leadership for the process by which JVC identifies, cultivates, solicits, recognizes, and stewards prospects and donors to nurture individual and institutional relationships and raise resources to sustain and grow the mission. The Director of Development manages a team of one to two full-time employees, serves on the leadership team, and reports directly to the President.

Accountability: Reports to the President

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Designs, oversees, and evaluates fundraising strategy to sustain and grow annual operations, long-term capital and endowment needs

  • In coordination with President, develop and execute JVC’s annual development strategy
  • Supervise a departmental team to oversee the full range of development activities
  • Liaise with and support the Development Committee of the Board of Directors as it sets and pursues goals
  • Sustain, diversify, and grow JVC’s funding base through individual campaigns, major donor cultivation, and foundations and grants strategy
  • Design and implement three seasonal direct-mail and digital appeals to JVC community of ~25,000 people
  • Assess and manage the donor database system, ensuring staff can execute data entry, gift processing, and other database functions
  • Build and implement a comprehensive grant strategy via expansion of national and local foundation support
  • In partnership with the President, cultivate new and engage existing major donors
  • In collaboration with the Director of Strategic Communications and Alumni Relations, advance efforts to galvanize existing community of over 10,000 alumni (FJVs) to be a sustaining support for JVC’s development needs
  • Strategize on and implement efforts to secure new and untapped resources and strategies

Education and Experience

  • B.A. required; advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five years professional fundraising or nonprofit executive leadership experience preferred, with evolution of increased responsibility and decision-making

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Technical proficiency in a variety of computer applications (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, and data management/CRM systems)
  • Proven leadership and management skills to motivate Development and Communications staff and its constituents in achieving organizational objectives
  • Excellent writing and public speaking ability in order to communicate powerfully
  • Strategic and analytical capabilities to use qualitative and quantitative input in driving organizational learning and success.
  • A strong commitment to and understanding of donor recognition and stewardship
  • Experience in hiring, supervision, assessment, and training of staff
  • Familiarity with JVC and commitment to overall mission
  • Demonstrated intercultural competency and experience working across cultures
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfort with various constituencies
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Flexible, ability to adjust to changing circumstances
  • Familiarity with Roman Catholic Theology, particularly in the areas of service and justice
  • Personal experience of and comfort with Ignatian Spirituality
  • Comfort working with an organization in transitionWorking Conditions
  • High volume of office work; must have the physical ability to perform daily activities from a desk and to operate a computer and other office equipment
  • This position’s work is cyclical with significantly greater workload at certain times.
  • Given office layout, the ability to climb two flights of stairs several times a day.
  • Ability to travel extensively within the U.S.

Email resume and cover letter to [email protected]

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps encourages applications from candidates of all ages, races, classes, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, languages, and physical abilities.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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