DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP 

This team member is responsible for creating and executing the organization’s development plan and will work with the President, Chief Program Officer/Director of Public Affairs and Director of Operations to expand organization’s financial support, doubling its revenues over five years to meet ambitious programmatic goals.

THE CANDIDATE

We are looking for hard-working, mission-driven, highly collaborative work style senior team member with a positive team-first attitude. Demonstrating an ability to handle competing priorities in a growing organization, effectively leverage resources, meet multiple deadlines and balance numerous projects for the good of the organization is a priority. Equal parts integrity, compassion, patience and comity are necessary to work within a truly rewarding but sometimes unpredictable and at times deeply divided environment nationally and on Capitol Hill in a poised, positive and productive manner.  

This is a general overview of some of the details of the duties you’re expected to perform during the course of your employment. This document is not all inclusive and your responsibilities will change as the needs of the business change.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and implement ambitious and achievable annual fundraising strategic plan and accompanying development work plans that details how the organization solicits donors and identifies funding sources such as grants, in-kind donations, charitable events and marketing opportunities;

  • In tandem with fellow FPI senior staff, cultivate strategic partnerships and initiatives to further FPI’s mission and programmatic goals;

  • Prepare annual budgets detailing the cash required to fund programs in a realistic, consistent and measurable manner;

  • Shares development plans and budget with senior leadership and the board of directors, who provide oversight and leadership;

  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors;

  • Research, identify, and coordinate the submission of potential grant opportunities;

  • Ensures all grant reporting requirements are tracked and submitted on time;

  • Initiates and maintains relations with foundations, corporations and individuals;

  • Personally solicits high level donors, demonstrating strong relationship building and solicitation skills and prepares organizational leadership and other staff for successful engagements;

  • Develop and steward all proposals and reports for foundation and corporate giving;

  • Serve as an integral member of the team and collaborate with team members and outside consultants;

  • Oversee the design and implementation of all donor communications and marketing materials, including social media and advertising campaigns, as part of a fundraising strategy that expands the target audience through community relations, speaking engagements, newsletters, and charitable events;

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS 

  • A minimum of 5 years fundraising experience of $2-5 million annually in an organization with a strong focus on both expanding and securing large foundation, individual and corporate gifts;

  • Knowledge of Congress and the political environment a strong plus;

  • Experience in successful small-to-large event planning and management required;

  • Proven track record of seeking and securing grants, individual donor and corporate fundraising success;

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize work to meet multiple deadlines in a multi-tasking environment;

  • Persuasive writing, strong verbal communication and the ability to interact at the executive level are other key qualifications;

  • An independent, resourceful self-starter able to interact with grace, calmness and cheer equally with the public and with members of Congress, appointed government officials, political leaders and corporate executives;

  • Ability to work in fast-paced team environment;

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher required, in a related field preferred;

  • Familiarity with all Microsoft programs and Raiser’s Edge desired, or ability to quickly learn and to seek to update and sharpen skill sets;

  • Assist with programs, events, and activities as directed;

  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with supervisors, colleagues, and stakeholders;

  • Accepts and acts on performance based criticism and direction;

  • Adheres to the office attendance policy;

  • Works well under pressure and handles stress with grace;

  • Works a flexible schedule that may include long hours, nights, and weekends; and;

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee may also be regularly required to travel by automobile, walking short distances, taking trains or air travel to achieve work goals. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the manager's job.

DIRECT REPORTS

This position has indirect supervisory responsibility for the Executive Assistant / Office Manager (EAOM). This means work will be assigned to the EAOOM both directly and indirectly by this position. This position will provide input into the EAOM’s performance goals and outcomes.