Director, Leadership and Legacy Giving

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $95,000
Maximum: $100,000




1001 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Suite 314
District of Columbia
United States


Do you have at least 10 years of direct, successful fundraising experience and 3 years of supervisory experience?


Are you capable of bringing in major and legacy gifts of $5,000 or more annually? Do you have experience with Target Analytics?


We are currently in search of a Director, Leadership and Legacy Giving for a Family Residential Center. The position is based in Bethesda, MD. This is a Full Time, Permanent assignment.


ORGANIZATION TYPE: Family Residential Center

LOCATION: Bethesda, MD

POSITION TITLE: Director, Leadership and Legacy Giving


SALARY: 95,000 - 100,000/annual


Is This Your Dream Job? Reporting to the Chief Development and Communications Office, this position is responsible for overseeing the Individual Giving program (annual gifts, major gifts legacy giving). The Director, Leadership and Legacy Giving will also supervise the Associate Director of Leadership and Legacy Giving and the Manager, Annual Giving.  


Benefits Include:

·        Medical/Vision

·        Dental

·        Life and AD&D Insurance

·        Employee Assistant Plan


Our Ideal Candidate:

·        10 years of direct, successful fundraising experience with knowledge of all types of fundraising (annual giving, major gifts, planned gifts, capital campaigns and endowments)

·        3 years of supervisory experience

·        Bachelor’s Degree (Required); advanced degree preferred

·        Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Target Analytics

·        Successful experience with generating six and seven figure gifts

·        Knowledge of the legal and tax implications of approaches and techniques used in giving

·        Has experience with stock, planned, and deferred gifts

·        Experience in preparing and submitting proposals to potential funders

·        Strong verbal, written and speaking communication skills

·        The ability to work independently as well as the ability to interact with colleagues, board members, trustees, volunteers, donors and prospects

·        Should be friendly, compassionate, flexible, detail oriented, positive and team-oriented

·        Comfortable with leading events, managing volunteers, and open with a variety of lifestyles

·        Be willing to participate in evening and weekend events


How You Will Spend Your Day:

·        Develop and execute strategies to increase the revenue generated from individual, annual, major and legacy donors/prospects  

·        Provide strategic leadership to design a portfolio with a focus on individuals capable of making major and legacy gifts of $5,000 or more annually

·        Identify, cultivate, and solicit individuals and family foundations  

·        Provide strategic guidance to the CEO, CDCO and Board

·        Develop and write funding proposals to individuals and family foundations

·        Maintain accurate and consistent records of communications, visits and contacts

·        Participate in special events, support and attend major fundraising events and galas

·        Create development content for brochures, newsletters, websites, and reports with the communications staff

·        Other duties as assigned


We’d love to hear from you.


If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to help make that happen. Please submit a resume to with “Director, Leadership and Legacy Giving” in the subject line.


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Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our client base. Please rest assured that we retain all candidate information for possible future matches, even if you do not hear from us in regard to your application in response to this ad.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree