Job Type

Full Time




19th Street Northwest
District of Columbia

United States


A national academic related nonprofit located in the historic Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC has partnered with NonProfit People Search (formerly Nonprofit People & Systems) to locate their next dynamic Development Director.


Title: Development Director

Org Type: Academic/ Education

Location: Washington, DC



This reputable nonprofit is seeking a Director of Development to lead and manage the strategic plan for development and fundraising to stimulate growth and cultivate a pipeline for new funding sources. This includes major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, alumni relations, (e.g. Bill Gates) and in-kind resources to ensure continued funding for critical programs. The Director works closely with a dynamic Executive Director and engaged Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.



The position requires extensive knowledge of fundraising management and research tools to cultivate prospective funding sources. Experience with association management software (Personify) is desirable but not required. A collaborative management style based on open, transparent, continual communication, sharing, and inclusive decision-making coupled with a solution-oriented and entrepreneurial spirit are a must. Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal) and strong computer skills are a required.


How to Apply:

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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply