At Youth Guidance, we believe that no matter what challenges a young person faces, they are more likely to succeed when they have caring adults in their lives. Our highly trained staff guides kids to overcome the life and academic challenges facing youth. We meet kids where they are — physically and emotionally — to help them focus on their education, make positive choices, and remain on the right path toward life success.
Founded in 1924, and still relevant today, Youth Guidance is a leading provider of outcomes-driven programs serving more than 11,000 youth and touching the lives of more than 14,000 youth, parents, teachers, and community members.
Youth Guidance is undergoing incredible growth as it expands from a Chicago-based organization to a national organization. The Director of Development role is an opportunity to join a talented and dynamic team committed to social justice and ensuring that young people have the tools necessary to achieve their potential. We are looking for a mission-driven individual who brings a passion for making real change in our community and who thrives in a fast-paced environment in a value-driven culture.
Our Director of Development is responsible for:
Achieving annual fundraising goals for Youth Guidance programming in Washington, DC. This is an exciting new role that will drive continued growth in local grant maker support for Youth Guidance's nationally known school-based social emotional learning programs. The incumbent in this role will manage the the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, corporate and foundation donors, as well as public grants or contracts. This role will partner with the Executive Director to engage with the local Advisory Council to follow up on introductions to perspective donors.
Our Director of Development provides :
Fundraising expertise, support, leadership, and guidance to build relationships with donors and other stakeholders. The incumbent will plan and execute small donor cultivation events and site visits to cultivate potential major donors.
Essential Duties/ Responsibilities:
Fundraising & Sustainability
Our Director of Development has been equipped for this impactful work with at least:
Our Director of Development exemplifies:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to spend extended time on a computer in a workstation.
*The duties performed are primarily in an office setting, vaccination is required.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
Youth Guidance is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Youth Guidance does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law and is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity along all of these lines. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
At Youth Guidance, we believe that no matter what challenges a young person faces, they are more likely to succeed when they have caring adults in their lives. Our highly trained staff guides kids to overcome the life and academic challenges…