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Director of Development

Posted by
Dreaming Out Loud, Inc.
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Washington, DC
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Published 11 days ago

In this role, the Director of Development will be responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of the organization’s development strategy. The successful candidate will assume oversight of the organization’s existing donor portfolio and work to expand it through the identification, cultivation, and management of new donor relationships.

You will be charged with:

  • Identifying new, creative development opportunities for the organization.
  • Managing your own donor portfolio; grant writing and reporting
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders across the organization
  • to develop fundraising solutions. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create donor engagement and retention plan for the existing portfolio of donors
  • Develop practices and processes for donor stewardship and cultivation
  • Personally solicit gifts from existing and potential donors
  • Develop strategies to expand the donor pipeline including major gifts, converting volunteers to donors, planning and hosting fundraising events, etc.
  • Oversee and manage outsourced Proposal/Grant writer activities
  • Plan and coordinate small events focused on engaging existing and prospective donors
  • Serve as a point of contact for regional foundation funders and prospective foundation funders
  • Ensure accurate and timely planning, reporting, and management of grant proposals through the Grant Dashboard

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree plus 3+ years of grants and/or development experience; a
  • combination of relevant training and experience will be considered.
  • Experience or familiarity with food systems, urban agriculture, or related field, is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent track record with grant development for business startups.
  • Prior team management experience 

WHO WE ARE:

Dreaming Out Loud’s mission is to create economic opportunities for the DC metro region’s

marginalized community members through building a healthy, equitable food system. Dreaming

Out Loud is rebuilding urban, community-based food systems through social enterprise, helping

to increase access to healthy food and improve community health, develop low-income

entrepreneurs and cooperatives, and train at-risk adult residents for sustainable,

family-supporting wages.

EMAIL your resume and cover letter with the subject line: LAST NAME - Development Director to

opportunity@dreamingoutloud.org or gail@vbs-hr.com by Friday, March 26, 2021, for priority consideration.

DOL provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual

orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements,

DOL complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment

in every location in which the organization has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and

conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff,

recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


In this role, the Director of Development will be responsible for overseeing the planning and execution of the organization’s development strategy. The successful candidate will assume oversight of the organization’s existing donor…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    March 26, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

At least $70,000

Location

On-site
Washington, DC

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