Critical Exposure (CE) is looking for a full-time Development Manager to join our team in Washington, DC. We’re seeking a candidate who is passionate about our mission to train youth of color in Washington, DC to harness the power of photography and their own voices to fight for education equity and social justice.
ABOUT CRITICAL EXPOSURE
A nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, CE develops the leadership capacities and collective power of Black and Brown DC youth. Through campaigns and visual storytelling, CE youth raise their voices in conversations about school and community concerns in order to build the public support and political will needed to address the issues they face. CE is developing a new generation of leaders who possess: the tools to express themselves; the creativity to imagine new solutions to old problems; the belief that youth have the right and ability to fight for those solutions; and the skills to hold communities and public officials accountable.
Since our founding in 2004, CE has trained more than 2,800 DC youth, who have used their images and narratives to fight for restorative justice programs, solutions to the school-to-prison-pipeline, and more than $500 million in additional education and school improvement funds.
The Development Manager is a new CE role and will be responsible for bringing structure and imagination to the growing sophistication of our development activities, especially around individual annual giving (both digital and traditional) and foundation fundraising. This role is both strategic and tactical, requiring the ability to think big while minding all the details.
The ideal candidate has a clear grasp of all core components of development with strong experience in writing, development operations, and CRM management. This individual is excited to deepen connections with current donors and engage new ones; is eager to implement a development plan; and enjoys managing and collaborating with staff, consultants, and volunteers. They communicate effectively across all platforms and care about the details that make the difference between good and great.
This role reports to the Development and Communications Director, works closely with the Communications Coordinator, and partners with other staff to promote an organizational culture of philanthropy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Foundation Relations (40%)
Individual Giving (15%)
Donor Events and Exhibits (15%)
Development Operations (20%)
Staff Development (10%)
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Critical Exposure (CE) is looking for a full-time Development Manager to join our team in Washington, DC. We’re seeking a candidate who is passionate about our mission to train youth of color in Washington, DC to harness the power of photography…
CE offers a generous benefit package including health care, retirement, paid time off, and travel stipends. We are committed to leadership development and prioritize continuing education opportunities for all staff.
CE offers a generous benefit package including health care, retirement, paid time off, and travel stipends. We are committed to leadership development and prioritize continuing…
Candidates should send: a resume; a cover letter that includes your connection to CE’s mission, salary range expectations, and available start date; and a writing sample representative of your development work to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Development Manager application” in the subject line.
Critical Exposure is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. DC natives, people of color, women, working-class people, trans, nonbinary, queer, bisexual, lesbian and gay people are strongly encouraged to apply. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to any legally protected status.