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Director of Development

Posted by
HIPS
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Washington, DC
New
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Published 6 days ago

About HIPS

HIPS (Honoring Individual Power & Strength) advances the health rights, dignity, and well-being of people and communities impacted by sex work or drug use by providing non-judgmental harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement led by those with lived experience. We envision a world where all people engaged in sex work and drug use are empowered and can live healthy, self-determined, and self-sufficient lives free from stigma, violence, criminalization, or oppression. HIPS is an internationally recognized leader in harm reduction based service provision for people who use drugs and people who engage in sex work, as well addressing the health and wellness LGBTQ+ people experiencing homelessness. 

About this Position

HIPS is seeking a creative and innovative person to join our leadership team as our first full-time development director. As the Director of Development, you will play a key role in HIPS growth, leading the design, implementation and continued development of our comprehensive fundraising plan consisting of federal, local and private grants, fee for service, and individual donations and events. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and leadership team, and provide leadership, strategic mentorship, and supervision of HIPS Development Coordinator and HIPS FACE (Fundraising/Advocacy/Communications/Events) volunteers.  

Keys to Success


Development Leadership

*Develop and execute the HIPS annual fundraising plan timeline, including a comprehensive grants, sponsorship, event, and individual giving strategy with targeted and measurable financial goals

*Ensure HIPS has the best tools and policies for managing our funding relationships, including relational database management (currently Nationbuilder)

*Steward and grow HIPS monthly membership/monthly donor program


Collaborative Leadership

*Work collaboratively with program staff to develop, write, and submit, cohesive and compelling proposals and timely reports, consistent with donor requirements. 

*Develop new systems to improve reporting, tracking and communicating HIPS’s successes

*Support staff, volunteers and board members in their personal and peer-to-peer fundraising efforts, and be willing to serve as a mentor to support HIPS internal leadership pipeline. 


Relationship Building

*Identify new opportunities for donor, volunteer and community engagement

*Identify and cultivate new potential foundation and corporate partnerships that align with HIPS core values

*Develop and implement a major gifts program 

*Manage HIPS online, direct mail, social media and event based fundraising communications

What We Hope You’ll Bring:

  • Demonstrated success in securing six-figure grants and stewarding multi-year grants. Experience with DC local government agencies is a asset, but not required
  • Minimum of three years of successful fundraising and relationship building experience, including donor cultivation and grant writing
  • Success in directly or supporting the solicitation of 'major' gifts over $1,000.
  • Knowledge of sound and ethical fundraising principles
  • Strong leadership capabilities, including the ability to appropriately delegate and engage others in the fundraising process
  • Excitement about working in a fast-paced, grassroots, nonprofit work environment with folks from diverse lived experiences
  • A superior team player; ability to maintain collaborative and team-oriented relationships with staff, volunteers, board members and community
  • Flexibility for evening/weekend meetings, and a willingness to travel as needed

An ability to engage and connect with our team while working remotely during the pandemic

About HIPS

HIPS (Honoring Individual Power & Strength) advances the health rights, dignity, and well-being of people and communities impacted by sex work or drug use by providing non-judgmental harm reduction services, advocacy, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$75,000 - $90,000

Benefits

 This position is currently full time remote due to Covid-19 safety protocols, but there is an expectation of at least 2-3 full days per week working on-site at the HIPS office when pandemic protocols are lifted. HIPS administrative offices in NE Washington DC are located up a short flight of stairs on the 2nd floor of our building that houses our drop in center, clinic and programmatic spacesHIPS offers a generous comprehensive benefits package including 100% employer-paid health insurance, 401 K program, generous PTO package, and schedule flexibility. HIPS believes that our work must be led by those with lived experience in our core issues such as sex work, drug use, or homelessness; folks from the LGBTQ+ community; and people of color. We strongly encourage application from people with these identities or from these communities.  

 This position is currently full time remote due to Covid-19 safety protocols, but there is an expectation of at least 2-3 full days per week working on-site at the HIPS office when…

Level of Language Proficiency

Excellent verbal and written English language skills are required

Excellent verbal and written English language skills are required

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

How to Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter to work@hips.org and please answer the three questions that follow this paragraph in the body of your email. 

Please include (First Initial - Last Name) Dev Dir as your subject line. 

Please respond briefly to the following questions: Applicants who do not respond to the questions will not be considered

1) What interests you in working for HIPS?

2) Do you have a personal connection to our mission?

3) What do you like best about working in development? 

Please email your resume, cover letter to work@hips.org and please answer the three questions that follow this paragraph in the body of your email. 

Please include (First Initial - Last…

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