Our nonprofit organization is looking for a self-motivated
Development & Marketing Director. The Development &
Marketing Director will report to the Chief Development &
External Affairs Officer (CDEAO) to support the agency’s strategic
fundraising and marketing goals. This is a dynamic position that
includes fundraising and marketing responsibility with a strong
connection to Covenant House Greater Washington’s (CHGW)
programmatic work and mission.
We are looking for a team player who enjoys variety in their day
to day operations; has high standards for the quality and integrity
of their work output; and possesses the emotional intelligence to
conduct themselves with the appropriate professionalism and
discretion, while demonstrating respect and courtesy to staff,
volunteers, and CHGW young people. The successful candidate will
have 7+ years of experience, will be high energy, dedicated to
excellence and eager to tackle the challenges of a fast paced work
The Development and Marketing Director serves a central role in
the efficient operation of the Development Department by providing
administrative and programmatic support to advance the
and marketing goals.
Work with the CDEAO to develop and execute annual fundraising
plan to meet the organizational revenue goals
Manage portfolio of contributors, including corporate sponsors,
foundations, and donors, and steward relationships to ensure donor
Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and
Refresh the planned giving program with a focus on deferred
gifts such as bequests expectancies
Direct the annual year-end campaign, including mailings and
annual fundraising drives
Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems
Collaborate closely with the Special Events Director on all
Cultivate and steward grantee relationships with foundations,
corporations, individuals, and other entities.
Direct Capital Campaign, Municipal, Federal and State
Collaborate closely with the communications lead on all
fundraising-related and corporate communications
Oversee the documentation of donor information and ensure the
processing of appropriate gift acknowledgments.
Build off of existing high organizational regard in the
foundation and policy communities to diversify revenues including –
but not limited to major gifts, planned giving, digital, service
and other innovative philanthropic models.
Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum of 7 years of nonprofit fundraising or related
Established track record of successful philanthropy and
relationships with foundations, corporations, and high-net-worth
A proven history of successful solicitation of five-, six- and
A comprehensive understanding of institutional development,
including campaigns, annual giving, major gifts fundraising,
planned giving, and corporate and foundation fundraising;
Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of
Must be an exceptionally strong writer and an excellent editor,
attentive to message and style standards.
Exceptional and versatile writing skills including the ability
to draft compelling fundraising proposals, attentive to message and
standards and make presentations to external parties.
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and make decisions.
Experience in digital marketing, social media campaigns, and
online solicitation strategies.
Ability to solve intellectual problems of substantial variety
and complexity using originality and ingenuity.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master degree preferred
Ability to act with sensitivity and discretion while working
with confidential information
Familiarity with Kindful, eTapestry, Raiser Edge or other
fundraising database software
Location/Region: Washington, DC (20020)