DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND
FASPE (FELLOWSHIPS AT
AUSCHWITZ FOR THE STUDY OF PROFESSIONAL ETHICS)
Full-time, exempt, reports to Executive Director
The Director of Development is responsible for revenue
growth for FASPE, authoring and implementing FASPE’s
fundraising plan in concert with the Executive Director and
Board of Directors, creating a synergistic culture of philanthropy
across the organization, and supervising brand development and all
communications with stakeholders.
About Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of
Professional Ethics (FASPE):
FASPE is committed to instilling ethical leadership in young
professionals in order to make a more just world. FASPE
provides a unique historical lens to study contemporary ethics in
the professions, offering fellowships to students pursuing
professional degrees in business, journalism, law, medicine and
religion, as well as to early-career professionals in these fields.
Fellows in each of FASPE’s five programs spend two intensive weeks
in Germany and Poland, visiting Auschwitz and key historical sites
in Berlin and Krakow, and participating in rigorous seminars led by
experts in their fields. Historically, leaders and practitioners in
each of the professions, and often the institutions they
represented, became intimately involved in designing, enabling, or
even executing the crimes of Nazi Germany. FASPE studies the
perpetrators to explore the power and role of professionals, to ask
the basic questions of how and why professionals abandon their
ethical guideposts and to create a compelling context for the study
of contemporary ethical issues. In addition to the Fellows Program,
FASPE provides programs to mid-career professionals that similarly
integrate history and contemporary ethical issues. These include
tailored onsite ethics training at corporations, law firms and
other professional settings, as well as a condensed version of the
program in Europe. A recently launched program of webinars
addresses various contemporary ethical challenges within and among
our disciplines. FASPE annually celebrates model ethical
- Author and implement all aspects of the fundraising plan in
collaboration with the Executive Director and Board Chair to raise
$1.7+ million in annual contributed income (including annual
benefit event and cultivation events, study trips, major individual
gifts, corporate funding, foundation grants, alumni, annual fund,
email, and social media campaigns).
- Personally manage a portfolio of 70+ donors and prospects,
while staffing, strategizing, and driving Executive Director’s and
Board Chair’s portfolios. Actively maintain relationships with
members of the Board and other FASPE stakeholders.
- Supervise all development operations, including accurate
database management of donors, funders, and prospects, gift
processing, and acknowledgements.
- Manage and nurture small staff (currently, a
development/administrative manager), a part-time communications
associate (to be filled), and consultants (currently a grant writer
and an event planner for the annual Awards Dinner).
- Research, identify, qualify, and cultivate prospects to expand
and diversify donor base. Move existing donors and new prospects
through pipeline--soliciting, closing, and stewarding.
- Execute and/or manage all grant application submissions and
- Ensure that staff and Board understand the importance of
fundraising to the organization’s overall health, and help them
recognize their role in development.
- Increase visibility and communications regarding FASPE’s
activities and impact, cutting across various dimensions of FASPE’s
- Build clear and consistent brand messaging and communications
across the organization and on all channels including website,
social media, public relations, and in the creation of assets and
- Serve as an ambassador for FASPE at events and functions.
Qualifications and Characteristics:
- Dynamic and experienced fundraising professional, knowledgeable
about all aspects of philanthropy. Minimum of seven years of
increasing responsibility and experience in development activities
for a nonprofit, mission-driven organization. Graduate degree
- Experience and comfort interfacing with highly engaged board
members, sophisticated donors, and other stakeholders. You are a
natural and comfortable relationship builder with excellent
- Passion for the organization’s mission of instilling ethical
leadership in young professionals in order to make the world a more
- Superb written and verbal communication skills.
- Commitment to development operations with knowledge and
facility with Neon or similar fundraising/donor management
- Familiarity and a successful track record of working with
foundations, corporate entities, and grants management.
- Ability to be both collaborative and independent. Eager to be a
part of a small team and able to handle administrative
- Disciplined project manager with a keen eye for operational
efficiency and optimal use of resources.
- A person of exceptional integrity and impeccable professional
- Please note this position requires domestic and
international travel and some evenings and weekends as
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation for the Director of Development and Communications
includes a competitive annual salary commensurate with experience
and an excellent package of benefits: generous paid holidays and
paid time off; wide choice of medical, vision, dental; 401K. As
soon as a decreasing health risk allows us to return to our
Manhattan office and resume in-person contact with donors and
staff, the incumbent will need to be in the New York metropolitan
area a majority of the time, with some flexibility for working
remotely on occasion.
Interested applicants should send a c.v. and statement of
interest describing your fit for the role to HR@faspe-ethics.org. No phone
calls or snail mail please. Not all applicants will be contacted.
This position is open on a rolling basis until filled, with
priority given to applications that arrive by December
FASPE is a non-faith based 501(c)(3) organization and an equal