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Development & Marketing Manager

Covenant House Greater Washington
District of Columbia, United States
$70,000.00 - $85,000.00
Closing date
Aug 21, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Direct Marketing, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Special Events, Programs, Grant Administration, Managing Volunteers, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Advocacy, Education, Social Services, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 environment.


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 organizational revenue

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 satisfaction.

Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements

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 special events

Cultivate and steward grantee relationships with foundations, corporations, individuals, and other entities.

Direct Capital Campaign, Municipal, Federal and State Campaign

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 experience.


Established track record of successful philanthropy and relationships with foundations, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals.


A proven history of successful solicitation of five-, six- and seven-figure gifts


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 organizational effectiveness.


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

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