The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) is an
independent nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated
to strengthening prosperity and human welfare in the global economy
through expert analysis and practical policy solutions. Policy
makers, peers, and the media have recognized PIIE’s contributions
as a principled force and catalyst for the world economy. PIIE has
been recognized with Prospect’s Best Economic and Financial Think
Tank award, for 5 consecutive years, and has been rated as the #1
International and Economics Policy Think Tank in the world in the
Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, by the Think Tank and Civil
Societies Program of the Lauder Institute of the University of
The Peterson Institute for International Economics is seeking an
experienced and passionate fundraising professional to serve in the
newly created position of Director of Philanthropy (the Director).
Reporting to the Vice President for Development and External
Affairs, The Director will serve on the PIIE Development team and
interact with PIIE leadership, Board members, and donors in the
execution of fundraising initiatives.
While PIIE’s reputation stands at the top of its peer group,
PIIE’s Executive Committee and Leadership have recently undertaken
a complete review of its Development strategy, and are executing
the strategic plan including: professionalizing its Development
team and systems; integrating the Development and External
Relations functions; broadening targeting efforts and more actively
engaging donors and stakeholders; taking a global view to setting
the Institute’s priorities and fundraising in support of the most
critical PIIE research areas/themes/future projects. Qualifications
- 10 or more years of professional, relevant experience with at
least half in fundraising/development and external relations at
leadership levels, is required. A Bachelor’s degree required;
advanced degree preferred.
- The ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement a strategic
approach to building relationships and securing philanthropic
support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
- Strong, proven record of fundraising success, particularly
including identification and relationship building. Experience in
all the phases of prospect development from identification through
- An understanding of PIIE’s mission and areas of focus and an
ability to articulate the mission and impact of PIIE to current and
potential donors. Familiarity with policy research, think tanks,
and the landscape of issues in international economics is a
- Organizational leadership experience, including leading teams
effectively to achieve goals.
- Experience playing a major role in a Capital Campaign,
including pipelines, prospect tracking, task assignment, and
maintenance of timelines.
- Experience with CRM systems (preferably Salesforce) and
- Intellectual acuity and curiosity; poise, self-confidence and a
healthy sense of humor.
- Ability to travel internationally.
Consultant: Doug Trout – 703-718-4761
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