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Director of Advancement

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Other Fundraising, Programs, Grant Administration, Other Programs
Community Foundations, Other Fields, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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About the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)


FAIR is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that supports secure borders and lower overall levels of immigration for the purpose of enhancing job opportunities for Americans, ensuring a sustainable environment and heightening national security.

Primary Objective: The Director of Advancement oversees the planning and execution of all components of fundraising and donor relations including digital marketing/online fundraising and content creation, grant writing, major donor relations and direct mail.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Develop revenue projections and monitor revenue to budget goals
  • Identify and cultivate major donors
  • Management of direct mail and online fundraising programs
  • Identify major giving prospects and create persuasive funding appeals
  • Oversee FAIR’s digital communications and marketing program
  • Work directly with the President to understand organizational messaging


The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Minimum 8 years of non-profit experience with a history of progressive achievement and advancement in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • An advanced degree a plus
  • Law school-preferred
  • Immigration experience- preferred
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, proofreading and interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail required
  • Strong data and analytical skills including the ability to present complex data in terms non-specialized audiences can understand


  • Exceptional interpersonal skills around consensus building
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Superior project management skills
  • Ability to travel and speak in front of groups
  • Experience with fundraising databases a plus

Salary range $130,000-$165,000 with signing bonus after 3 months.

This position is located at FAIR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. It is a full-time, exempt position. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience.

Cover letter indicating familiarity with our mission, resume, and one writing sample are required for your application to be considered. Please submit the required documents to 

(Candidates are encouraged to visit FAIR webpage at to learn more about the organization).

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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