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Associate Director, Prospect Research and Portfolio Management

Share Our Strength
District of Columbia, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 14, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Prospect Research
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Share Our Strength in the search for an Associate Director, Prospect Research and Portfolio Management.

Reporting to the Managing Director, Constituent Development and Operations, the Associate Director, Prospect Research and Portfolio Management will provide leadership and strategic vision for a robust and growing program encompassing donor research, analysis, and prospect management in support of major gifts and foundation programs.

The Associate Director will lead portfolio optimization across the development team by building and managing donor pipelines and creating systems that leverage growing direct response and mid-tier programs, as well as increasing prospect opportunities through volunteer leadership. The Associate Director will be responsible for the continuing refinement, implementation, and enforcement of prospect development team systems, policies, and procedures. As a key member of the development leadership team, the Associate Director will work cross-functionally and collaboratively across the department to realize opportunities for prospects across giving levels and revenue channels.

Share Our Strength's mission is to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. Since 1984, it has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring and organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Through No Kid Hungry, which will end childhood hunger in the United States, and Cooking Matters, which helps low-income families learn to shop and cook healthier campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. Share Our Strength believes that everyone has a strength to share to help ensure every individual can live a healthy and productive life.

In its work, the team at Share Our Strength believes in some specific values. It strives to be bold; it has a clear mission and ambitious goals. It believes everyone has a strength to share and mobilizes a broad range of stakeholders to take action. It demands a diversity of ideas, people, and communities, which leads to stronger solutions. It believes in always being inventive – trying new things and challenging the status quo. Last but not least, it values doing good work and it has a good time doing it.

Share Our Strength is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. As an organization working to become antiracist in its policies and actions, it celebrates its differences but also its shared culture, commitments, and intersectional identities. It is the embracing of this shared commitment, and willingness to be self-reflective, that ensures a sense of belonging is part of how it shows up for one another. Share Our Strength believes that exploring, developing, and implementing strategies to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusion is embedded throughout the organization, and allows it to engage as a culturally responsive partner with communities across the country.

A bachelor's degree is preferred for this position as is at least eight years of prospect research and portfolio management experience (non-profit setting preferred). Travel to Washington, DC will be necessary. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Share Our Strength as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

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