At a pivotal moment in history, National Law Enforcement
Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) seeks a dynamic and inspired Chief
Development Officer to steer its fundraising efforts and secure
commitments from the next generation of patrons in support of
NLEOMF’s singular mission to honor the fallen, tell the story of
American law enforcement, and make it safer for those who
Headquartered in the nation’s capital, NLEOMF is dedicated to
inspiring all citizens to value law enforcement and the vital role
it plays in society. NLEOMF maintains the National Law Enforcement
Officers Memorial – the nation’s monument to law enforcement
officers killed in the line of duty – and oversees the largest,
most comprehensive database of line-of-duty officer deaths. More
recently, NLEOMF developed, built, and in 2018, opened the National
Law Enforcement Museum, adjacent to the Memorial in Washington, DC,
to visually elevate and advance the stories of American law
enforcement through changing exhibitions, collections, research,
NLEOMF advances its work through the following programs and
- Oversight of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in
cooperation with the National Park Service;
- Operations and programming for the National Law Enforcement
Memorial and Museum, strengthening the relationships between law
enforcement officers and the communities they serve, and advancing
the safety and wellness of law enforcement;
- Active ongoing research related to officer fatality trends and
key issues, serving as the designated national clearinghouse for
information about law enforcement line of duty fatalities;
- Functioning as the principal organizer of National Police Week
and the 5K Run for the Badge and formally engraving the names of
fallen officers on the Memorial for a dedication during the annual
Candlelight Vigil, along with a host of other ceremonies and events
at both the Memorial and Museum.
Incorporated in 1984 as a non-profit tax-exempt 501(c) (3)
organization, NLEOMF has a staff of nearly 50 employees including
those at the Memorial and the Museum and is governed by a 24-person
Board of Directors. NLEOMF’s annual budget is $22M, the majority of
which is comprised of public and private contributions,
supplemented by program revenue, government grants, and investment
income. For more information, please visit http://www.nleomf.com/.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development
Officer (CDO) is an integral leadership team member responsible for
the implementation of NLEOMF’s fundraising and donor engagement
strategies for the Memorial, Museum, and in support of Officer
Safety and Wellness initiatives. The position collaborates closely
with the Development Committee Chair of the Board of Directors,
other Board committees, and senior staff as a strategic and
innovative thought-partner and team leader in institutional
planning and development. This critical role offers an opportunity
for the right individual to harness the momentum and civic
imperative of this time to engage a new generation in recognizing
and supporting the vast positive contributions of law enforcement
in society at large. The CDO will work alongside a seven-person
senior leadership team, including the CEO, and supervise a
development team of five full-time staff.
NLEOMF has had great success with its direct mail and digital
mail campaigns. Additionally, over the past two years, NLEOMF has
built a highly successful Corporate Partner Program resulting in
over $1M in annual revenue.
The CDO’s primary responsibilities include:
Strategy & Fund Development
- Providing strategy and oversight for the development,
implementation, and execution of all fund development initiatives
working closely with the CEO, Development Committee, and
- Actively engaging in the strategic planning process,
translating initiatives into measurable, achievable goals for the
Development Department, including annual written Department and
- Working collaboratively with the CEO, ensuring
multi-million-dollar annual fundraising targets are met and
stewarded with the utmost integrity and a high level of
- Engaging and empowering the Board Development Committee to
deliver a high level of support in cultivation and donor
identification efforts to meet Board fundraising goals.
- Supervising and strengthening a development staff of five,
providing oversight, strategic guidance, and appropriate delegation
with an eye on engagement, accountability, and talent development.
Areas of emphasis include prospect research, major gift
solicitation, new cultivation strategies for younger and diverse
donors, planned giving, and effectively stewarding current and
- Overseeing operating and capital program budgets in
coordination with Finance.
- Creating and refining development policies and procedures and
ensuring that all development activities comply with department and
legal requirements, including relevant tax law.
- Providing personal management to a small portfolio of
high-level prospects, among other duties as assigned.
- Ensuring deliverables are met for comprehensive campaigns and
increasing the stature of the Museum as an outstanding, impactful,
and unique philanthropic cause in the community.
- Developing and supervising the preparation of creative,
individually tailored written and/or alternative media
presentations for solicitations and campaigns including written
proposals, project budgets, recognition packages, interim and final
reports, benefit delivery, and other support materials that enhance
- Partnering with marketing and events team, appropriate Museum
staff and donor staff in the planning and execution of various
Memorial and Museum donor-related events.
- Establishing and measuring quality and risk standards with
legal and financial counsel.
Experience and Attributes
- Passion for and connection to the work advanced through
- A proven track record of raising significant funds ($10M+) from
individuals and corporations by mobilizing staff and board
resources, communicating with key foundation leaders, and
cultivating and stewarding prospects for pipeline development.
Experience leading and managing capital campaigns is a plus.
- A minimum of 10 years’ experience directing development efforts
and staff in a nonprofit organization.
- Demonstrated understanding of fundraising, its applications,
and growth experience including innovative strategic thinking,
attention to detail, and focus on implementing strategy to produce
- Ability to nurture the organization’s culture of philanthropy
and infuse development and donor stewardship ethics.
- A masterful communicator, exceptional writer, and excellent
listener with a strong ability to build trust among a wide range of
- Excellent senior management experience including organizational
oversight and supervision.
- A team player with a “can do” attitude, a good sense of humor,
and professionalism in a fast-paced environment; ability to
recruit, manage, and motivate a dynamic fundraising team.
- Sensitivity and experience that speaks to an awareness and
understanding of best practices around Diversity, Equity, and
Inclusion and demonstrated experience upholding those practices in
- Knowledge or working experience with law enforcement a
- Demonstrated ability to effectively work with donor
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
- Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) a plus.
This position requires moderate travel throughout the country. A
flexible hybrid work arrangement is possible; the ability to work
at the Museum in Washington, DC is a plus. The salary range for
this position is $150-180K. A generous package of employee benefits
is also offered along with other generous incentives.
To apply, upload resume and cover letter
here. For more information,
please contact Adrienne O’Rourke at Adrienne.ORourke@marcumllp.com.
NLEOMF provides equal employment opportunities without
regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, pregnancy or
recent childbirth or related medical condition, gender identity and
expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age,
disability, the use of a guide or support animal because of
blindness, deafness or physical handicap of any individual,
citizenship, veteran or military status, genetic information,
marital status, familial status, domestic or sexual violence victim
status, possession of a GED instead of a high school diploma, or
any other protected characteristic under applicable federal, state
or local laws.
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