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Development Director, March on Washington Film Festival

The Raben Group
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 31, 2021

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Position Type
Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Employment Type
Full Time
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March on Washington Film Festival seeks an experienced Development Director to help make its 10th Anniversary a landmark program.

In an on-air MSNBC interview, Eugene Robinson, Associated Editor of The Washington Post, said, “The March on Washington Film festival (is) a great event.” The nation’s leading festival of its kind, we share the stories of the icons and foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement. MOWFF is equally dedicated to providing platforms and professional development for the changemakers of tomorrow through our workshops, panels, and educational outreach.

Applicants with a commitment to the advancement of social justice and racial equity—and a strong collegial spirit —are encouraged to apply.

Position Overview

The successful candidate will have experience in researching and prospecting funding opportunities among corporate, foundation-based, governmental, and individual donors. As our Development Director, you will be responsible for all of our vital revenue streams, which help advance our mission and maximize our impact in the community. Our Development Director plans and organizes annual fundraising activities in conjunction with our Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and grow long-term relationsh­ips with existing donors
  • Identify and build relationships with new and prospects
  • Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools
  • Write grants and proposals to secure funding from corporations, foundations, and government entities
  • Maximize donors’ funding goals at Festival time and beyond
  • Help develop and execute an annual fundraising plan 
  • Generate ideas that increase revenue and donor loyalty
  • Report on program progress to senior management and the board

Your experience should include:

  • 5 years’ successively responsible experience in development for a non-profit institution
  • Bachelor’s degree; master’s in non-profit management or related field a plus
  • Keen understanding of the civil rights movement’s history and a personal interest in social justice

Salary and Benefits:

Our salary for this role is $90,000 per year, commensurate with experience and locality. In addition to a great degree of autonomy in work and projects, our colleagues enjoy a suite of benefits such as health, dental, and vision insurance, unlimited PTO, monthly data plan reimbursements, flexibility in work location and schedule, a rich professional development curriculum, a 3% 401K match, yearly employer FSA contribution, work from home flexibility, and many more.  

COVID-19 Policy:

All Raben staff have the option to work remotely or in our offices, at their own discretion, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Regardless of work location, all staff of The Raben Group must show proof of having received an FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccination or undergo weekly COVID-19 PCR testing. New employees must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or begin submitting weekly COVID-19 PCR test results, no later than their first day of employment. 

The Raben Group finds it quite natural to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, aspiring to live the values of equity in everything we do.

To Apply:

Please email with your resume and cover letter.

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