Founded in 1996, the Central Asia Institute (CAI) works to
advance education and job skills, especially for girls and women,
in remote and impoverished communities in Afghanistan, Pakistan,
and Tajikistan. We envision a world in which girls and women have
the education and skills to unlock their full potential and
contribute to a better, brighter future for themselves and their
families, communities, and countries. Educate a girl.
Change the world.
With a staff of nine, CAI offers a healthy and flexible work
environment that highly values teamwork, respect, open
communication, empowerment, professional growth, and work-life
balance. We offer an exceptional benefits package and have adopted
a hybrid workplace that includes both remote and in-office
CAI seeks a dynamic, dedicated, and mission-inspired Director of
Development to lead the organization’s development strategy and
manage our development team. The Director will work closely with
the Executive Director and board members to develop and implement a
strategy to ensure sustained support from CAI’s loyal base of
donors while implementing new initiatives to significantly increase
and diversify revenue to help ensure long-term financial
- Cast a bold vision for CAI’s fundraising potential, leveraging
the strengths of the fundraising team to amplify the mission and
impact of Central Asia Institute.
- Work closely with the Executive Director and the development
team to lead the strategic design, development, and implementation
of CAI’s annual giving strategy in alignment with the
organization’s strategic plan.
- Significantly grow annual fundraising revenue over the next
three (3) years.
- Develop and deliver clearly defined major donor, planned
giving, and institutional grant fundraising strategies including
measurable key performance indicators and growth goals for the
development department, as well as individual members of the
development team and yourself.
- Manage a portfolio of major donor prospects capable of making
transformational gifts. Work with the Executive Director to
cultivate and engage these prospects.
- Manage the development team, creating a culture of
collaboration and growth.
- Collaborate closely with CAI’s Senior Director of Strategy and
Communications to provide strategic input and guidance to CAI’s
annual fundraising and outreach campaigns.
- Work with CAI’s program staff to provide support and help build
the capacity of CAI’s in-country implementing partners in support
of fundraising efforts.
- Engage with CAI’s board of directors to support CAI’s
fundraising activities including participation in events,
identifying major donors, and recruiting new board members to
participate on the board’s development committee.
- Maintain the integrity of all development operations, including
donor and gift recordkeeping, donor database records, and gift
acknowledgments. Identify and implement ways to improve efficiency
- Bachelor’s degree.
- A minimum of seven years of experience in non-profit
development; at least three years of experience at a senior
- Demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of relationships and
grow revenue from that portfolio year-over-year, raising $2.5M+
- At least three years of experience focusing full-time on
generating philanthropic revenue from a portfolio of individuals,
foundations, and/or companies.
- Goal oriented with a proven track record of building donor
relationships and closing gifts in the five, six, and seven figure
- Experience leading and motivating a team.
- Exceptionally strong strategic thinking, analytical, and
prospect research skills combined with the ability to translate
strategies into concrete, action plans.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to inspire and
engage donors, partners, and a development team.
- Ability to travel nationally to meet with donors, participate
in events, and foster partnerships.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Flexibility and a good sense of humor.
- A valid U.S. passport.
- Experience in international development or humanitarian
- Experience working for non-profit organizations working on
education, livelihoods, and/or empowerment of women and girls.
- Experience working with Donor Perfect
CAI provides an attractive benefits package,
- Vacation: 80 hours per year; 120 hours per year after three
years; 160 hours per year after five years of employment
- Personal leave (includes sick leave): 64 hours per year
- Holidays: Eight per year plus three floating holidays
- Health, Dental and Vision Insurance: CAI pays 100% premium for
employee and 75% premiums for dependents
- Term life Insurance: Life insurance two times salary up to
maximum of $100,000
- 403(b) Retirement Plan including potential for employer
- Optional supplemental insurance
- $1,000 per year for professional development
Bozeman, MT; however, CAI has adopted a hybrid workplace that
includes both remote and in-office roles, and the option to work
from locations in the U.S. outside of Bozeman will be
$90,000 to $110,000, depending on experience.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send an email to email@example.com
Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and salary
requirements. In the subject line, type “Director of
The position will remain open until filled.
Educate a girl. Change the world.