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Director, Development

American Society of Association Executives
District of Columbia, United States
$90,000.00 - $95,000.00
Closing date
Jun 25, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Membership, Planned Giving, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Managing Volunteers, Other Programs, Program Administration and Management
Other Fields, Research
Employment Type
Full Time
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ASAE helps associations, and the professionals who lead, manage, and work in them, transform society through the power of collaboration. We are looking for someone to join our team as the Director of Development. Candidates must be able to work in a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative environment where colleagues are engaged, respect and support each other, hold themselves accountable, and celebrate their work.

ASAE’s Director of Development is the primary fundraising professional for the ASAE Research Foundation.  Through a team-oriented approach, the position provides leadership to all development programs (major gifts, annual fund, planned giving), campaigns, and special events that support fundraising initiatives as well as managing donor and volunteer relations, and donor cultivations and recognition programs. The director will represent the Research Foundation to key constituents and organizations within the association community.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Works closely with the President of the Foundation, the Foundation Board of Directors, the Development Committee, and other volunteers in the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to raise money to support all ASAE Foundation programs and research.
  • Develops and manages campaigns for ongoing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of key prospects and exercises initiative in identifying additional prospects through a systematic program of prospect research and evaluation.
  • Takes a leadership role in driving a collaborative process with staff and volunteer leaders that would result in the development of goals, objectives and operational plans for all fundraising and development programs.
  • Works closely with key internal departments including marketing, communications, social media, meetings & events, sponsorship, publications, research and website to accomplish the outreach and branding goals of the foundation.



  • With guidance from the ASAE Foundation President:
    • Determines fundraising goals and strategies for all development programs and campaigns.
    • Develops an annual operating budget for development programs, monitor financial performance against the budgets, and adjust operations, as appropriate, to insure the financial integrity of the Foundation.
    • Ensures that the Foundation conforms with all legal requirements of a 501(c)(3) organization, including financial management and reporting.
    • Ensures that all contributed gifts are received and processed in accordance with all applicable I.R.S. and accounting regulations. Maintains standards for donor confidentiality, stewardship, and use of funds.

Administration and Governance

  • Serves as senior staff liaison to the Development Committee.
  • Cultivates a strong partnership with the Foundation Board of Directors and Development Committee to direct development activities and volunteer engagement consistent with the mission of the Foundation.
  • With the Foundation President and Operations Manager, creates agendas and supports the meeting of the Development Committee and related subgroups.
  • Prepares all internal and external reports on the status of fundraising activities for the Foundation and any other reports as requested by the Foundation President.


Supervisory Responsibility
This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position.  Work hours are flexible; office core hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm; however, the ability to work before and after-hours events on occasion will be required. 

No more than 10% of travel is expected for this position. 

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Communications, or related field required
  • Minimum of 5 years fundraising experience and knowledge of best practices and strategies.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite or related software.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Familiarity with donor software programs
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience generating organizational and program budgets
  • Experience using and developing donor databases
  • Grant writing experience preferred


No more that 10% of travel is expected for this position

Work authorization
Must be able to work legally in the United States without sponsorship.

Benefits Offered:

  • Hybrid Work from Home Arrangements
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Prescription Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Generous 401k Retirement Plan
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Legal and Identity Theft Plans
  • Company Paid Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Computer Purchase Program


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