Who We Are
At Children's Law Center, everything we do is focused on one
thing - delivering better client outcomes for kids and families in
DC. Our staff are empowered to open minds, shape decisions, and
offer solutions. We encourage intellectual curiosity, innovation,
diversity, and mutual respect.
Our greatest assets are our people. We strive to attract and
cultivate a vibrant, creative, and diverse community. We recognize
that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives
fuel our ability to provide the best outcomes for our clients. Our
staff drive Children's Law Center's mission with their leadership,
result-orientated mindset, and commitment to cultural humility and
centering the needs of our clients. We are looking for an
individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented
environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to
make a difference.
Children's Law Center's success depends on recruiting and
retaining individuals who possess and value these attributes.
The Individual Gifts Specialist helps to lead our individual
giving, managing our Kite Club (individuals who give $1,500+) and
our lower-dollar donors to develop a pipeline of future donors and
prospects that supports continued growth into 2023 and beyond. The
Individual Gifts Specialist reports to the Director of Corporate
and Individual Philanthropy. All Children’s Law Center staff are
expected to participate in organizational diversity, equity, and
inclusion (DEI) activities.
The Individual Gifts Specialist is responsible for guiding and
expanding our Kite Club (leadership annual giving) to at least 300
members by the end of 2022 through strategic cultivation,
stewardship and orchestrated solicitations. Key
- Leading the development of strategies to identify, cultivate
and solicit new Kite Club members and to steward and increase the
support of current Kite Club members.
- Maintaining a portfolio of donors and prospects for
solicitation (primarily individuals, but some family foundations
and corporate supporters are also likely).
- Identifying, developing and drafting materials to support Kite
- Helping to guide event strategies and assist with event
logistics to cultivate relationships.
- Coordinate volunteers’ prospect portfolios and actively support
their cultivation and solicitation moves.
- Leading the development of strategies to identify, cultivate
and solicit new lower-dollar donors and to steward and increase the
support of current donors.
- Developing and leading the process to qualify lower-dollar
donors as Kite Club prospects.
- Expanding our Peer-to-Peer solicitation program.
Helping Children Soar Benefit
- Serving as liaison with select host committee members and
coordinating solicitations with the development team.
- Providing strategic input into the development of Benefit
- Writing and copy-editing event materials.
- Authoring appeal letters, including year-end and Kite Club
outreach, and assisting with the management of our annual direct
- Planning, managing and drafting stewardship mailings, including
our Kite Club updates.
- Working collaboratively with the development and communications
teams to produce appeals and mailings.
- Previous fundraising experience required soliciting gifts from
- Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
- Excellent professional judgment and ability to maintain
- Strong project and volunteer management skills.
- Ability to manage up to support senior staff in executing key
- Proficient at managing multiple assignments through clear and
- Adept at working independently and as a team member.
- Ability to work efficiently and problem-solve.
- Strong capability to work well under pressure and in a
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 or 2016,
especially Word and Excel.
- Willingness and availability to work nights and weekends, as
necessary, for events and time-sensitive projects.
- Prior experience working in a nonprofit setting preferred.
- Prior CRM database experience—with DonorPerfect would be a
Required Skills and
Salary and Benefits
- 3-6 years prior experience with fundraising and individual
The salary for this position ranges from $48,800- $61,000
annually for applicants with 3-6 years’ relevant
experience plus a sign-on bonus. Children’s Law Center
offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental,
vision, and short- and long-term disability insurance;
employer-provided retirement contributions; flexible spending
plans; and vacation, sick, holiday, family and medical leave.
Children’s Law Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. Employees
with federal student loan debt can apply for Public Service Loan
Forgiveness. For more information, go to https://myfedloan.org/borrowers/special-programs/pslf.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume as one PDF
file via CLC's careers page
Children’s Law Center is committed to fostering a diverse and
inclusive environment. If you believe that you need accommodation
to search for, or apply for, one of our positions please send an
email to Jobs@ChildrensLawCenter.org. In your email, please
include the accommodation you are requesting and the job title you
are applying for. It may take up to three business days to receive
a response to your request.
Hybrid Working Conditions
Children's Law Center is currently operating on a hybrid work
schedule. All employees are expected spend time both working
remotely and working in-person from Children's Law Center's office.
Hybrid working expectations vary depending upon role and
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has required that government employees
receive the COVID-19 vaccine and all eligible booster shots or be
granted medical or religious exemption from the mandate. Due
to some of our grant funding and partnerships, Children’s Law
Center must follow this mandate. Prior to beginning employment at
Children's Law Center, all new employees must be fully vaccinated,
including all eligible booster shots, and provide proof thereof as
a condition of employment unless the candidate applies and is
approved for an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical
condition or a religious belief.
Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment will be
subject to a background check.
Children’s Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are
committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and
existing employees. We evaluate qualified applicants without
regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information,
gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or
veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, and any other basis protected by federal, state, or
local law, ordinance, or regulation. We invite you
to visit us here to learn
more about our company and our career opportunities (https://childrenslawcenter.org/get-involved/careers/).
Children’s Law Center is dedicated to building a world that is
inclusive in approach and has equal opportunities and equitable
outcomes for all. Our organization is committed to developing and
supporting a robustly diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist
community, where all members can create and feel a sense of
belonging. Through our collective deliberate efforts, we work
toward racial and social justice for children and families in