Director of Leadership Giving
About the organization:
Center for Adoption
Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) is a national leader in mental
health services for the adoption and foster care community with the
core mission to improve the lives of children who have been adopted
or in foster care and their families through counseling, lifelong
education, and a growing national network of trained
For over 25 years, C.A.S.E. has been combining best practices
and innovation to provide specialized individual and family
therapy, psychiatric services and support groups and have become a
local, national, and international resource for adoptive, kinship
and foster families and the professionals who support them. C.A.S.E
set out in 2021 on a
new strategic direction to grow CASE’s clinical and training
programs into a National Teaching Clinic and Knowledge Center. It
is an exciting time as CASE grows its evidenced-based adoption
competent clinical model into a National Demonstration and Teaching
Clinic and continues to expand its adoption competent training
programs across the country.
C.A.S.E has an annual budget of $7.5 million and a staff of 55
About the Position:
This position is ideal for a dynamic, results-driven, and
well-organized development professional that is ready for a
leadership role as C.A.S.E. expands its work nation-wide. The
Director of Leadership Giving will have a significant impact on the
organization’s next phase of growth.
Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Leadership Giving, is a
key member of the organization’s leadership and will lead the
Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) individual
giving efforts. They will have a portfolio of 100 to 120 prospects,
targeting five- and six-figure prospects. The Director of
Leadership Giving is responsible for planning and implementing
strategies for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and
stewardship of individual donors to support C.A.S.E. They will
focus on strategically expanding the organization's Individual
Giving program with a goal of significantly increasing the base of
annual gifts and multiyear commitments.
This is a full-time, exempt hybrid position. On-site two
(2) days per week, Burtonsville, MD, office.
Note: May require evening hours. Must occasionally attend
specific agency functions in the evening and/or on
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
- Secure major gifts at the five- and six-figure levels.
- Manage an existing portfolio of 100 to 150 donors and
- Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and
prospects, including C.A.S.E.’s donor database and wealth screening
- Work with the Development department to align efforts and set
- Create and implement moves management plans.
- Make direct, face-to-face solicitations and work with
organizational leadership and program staff to develop
individualized donor strategies; support the overall efforts of the
- Acknowledge major donors through public and private
- Track and report progress using specific metrics.
- Works in close partnership with the Senior Director of
Marketing and Communications on external relations and fundraising
- Manages signature fundraising events in partnership with
Marketing and Communications and outside consultants.
- Liaison to the Board Development Committee and its work.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Attends and actively participates a variety of internal and/or
external meetings, committees and/or events which may not be job
related, but are related to the agency’s clients, mission, and/or
its employees, such as but not limited to, All Staff Meetings,
Board Meetings, Development Committee Meetings, Departmental
Meetings, Employee annual and or ad-hoc benefits meetings, agency
- Performs other related duties as may be required.
- Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience.
- At least seven years of relevant work experience, including at
least five years of front-line fundraising and working with
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- Demonstrated success managing a portfolio of individual donors
at the five- and six-figure levels.
- Demonstrated work experience and donor contacts in
- Ability to develop and initiate new strategies.
- Demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively with
diverse constituencies and effectively develop relationships that
enhance overall development goals.
- Ability to work well under pressure and manage projects
- Skilled at articulating compelling cases for leadership gifts
- Ability to use data and CRM systems to set fundraising strategy
and priorities, measure outcomes, and drive superior
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Strong interpersonal, mediation, and facilitation skills.
- Ability to work both independently and as a member of a
- Support for C.A.S.E.’s mission.
Salary & Benefits:
95 – 100K
Competitive benefits including medical, sick leave and vacation,
403(B) retirement Flexible hours.
Please submit a resume and cover letter via email
and state Director of Leadership Giving in the subject
C.A.S.E. does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color religion, gender (including pregnancy), age, national origin,
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
military or veteran status, or any other category protected under
applicable federal, state or local law.
C.A.S.E. maintains a
Our passionate and dedicated staff and Board of Directors
are guided by the following core values:
- Commitment to Excellence
- Collaborative Culture of Innovation
- Dedication to Compassion and Integrity
CLOSES: When Filled