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Director of Development, Global Leadership Programs

The Presidential Precinct
Virginia, United States
$75,000.00 - $100,000.00
Closing date
Jul 6, 2023
The Director of Development (DOD) leads the strategic direction and implementation of the Presidential Precinct’s fundraising.

As the organization’s primary development professional, the DOD collaborates closely with five colleagues, leveraging their competencies and fundraising across multiple revenue streams. Primary funding sources for the Precinct under the DOD’s management include annual and major giving along with corporate and foundation giving. The DOD supervises and receives support from a Development Officer.

The DOD is a senior staff member who collaborates closely and frequently with the CEO, staff, and organizational leadership. The DOD leads the ongoing work of ensuring the financial health and success of the organization.

The position requires the ability to work independently, under the general direction of the CEO, while meeting timelines and priorities.



  • Develop and lead implementation of an annual work plan that achieves set fundraising objectives, across revenue sources. The plan is tied to the Precinct’s strategic plan (created every three years and updated on an annual basis). The annual plan should include the following components: annual and major giving; corporate and foundation support for signature programs and general operations; prospect pipeline development across revenue sources; board and leadership development; special events; stewardship activities and donor acknowledgement.
  • Serve as a front-line fundraiser responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of a national and growing international portfolio of donors and prospects.
  • Following the completion of a revised 2023 strategic plan and a campaign feasibility study, launch a comprehensive endowment campaign to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.
  • Leverage engagement of Board members and other key volunteers in all aspects of Precinct’s development program.
  • Develop ongoing themed solicitations tied to key events throughout the calendar year. Communications will include print and online distribution to individual donors and prospects.
  • Develop stewardship materials for donors and prospects across revenue sources.
  • Ensure appropriate, timely, and accurate acknowledgement of all individual, corporate, foundation, and government contributions; including adherence to sponsorship requirements and other recognition agreements.
  • With the support of the Development Officer, maintain and enhance a record system of donors, donor prospects, board prospects, and prospective corporate and foundation supporters.
  • Begin and grow a systemic outreach program addressed to a targeted list of foundations and corporations in an effort to develop regular grant applications and funding proposals to receptive prospects.
  • Staff the CEO, Board Chair, and trustees as needed to support all advancement programming, to include briefings, talking points, and correspondence as needed.
  • Manage the Presidential Precinct’s Global Advisory Council, a key group of global volunteers who advise staff on programs and development.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Proven track record of five or more years of fundraising experience, with preference for experience within the Charlottesville area and throughout Virginia.
  • Experience soliciting and closing six figure gifts .
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong and positive interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interface and build connections with senior executives and leaders at major multi-national corporations and foundations.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills demonstrated by the ability to handle simultaneous tasks; detail-oriented with high level of accuracy.
  • Strong knowledge of philanthropy, fundraising techniques, and the nonprofit world, especially as related to foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Proficiency with Bloomerang, or similar fundraising database preferred.
  • Willingness to travel, occasionally overnight.


Please send a cover letter and resume via email to Review of applications will begin on June 15th and the position will remain open until filled.

The annual salary will range from $75-100k, commensurate with experience. 

The Presidential Precinct is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at

We look forward to hearing from you!

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