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Senior Director of Development and Communications (Hybrid - Metro DC)

Women's Congressional Policy Institute
District of Columbia, United States
$110,000.00 - $130,000.00
Closing date
Nov 29, 2023

Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Women's Congressional Policy Institute in the search for a Senior Director of Development and Communications.

Reporting to the President, the Senior Director of Development and Communications will design and implement a comprehensive development strategy for foundation, corporate, annual giving, and major gifts. The Senior Director will develop and direct efforts to expand individual giving, curating and managing a major gifts portfolio that includes compelling strategies and timelines for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual and major gift from individuals. The Senior Director will develop and oversee a communication strategy that aligns with and furthers the organization's development strategy as well as oversee all development operations and systems including but not limited to donor database, gifts processing, gift acceptance policies, etc. The Senior Director will partner with the President to ensure that the board is supported in its fundraising activities. The Senior Director of Development and Communications should have the ability to be on-site in Washington, DC as needed, two to three days per week. 

The Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI) is a nonpartisan public policy organization whose mission is to bring together a community of bipartisan women policymakers and trusted partners to advance issues of importance to women, develop the next generation of women leaders, and foster a more effective and representative democracy. WCPI was established in 1995 after the House of Representatives voted to eliminate the staff and funding for all caucus organizations, including the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. It fills a critical role in the policy and advocacy community. As a nonprofit, it does not lobby or take positions on legislation or policy.

For nearly 30 years WCPI has worked to strengthen and expand the capacity of the Caucus through its briefings and meetings for women Members of Congress and their staff, with the aim to bring them closer together across party lines and to encourage bipartisan policy priorities to advance issues of interest to women and families. These include women’s health, international issues, 21st century workforce development issues, as well as events to strengthen relationships among women. Its congressional briefings are free and open to the public. WCPI also produces Weekly Legislative Update, which is a free publication that provides information about legislative actions affecting women and their families.

Women's Congressional Policy Institute is committed to core values that, along with its mission, guide its work and shape the culture of the organization. It is committed to bipartisanship. Encouraging policy priorities that span the partisan divide helps it foster solutions important to all women. It is committed to cultivating women’s leadership. While a record number of women currently serve in Congress, there remains a dearth of women in leadership positions in the public policy arena. WCPI seeks to empower women to lead on Capitol Hill and in public policy. It is committed to representative democracy.

A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least five years of fundraising or external relations experience is preferred for this position, as is Capitol Hill experience. Women's Congressional Policy Institute will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are excited about this role and feel that you can contribute to WCPI, but your experience does not exactly align with every qualification listed above, we encourage you to apply. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the Women's Congressional Policy Institute as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

Women's Congressional Policy Institute is committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Jeanette Rivera-Watts at

The salary range for this position is $110,000 to $130,000 annually.

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