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Director of Corporate Giving & Philanthropy

Ada Developers Academy
Washington, United States
$120,000.00 - $140,000.00
Closing date
Feb 29, 2024

Ada Developers Academy (Ada) is a non-profit, tuition-free coding school. Our mission is to prepare women and gender expansive adults to be software developers while advocating for inclusive and equitable work environments. We primarily serve and address the needs of Black, Latine, Indigenous Americans, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, and low-income people. Our tuition-free training program includes a collaborative learning environment, individualized support, and an applied learning internship.

About this position

We seek a Director of Corporate Giving & Philanthropy to join our dynamic team responsible for fundraising in support of Ada’s regional and national operations. As a leader within our Development Team, you will be responsible for growing and developing a major donor and workplace giving programs to raise funds from major donors and employees of key corporate partners and prospects, as well as engaging employees and corporations around Ada’s mission. You will lead our corporate engagement initiatives and oversee day-to-day management of our corporate partnerships. You will play a key role in expanding the size and geographic base of our major donors and corporate funders, including taking leadership in building emergent regional relationships as we expand. Ada’s plans to raise $2-3m (30% of total budget) from all sources of philanthropy, primarily through this position. The successful candidate will have relationship management experience, an understanding of industry trends in corporate social responsibility and workplace giving, major gifts, and a successful fundraising track record.

This is a full-time position, with an annual salary range of $120,000 - $140,000 (DOE) and excellent benefits. While Ada is primarily operating remotely, this position requires 30-40% travel, including in the greater Seattle area and out-of-state.

Priority application date: February 9, 2024


We offer a competitive benefits package to our valued team members including: 


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance with 100% of employee premiums (and 75% of eligible dependent premiums) paid by Ada
  • Generous paid time off including: 4 weeks vacation leave and 2 weeks sick leave accrued annually, 11 paid holidays, and 2 paid week-long agency closures (summer and winter)
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave
  • Immediate participation and vesting in a 403(b) retirement plan with up to 4% employer match 
  • Health Care, Dependent Care and Commuter FSA options 
  • 100% employer-sponsored Long-Term Disability and Basic Life insurances
  • As a learning organization, we offer up to $1,000 annually for employees to use towards their professional development       


Core responsibilities

Fundraising Strategy & Planning

  • Collaborate with the Interim CEO, philanthropy consultant, and other leaders to develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies aligned with organizational goals.

  • Strategize and oversee major donor programs, workplace engagement and corporate giving with corporations and organizations, cultivating donors through relationships and giving campaigns.

  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders on the identification and implementation of workplace giving, employee engagement, and corporate giving opportunities as part of our broader strategy for high-value corporate partnerships.

Relationship Management & Fundraising

  • Responsible for leading the growth, development, and successful execution of a comprehensive major gift program, building relationships and a pipeline of annual major donors.

  • Manage a portfolio of high-level donors through a moves management process that includes cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

  • Responsible for leading the growth, development, and successful execution of corporate philanthropy, including workplace engagement, employee giving, and corporate donations and sponsorships through the cultivation of corporate partner relationships across sectors.

  • Develop and maintain strong external relationships within the corporate giving world to facilitate funding opportunities, retain and increase the number of corporate donors and sponsors.

  • Qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate prospects and contributors to meet or exceed annual revenue goals, and maintain an excellent reputation in the community and relationships with donors.

Engagement & Representation

  • Represent Ada at employee engagement and workplace giving events as a presenter and facilitator, bringing Ada’s mission and work to life in compelling, tangible ways.

  • Work across the organization to secure and prepare Ada program and subject matter experts for relevant employee engagement events and presentations.

Other Duties

  • Other duties and special projects as needed.

Essential qualifications

  • Enthusiastic support of Ada’s mission and demonstrated embodiment of Ada’s values.

  • Minimum 7 years relevant experience, including major donor engagement, workplace & corporate engagement and fundraising in performance-based or mission-based environments.

  • Experience raising $750,000+/yr from workplace & corporate giving and  $1M+/yr from major gifts.

  • Demonstrated achievement in fundraising, including direct experience leading significant workplace giving campaigns, corporate sponsorships, and corporate giving.

  • Experience successfully collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to produce engagement opportunities and other strategic outcomes.

  • Strong project management, prioritization, and decision-making skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

At Ada, we hope to be drivers of change, and believe having a team of diverse backgrounds will enable us to strengthen our impact for others. Ada is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at

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