Development Director

New Leaders Council
Washington, DC
Sep 20, 2019
Sep 22, 2019
Full Time
About NLCNew Leaders Council (NLC) is the hub for progressive Millennial leadership. NLC is the premier leadership development organization whose mission is to recruit, train, and promote the next generation of progressive leaders. Soon to be the largest voting bloc in American history (~83 million voters) and possessing significant economic power, Millennials will be the generation to truly change our institutions in American society. Anchored by its six-month training program, the NLC Institute, our programs equips our leaders with the skills and networks to make impactful change, whether they run for office, manage campaigns, or create start ups and nonprofits. NLC leaders take their activism back into their communities and workplaces to impact progressive change. NLC has 50 chapters across the country in red and blue states with nearly 8,000 alumni. NLC is a true reflection of the Millennial generation with 63 percent of our NLC community self-identifying as people of color and 61 percent women. ResponsibilitiesThe Development Director will report to the President & CEO and partner with senior staff to expand NLC's fund development program to cultivate a stable and growing donor base. The ideal candidate has experience cultivating, securing, and stewarding a diverse donor base engaging individual, corporate, foundation, event, and alumni giving. Develop and oversee the fund development strategies supporting NLC's mission, 50 chapters, and nearly 8000 alumniLead and monitor the multi-year plan for reaching the organization's fundraising goals, surpassing its current $2 million budgetAdvise CEO on identifying, cultivating, and maintaining individual, corporate, and foundation donorsCultivate Board members as donors and networkers, including offering support for their individual commitments or fundraising strategiesPartner closely with volunteers from NLC's 50 chapters to fundraise at the local and national level Lead online fund development strategies and the year-end giving campaignManage fundraising events and direct funding strategies for NLC's annual conventionDevelop and manage an alumni giving program in partnership with senior volunteersMaintain ongoing communications with NLC's donor base, such as ensuring timely and accurate report deliveriesCreate marketing collateral related to fund development strategiesOversee and use NGP to track funder relationships and individual donors QualificationsDemonstrated ability to maintain and grow a stable and diverse multi-million dollar fundraising program Background in nonprofit and political fundraising is strongly encouragedAbility to lead with a lean staff and powerhouse volunteer base across the countryFamiliarity with federated organizational structure with national staff and local volunteersDemonstrated commitment to public service, with an enthusiasm for NLC's mission to recruit, train, and promote the next generation of progressive & diverse leaders Experience & Skills7+ years' fundraising experience 3+ years' staff and volunteer management experienceProficient with NGP and EveryActionGrant writing experience is a plusExcellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skillsAbility to thrive with tenacity and humor in a faced-faced, nimble nonprofit while operating remote work environment Bachelors required; Masters welcomed Location: While NLC is based in Washington DC, the organization has staff located throughout the country and operates as a remote work environment. An ideal candidate is located within Washington, DC, though the organization welcomes talented candidates from across the country to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Salary range for this role starts at $60-80K. NLC offers a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to New Leaders Council is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.