CAI seeks a dynamic, dedicated, and mission-inspired Director of Development to lead the organization’s development strategy and manage our development team. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director and board members to develop and implement a strategy to ensure sustained support from CAI’s loyal base of donors while implementing new initiatives to grow fundraising and development efforts. Key responsibilities will include identifying and cultivating new major donors, overseeing CAI’s planned giving program and digital marketing campaigns, and organizing events around the United States to raise awareness of CAI’s mission and impacts, solicit major donors, and develop new partnerships. Telework may be considered for the right candidate.
Founded in 1996, the Central Asia Institute (CAI) supports impoverished and remote communities in Central Asia to unlock the full potential of girls and women through education. CAI collaborates with local communities to overcome societal and economic barriers that prevent children, especially girls, from receiving education and women from accessing jobs. Our approach of working through local partners to provide education and livelihood skills, especially to girls and women, has proven effective time and again in demonstrating that when girls and women thrive, their families, communities, and nations prosper.
A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in non-profit development; at least three (3) years of experience at a senior level;
Proven track record of non-profit fundraising;
Experience leading a team;
Proven track record of raising major and principal gifts from a variety of sources and fostering relationships with key stakeholders;
Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to inspire and engage donors and partners;
Successful experience in institutional fundraising, proposal writing, oversight, and management;
Ability to travel nationally to meet with donors, participate in events, and foster partnerships;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Flexibility and a good sense of humor; and
A valid U.S. passport.
Experience in international development or humanitarian affairs;
Experience working for non-profit organizations working on education, livelihoods, and/or empowerment of women and girls;
Existing national network of personal contacts and connections with potential major donors and supporters;
Willingness to travel to Central Asia to meet with CAI’s local partners and visit CAI-supported projects and programs;
Additional Salary Information: CAI provides an attractive benefits package, including:
•Employer paid medical insurance premiums for top tier medical benefits including vision and dental coverage
•Generous vacation and personal leave and holiday allowance, volunteer time off
•Yearly professional development budget and opportunities
•Life insurance policy
About Central Asia Institute
Vision: To unlock the full potential of girls and women through education. When girls and women thrive, their families, communities, and nations prosper.
Educate a girl. Change the world.
Mission: To promote education and livelihood skills, especially for girls and women, in the remote regions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.