The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the largest research institute focusing solely on the Middle East, seeks a Director of Donor Relations with significant development experience, a keen interest in the Middle East, and an impressive record of accomplishment.
The Director of Donor Relations, an integral contributor to the Institute’s sophisticated development strategy, will work with high-level donors and senior professionals to assist in executing the development plan and in growing the donor base.
He/she will join the Institute as it pursues its 35th Anniversary campaign and continues to expand to meet the contemporary needs of U.S. policy in the Middle East.
The Director of Donor Relations plays a vital stewardship role of a sophisticated donor base.
He/she will assist with a full range of development activities e.g. planning and executing our annual conference and local briefings in DC/MD/VA, coordinating international trips, foundation research, and other duties as assigned.
He/she must have significant experience in/facility with donor relations, preparing and maintaining budgets, coordinating logistics with vendors, reviewing contracts, and organizing major events.
He/she will help coordinate development activities with the regional directors and play a central role in training regional development assistants.
He/she will supervise the Development Operations Manager and Development Assistant in the national office located in Washington, DC.
The Director of Donor Relations will report to the National Director of Development.
Bachelor's degree in relevant professional field with a minimum of 3-5 years of development experience with nonprofit organizations and an excellent track record of increasing responsibility and notable achievements.
He/she must be a consummate team player. This is a growth position, in which the successful candidate will progressively assume greater responsibilities in the overall effort to build the Institute’s donor base.
Working in a fast-paced setting, the candidate must be personable, well organized, pro-active, and detail-oriented.
Competency with donor development software is required. Experience with Raiser’s Edge software is preferred.
Understanding the politics of the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy is desirable.
Send a resume to The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The mailing address is 1111 19th Street NW, Suite 500, Washington DC, 20036. Or email your resume to email@example.com.
The Washington Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
About The Washington Institute
The mission of The Washington Institute is to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them.
The Washington Institute is an Equal Employment Employer.