The Vice President for Development (VPD) provides philanthropic strategy, vision, leadership and guidance to the President and the Institution and serves as the catalyst for enabling Brookings to achieve its ambitious financial goals. The VPD will help Brookings support its research and programmatic activities through solicitation of new, ongoing and sustainable sources of private funds.
Reporting to the President, s/he will serve on the senior management team and lead a team of approximately 15 employees and must be able to oversee and navigate a decentralized development operation.
Key attributes include leveraging the President’s time to represent Brookings in any way that helps maximize building relationships with potential funders. The President anticipates dedicating a significant portion of his time to development therefore, the VPD must be able to anticipate his needs with flexibility, agility and speed.
The VPD must be a strategic thinker and doer with the ability to take great ideas from conception to execution. S/he will enhance efforts to generate significant gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations and will ensure that all areas of the development operation are strategically organized and managed to achieve maximum success. This will require that the VPD initiate cutting edge strategies that maximize Brookings presence in the marketplace now and well into the future.