We are now recruiting a Director of Development with international experience to join our committed board and staff in developing a new 2020-2025 strategy that will double our size and impact. We seek candidates who are highly motivated by our mission, bring existing networks and contacts, and have a proven track record of frontline fundraising experience. We are a global organization with fundraising offices in the US, UK, and Germany, direct programs in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Nigeria, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Iraq, and partnerships with organizations serving Syrian, South Sudanese, and Rohingya women, so ability to travel and collaborate with colleagues at a distance is required. Candidates must be comfortable with growth, change, and ambiguity and able to think strategically to address the evolving needs of our program and those of our current and future donors.
The Director of Development reports directly to the VP, Marketing, Development and Communications (MD&C) and is a senior member of the MD&C team. This position is responsible for managing Women for Women International’s (WfWI) major donor program in the United States. S/he is directly responsible for managing a portfolio of individual major donors and foundations that have potential to give significant six- and seven-figure gifts, building donor pipelines, and developing donor strategies and relationships to grow financial support for WfWI. S/he will also be responsible for managing the development team, which includes a Major Gift Officer, Development Officer for Mid-Level Giving, and a Senior Development Associate for Major Gifts. Functions under the Director include planning, budgeting, fundraising, and business analytics.