SurvJustice is an equal-opportunity employer immediately seeking an energetic and entrepreneurial fundraising professional to join our small and growing organization as the Director of Development. This is a senior management level position directly responsible for all development and fundraising initiatives at SurvJustice. This is a unique opportunity to support the growth of this rapidly expanding national organization that provides direct assistance to survivors of campus sexual violence across the country. This individual will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors on setting and executing both short and long-term fundraising and outreach goals of the organization.
Lead, and actively participate in, efforts to increase the amounts of all gifts and grants;
Oversee the preparation of high-quality and timely grant proposals, solicitations, funder reports, acknowledgements, and any other communications required to support ongoing fundraising activities;
Provide assistance and leadership to the Executive Director to build and maintain long-term relationships with donors and to cultivate effective, meaningful relationships with prospects that result in measurable results;
Develop and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies and tactics that support organizational and programmatic growth to achieve the organization's strategic plan objectives;
Secure funds from local and national sources (individuals, corporations, foundations) and provide direction, support, and leadership to the Executive Director and Board of Directors, engaging and involving them effectively in this effort;
Contribute to accountant's efforts to develop monthly revenue and forecast-based financial reports; &
Organize and oversee minimum of one event annually and evaluate the capacity for additional fundraising events.
Bachelor degree required;
Excellent communication and speaking skills;
Excellent writing skills with clear attention to detail;
Willingness to work some evenings and occasional weekends;
Willingness to take on administrative work to assist a growing executive staff;
Experience writing and submitting successful grant proposals and engaging in foundation outreach;
Knowledge and experience with CRM and related donor management software (Blackbaud/eTapestry/Salesforce/Neon);
Around five years of development experience, preferably in a not-for-profit or social innovation sector; &
Experience in successfully bringing in major gifts and institutional solicitations of five figures annually.
Strong interest in campus sexual violence and related progressive causes;
Experience with various social media tools, marketing, and PR campaigns;
Self-motivated and comfortable working in a small and collaborative team environment; &
Deep knowledge of not-for-profit and/or social innovation sector.
Additional Salary Information: Staged salary likely given startup nature of the organization and growth opportunity within the position.
Who we are: SurvJustice is a D.C.-based national not-for-profit organization that increases the prospect of justice for all survivors through effective legal assistance that enforces victim rights and holds both perpetrators and enablers of sexual violence accountable in campus, criminal and civil systems. Founded in 2014 by Laura L. Dunn, it is still the only national organization that provides ...legal assistance to survivors in campus hearings across the country. SurvJustice also provides policy advocacy and institutional trainings services to communities that seek to better prevent and address campus sexual violence. By working on these fronts, SurvJustice decreases the prevalence of campus sexual violence through the United States.
Who we are not: Although the work of SurvJustice naturally raises awareness about campus sexual violence and encourages prevention, our mission is neither prevention nor awareness focused. Rather SurvJustice’s theory of change is that increasing the prospect of justice for survivors through enforcing victim rights and holding both perpetrators and enablers accountable in campus, criminal and civil systems will decrease the prevalence of sexual violence across the country. SurvJustice does not provide support resources to survivors, such as counseling or therapy, nor is it a fundraising source for campaigns, organizations, groups, survivors, or lawsuits. Finally, SurvJustice does not assist accused students that are not victims of sexual violence.