The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) is to accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees and forcibly displaced persons. JRS works in more than 52 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, psycho-social and emergency needs of nearly 750,000 refugees and other forcibly displaced persons regardless of race, ethnic origin or religious beliefs. For more information about JRS/USA please visit our website: www.jrsusa.org.
The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director of JRS/USA and creates and oversees the implementation and messaging for a strategic approach to fundraising which includes - major gifts, annual giving, special events, planned giving, and grant solicitation. The Director of Development oversees all private fundraising activities, including supervising the Development staff team, managing fundraising timelines, and monitoring fundraising budgets for income and expenditure. In collaboration with the Development team members and other JRS colleagues, the Director of Development leads efforts to raise approximately 4 million USD annually to sustain JRS/USA’s operational and programmatic costs and to provide significant assistance to JRS international programming. The Director of Development supervises a team of 4 direct reports and the position is based in Washington, D.C. with an estimated 15-20% of travel domestically and internationally.
Supervise Development team and all components of the Development program.
Works with Development team to:
Manage a dedicated portfolio of major donors and prospects.
Prepare and submit funding applications and reports.
Plan and execute fundraising campaigns and regular appeals.
Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects.
Serve as liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.
Direct planning and execution of special fundraising events.
Oversee the administration of a coordinated constituent relationship management system, Salesforce.
Develop and manage fundraising budgets for income and expense.
Collaborate closely with JRS International and serve as a partner to lead global development efforts for JRS.
Oversee and undertake stewardship for all donors, with the aim to deepen donor relationships with JRS.
Collaborate with other JRS/USA departments.
Engage volunteers for special development projects.
Bachelor’s degree or higher.
7-10 years of experience in development work, including demonstrated ability to secure major gifts and manage development staff.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Willingness to travel nationally and internationally.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and fundraising database systems (Salesforce experience a plus).
Knowledge of the mission of the Society of Jesus and familiarity with Jesuit Refugee Service helpful.
Prior experience with global humanitarian NGOs also helpful.
About Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization with a mission to accompany, serve, and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.
Our work expresses the commitment of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) to stand with refugees around the world.
JRS programs are currently found in 52 countries, serving refugees and other forcibly displaced persons in conflict zones and detention centers, on remote borders and in busy cities. We run pastoral care and psychosocial support programs in detention centers and refugee camps, and provide humanitarian relief in emergency displacement situations. Education and livelihoods programs provide skill development and opportunities for integration into host communities. We never cease to advocate for the rights of refugees, and to articulate the obligation to protect the most vulnerable among us.
Jesuit Refugee Service/USA is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Washington, DC that provides support – through funding, oversight, monitoring, and evaluation – to JRS projects and programming throughout the world.
JRS/USA also se...rves forcibly displaced migrants in the US through our Detention Chaplaincy Program. The Jesuit Refugee Service/USA chaplaincy programs provide pastoral and religious assistance to meet the needs of non-citizens detained by the Department of Homeland Security in five US federal detention centers.
JRS/USA also advocates to defend and protect refugees at home and abroad by representing them to Congress and US Government officials. JRS/USA also organizes supporters to raise awareness and advocate on refugees’s behalf.
A world where refugees and other forcibly displaced people attain protection, opportunity, and participation.
JRS believes that to journey with refugees is the most important way for us to express solidarity with them and our concern for their well-being. In a world where refugees are more than ever in need of welcome, protection, and justice, and yet are increasingly rejected, demonized, and denied their fundamental human rights, JRS offers accompaniment to refugees as a sign of hope and a way towards healing. In even the most desperate of situations, we remain with refugees to assure them that the world has not forgotten them, and that they are not alone.