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Fundraising Development Manager

Company: Close Up Foundation
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview -- Close Up is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, civic education organization that aims to inform, inspire, and empower young people to become active participants in our democracy. We believe a strong democracy requires engagement by all citizens. Therefore, we seek to reach youth from all communities and all backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, gender, socioeconomic level, or academic standing. Since 1971, we have partnered with schools nationwide to serve nearly one million students and educators through experiential programs in our nation's capital and in local communities, virtual after-school and summer programs, professional development for educators, and curriculum and resource design.Position Overview -- The Fundraising Development Manager is critical to developing Close Up's capacity to secure support that sustains the organization and expands its long-term impact. The person in this role will report to the Chief External Affairs Officer and collaborate with Close Up leadership. This individual will sustain and grow the portfolio, manage workflow, supervise the preparation of narrative and financial materials, and develop systems to increase efficiency. The Foundation's fundraising efforts often have a focus on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The ideal candidate has strong philanthropic networks and demonstrated success in fundraising. They are driven and capable of translating our mission into compelling cases for support. This position is based in the Washington, DC, area but there is telework flexibility. Responsibilities Cultivate new donations from individuals, foundations, grantors, and corporations.Manage the grant calendar and develop letters, pitches, proposals, and reports for funders.Work with leadership to develop donor and prospect cultivation and solicitation, and implement a fundraising strategy.Manage development staff and workflow to ensure timely submission of proposals, reports, and other funder-related deliverables.Collaborate with the Communications and Marketing Teams to develop collateral and opportunities to amplify donor support.Support senior leadership with introductory calls and preparation for meetings with potential donors. Follow and understand the latest trends and developments in politics and civic education.Participate in paid field training, in which you will work directly with students on our experiential learning programs.QualificationsBachelor's degree from a four-year college or university. 5-7 years of experience in fundraising, business development, and/or sales.A track record of success in meeting ambitious fundraising goals.Excellent communication and writing skills. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively across the organization.A creative thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.Detail-oriented with exceptional organizational and time-management skills.Willingness to travel to support prospecting and engaging donors.Previous experience in education preferred.Passion for Close Up's mission and civic education.Compensation and Benefits -- Close Up provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes three robust medical insurance plans, dental insurance (more than 90 percent of premiums are company-paid), and vision coverage. Close Up pays 100 percent of the premiums for life/AD&D insurance and short- and long-term disability insurance, and offers flexible spending and dependent care accounts, a 403(b) retirement savings program, paid vacation/sick days/holidays, paid parental leave, a Metro subsidy or free garage parking, a free on-site gym, and a positive work environment.If you are excited about the prospect of joining Close Up and this position sounds like a great fit, please send a cover letter and resume.No phone calls or recruiters, please.The Close Up Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PI181072503

Keywords: Close Up Foundation, Alexandria , Fundraising Development Manager, Executive , Alexandria, Virginia

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