MADRE seeks a dynamic, experienced and skilled development professional with a strong track record of securing both private and public funds to lead all aspects of fundraising during a period of unprecedented and rapid growth.
Reporting to the Deputy Director and working closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Director of Development is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive and diversified development strategy to raise the organization’s annual budget of $9.1 million and support continued growth. This is to be achieved through providing strategic leadership, work product and supervision to development staff. The Director of Development will lead MADRE's development team in all aspects of fundraising, including prospecting new institutional and major donors, proposal and report writing, stewarding relationships with donors, overseeing MADRE’s membership program, developing a planned giving program and raising visibility for MADRE in key philanthropic spaces. The position will also work collaboratively with the communications team to develop communication strategies that result in greater individual giving across all gift levels.
The ideal candidate is dedicated, flexible, energetic, enthusiastic, strategic and creative. The Director of Development will provide mentorship, coaching, and supervision to MADRE’s development team; serve as an integral part of the senior leadership team; and be a key driver in helping MADRE achieve its strategic growth goals. The ideal candidate should have outstanding interpersonal skills and effectively deal with a wide range of individuals and groups, including, board members, major donors, prospects and colleagues, while demonstrating warmth, integrity and professionalism. The individual must have superb written and oral communication skills, be a strong researcher and editor, have immaculate attention to detail, and be focused on achieving results.