We are a leader in the Washington, DC metro area, in developing solutions to homelessness that have demonstrable results and a lasting impact. Our innovative, customized, person-focused programs empower participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs and reconnect with friends, family and the community, permanently. We are ending chronic homelessness one person/family at a time, and we are taking our learning to lead the way in modeling how this can be done in other parts of the country - it’s a great mission!
We’re looking for a highly motivated and revenue-driven executive leader. You’re a strong and compassionate leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, dedicated to fostering a working environment that encourages collaboration and optimizes team performance.
About the Role:
The CDO will be a bold thinker and a strategic, yet hands-on executor who will lead best-in-class institutional advancement and individual giving programs. S/he will oversee and manage the team of fundraising professionals. The CDO will actively manage a donor portfolio by personally participating in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, as well as collaborating with the President to ensure that he is effectively supported and leveraged to achieve fundraising goals. S/he will have the capacity to develop fluency in the issues and opportunities in financial inclusion, individual strategy sectors and solutions to create tailored and compelling strategies for institutional, corporate, and individual donors across a range of geographies and demographics.
Reporting to the President/CEO, and working in close partnership with the programs and finance teams, the Chief Development Officer will be responsible for leveraging awareness of initiatives by building and stewarding robust, meaningful partnerships with current and prospective institutional and corporate funders, major individual donors, and others. The Chief Development Officer will enhance FP’s overall approach to fundraising and refine its development efforts by providing strategic and collaborative leadership for the development team and the board. The CDO will be a liaison to the Board of Directors, the Development Committee and sit on the Finance Committee for the participation of these individuals in fundraising. Major areas of activity include planned giving, direct appeals, grant writing, major donor solicitation, special events, and external communications, including social media and marketing, donor and corporate relations. Other focus areas include volunteer management and community engagement.
As a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, the CDO will also be engaged in broader organizational strategies and initiatives, working collaboratively across the organization with a wide range of stakeholders, including members of the board and its committees.