The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) seeks a Director of Development to begin in April 2017. MAIP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal services organization that works to prevent and correct the conviction of innocent people in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. MAIP is one of the most successful innocence organizations in the country and has helped secure the exoneration or release of 21 innocent men.
The Director of Development must be detail oriented and have superior organizational, oral communication, and writing skills. The ideal candidate must be adept at the nuances of donor relations and understand the unique issues involved with fundraising in support of criminal justice issues. In order to be an effective Director of Development and advocate for MAIP, candidates must have a strong commitment to public interest law and MAIP's core mission.
Essential Functions of Position:
The Director of Development will be responsible for generating revenue to support MAIP's litigation and policy activities. Specifically, the selected candidate will be expected to:
- Work with the Executive Director and Development Committee to create and implement a development plan to allow MAIP to sustain its current size and work toward growth, including development of a major donor program.
- Work with the Executive Director to achieve annual fundraising goals.
- Manage all aspects of MAIP's end-of-year giving campaign, including delivering strategic goals through a detailed project timeline, confirming clean donor solicitation pools, integrating the board and staff for personal solicitation, and overseeing content, design, and communication of paper letter and digital solicitations;
- Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement fundraising and communication strategies for new and existing programs.
- Identify grant opportunities, write grant proposals and reports, and participate in site visits when necessary;
- Oversee key components of MAIP's summer Annual Fundraising Luncheon—including managing all aspects individual and corporate sponsorship programs, and coordinating with event contractor on key elements of the event (volunteer recruitment, training and management; event signage and materials; event flow; etc.);
- Plan & coordinate between three and five additional special events in MAIP's area throughout the year;
- Help develop and coordinate an outreach program to members of the faith community;
- Support members of MAIP's Board of Directors in their individual fundraising efforts, including event planning and coordination, identifying corporate, foundation and individual prospects and donors, and helping them properly steward donors;
- Ensure that donors are promptly and properly acknowledged and manage the stewardship of donors through all forms of contact, including in-person visits, and regular contact by e-mail and telephone (delegating as appropriate to board and/or other staff members);
- Manage MAIP's donor database, Etapestry, including timely tracking of donor contributions and communications, creating regular necessary reports and queries, and producing tracking and reporting documents for bookkeeper.
- Work closely with Operations Director to insure consistent and accurate data entry, gift recognition, and data management systems. Train Director on coding and other database details, and provide any necessary reports
- Develop all marketing materials;
- Manage MAIP's web and Facebook content, including all aspects of MAIP's website and supervision of communications volunteer;
- Work with ED and Development Committee to ensure that donors and potential donors are regularly updated about MAIP's work; and
- Produce reports on MAIP's general and fundraising activities;
- Represent the organization at events, trainings, and fundraising trainings and campaigns (CFC, Catalogue for Philanthropy, etc.).
The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer, committed to workplace diversity. We do not discriminate in employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability.