SMGW seeks a full-time professional to serve as Development Director (DD), to engage current and prospective givers to contribute their time, talent and treasure to our shared mission of uplifting and empowering our homeless and jobless neighbors. The new DD will oversee all SMGW fundraising activities including individual giving campaigns, major gift solicitation, corporate sponsorship, grant-writing, event planning, publication design and preparation. The DD will report to the Executive Director (ED). In partnership with the ED, the DD cultivates, engages and recognizes individual and institutional donors as well as partner churches and schools. The DD will manage a 6-person staff team, co-manage a Development Committee and participate on the organization’s Management Team.
B.A. or B.S. degree, plus minimum 5 years of proven fundraising experience, with at least 3 years directly managing staff in a non-profit environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
Ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as a member of a team.
Proven ability to secure and solicit major gifts in partnership with ED and others.
Ability to effectively manage and motivate staff.
A high degree of computer literacy including MS Office Suite, Adobe and donor-related database(s) including data analysis and online solicitation techniques.
Proven ability to provide strong organizational leadership including coaching and cultivating fundraising skills for staff and volunteers who serve in program or development roles.
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings/weekends from time to time as required.
Experience with churches as well as faith-motivated donors is preferred.
Experience with organizations serving those experiencing homelessness or joblessness is preferred.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
We are a faith-based community partnership – bringing together our neighbors who face poverty, homelessness or other debilitating challenges – with partner leaders, donors, volunteers and staff in a shared ministry that improves the lives of all throughout the Washington area, one next step and neighbor at a time. Following the Next Step methodology, our program participants set goals and take small achievable “next steps” toward meeting those goals, including utilizing supportive services to build capacities or overcome barriers. We are faith-based and mission-driven; however, we have no religious requirements for staff or participants.