Are you looking for a fulfilling new career path? Would you like to work for one of the largest Christian organizations in the world that is “doing the most good?” This opportunity might be just what you are looking for! The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command is seeking an experienced Director of Development professional to administer, lead, plan, and supervise all areas of the Development Department, which results in fiscal stability, programmatic accountability and enhancement of the department and its areas of operations which include: donor services, marketing and public relations, volunteers, special events and fundraising from individuals, corporations and foundations.
The Salvation Army operates in communities across the United States. We are committed to meeting human needs wherever we can by providing food distribution, disaster relief, rehabilitation centers, anti-human trafficking efforts, housing for homeless, children’s programs and many other programs. The Salvation Army began work in Washington, D.C. in June 1885 and continues to serve anyone in crisis in the District, Suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Whether it’s a hot meal, help paying a bill or a more long-term solution, every county in the region includes either a Salvation Army Corps or field office ready to help.
Under the general direction of the Area Commander, the Director of Development:
Directs all donor services functions for the National Capital Area Command; supervises the Donor Care Manager to ensure the highest level of quality in ongoing donor solicitation and recognition programs; monitors to ensure that the financial resources for facilities and programs are available to meet the growing need of the citizens that The Salvation Army serves.
Coordinates with managers, the fundraising and donor recognition efforts, including direct mail, foundation and corporation solicitations, and volunteer program in such a way that will ensure the enhancement of those relationships.
Directs all communications, marketing and public relations functions for the National Capital Area Command; supervises the Communications Manager to ensure that every point of contact (Advisory Board Members, donors, Corporate partners, community leaders, volunteers, clients, disaster victims, etc.) is aware of The Salvation Army’s mission and its services; develops and directs new marketing and public relations strategies to promote awareness and enhance financial support.
We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of success and the following skills and experience:
Bachelor’s degree preferably in a related field like Business Administration, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications and seven years progressively responsible experience in fund raising, donor management, marketing and vendor management; 3 years successful management experience.
Three years previous supervisory experience, experience in non-profit development office preferably with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status organization; experience providing support to senior-level management; producing correspondence and analyzing and making recommendations to improve work systems and processes.
Master's degree preferably in a related field like Business Administration, Public Relations, Marketing, Communications and five years progressively responsible experience in fund raising, donor management, marketing and vendor management.
The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to employees and their families. Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, automobile, gas card, cell phone, home office set up including a lap top computer, reimbursed travel expenses, full health coverage, retirement, professional development, and paid time off!
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
About The Salvation Army
With 7,546 centers in communities across the United States, The Salvation Army is a place where people can make a significant difference. Providing programs for families and children through shelter, after school programs, Human Trafficking and ending the life cycle of poverty, we are committed to being an efficient and effective network of local offices that make up a huge global team. That makes us a great place to work!