Our nonprofit organization is looking for a self-motivated Development & Marketing Manager. The Development & Marketing Manager will report to the Chief Development & External Affairs Officer (CDEAO) to support the agency’s strategic fundraising and marketing goals. This is a dynamic position that includes fundraising and marketing responsibility with a strong connection to Covenant House Greater Washington’s (CHGW) programmatic work and mission.
We are looking for a team player who enjoys variety in their day to day operations; has high standards for the quality and integrity of their work output; and possesses the emotional intelligence to conduct themselves with the appropriate professionalism and discretion, while demonstrating respect and courtesy to staff, volunteers, and CHGW young people. The successful candidate will have 7+ years of experience, will be high energy, dedicated to excellence and eager to tackle the challenges of a fast paced work environment.
Work with the CDEAO to create and implement a comprehensive strategic plan for development to secure donors and increase fundraising opportunities.
Research and cultivate relationships that lead to increased funding and a diverse funding stream
Build brand awareness, including positioning
Coordinating marketing projects from beginning to end
Develops promotions along with the CDEAO
Support and partner with the CDEAO on events and major fundraising initiatives including foundation grants, annual gala, Sleep Out, corporate sponsorships, and individual donors.
Cultivate and develop grantee relationships with foundations, corporations, individuals, and other entities.
Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development/marketing plans.
Collaborate closely with the communications lead on all fundraising-related and corporate communications
Oversee the documentation of donor information and ensure the processing of appropriate gift acknowledgments.
Manage portfolio of contributors, including corporate sponsors, foundations, and donors, and steward relationships to ensure donor satisfaction.
Build off of existing high organizational regard in the foundation and policy communities to diversify revenues including -but not limited to major gifts, planned giving, digital, service and other innovative philanthropic models.
Performs other duties as assigned
CHGW has served as a lifeline for more than 54,000 young people fulfilling its mission to: empower, protect, and serve homeless, disconnected and exploited young people across Greater Washington with absolute respect and unconditional love. We provide beneficial supports and services to help them transition into adulthood economically independent; breaking the cycle of youth homelessness and poverty.
Minimum of 7 years of nonprofit fundraising or related experience.
Established track record of successful philanthropy and relationships with foundations, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals.
A proven history of successful solicitation of five-, six- and seven-figure gifts
A comprehensive understanding of institutional development, including campaigns, annual giving, major gifts fundraising, planned giving, and corporate and foundation fundraising;
Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness.
Exceptional and versatile writing skills including the ability to draft compelling fundraising proposals, attentive to message and standards and make presentations to external parties.
Has familiarity with the creative side of design and marketing
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and make decisions.
Experience in digital marketing, social media campaigns, and online solicitation strategies.
Ability to solve intellectual problems of substantial variety and complexity using originality and ingenuity.
Ability to act with sensitivity and discretion while working with confidential information
Familiarity with marketing-related software programs, Kindful, eTapestry, Raiser Edge or other fundraising database software preferred
An ability to clearly and consistently demonstrate respect, professionalism, and sound judgment with all people.
Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Covenant House.
Additional Salary Information: Generous Benefits
About Covenant House Greater Washington
Founded in 1995, Covenant House Greater Washington (CHGW) is an independent 501 (c) (3) affiliate of Covenant House International, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization responding to the needs of homeless disconnected and exploited young people. CHGW began serving homeless youth from a storefront in Ward 8, Southeast Washington, D.C. in 1995. Today, we have grown significantly and expanded our programs and services to include not only housing but also wrap-around supportive services.
For 25 years, CHGW has served as a lifeline for more than 54,000 youth, between the ages of 18 and 24, across Greater Washington. Covenant House Greater Washington’s mission is to empower, safeguard and serve homeless, disconnected, and exploited young people in the Greater Washington region with housing, education, wrap-around support services, workforce readiness training and job placement support to help them get back and stay on track. All CHGW serve our young people with absolute love and respect. Our work is guided by five principles:
Immediacy: CHGW immediately meets the basic needs of young people experiencing homelessness through a nourishing meal, a shower, clean clothes, and a safe ...place to sleep.
Sanctuary: CHGW provides a safe haven from the hardships of homelessness. We recognize the fundamental worth of every human being, and create a safe setting where all young people – regardless of life experience or identity – are served without judgement.
Value Communication: CHGW leads by example to demonstrate that caring relationships are based on love, trust, respect, and honesty.
Structure: CHGW provides stability and structure necessary to build a positive future.
Choice: CHGW fosters confidence, encouraging young people to believe in themselves and make informed choices for their lives.
CHGW is a diverse family of dedicated, warm, accomplished and talented staff and volunteers who believe that the connection to education, workforce training and job placement will increase future income earnings capability as one way to address challenges faced by these young people.