Director of Development
Iona Senior Srvices - Washington, DC

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Director of Development
Iona Senior Services is a not-for-profit organization now celebrating its 38th year of operation.Iona supports people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. We educate, advocate and provide community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well.Ionas family of services include: Adult Day Health Wellness and Arts (ADHWAC), CareManagement, Consultation and Counseling (CCMC) , Community Programs and Advocacy. We are located inWashington,DC, just minutes from the AU/Tenleytown Metro. For more information aboutIona, please visit

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for the direction and fulfillment of fundraising and communications forIona. As a senior staff member, this position contributes to the overall growth ofIonas programs. Fundraising goal of $1million +.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Fundraising:
    • Serves as the fundraising organizer for the organization, and plans, directs, and implements successful fundraising programs.
    • Oversees grant writing efforts.
    • Develops ways to diversify funding sources and establish strategies to approach potential funders.
    • Manages all fundraising records and documentation.
    • Creates strategic relationships to facilitate the process of writing successful funding requests.
  • Development Plan:
    • Directs, implements and manages development opportunities for the organization for the Annual Fund and Planned Giving initiatives.
  • Donor Development:
    • Develops and maintains relationships with new and existing donors including wills and bequests, estate gifts and charitable gifts.
    • Maintain integrity of donor database.
  • Event Planning:
    • Oversees, plans and manages meetings, events and galas.
  • DirectMail Campaign:
    • Directs, implements and manages strategies for direct mail campaign.
  • Communications:
    • Responsible for delivering key messages to internal and external audiences including theIonawebsite and other social media.
    • Oversees and managesIonas communications strategies and publications.
    • Serves as spokesperson the organization in coordination with the Executive Director.
    • Prepares speeches for Executive Director as necessary.
    • Evaluation, assessment and implementation of the brand identity of the organization.
  • StaffManagement:
    • Serves as direct supervisor for department; recruit and hire staff as needed.
    • Develops and monitors employee performance.
    • Conducts performance evaluations.
    • Plans and oversees on-going in-service education for staff.
  • FinancialManagement:
    • Works with the Executive Director and Finance department to prepare annual department budget and monitor monthly reports to determine necessary changes to achieve balance at years end.
  • PromotesIonainside and outside the organization. Participates in those activities and events which support the volunteer corps and the financial well-being of the organization.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Specific requirements include:
  • 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in a general development role. Nonprofit social services experience strongly desired.
  • Excellent communication skills, technical skills, strategic planning, program development and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Knowledge of Development related technology tools, to include website and database management.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to staff.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and financial management.

Please send your letter of interest and resume to: