Director of Development
National Community Reinvestment Coalition - Washington, DC

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The National Community Reinvestment Coalition's mission is to increase fair and equal access to credit, capital, banking services and financial products because discrimination is illegal, unjust and detrimental to the economic growth of low to moderate-income communities in the U.S. and around the world. NCRC seeks to support, create and implement long-term solutions by providing tools and strategies for building community and the economic security of low and moderate income families. Our programs include on-going investigations of lenders, advocacy in response to critical issues, foreclosure and pre-purchase counseling to consumers, and a business consulting division that works with minority and women-owned businesses.

The Director of Development will work closely with executive and program staff to develop and carry out a multi-faceted fundraising strategy to strengthen existing programs and to facilitate new initiatives. The Director of Development will mobilize resources through new and existing relationships with major foundations, government agencies, financial institutions, individuals and other sources.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan to maintain existing support and broaden the base of support from government agencies, foundations, corporations, individual donors, and other sources.
  • Advise and strategize with senior leadership on overall fundraising strategies, processes, and procedures, and on specific grant-seeking and funder-relations issues and opportunities.
  • Work with executive staff to cultivate and maintain relationships with funders and partner organizations.
  • Research and cultivate new funding sources and assist staff in identifying organizational and project-specific funding opportunities.
  • Craft concept papers, letters of intent, proposals, reports, and all other necessary fundraising-related documents and ensure all materials are of the highest quality.
  • Act as primary point of contact within the organization for funders; communicate with them on matters related to proposed or current grants.
  • Plan and implement strategies to increase support from individuals
  • Be knowledgeable about current grant and contract obligations, reporting requirements and reporting formats and templates, and work with staff to ensure those obligations and reporting requirements are met.
  • Supervise development assistant.
  • Work with President/CEO to secure sponsorships for NCRC’s Annual Conference.
  • Additional responsibilities as needed

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
  • A seasoned development professional with a minimum of seven years’ experience in development, with a focus on foundation and government grants.
  • A track record of securing resources for advocacy and policy organizations.
  • Excellent oral, presentation and written communications skills, including advanced editing skills
  • Strong computer skills, including experience working with Microsoft Office and fundraising software
  • Highly-organized, attentive to detail, goal-oriented, and capable of multi-tasking.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimum direction.
  • Proven project management skills, including planning, budgeting and the ability to balance multiple tasks and projects.
  • At least two years supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree or beyond.
  • A commitment to economic justice.

NCRC provides a competitive salary commensurate with experience and offers a comprehensive and flexible benefits package, including generous vacation, health insurance, and retirement benefits.

To Apply
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