Development – General, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
4 Year Degree
The Salvation Army is seeking an experienced Director of Advancement professional to implement and conduct a Leadership Gifts fundraising strategy/program to significantly increase the impact of major gift fundraising for the National Capital Area Command.
The Salvation Army, the world’s largest charitable organization that is “doing the most good,” 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 Director of Advancement position will be responsible for raising funds through major outright and deferred gifts generated from individuals for the National Capital Area Command of the National Capital and Virginia Division; developing and nurturing a Donor Portfolio; maintaining accurate and timely donor records; entering reports in the CRM; supervising the assignment and successful implementation of donors to all Area Command Donor Portfolios, and is responsible for the ongoing management of these Donor Portfolios. The position will also establish and maintain effective donor relationships and communication; serve as liaison to Area Command and Advisory Organization members as well as other Development staff at the Divisional and Area Command level in order to achieve development goals. Incumbent could live in Arlington, Virginia or anywhere in the National Capital area. Travel within this area is required for the position.
We are looking for candidates with a proven track record of success and the following skills and experience:
8 years’ major gift, development, and gift planning fundraising experience
5+ years prior success closing major and deferred gifts
Proven history of establishing and maintaining strong long-term donor relationships
Demonstrated major gifts experience working in the Washington, DC metro area preferred
Excellent oral, written, presentation skills
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
Affinity for the mission of The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to employees and their families. Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, cell phone, work from 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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Candidates should recognize that The Salvation Army is a Church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church with its own distinctive governance and practice. The Army's doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God's saving purposes. Its religious and charitable objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion ... and, pursuant thereto, the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole'.