Assistant Director of Development, Corporate Relations
Center for Strategic and International Studies
September 6, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
For over 50 years, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has developed practical solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Today, CSIS scholars continue to provide strategic insights and bipartisan policy solutions to help decision-makers chart a course toward a better world. CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center’s 220 full-time staff and large network of affiliated scholars conduct research and analysis and develop policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change.
The Assistant Director of Development, Corporate Relations is part of the CSIS team that leads efforts to strategically develop relationships with and strengthen financial support from corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals to advance the Center’s institutional goals and objectives. The Assistant Director is a front line fundraiser who works closely with CSIS program areas to create strong cases for support for potential and current corporate partners.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
Works with Deputy Chief Development Officer and Director of Corporate Relations to establish corporate membership and sponsorship goals and monitor progress towards those goals
Manages a portfolio of current and prospective corporate donors at the $15,000 - $750,000 level
Oversees a portfolio of CSIS Programs, supporting them in their fundraising strategy and outreach efforts to corporations and other funders as needed
Serves as the internal communications manager with the Development team to coordinate and disseminate program efforts and serves as ambassador for program outreach Center-wide
Participates in program budget and strategy meetings to discuss current and emerging donor-related issues
Executes corporate recognition and fulfillment for all donors in portfolio
Oversees the processing and acknowledgement of all corporate gifts and corporate grant agreements in portfolio
Conducts visits with corporate donors and prospective corporate donors in portfolio and coordinates donor visits and develop strategies, as appropriate, for other staff members and volunteers
Coordinates, writes, and executes corporate proposals (including corporate foundations)
Oversees the maintenance and updating of all corporate primary and secondary contacts and relationships in database
Oversees all moves management, reporting, and stewardship activities as related to assigned donors and prospects.
Attends appropriate conferences and meetings, as well as keep up on the current corporate trends in the media to remain as engaged in the current state of corporate America as possible
Works with the senior development staff to set fundraising and donor development goals
Assists in the recognition and prioritization of organizational funding needs; keep abreast of institutional and departmental priorities and programs.
Collaborates with the senior development staff to develop strategies for cultivation events and other events for corporate donors and prospects
Attends all special events attended by corporate partners and prospects
Attends select education events of interest to corporate partners
Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of 3 yrs. experience in fundraising, preferably with a focus on corporations, or similar work in the private sector.
Interest in global development, international relations, and policy-related research; ability to remain up to date on the research agendas of CSIS programs
The ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
Knowledge of and experience in using research resources for corporate prospects and funding opportunities
Solid ability to understand and interpret budget and financial reports and related information
Ability to travel on occasion
Must possess a professional demeanor in his/her approach and appearance
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK CONDITIONS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 406-233
About Center for Strategic and International Studies
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a Washington-based non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decisionmakers concerned with global security and prosperity.