Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) seeks a dynamic Vice President for Development to provide strategic direction to our Development department including building and managing donor relationships, direct appeals, online giving, planned gifts, and grants. The position demands a highly accomplished individual who has the skills and confidence to manage a strong professional staff, and the ability to engage effectively externally with a wide variety of stakeholders, as a public and private advocate, a speaker, and a relationship builder. The successful candidate will be an experienced, creative, goal and team-oriented leader with a commitment to the LIRS mission.
At least 10 years of fundraising experience with increased responsibility. At least 5 years in a senior leadership position with demonstrated success in development.
A successful track record of garnering private resources. Knowledge and experience with cause-related fundraising; philanthropic grant-making; major donors; board fundraising; and federal government, private sector, and other funding sources
Headquartered in Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, with offices in Washington, DC, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is a national faith-based organization with an 80-year history, a budget of $45 million per year, and approximately 80 headquarters staff. LIRS offers a generous benefit package and competitive compensation.
LIRS is widely-recognized for its expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants living within the borders of the United States. Working with and through partners across the country, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and pursues humanitarian alternatives to the immigration detention system.