The Director of Development and Communications will spearhead fundraising and community outreach efforts to sustain NEW’s existing programs and fuel its continued growth. S/he will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for planning, executing, managing, and evaluating all fundraising efforts at NEW, including grant writing, annual giving, major gifts, development and stewardship of donors, corporate sponsorship, planned giving, and fundraising events. S/he will participate in organization’s fiscal planning, formulate strategies and identify diverse funding sources and opportunities that embrace the organization’s goals, cultivate and maintain contacts with funding entities and individuals, and prepare proposals for potential grant and funding opportunities. In addition, s/he will oversee all donor correspondence and external communications. This position works closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and key staff across the organization.
Develop and execute NEW’s fundraising plan to diversify revenue streams and significantly increase the organization’s revenue from individuals and institutions.
Develop and execute NEW’s community outreach and communication plan to increase visibility in the metropolitan Washington region.
Identify corporations and foundations whose giving interests coincide with the services provided by NEW.
Secure financial support from individuals and institutions (foundations, corporations, religious groups).
Develop, write and track proposals and reports for all institutional fundraising. Work with NEW staff leaders to ensure development of soundly conceived proposals requesting support.
Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors.
Create and execute a growth strategy for a large base of sustained annual individual donors.
Plan and execute the annual fundraiser and other fundraising events.
Manage the fundraising database and oversee data entry and gift processing.
Develop and execute strategy for using social media to promote NEW and grow funding streams.
Supervise the production of NEW’s print and web communications, including the newsletter, website and news blog.
Supervise the Development Associate and oversee the volunteer outreach.
At least 5years of progressively responsible experience in the field of fundraising and resource development. Experience with government, corporate, foundation, and major donor solicitation. Experience writing successful grant proposals.
Computer literacy and proficient in Windows environment
Knowledge of Little Green Light or other similar resource development database applications
Excellent organizational, management, and interpersonal skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of government grants reporting requirements
Excellent problem-solving skills
Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
Knowledge of basic resource development principles and ethics
Additional Salary Information: Please send salary requirements with your cover letter and resume
About New Endeavors by Women
New Endeavors by Women (NEW) is a 501c3 organization that provides housing and support services to homeless women and families. By partnering with homeless women, NEW creates new futures. We provide a nurturing environment so that women can recognize their worth.
NEW transforms lives by providing housing, fostering the development of life skills, and promoting education and employment to end the cycle of homelessness. Since we opened our doors in 1988, NEW’s programs and services have helped more than 3,000 women and children take steps toward achieving greater self-sufficiency and independence. Our first program was a shelter for homeless women, a population whose needs were woefully underserved.
We grew to include housing programs for other populations of underserved homeless women: the chronically homeless—those who have experienced homelessness for much of their lives; HIV-positive women; senior women; young mothers under age 25; mothers reunifying with their children; and, women with mental illness and substance dependency. Nearly 30 years later, NEW’s programs and services are even more vital and urgently-needed, as homeless women and children in the District face the m...ost daunting climb out of homelessness ever seen in recent history.
Three key program goals guide our work:
1. To prepare women to achieve independent living;
2. To increase the residents’ skills and income levels; and
3. To facilitate the healing process for those who have been victims of abuse.