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Development Director

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by Conservation International

Arlington, VA 22201
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

The Development Director for The Betty and Gordon Moore Center for Science (MCS) leads fundraising activities for the Center, with a divisional goal to raise funds from private foundations, corporations, individuals, and public funding agencies to support CI's science initiatives. The position supports the MCS Senior Vice President in developing and implementing a fundraising strategy, growing the donor pipeline, managing proposal processes, and serving as the fundraising focal point with CI fundraising departments.

The Development Director also supports the MCS Senior Vice President to manage and strengthen the CI Science Advisory Board, which is comprised of CI Board members and other global corporate, government, university, and civil society leaders.

This position may have the opportunity to supervise staff.

Applications will be reviewed starting on August 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled


Develop, implement, monitor, and adaptively manage a fundraising strategy for the Moore Center for Science (MCS).
Raise revenue for MCS initiatives
Build a strong pipeline of donor accounts and work with senior CI development staff to refine existing and new donor fundraising strategies.
Manage and support the development of concept papers and proposals.
Ensure high-quality stewardship and management of existing donors and grants in portfolio.
Track fundraising efforts in Raiser's Edge or related database.
Prepare fundraising progress reports and analyses.
Serve as liaison between Moore Center for Science and other internal CI divisions, including Development and Events staff
Manage and steward CIs Science Advisory Board, organize virtual and in-person meetings, and serve as relationship manager for members
Other duties as assigned

Typical office environment.
Flexibility in work schedule to accommodate time difference with Arlington and other CI offices may be necessary.
Occasional travel may be required.


Bachelor's degree and 7 years of related work experience required.
Proven track record in raising funds from individuals, corporations, public funders, foundations, and/or other institutional donors.
Successful experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
Experience with the development and use of fundraising metrics
Superb interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen, use diplomacy and tact, and build strong relationships with donors, volunteers, and all levels of staff.
Team player and ability to effectively partner and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
Well-developed written and oral communication, negotiation, and organizational skills.
Proficient in Raiser's Edge or other fundraising software and systems.
2- 3 years of experience supervising others
Knowledge of current trends in philanthropic giving.

Demonstrated experience in science writing and editing.
Demonstrated understanding of conservation issues
Demonstrated experience managing boards and partnerships.

Reference: 995140455

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