Director, Fundraising and Development

Job Posting

Director, Fundraising and Development

Date Posted:

May 23, 2022

We Are

The American Immigration Council is a non-profit organization established to increase public understanding of immigration law and policy, advocate for the just and fair administration of our immigration laws, protect the legal rights of noncitizens, and educate the public about the enduring contributions of America’s immigrants. We work to shape a rational conversation on immigration and immigrant integration. 

Your Role

The Director of Fundraising and Development is responsible for establishing, directing, and driving the implementation of strategies designed to develop donors and secure funding and contributions to support the Council. In addition, the Director is responsible for marketing the organization to individuals, organizations, and corporations who are interested in pragmatic immigration reform.

The Director will make the connections between the Council’s work and the donor’s potential interest in funding and for identifying potential donors, ensuring those donors are successfully cultivated, and current donors are properly stewarded. The Director must be nimble and able to operate in a fast-paced environment, managing changing priorities and taking advantage of all fundraising opportunities. The Director must be innovative and creative in developing year-over-year funding strategies. 

Essential Job Functions 

  • The Director of Fundraising and Development will supervise the following staff positions: Development Manager, Operations Manager (Development), and Foundations Manager. The Director is accountable for total performance management of these positions, including selection, termination, performance reviews, salary administration and career development.
  • Create and drive the Council’s annual fundraising plan.
  • Advise and collaborate with the Executive Director, board members, and staff on current strategies, trends, obstacles, and opportunities in revenue generation and donor relations.
  • Establish and implement short and long-range resource development strategies, goals, and objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, Senior Staff, and the Council’s board of directors to carry out the necessary cultivation of new donors, stewardship of current donors, and the necessary fundraising asks to ensure the success of the fundraising plan.
  • Plan all fundraising events and ensure they generate a positive return on investment.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and senior staff in crafting communications to cultivate and steward donors.
  • Responsible for all fundraising to include individual, large individual donations, grants, foundations, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Chapter, and corporate support. In addition, this role will build a grassroots funding base and develop a membership program.
  • Manage the Honoree Selection Committee in identifying and inviting honorees that represent the mission of the Council.
  • Work with the board of directors to identify their role in contributing to the Council’s development and success.

Required Education and Training

Bachelor’s Degree.

Minimum Job Requirements

To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills identified below:

  • A strong commitment to the Council’s mission.
  • At least 7 years of relevant fundraising experience, prior demonstrated leadership, and staff management experience.
  • Ability to develop and manage a strategic plan with multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to manage a high performing team.
  • Advanced proficiency at using a fundraising database.
  • Ability to build grassroot funding plans.

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Our Workplace

We offer an extremely generous total compensation package (salary and benefits).  You will start with 5 weeks of paid time-off plus sick leave to care for yourself or a family member, paid parental leave, and paid holidays. Our firm offers a 3% match on retirement funds, life insurance, short-term and long-disability. Our staff enjoys the choice of working from the office at their convenience or working fully remote. Benefits include – medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, monthly transit subsidy, flexible work schedules, and many more exciting benefit programs.

 Your Colleagues

  • Dedicated, dynamic, collaborative, and compassionate.
  • A community of individuals passionate about their work.

Direct hire only – NO recruiters (mail, email, fax, or phone).

The American Immigration Council ("Council") is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to treating all applicants and employees without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religious creed, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veterans status, citizenship and immigration status, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. This equal employment opportunity commitment applies to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to, advertising, recruiting, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination.

The Council believes that diversity is a strength. The Council is committed to being a safe, respectful, and inclusive space, where a broad range of viewpoints and experiences are encouraged and every member of its staff and board is given the opportunity to thrive.

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