Development Director

Website Pax Christi USA

National Catholic peace and justice movement

Pax Christi USA, located in Washington, D.C., has an opening on staff for the position of Development Director. Pax Christi USA is the national Catholic peace and justice movement. We work for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world through prayer, study and action.

Description: The Development Director strategizes and oversees all aspects of Pax Christi USA fundraising and development in collaboration with the Executive Director.

A partial list of the responsibilities of the development director includes:

  • Oversees and implements Pax Christi USA’s annual fundraising and development plan, which is created in collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Plans and executes strategies for engaging donors and growing our funding base.
  • Creates a consistent, systematic approach to donor relations from outreach, through regular engagement, donor database management, thank you letters and acknowledgements, etc.
  • Cultivates donor relations with special attention to outreach to former donors, religious communities, and grant foundations.
  • Researches, applies for, manages and tracks grants.
  • Develops a strategy for planned giving and initiates outreach to long-time members and supporters.

A Bachelor’s degree in related field (Master’s preferred) or 3+ years experience in fundraising and development work is required, with database expertise necessary (Salesforce preferred) and a high level of energy, self-motivation and discipline. Dependent on experience, salary will be between $55,000 and $60,000 yearly, with benefits.

Please send your resume, cover letter, option business writing sample, and three professional references by email to [email protected]. Subject line should read: Development Director Application. No telephone calls and no hard copies.

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