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Director of Development

The Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) and the Institute for America’s Future (IAF) seek a Director of Development. This position will plan, manage and implement fundraising strategy, calendar and work plan for these two sister organizations. The right candidate will lead a team working to grow the annual budget for both organizations’ national operations. The Development Director will play a key leadership role and will report to the organizations’ co-directors and boards. We are looking for an energetic and entrepreneurial candidate dedicated to economic and social change. This position is located in our Washington, D.C. office.

Position Responsibilities

• Overall strategy for fundraising, including developing annual work plan and financial projections; and conceptualizing proposals, program summaries and marketing products to communicate with supporters
• Management of development department, including day-to-day operation of systems; supervision of development staff including a top notch development manager and intern; and compliance with all reporting requirements to donors and relevant agencies.
• Active participation in organizational leadership, including close interaction with co-directors; regular reporting of development status with financial team; engagement of Board and advisors in donor research and solicitation; and providing advice about program presentation.
• Creative expansion of supporter universe, including collaboration with program and communications staff to explore, propose and test new ideas for online and social media fundraising.


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 5-10 years demonstrated fundraising experience
• History of involvement with organizations devoted to economic and social change
• Experience with and knowledge of the progressive donor community (individuals and foundations) and progressive issues
• Proven success in securing high dollar foundation and individual donor support
• Demonstrated skill in managing staff and systems
• Excellent persuasive writing skills
• Well-developed interpersonal and organizational skills
• Proven entrepreneurial abilities, creativity and initiative
• Motivation and a collegial, supportive personality
• Good humor and ability to work in a team environment
• Commitment to the organizations’ missions
• Understanding of 501c3 and 501c4 nonprofit legal issues/structures.
• Experience coaching and training organization executives on best development practices and fundraising pitches

Compensation / Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include vacation, health insurance, health care/dependent care flexible spending accounts, public transportation assistance and retirement plan. CAF/IAF offers a comfortable, creative work environment that welcomes diversity.

To Apply

Your complete application includes a cover letter that indicates how you learned of the job opening, a resume with dates of employment, salary history and writing sample. Please email, fax or mail your application to:

Director of Development Search
Campaign for America’s Future
1825 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006

Fax: 202-955-5606


The Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) and the Institute for America’s Future (IAF) seek interns who are well-organized team players with a commitment to and interest in progressive issues. Interning with CAF/IAF is a great way to gain real world experience that could lead to a career in issue advocacy, public policy, public relations or many other public interest fields. Interns will work with one or more of the following teams:

• Communications / Media Relations
• Fundraising / Events
• Economic Reform
• Labor / Jobs
• Online / Web Communications
• Progressive Message / Conservative Failure
• Policy Research

Solid writing and research skills are a must. Interns must also demonstrate a strong interest and familiarity with progressive politics and a capacity to craft various types of content for the web and social media.

To express an interest in serving as a CAF/IAF intern, please submit a cover letter along with a resume. Please email, fax or mail your application to:

Attn: Internships
Campaign for America’s Future
1825 K Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006

Fax: 202-955-5606

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