Careers at the Presidential Precinct

The Presidential Precinct is currently seeking applications for Director of Development.

The Presidential Precinct, a 501(c)3 organization that engages and inspires emerging leaders to address the most pressing challenges in their countries, seeks a Director of Development (DOD) to join its team. The DOD serves as a front-line fundraiser responsible for the identification, cultivation and stewardship of a national portfolio of donors to advance the mission and strategic goals of the Presidential Precinct. The DOD is a key member of the senior staff, integrally involved with marketing, communications, board relations, and is jointly responsible for the overall organizational health and vibrancy of the Precinct. In this role, the DOD will develop and implement an annual work plan for fundraising objectives to accomplish organizational goals in the following areas: annual fund/special events, grants, sponsorships, major gifts, and planned giving. The target audience includes individuals, corporations, foundations, state and federal government, and alumni.

Primary Responsibilities:
The position requires the ability to work independently under the general direction of the Executive Director while meeting timelines and priorities. This will include varied tasks including, but not limited to:

• Manage corporate, foundation, and individual giving, including working directly with prospects/donors or in collaboration with the Precinct staff and Board members
• Maintain an active pipeline of prospective donors, including stewardship between giving cycles
• Conduct tailored research and maintain contact reports to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects
• Manage all grant applications in alignment with deadlines, preparing applications/proposals, written materials, and letters to prospective grant makers
• Ensure appropriate, timely, and accurate acknowledgement of all corporate, foundation, individual, and government gifts, drafting appropriate correspondence from management and trustees, as needed
• Fulfill all donor recognition requirements for sponsorships and gifts with rigorous attention to fulfillment of naming requirements, press notifications, and other recognition agreements
• Staff the Executive Director and Board Chair, and trustees as needed on all matters related to fundraising and advancement, including briefings, talking points, letters, etc.
• Other duties as assigned

• Bachelor’s degree required
• Proven track record of three or more years of fundraising experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong and positive interpersonal skills
• Ability to interface and build connections with senior executives and leaders at major multi-national corporations and foundations
• Strong organizational and administrative skills demonstrated by the ability to handle simultaneous tasks; detail-oriented with high level of accuracy
• Strong knowledge of philanthropy, fundraising techniques, and the nonprofit world, especially as related to foundations, corporations and government agencies
• Physical requirements: 8+ hours of sitting, walking, talking, and listening; able to lift up to 25 lbs.
• Proficiency with eTapestry or similar fundraising database preferred

To Apply:
The position reports to the Executive Director. The annual salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applications should send a cover letter and resume via email to Neal Piper, Executive Director, at Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. The Presidential Precinct is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at