Careers at the Presidential Precinct

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

We come to work every day with one purpose – to equip emerging leaders in tackling the most pressing challenges around the world. We bring leaders here, to the birthplace of modern day democracy, where three U.S. founding fathers – Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, built friendships and convened to talk about democracy, rights, and the role of citizens. You can check out this two minute video to learn more:


Over the past five years, nearly 700 leaders from 128 countries have participated in our life changing leadership initiatives. These leaders are advancing positive change by providing girls with better access to education, creating economic opportunities, promoting human rights, and building transparency and good governance.

Position Description

Since our founding in 2012, nearly $3 million dollars have been raised through generous support from corporations, foundations, and individuals. Over 85% of this investment has directly funded programs and leaders we support.

As a Director of Development at the Presidential Precinct, you will have the opportunity to help identify, cultivate and steward a local and national portfolio of donors to advance our work. You will be a key member of our team, integrally involved with marketing, communications, and board relations. 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.


The position requires the ability to work independently under the general direction of the Executive Director while meeting timelines and priorities.

– Manage corporate, foundation, and individual giving
– Maintain an active pipeline of prospective donors
– Conduct tailored research to cultivate prospective donors
– Manage grant applications and letters to prospective grantors
– Ensure appropriate and timely acknowledgement of giving


This position is full-time and based in our Charlottesville, VA office.

– Bachelor’s degree required
– Track record of three or more years of fundraising experience
– Excellent writing skills
– Strong background in nonprofit work, especially as related to foundations and corporations
– Proficiency with eTapestry or similar CRM database preferred

To Apply

To apply, please 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 annual salary will be commensurate with experience.

The Presidential Precinct is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We look forward to hearing from you!