The Amputee Coalition is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization serving those who have experienced limb loss or have a limb difference and the community that supports them. We are the national leader in empowering the limb loss community through support, information and advocacy.
Salary Category: Exempt.
Supervisor: This position reports to President/Chief Executive Officer
Employment status: This is a full-time position.
The Director of Development will help advance the mission and strategic plan of the Amputee Coalition. Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the Director will work closely with the Amputee Coalition’s internal departments to develop and implement multi-faceted fundraising program to support key programs. Channels for revenue generation include building out an individual donor pipeline, managing corporate partners, and grant writing.
The Director will develop and monitor fundraising goals and metrics, manage two development staff, and serve as staff liaison to the Coalition’s Development Committee. The Director will be responsible for the development, implementation, and growth of effective donor recognition, stewardship, and communication programs.
The Director of Development will play a critical role on the senior leadership team, incuding strategic and operational decision-making, as the Amputee Coalition continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a development leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity and sponsor recognition of a well-respected, high-impact organization.
Integrate direct mail and online giving that creates a large sustained base of annual individual donors
Build visibility and awareness for giving at national conferences and special events
Develop and implement a major gifts program incorporating best practices in moves management
Cultivate a planned giving program
Strengthen and grow the corporate sponsorship program
Develop and maintain government and foundation grants program
Manage and grow direct reports to embrace their fundraising expertise
Serve as a team player with other organizational leaders, and educate about the fundraising process
Build relationships with programs staff to create strong communication channels that provide donors with updates on program activities
A minimum of five years of comprehensive development experience at the managerial level in a non-profit organization; health related organization preferred.
Has managed a dynamic portfolio of significant prospects with a focus on major gifts, successful track-record of cultivating relationships that lead to donations; consistent focus on gift prospecting.
Proven history of successfully managing development staff and programs.
Strategic design and implementation of comprehensive fundraising campaigns (direct mail, online giving, email marketing, telefunding, events).
The development of effective fundraising communications (donor solicitation, recognition, stewardship, and retention with programmatic results) delivered through creative written, spoken, event, and web-based mediums;
Direct major gift solicitation from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Demonstrated ability to identify, lead, and motivate volunteer committees including Board level committees.
Experience in financial management (expenses and revenue projections and control).
Comprehensive working knowledge of donor database strategies and management (Salesforce preferred).
Demonstrated competence in fundraising best practices and procedures including constituent management, donor identification, segmentation, solicitation and stewardship;
Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills;
Experience in effective cross-divisional collaboration;
Strong advocacy skills that motivate staff, volunteers and donors to commit to and provide support for the Amputee Coalition’s mission;
Integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Amputee Coalition;
Commitment to timely follow-through on deliverables;
Undergraduate degree required from an accredited college or university.
Organized, self-starter with a strong work ethic
Integrity, confidentiality and professionalism
Credibility, accountability, and dedication to the Amputee Coalition’s mission
Team focus and flexibility
Outgoing, energetic and comfortable presenting to various group sizes
Location for this position will be Washington, DC
No relocation reimbursement
Preference will be given to a person with limb loss/limb difference with equivalent qualifications and experience.
May require overnight travel of up to 10 trips per year.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Includes excellent benefit package, including profit sharing
Internal Number: ddev20
About Amputee Coalition
To reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.
Our Key Tenets:
Limb Loss Is Not Uncommon, And Becoming Less Uncommon Every Day.
The Amputee Coalition works to raise awareness about and increase practices to prevent limb loss.
No Amputee Alone
The Amputee Coalition works to ensure that no amputee feels alone through pre- and post amputation and recovery.
Living Well With Limb Loss
The Amputee Coalition works to help amputees and their family live life to the fullest after amputation.