The Director of Development Services is responsible for managing all fundraising support activities, including gift processing, financial monitoring, human resources, prospect management, prospect research, fundraising analytics, financial reporting, and the development of institutional policies and standards. This position directly supervises the operations and research teams to ensure data integrity, strategic use of fundraising systems, accurate incoming gift management, and prospect management.
Management and Human Resources (60%)
Finance, Tracking, and Analytics (40%)
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum eight years of relevant experience in nonprofit fundraising. Demonstrated experience with financial analysis, preferably in a non-profit environment. Leadership and management experience to develop and oversee staff and to direct day-to-day activities and operations is required.
Understanding of fundraising in a complex and dynamic organization desired; understanding of, and interest in, public policy desired. Demonstrated ability to handle confidentiality of sensitive issues and information. Superior communication skills; strong initiative and problem solving skills. Attention to detail and the ability to operate with considerable independence to effectively establish priorities and work accurately under time constraints. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite with advanced proficiency in Excel; Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other relational database. Must be capable of working well with diverse groups and individuals. Must be a team player who welcomes collaborative decision-making; a collegial style and an appreciation for the work of Brookings’ scholars and the vital national policy questions their work addresses. Strong analytical skills with respect to various forms of data and experience with complex information management. Excellent project management skills; ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and maintain disciplined adherence to department goals.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.