The Global Economy and Development program (Global) at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. Working as a member of the Global Economy and Development program’s senior management team, this Director/Senior Director is responsible for executing comprehensive annual and multi-year fundraising efforts. Reporting to the Vice President and Director (VP), and leading a team of development officers and a coordinator), the Director/Senior Director manages, prioritizes, and carries out all Global fundraising activities, including the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, corporate, foundation, government, and other donors.
Fundraising and Management (100%)
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in economics, public policy, or international relations preferred. Minimum eight years of experience in fundraising required, with demonstrated success in raising major gifts of at least $500,000 or more and writing complex proposals for various audiences, including foundations. Team and project management experience, ideally in a nonprofit organization, is required.
Must possess demonstrated commitment to public policy, intellectual curiosity, ability to synthesize complex and abstract concepts; ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines, as well as work well under pressure in a fast-paced, changing environment; initiative, persuasive skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit; discretion and mature judgment; attention to detail; ability to have a big picture vision while still having a willingness to handle all tasks great and small; and superior communication/writing skills. Strong team-player, flexibility and a sense of humor, and willingness to share information and work collaboratively.
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