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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
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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.
Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their date of hire.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
Reporting to the Vice President and Director (VP) and working as a member of the Global Economy and Development program’s senior management team, this Director is responsible for creating and implementing comprehensive annual and multi-year fundraising efforts in collaboration with the VP, Vice President of Development, program scholars, and leading a high-performing team. The Director manages, prioritizes, and carries out all Global fundraising activities, including the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, corporate, foundation, government, and other donors and prospects.
Strategic Fundraising and Stewardship (70%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in economics, public policy, international relations or related field 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
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
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