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The Associate Director of Development (ADD) is a key member of the Brookings Metro development team, with principal responsibility to identify, meet with, and qualify/cultivate interest in the Program, working with the Senior Director of Development (SDD) to ensure increased giving from new donors. In collaboration with the SDD, Brookings Metro’s scholars, projects, and centers, the ADD will identify and cultivate funding prospects, write grant proposals and reports, and steward relationships with existing and prospective funders. In addition, the Associate Director will work closely with the SDD on the implementation and execution of Metro at 25 campaign.
Cultivation, Solicitation and Stewardship (80%)
Development Strategy and Operations (20%)
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 and a minimum of six years of relevant development experience required. Demonstrated experience identifying, qualifying, cultivating, and regularly closing six- and seven-figure gifts required, as well as experience developing major funding proposals and delivering stewardship-forward funder reports. Demonstrated experience developing and working with a diverse set of donors and internal constituents required. Familiarity with the impact model of an economic and/or social policy organization preferred. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Expertise in funder cultivation and management, with a track record of success in securing significant funding from foundations, corporations, and/or individuals supporting large, multi-stakeholder initiatives. Ability to absorb and grasp new information quickly, including programming landscape, funding landscape, and relevant research and impact, and to distill this information in compelling prose for a variety of audiences. Ability to form and sustain strong, productive relationships with funding partners and external experts, as well as internal colleagues. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to deliver highest-quality independent work product in a consultative, highly-collaborative, and team-focused environment. Fluency with current technology, including Raiser’s Edge and Sales Force. Ability and willingness to learn new tools and systems quickly. Flexibility, unflappability, and humor.
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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