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(Added 4/16/2018)

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Development Associate

(Added 4/16/2018)

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a non-profit women’s membership organization, has full-time opportunity in the Development Office for a Development Associate to contribute to the planning and implementation of the DAR stewardship program.

Primary responsibilities will focus on carrying out the administrative and operational aspects of donor stewardship programs, specifically answering phones, data entry and processing of donations, including soft credits and credit memos, tracking and troubleshooting exceptions, and preparing recognition and acknowledgment correspondence, such as notes, letters and personalized cards, to donors at all giving levels. The Development Associate will also work closely with new cumulative-year giving donors, prepare Welcome Packets, plan and coordinate various special club events at NSDAR’s annual meeting, and work with the Development Director and Development Operations Team Leader on special projects, as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Two years administrative, customer service or donor processing experience in a development/fundraising, non-profit or relationship-management environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with Board, staff, members and the public.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to accurately proofread, catch errors and correct work product.
  • Highly proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including data entry, mail merge, labels and list production, importing large amounts of data from different sources, Excel spreadsheets and donor/member database (iMIS).
  • Well-developed organization and multi-tasking skills, highly detail oriented and excellent follow-up capabilities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight and/or multiple deadlines.

Preference will be given to candidates who have iMIS database experience, or a Bachelor’s degree and experience working in a development/fundraising environment, or in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree, the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities can be acquired.

How to Apply:

Please visit:

Send a resume and cover letter including salary requirements to:

Attn: Human Resources
1776 D Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006-5305
Fax: (202) 737-7502

(Added 4/13/2018)

The Nature Conservancy
Gift Planning Officer

(Added 4/13/2018)

The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. We are a values-based organization committed to producing lasting results for nature and people around the globe. We have dedicated staff working in all 50 United States and more than 69 countries around the world — we are everywhere you want to be!

Join one of the most successful and sophisticated gift planning programs in the country as a Gift Planning Officer in our Development department. The Gift Planning Officer contributes to a comprehensive program to secure significant financial resources from individuals primarily through bequests and charitable gift annuities that have enabled the protection of more than 100 million acres of land as well as cutting-edge scientific research, collaborations with indigenous communities and diverse constituencies, and most recently solving global challenges such as climate change. Annually, we raise approximately $100 million in deferred and complex gifts, including charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of real estate, and donor advised funds.

TNC is seeking a professional with 5+ years gift planning experience and demonstrated skills closing bequest and life income gifts. She/he will directly responsible for persuasively conveying the mission of TNC to diverse groups over the phone, and responsible for 200 – 250 closed planned gifts and bequest notifications annually, and 1,000 – 1,500 donor interactions. The Gift Planning Officer will report to the Director of Bequests & Annuities and will be based at our fabulous headquarters in Arlington, VA—directly in front of the Ballston stop on Metro’s Orange Line.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience, coursework or other training in fundraising principles and practices.
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.
  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $25,000 or more.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with diverse cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.
  • Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
  • Working knowledge of the basics of charitable gift planning and current trends in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.
  • Proven ability to negotiate high profile or sensitive agreements.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience are appreciated.

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.

How to Apply:

Please visit:

Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46109 by 11:59pm ET on April 27, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

(Added 3/30/2018)

National Parks Conservation Association
Gift Planning Director

(Added 3/30/2018)

National Parks Conservation Association seeks a Gift Planning Director to provides comprehensive direction, management, and establish goals for the gift planning program; and oversee the Mather Legacy Society, NPCA’s gift planning recognition society.


Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent experience, in addition to a requirement of at least five years of professional, planned giving, fundraising experience. Strong communication and writing skills are required. Knowledge of standard development practices including mail solicitation, prospect research, and databases is required. Extensive knowledge of estate planning vehicles is required. An understanding of the non-profit arena and environmental conservation and a commitment to the goals of the organization is preferred.

Excellent benefits including three weeks vacation, 403b, pension, healthcare and others! Please visit our website at for a full job description.

Qualified applicants, please submit your resume and cover letter directly online to

No phone calls please. NPCA is an EOE.

(Added 3/29/2018)

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Manager for Institutional Giving

(Added 3/29/2018)

If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking a Manager for Institutional Giving who will manage the proposal development process for federal, corporate, and foundation proposals. The Manager will ensure that proposals comply with funder guidelines and align with organizational strategy and collaborate with leadership and subject matter experts across the organization.

The Manager will secure grants to support LIRS’s core work, including refugee services, children’s services, outreach and advocacy.

Temporary position not to exceed 6 months.


  • Manage all stakeholders across departments within the federal or private sector proposal team.
  • Define and manage resources and timeline for the proposal development process to ensure timely submission and internal accountability.
  • Organize intranet portal for proposal management and develop necessary templates and tools for proposal (i.e. narrative and budget templates, compliance matrix, proposal calendar, proposal style guide).
  • Assess alignment of project design with the funding opportunity and assure proposal complies with funder specifications; provide materials for final review and submission to the Director for Development.
  • Manage the process to ensure collaboration between Finance and Programs staff; identify discrepancies between budget and narrative; shepherd the budget process for final review to the Assistant Director of Development, and the Director for Development as needed.
  • Anticipate and plan for new opportunities, including continued funding for existing programs and new grants and prospects; monitor and support organizational planning prior to RFP release.
  • Cultivate strong relationships internally and externally.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field required; minimum 5 years of experience in fundraising and 2 years of experience in developing and managing federal grant proposals and processes at medium to large sized non-profits.
  • Graduate degree preferred.
  • Ability to write well, self-edit, and convey complex program areas succinctly and accurately.
  • Relationship management skills with a demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders across departments.
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to navigate and collaborate with a diverse workforce.
  • Knowledge of data management systems, such as Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and project management software is essential.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, up to 20%.
  • Commitment to LIRS’s core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners; commitment to empowering refugees and migrants.

Organization Summary:

Headquartered in Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbour, with offices in Washington, DC, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) is a national faith-based organization with a 77-year history, a budget of $58 million per year, and approximately 90 headquarters staff. LIRS offers a generous benefit package and competitive compensation.

LIRS is widely-recognized for its expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants within the borders of the United States. Working with and through partners across the country, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and pursues humanitarian alternatives to the immigration detention system.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by COB on Monday, April 2, 2018 via

For more information about LIRS, please visit

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