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Amazon Conservation Team - Director of Development



Location: Arlington, VA

Amazon Conservation Team (ACT) seeks a dynamic and experienced fundraising professional with a strong and proven track record to play a central role in the senior management team of one of the leading environmental organizations working to preserve South American rainforests. The Director of Development will be responsible for planning and implementing all of ACT’s development/fundraising activities. S/he will direct the efforts of a development team and coordinate on both strategic and operational levels with other ACT departments. This position is based in Arlington, VA (Washington, DC area).

Founded in 1996, ACT is a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to preserving South American rainforests. ACT’s vision is that the vast, life-sustaining rainforests of the Amazon basin are forever preserved and protected. ACT is supported by private foundations, individuals, and government grants, and has an operating budget of close to $4M. Ten (10) staff members are employed at the ACT headquarters and close to 50 staff are employed in Suriname and Colombia. ACT is governed by a 13 member Board of Directors.  For more information about ACT, please visit

The Director Development will play a key role in evolving from a $4M budget to a $10M+ budget over the next five years through the solicitation of corporate, foundation, and individual gifts. The essential duties and responsibilities of the Director of Development include designing, implementing and updating a comprehensive fundraising strategy in accordance with defined ACT goals and objectives; securing major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations; ensuring appropriate levels of unrestricted funding and indirect cost recovery, while maintaining and growing current operating reserves; developing and managing an active donor stewardship plan; developing and implementing campaigns including individual donor campaigns, capital campaigns, online giving campaigns, intimate gatherings for individuals, groups of individual donors, etc.; recruiting, training, and supervising qualified personnel for the development team;  and working with development staff to plan and execute overall development strategy.

Highly qualified candidates will bring a variety of experiences and attributes, including a minimum 10 years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising with proven track record in corporate, foundation, and major gift solicitation and cultivation; high energy, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for the mission of ACT; experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating with departments within an organization; the demonstrated ability to compose and manage comprehensive grant proposals, government contracts, and corporate contracts like cause marketing campaigns; proven experience in securing five to six figure gifts from diverse donor channels, with substantial practice in cultivating and expanding donor relationships.  See the full list of responsibilities and qualifications by clicking here.

The  Amazon  Conservation  Team  offers  an  excellent  benefits  package  and  a  salary  that  is commensurate with experience. To apply, send an email with a cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume, and salary requirements to Communications will be treated with confidence and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information contact Ginna Goodenow at ggoodenow@raffa.comAmazon Conservation Team is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and persons of color are encouraged. Resume reviews begin immediately.




Baltimore Urban Debate League - Executive Director


budlLocation: Baltimore, MD

The Baltimore Urban Debate League seeks a dynamic, creative and resourceful Executive Director who is passionate about impacting the lives of young people and desires to improve the educational and life outcomes of disadvantaged students in Baltimore’s under resourced public schools.

The Baltimore Urban Debate League (BUDL), through the motivation and thrill of competitive debate, improves self-esteem, increases academic achievement, and improves graduation rates and access to higher education. BUDL was founded in 1999 to transform public education by bringing debate back to the urban classroom. BUDL has expanded to involve several hundred elementary middle and high school students and more than 30 BCPSS teachers from 10 high schools and 18 elementary and middle. BUDL is governed by a 14 member Board of Directors and employs a staff of seven. For more information, see .

The executive director (ED) reports to the Board of Directors, and is responsible for articulating BUDL’s vision, developing the organization’s strategic partnerships, establishing fundraising goals and priorities, managing and supporting the staff, and leading the organization’s partnership efforts. The ED is the primary voice to the public, and BUDL’s chief fund raiser and relationship manager. The ED will lead the organization’s staff team and ensure that program objectives are achieved in a financially sound manner and within budgeted parameters. The ED will demonstrate strong personal and strategic leadership and integrity. Essential to this role will be the development and maintenance of relationships with the Baltimore City Public School System and individual schools, community partners, funders, organizations serving the same population, stakeholders, alumni, staff, and board members.

Ideal candidates for this position will reflect BUDL’s core values and demonstrate an ability to quickly integrate into the organization and become an engaged, inspiring, inclusive, innovative, ethical and visionary leader. Candidates will bring a variety of experiences to BUDL, including an inspiring and inclusive leadership style; a successful track record of managing and supporting staff, especially in a racially and culturally diverse environment; seven years’ senior level organizational management experience (working within a nonprofit organization preferred); a track record in fund development with significant experience working with funders, foundations, and government grants; experience working with a board of directors; experience with strategic planning, process improvement and collaboration; a Master’s degree or higher preferred; and knowledge of Baltimore, its environment, people, culture, issues and relationships, or experience in urban settings is preferred. See the full position profile by clicking here.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: (e-mail applications are required).  For other inquiries contact James Sunshine at BUDL intends to have this position filled by the end of 2015.

Baltimore Urban Debate League is an equal opportunity employer. Resume reviews begin immediately.


Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School - Human Resources Director




Location: Washington, DC

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School seeks a proactive, experienced, bi-lingual, certified human resources leader to play a critical role in the development and growth of the pre-eminent adult immigrant education resource in the Washington, DC area.  (In 2015 the school ranked #12 among Best Places to Work in Washington, DC.)

Founded in 1998, the Carlos Rosario School is a nationally recognized, accredited, and award-winning charter school serving adult immigrants in the Washington, DC area who seek education, resources and support to transform their lives, their families, and their communities.  On two campuses in the District, and with a faculty, staff and administration of 220 dedicated professionals, the school currently serves 2,500 adults learners hailing from 90 countries.  For more information about Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, please visit

The Human Resources (HR) Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining human resources policies and procedures affecting all employees of the Carlos Rosario School. The HR Director performs and/or oversees all functions associated with employment law compliance, employee benefit programs, employee relations, training and professional development, and recruiting/hiring. The HR Director will directly supervise 3 staff and will report directly to the Executive Director/CEO.

The essential duties and responsibilities of the HR Director include developing human resources strategies related to talent acquisition, staffing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, performance management, records management, safety and health, and employee relations and retention; annually reviewing the school’s policies, procedures, and practices on personnel matters; ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements and developing and maintaining a human resources system that meets the school’s personnel information needs. Highly qualified candidates will bring a variety of experiences and attributes including a strong commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work environment; an ability to cultivate a leader development culture within an organization; being highly competent in performing all aspects of human resource management within a nonprofit organization and/or school setting, and many others which can be seen by clicking here.

The Carlos Rosario School offers an excellent benefits package and a salary commensurate with experience. To apply, send an email with a cover letter detailing your qualifications, resume, and salary requirements to  Communications will be treated with confidence and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  For more information contact James Sunshine at

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School is a 501(c)3 equal opportunity employer. Applications from women and persons of color are encouraged. Resume reviews begin immediately.




Penn-Mar Human Services - Chief Development Officer


pennmarLocation: Freeland, MD

Penn-Mar Human Services is seeking a dynamic, self-starting fundraising professional to join our team in the position of Chief Development Officer (CDO).  Penn-Mar is multi-service 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Freeland, Maryland, serving more than 350 individuals with cognitive and intellectual disabilities with a range of educational, vocational and residential programs in Baltimore, Carroll and Harford Counties in Maryland, as well as York County in Pennsylvania. Penn-Mar’s mission is to transform life into living for individuals, families, our staff and volunteers. Our core values and much more information about our organization can be found at . Penn-Mar’s current budget is approximately $28 million and represents a combination of government grants and contracts as well as private contributions. Penn-Mar is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, and the organization has over 500 full and part-time staff members. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will be a key member of Penn-Mar’s seven-person senior management team.

Reporting to the President and CEO of Penn-Mar Human Services, the CDO will oversee all of Penn-Mar’s fundraising activities. Working with and providing staff support to the Penn-Mar Human Services Board and the Penn-Mar Human Services Foundation Board, the CDO will lead the foundation, corporate and government grant seeking efforts, planned giving special events, direct mail and manage and engage in major donor solicitations. He/she will also oversee the agency's public relations and external communications.  Our goal is to aggressively increase annual funding from private sources for current operations and build the Foundation’s endowment from approximately $5 million at present to $20-$25 million over the next 10 years.

 We are seeking an individual with the entrepreneurial drive and fundraising and communications skill sets to dramatically increase Penn-Mar’s fundraising results. Additionally, we are seeking someone with the interpersonal communications skills, demonstrated ability, and successful track record in cultivating major donors and successfully securing five-figure gifts and above as well as bequest commitments. See the full list of responsibilities and requirements by clicking here.

 Specific qualifications include:

  • Minimum 5 years of direct fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and build new revenue streams;
  • Well-developed written and oral communications skills and style;
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills;
  • Strong individual solicitation skills;
  • Experience working with a board of directors;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

 Application Process

To apply, email resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: (E-mail applications are required). For other inquiries contact Ginna Goodenow at

 Penn-Mar Human Services does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Penn-Mar will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. The policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.



Westchester Institute for Human Development - President & CEO



Location: Valhalla, NY

Westchester Institute for Human Development seeks a recognized or emerging national leader in a disability-related field with a demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities and vulnerable children. This visionary leader will work with an engaged board of directors, an established senior management team, a dedicated staff and an array of successful programs to create an innovative and expanded future for the organization.

Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is a leader in the areas of disability and human development. The Institute addresses the needs of the community through professional education programs, direct services, technical assistance, research, and dissemination of information. WIHD is governed by a 9- member board of directors and appoints a 24-member advisory committee comprised of individuals with disabilities, family members, and others. The organization's current budget is $20M, and the organization has over 240 full and part-time faculty and staff. Current staff leadership includes an interim CEO and a Vice President for Finance and Administration. For more information, see

Reporting to the board of directors, the Chief Executive Officer provides direction and leadership for the organization's mission and vision, represents and speaks for the organization, and will oversee the day-to-day operations. The next executive will inherit an organization that is highly respected by its stakeholders at local, state and national levels. The individual in this position also serves as the Director of the Center on Disability and Health in the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College (NYMC). The Chief Executive Officer's responsibilities include establishing and implementing the organization's vision and strategy; serving as WIHD's chief public spokesperson and relationship builder; implementing strong financial management and reporting systems, and ensuring that all regulatory and reporting requirements are met; providing direction, guidance and support to staff; and others listed in the full position profile which can be seen by clicking here.

Ideal candidates for this position will have a thorough understanding of the services, supports, professional education, and research in the disabilities field, share our commitment to WIHD's mission and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to WIHD, including experience providing strategic vision and thought leadership; proven networking ability, exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills; outstanding written and oral communication abilities; a history of progressively increasing responsibility and senior level management in complex organizations; a commitment to improving the lives of people with disabilities and vulnerable children; a Ph.D., M.D. (or equivalent); demonstrated academic productivity and qualifications for an academic appointment at NYMC; knowledge of federal funding, grants administration and resource development for supporting programs for children and adults with disabilities; and others.

To apply, e-mail resume/CV, cover letter & salary requirements to: (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries contact Ginna Goodenow at

WIHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications should be submitted by no later than November 30th, but will be reviewed as they are submitted.



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