The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) is the official memorial chartered by Congress to honor our nation’s 28th President. It is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas for Congress, the Administration and the broader international policy community.
The Wilson Center operates in real time and is eager for the Vice President of Development (VP) to be on board as soon as possible and ideally by February 2019.
The VP must be savvy, hardworking and tenacious in order to enhance the culture of philanthropy. While this just may be the most challenging job you’ve ever had, your time at the Wilson Center will likely be the most rewarding as well.
Are you passionate about making a difference in the world and the role philanthropy plays?
Have you the vision and strategic thinking to listen to and then partner with donors, leading them to new levels of philanthropic generosity?
Are you an accomplished, data-driven leader and manager who has experience holding staff accountable?
Are you intellectually curious and rigorous?
Do you have a crystal-clear line of thinking and the ability to put your ideas in writing?
Do you have experience talking with philanthropists who represent a range of political views about the impact they can make in our world?
Would you describe yourself as a creative and get-the-job-done professional?
Are you someone who is not afraid to challenge your peers in a constructive way? And of course, be challenged right back?
The pace is steady and sometimes requires long hours ¾ do you have the stamina?
Are you both a strong team player and a strong individual performer?
Do you have the confidence and grace to effectively work with community leaders from around the world?