The Director of Development and Communications will spearhead fundraising and communication efforts to sustain New Endeavor’s by Women’s (NEW) existing programs and fuel its continued growth. S/he will be responsible for planning, executing, managing, and evaluating all fundraising efforts at NEW, supervising grant writing, annual giving, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, planned giving, and fundraising events, raising $600,000 annually in private dollars. This position works closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and key staff across the organization, and plays a leadership role developing the annual budget, organizational strategic planning, and managing the Board of Directors.
Develop and execute NEW’s fundraising plan to diversify revenue streams and significantly increase the organization’s revenue from individuals and institutions.
Develop and execute NEW’s communication plan to increase visibility in the metropolitan Washington region.
Work with NEW staff and contracted grants teams to ensure development of timely LOIs, proposals, reports, and stewardship materials for institutional funders.
Qualify, develop, and manage an individual giving portfolio of prospects and donors, overseeing and driving all aspects of the giving cycle.
Plan and implement robust direct mail program.
Plan and execute all aspects of NEW’s annual fundraiser and other fundraising events.
Manage the fundraising database and oversee data entry and gift processing.
Manage the production of NEW’s print and web communications, including the newsletter, website, blog, and social media.
Supervises the Development Associate and outsourced grants team.
At least 5 years of fundraising experience or a related field required, with specific expertise in major gift fundraising preferred.
Experience managing a team.
Demonstrated commitment to social justice.
Computer literacy and proficient in Windows environment.
Knowledge of Little Green Light or other similar resource development database applications.
Excellent organizational, management and interpersonal skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
Knowledge of basic resource development principles and ethics
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary commensurate with experience; benefits include 10 paid holidays per year, vacation and sick time, flexible schedule, 403b, health and life insurance.
About New Endeavors by Women (NEW)
New Endeavors by Women (NEW) is a 501c3 organization that provides housing and support services to homeless women and families. By partnering with homeless women, NEW creates new futures. We provide a nurturing environment so that women can recognize their worth.
NEW transforms lives by providing housing, fostering the development of life skills, and promoting education and employment to end the cycle of homelessness. Since we opened our doors in 1988, NEW’s programs and services have helped more than 3,000 women and children take steps toward achieving greater self-sufficiency and independence. Our first program was a shelter for homeless women, a population whose needs were woefully underserved.
We grew to include housing programs for other populations of underserved homeless women: the chronically homeless—those who have experienced homelessness for much of their lives; HIV-positive women; senior women; young mothers under age 25; mothers reunifying with their children; and, women with mental illness and substance dependency. Nearly 30 years later, NEW’s programs and services are even more vital and urgently-needed, as homeless women and children in the District face the m...ost daunting climb out of homelessness ever seen in recent history.
Three key program goals guide our work:
1. To prepare women to achieve independent living;
2. To increase the residents’ skills and income levels; and
3. To facilitate the healing process for those who have been victims of abuse.