Development Director

Truman Center for National Policy
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Mar 08

Position description

The Development Director is an important part of the Truman's senior team. Reporting to the Managing Director of Programs and External Relations, the role of the Development Director is to plan, direct and coordinate all of the development activities, major fundraising activities and special projects associated with meeting and increasing funding for Truman Center for National Policy, a 501(c)3 organization, and its sister 501(c)4 organization, Truman National Security Project. This includes but is not limited to the following duties:


Fundraising Program Management

  • Strategize with the President & CEO and MD of Programs and External Relations to determine feasibility and sources of funding for programmatic goals;
  • Work with the MD of Programs and External Relations to come up with annual revenue projections;
  • Work continually to ensure development of diversified funding sources;
  • Oversee Major Gifts Officer, Corporate Relations Manager, and Development Coordinator.

Foundation Fundraising

  • Work with program staff and grantwriting consultant to determine feasibility and sources of funding for programmatic goals through restricted and unrestricted grants;
  • Oversee the development and tracking of proposals and reports for all foundation fundraising to meet budget goals;
  • Work with the program staff and grantwriting consultant to write and submit proposals;
  • Research and determine new foundation prospects, and cultivate current foundation relationships to seek additional funding.

Individual and Corporate Fundraising

  • Work with Major Gifts Officer and Corporate Relations Manager to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward current and prospective major donors, and facilitate donor recognition and stewardship programs'
  • Work with Major Gifts Officer and Digital Coordinator to develop online fundraising plan to include email and social media campaigns to attract giving from new individuals;
  • Oversee implementation strategy for corporate giving levels and identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new and existing corporate relations for general corporate giving, annual conference sponsorship and awards dinner sponsorship.


  • Bachelor's degree and 7-10 years of fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated success in raising money from foundations, individuals, and corporate sources.

Knowledge of political fundraising, a plus.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of various nonprofit legal structures.
  • Knowledge and use of CRM databases; knowledge of Salesforce a plus.
  • Must be able to establish, track, and meet deadlines under time pressure.
  • Strong initiative, drive for results, and self-assessment skills.
  • Ability to lead individuals and teams in setting and achieving challenging goals
  • A demonstrated ability to represent the organization and interface with all levels of staff, board, donors, potential donors, and Truman members while maintaining a professional, diplomatic, tactful and helpful attitude and behavior.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of humor.
  • Must be flexible to work evenings and extended hours when needed.

Application instructions

Send cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references. Please visit our websites: and before being in touch. No phone calls.

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