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Calvary Women's Services: Chief Development Officer

About Calvary Women’s Services:

Calvary Women’s Services (Calvary) offers holistic support to women experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C. through housing, health, education, and employment programs. Calvary’s model is uniquely designed and proven to empower unaccompanied women who are survivors of domestic violence, are living with mental health conditions, or are in recovery from substance abuse disorders to transform their lives and end their homelessness for good.

Through Calvary’s personalized, trauma-informed services and with peer support, each woman identifies and builds on her own strengths to meet her goals for safe housing, good health, and financial independence. With 40 years of experience, Calvary’s programs work: every five days a woman moves from Calvary into her own home with the skills and confidence she needs to succeed.

The Chief Development Officer is a senior staff position charged with creating and ensuring the execution of strategy to raise the needed private revenue for the various programs within the organization and to increase Calvary’s visibility within the community. They will manage a team of talented development and communications professionals and will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Board Members, and Executive Team to develop and execute organizational strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create and ensure the execution of a strategy to raise private revenue, both annual and major gifts, needed to fuel the mission and programs of Calvary;
  • Set annual fundraising goals, as well as track and report on progress;
  • Work closely with all team leaders to ensure the development strategy is integrated and well-supported across the full organization;
  • Identify and build new strategies that enhance revenue growth;
  • Personally identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of potential leadership and major gift donors;
  • Manage, motivate, and supervise development and communications staff;
  • Oversee the communications team with the implementation of communications and marketing strategies;
  • Stay abreast of development trends to support the continued evolution of donor management and stewardship efforts;
  • Ensure development and communication efforts are operating as effectively and efficiently as possible; identify and mitigate any issues hindering growth;
  • Support the CEO and Board as appropriate to meet revenue goals;
  • Be a passionate and compelling spokesperson for Calvary; and
  • Participate in the organization’s budget development, strategic planning processes, and contribute to citywide work as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required;
  • 7+ years of successful and proven fundraising including individuals, corporations, institutional foundations, local and federal funders, and planned giving at all funding levels;
  • Strong management skills and 5+ years of experience managing and mentoring development staff;
  • Understanding of communications and marketing strategies;
  • An acumen for working collaboratively and interdepartmentally;
  • Excellent public speaking, writing, and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong ability and desire to work strategically and independently;
  • Ability to manage up, down, and across effectively;
  • Proven ability to work well amid both clear goals and complex environments;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel required; knowledge of fundraising software or similar fundraising software/databases helpful;
  • Solid diplomacy skills (able to successfully manage external relationships and effectively liaise with colleagues at all levels);
  • ​Professionalism and a demonstrated ability to handle confidential information is a must;
  • ​Believes passionately in Calvary’s mission, vision, and values;
  • ​Strong interest in and commitment to social justice and equity;
  • ​A team player who is comfortable working with diverse populations, including staff, stakeholders and clients with a variety of backgrounds and lived experiences; and
  • ​Able to contribute to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

ADA/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Fast-paced office environment with extended periods seated or standing at a desk.

High use of computers and other office technology equipment.

Work at Calvary

Hybrid

If interested in applying for the position, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (an example of a proposal to a corporate or private prospect – retract any confidential information) to Bernie Peluso, Manager of Talent Acquisition, TaylorMade Experience at: Bernie@TaylorMadeExperience.com.

60

Years Combined Experience

10

In-Kind Donations Procured

50

Sponsorship & Fundraising Calls Over Last 12 Years

500

Corporations Researched for Fundraising Opportunities