Director, Development


Job Title: Director, Development

Reports to: President and Chief Executive Officer

FLSA Status: Exempt

Classification: Regular, Full time

About InterAction

InterAction is the largest U.S.-based alliance of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners. Celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, we mobilize our Members to think and act collectively to serve the world’s poor and vulnerable, with a shared belief that we can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together. Using our collective voice and convening power, we seek to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change.

Our Members are premier international global development, humanitarian, and sector-supporting organizations that work in almost every country and manage more than $15.4 billion in programs annually. InterAction’s revenues come from dues, government, private foundation and corporate grants, and fee-for-service programs. Additional information can be found at

Position Summary

Reporting to the President and CEO, this newly created position is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the design, planning, and implementation of a successful fundraising program. The Director of Development achieves InterAction’s goals by partnering with key stakeholders, including senior leadership, director of membership, program managers, and Board members, to develop strategies for expanding fundraising opportunities and increase engagement with individual and foundation donors.

Essential Functions:

· Direct the design and execution of an effective strategic fundraising program in alignment with InterAction’s 2024-2027 strategic plan; implement creative and customized approaches to attract and cultivate individual and foundation donors.

· Work in close collaboration with President and CEO, program teams, and membership to ensure seamless management of relationships, revenue, and related activities. Manage database of prospects and outreach actions; ensure fulfillment of contributions from individuals and foundations.

· Advise and support the President and CEO and senior leadership on identifying and securing major funding and partnership opportunities. Provide support to Board members to promote opportunities for engagement with potential funders committed to supporting and advancing our strategic goals.

· Develop and maintain relationships with individuals and foundations to promote opportunities for engagement with InterAction.

· Develop strong relationships with internal stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive understanding of InterAction programs and priorities to pursue new funding sources to advance our work.

· Cultivate ongoing relationships with donors and prospects to ensure an understanding of their philanthropic interests and alignment with the mission and priorities of InterAction.

· Ensure up-to-date management of prospect database for tracking fundraising activities to ensure seamless coordination of outreach efforts with internal teams in membership and program areas; advise finance staff of status of leads in the pipeline.

· Conduct detailed research to identify donor prospects; assist in developing annual projections and systems for monitoring and reporting progress on fundraising goals.

· Assist program teams in developing grant and funding proposals to ensure consistent and compelling appeals for funding opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:

· Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

· Minimum eight (8) years of direct experience building and leading fundraising activities through individual, foundation, and corporate donations.

· Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to engage and build relationships with donors, prospects, and stakeholders.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to craft compelling, influential fundraising communication.

· Demonstrated success identifying and cultivating new prospects, converting prospects to donors, and maintaining multiple donor relationships.

· Experience establishing, monitoring, and meeting short-term and long-term revenue goals.

· Strong research, analytical, and database skills; experience using data analytics to measure success.

· Commitment to the mission and values of InterAction.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Previous experience with association membership, nonprofit organizations, and NGOs

· Experience with international policy, development, public administration, public policy, or business organizations

· Experience with Salesforce or comparable CRMs

· Experience with grant writing and proposal development

· Ability to speak a language other than English highly desirable

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

· There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

· The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not supervise employees.


Minimum salary $100,000 per year. Additionally, InterAction offers an excellent benefits package.

To Apply:

All qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume in their application in order to be considered for the role.

Work Environment:

· Hybrid work environment in headquarter office located in downtown Washington, DC

· Approximately 20% domestic travel required

In addition:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic covered by law.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period.

InterAction does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of InterAction and InterAction will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

How to apply

Please apply through this LINK

Deadline: 1-Mar-24

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