ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

ACTA is searching for a Director of Development to develop and implement ACTA’s overall fundraising strategy. The Director of Development works closely with other senior staff to frame ACTA projects and initiatives that will advance ACTA’s mission and attract donor support. He or she promotes collaboration between the development department and ACTA’s departments of trustee and legislative affairs, curricular reform, and communications. The Director of Development manages a staff of two, works closely with ACTA’s Vice President of Operations, and reports directly to ACTA’s President.

Specifically, the Director of Development must:

  • Be intimately familiar with ACTA’s top donors and prospects and provide them with customized attention.
  • Meet one-on-one with donors, and represent ACTA at conferences and events.
  • Ensure that donor intent is followed for all donations and grants.
  • Coordinate fundraising efforts with ACTA’s initiatives and ongoing programs.
  • Oversee ACTA’s direct mail program, including society donor mailings, house mailings, prospect mailings, and informational mailings.
  • Oversee ATHENA Roundtable Gala sponsorship solicitations.
  • Oversee ACTA’s Legacy Society.
  • Cultivate and expand ACTA’s portfolio of foundation supporters.
  • Write, edit, and review solicitations, grant applications, grant reports, and other materials to educate ACTA’s donors about our initiatives and successes and to solicit their support.
  • Oversee the prompt and accurate acknowledgement of donations and the complete and accurate tracking of donations.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of donor events.

The Director of Development must approach these tasks as an entrepreneurial enterprise. An ability to prioritize tasks, respond to requests on short notice, and keep track of multiple projects is essential, as is a keen interest in ACTA’s mission to promote academic freedom, excellence, and accountability. The Director is expected to be personable, dynamic, well organized, highly motivated, detail-oriented, and principled. The highest degree of personal responsibility, accountability, and honesty is expected.

Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a four-year undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) and have experience in development and fundraising. Previous experience as a manager is highly desired. Knowledge of higher education issues is a plus. Full and complete consideration will be given to all exceptional applicants.

Salary and Compensation:

ACTA offers a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary structure. The benefits package includes comprehensive health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, Metro reimbursement, and a generous paid-time-off plan. Starting salary is negotiable and depends upon experience and education level. ACTA conducts periodic evaluations where employees may receive raises or bonuses for outstanding and excellent work.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume and a cover letter to info@goacta.org or mail it to 1730 M Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.

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