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Due: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled
Background: The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) leads efforts to implement just alternatives to the extreme sentencing of America’s youth, with a focus on abolishing life-without-parole sentences for all youth. Our vision is to create a society that respects the dignity and human rights of all children through a justice system that operates with consideration of a child’s age, provides youth with opportunities to return to the community, and bars the imposition of life-without-parole sentences for people under age 18. The CFSY collaborates with advocates across the United States and in Washington, D.C. that use public education, advocacy, and litigation as strategies to pursue this goal. The CFSY’s small team works closely in a friendly, fast-paced, collaborative work environment.
Position Posting: Development Director
We seek an experienced professional who can lead the organization toward financial growth in support of enhanced program opportunities. This professional we seek will manage the internal fundraising coordination and planning necessary to support a $2 million annual budget, as well as serve as an outward-facing representative to the donor community. We seek a highly organized person with poise, maturity, and confidence who can relate to a wide range of donor audiences and demonstrate compassion and discretion for the individuals we serve. The ideal candidate must be skilled in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding new strategic relationships, such as individual and corporate donors, and in managing the internal workings of a growing development department. Successful candidates will be flexible, creative, humble, and have a sense of humor about work and the world in which we live. A background in fundraising, while ideal, is not required.
Duties will include:
The Campaign offers a competitive salary for this position, as well as a generous benefits package, including employer-paid premiums for a platinum individual health insurance plan, life and disability insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan.
Email in a single attachment: a letter of interest, resume, names of and contact information for at least three references, and a brief, original, unedited writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. PDF format preferred. Use “Development Director” as the subject of your email. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Applications will be received on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please.