As nonprofits across the country continue to respond and adapt to COVID-19, Elevate's work supporting the grant programs of our nonprofit clients is more important than ever. We continue to meet virtually with current clients and launch new partnerships. Learn more about joining our team.
Elevate is a small business serving a critical niche in the nonprofit sector. Our unique team model allows us to provide affordable and impactful foundation fundraising strategy and grant writing capacity to our approximately 90 clients. Our clients work in a wide variety of issue areas and typically have annual budgets anywhere between $1 million and $12 million, although a growing number of clients are significantly larger as well.
Director - Institutional Development (referred to internally as Directors), lead 4-5 client teams working with nonprofit organizations. For this role, Elevate seeks skilled institutional fundraising professionals with the confidence, flexibility, and persistence to coach clients on best-practices in fundraising strategy, grant writing, financials, and program evaluation while overseeing junior staff who produce compelling proposals and manage detailed grants calendars. Strong candidates have at least four years of experience in foundation fundraising, including writing and submitting grants for nonprofits, managing teams of junior staff, and developing and executing an effective fundraising strategy.
Staff in this position benefit from a company composed of 50-60 other fundraisers at different stages of their careers, opportunities to work with a diverse portfolio of clients, regular learning and professional development opportunities, and room to grow within the company. If you are an effective institutional fundraiser looking for more variety, flexibility, and collaboration in your fundraising career, you may be the right addition to our team!
As a Team Director at Elevate you will:
Ideal candidates will:
We welcome applicants who have a strong interest in the position and are able to demonstrate their ability to successfully meet the expectations of the role, even if their professional background that does not align perfectly to the description of our ideal candidate. Note that we are hiring full time salaried staff based in the metro Washington, D.C. region. The full-time annual salary for this position is in the low- $70,000s.
Your resume and cover letter should detail the following:
We accept applications and hire on a rolling basis that is aligned with our staffing needs for new clients and projects. In the event that your application is a better fit for another open role at the company, you may be transferred into that position and notified of that change via email.
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