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 roughly 85 clients – lean and effective nonprofits in need of sustainable funding to carry out their social change missions.
Director - Institutional Development (referred to internally as Team Directors), lead 5-6 client teams working with nonprofit organizations who work across a wide variety of issue areas and typically have annual budgets anywhere between $1 million and $12 million. For this role, Elevate seeks skilled grant writers with the confidence, flexibility, and persistence to consult this wide variety of nonprofit organizations on institutional fundraising. Strong candidates have at least four years of experience in foundation fundraising, including writing and submitting grants for nonprofits, formally and informally mentoring junior staff, and developing and executing an effective fundraising strategy. If you are an effective institutional fundraiser (grant writer, institutional giving manager, development manager, etc.) 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, yet have a 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- to mid- $60,000s.
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. This process can take anywhere from one to three months from application to start date.
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