The Philanthropy Roundtable is currently seeking qualified candidates for Development Director in its
Washington, D.C., office.
The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission is to foster excellence in philanthropy, protect philanthropic freedom,
help donors achieve their philanthropic intent, and help donors advance liberty, opportunity, and personal
responsibility in the United States and abroad. The Roundtable currently assists more than 560 members,
including foundations, generous families, donor advisors, and corporate giving programs. In 2011, the
Roundtable projects revenue and expenses approximating $6,500,000, and the organization currently has
23 full-time staff members.
The Development Director serves under the direction of the chief operating officer.
The Development Director supervises The Philanthropy Roundtable’s fundraising arm by forming and
implementing the organization’s fundraising strategy. This staff member supervises the Roundtable’s
development staff which currently consists of a grant writer and a membership manager. The Development
Director will supervise and, at times, collaborate with the grant writer to write proposals and reports within
foundation guidelines and attain exceptional grants; and he or she will supervise the Membership Manager
to complete member renewals, member prospecting, and other member communications including thankyou
letters. The Development Director will supervise fundraising staff to ensure that the Roundtable’s
fundraising records are accurate and current.
The Development Director will work with the Membership Manager to supervise consultants and vendors.
The Development Director may also hire and supervise interns to assist with development work.
The Development Director must have experience writing grant proposals and reports to charitable
foundations, managing direct mail plans, leading successful teams, and working with fundraising databases.
The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated track record for meeting and exceeding deadlines.
Aptitudes important to this position are strong writing skills, a facility to use fundraising database software,
excellent organizational skills, a strong work ethic, attention to detail, good judgment, a capacity to juggle
multiple projects at once, a high standard of honesty, and characteristics of confidence, cheerfulness, and
The Development Director should also share an affinity for The Philanthropy Roundtable’s mission and
principles as described on our website at www.philanthropyroundtable.org.
This position requires limited travel.
The position provides a salary commensurate with experience and an exceptional benefits package.
Qualified individuals may send their resume, two fundraising writing samples, and a cover letter to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state on the email subject line, “Application for Development