Director, Fundraising and Development

Senior ( 6 - 9 years )
American Immigration Council
Research Services
Remote UTC-10
Job Category
Business Development
Skills Required
Paid Parental Leave, Career Development, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Competitive Salary

Who We Are 

The American Immigration Council works to strengthen America by shaping how America thinks about and acts towards immigrants and immigration and by working toward a more fair and just immigration system that opens its doors to those in need of protection and unleashes the energy and skills that immigrants bring. 


Position Summary

The Director of Fundraising and Development is responsible for establishing, directing, and driving the implementation of strategies designed to develop donors and secure funding and contributions to support the Council. In addition, the Director is responsible for marketing the organization to individuals, organizations, and corporations who are interested in pragmatic immigration reform. 

The Director will make the connections between the Council’s work and the donor’s potential interest in funding and for identifying potential donors, ensuring those donors are successfully cultivated, and current donors are properly stewarded. The Director must be nimble and able to operate in a fast-paced environment, managing changing priorities and taking advantage of all fundraising opportunities. The Director must be innovative and creative in developing year-over-year funding strategies.

Essential Job Functions

-The Director of Fundraising and Development will supervise the following staff positions: Development Manager, Operations Manager (Development), and Foundations Manager. The Director is accountable for total performance management of these positions, including selection, termination, performance reviews, salary administration and career development.

-Create and drive the Council’s annual fundraising plan.

-Advise and collaborate with the Executive Director, board members, and staff on current strategies, trends, obstacles, and opportunities in revenue generation and donor relations.

-Establish and implement short and long-range resource development strategies, goals, and objectives.

-Collaborate with the Executive Director, Senior Staff, and the Council’s board of directors to carry out the necessary cultivation of new donors, stewardship of current donors, and the necessary fundraising asks to ensure the success of the fundraising plan.

-Plan all fundraising events and ensure they generate a positive return on investment. 

-Collaborate with the Executive Director and senior staff in crafting communications to cultivate and steward donors. 

-Responsible for all fundraising to include individual, large individual donations, grants, foundations, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Chapter, and corporate support. In addition, this role will build a grassroots funding base and develop a membership program.

-Manage the Honoree Selection Committee in identifying and inviting honorees that represent the mission of the Council.

-Work with the board of directors to identify their role in contributing to the Council’s development and success.

Required Education and Training

Bachelor’s Degree.

Minimum Job Requirements

To perform successfully in this role, incumbent should possess skills identified below:

-A strong commitment to the Council’s mission.

-At least 7 years of relevant fundraising experience, prior demonstrated leadership, and staff management experience.

-Ability to develop and manage a strategic plan with multiple projects and deadlines.

-Proven ability to manage a high performing team. 

-Advanced proficiency at using a fundraising database.

-Ability to build grassroot funding plans.

 What's it like to work at the Council

We offer a competitive salary package and great benefits. You will start with 5 weeks of paid time-off plus sick leave to care for yourself or a family member, paid parental leave, and paid holidays. Our firm offers a 3% match on retirement funds, life insurance, short-term and long-disability. Our staff enjoys the choice of working from the office at their convenience or working fully remote. You will be inspired by a group of wonderful people that are very committed to our mission.


Equal Employment Opportunity: All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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