July 27, 2011

Job: Director of Development – Center for Applied Linguistics

Director of Development – Center for Applied Linguistics

CAL Classification: Division Director
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Division: Development
Status: Full-time Exempt
Position Available: October 1, 2011

Basic Functions: Plan, develop, and maintain a comprehensive development program for CAL that will support the mission and vision of the organization established by the Board of Trustees. Collaborate with CAL’s officers and directors as a member of the senior management team to carry out CAL’s mission and oversee fiscal, administrative, and programmatic matters.


* Design and implement a comprehensive development program and appropriate marketing strategies to acquire funding from federal, state, corporate, foundation, private sector, and other sources
* Guide the design and implementation of improved systems and resources for supporting proposal development and submission efforts
* Lead efforts within CAL to identify and track research and project opportunities
* Identify, define and acquire new sources of funding available to CAL
* Maintain relationships with current/past donors, and establish new contacts
* Direct all proposal activities involved in responding to complex Requests for Proposals (RFP) and bid preparations including, scheduling and resource estimating for proposal process, managing proposal teams, final proposal review, presentation, and follow-up
* Develop and manage annual budget for the Development Office
* Engage CAL staff in the vision for development and provide relevant skill building opportunities in order to expand internal capacity to support the development process
* Other related duties as may be assigned


Education & Experience:
Advanced degree and knowledge of issues related to language, cultural studies, education, or research. Minimum of 7 years of related experience required. Experience in fund development for an education or research based organization, including federal and state contracting, preferred.

The successful candidate will have:

* Proven track record of achieving annual revenue targets
* Proven management and leadership capabilities
* Experience working with Senior Level executives in a non-profit environment
* High energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail
* High degree of initiative
* Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
* Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development
* Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new donors
* Strong partnership-building and collaboration skills
* Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base
* Proficient in MS Office software
* Ability to communicate the written and spoken word with tact, diplomacy, and authority when necessary
* Ability to work under pressure with multiple priorities and deadlines

Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to jobs at cal dot org. Please note job title and vacancy number in the subject line. Resumes and cover letters can also be sent to:

Center for Applied Linguistics
ATTN: Phyllis Pointer-Tate
Recruitment 11-09
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859

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