ACT for Alexandria

Career Opportunities

ACT FOR ALEXANDRIA IS HIRING!

Are you passionate about making a difference in the Alexandria community? Do you have experience working with fundraising, donor relations and/or donor outreach? Then, ACT for Alexandria would love to hear from you! We are hiring two new positions to our development team! The Development Officer and Development Coordinator Roles will be integral to driving the success of ACT during an exciting period of growth and transformation for our organization. For more information, please read the complete job descriptions below. 

If you have any questions about these positions,  please contact Sally Gardner, Operations Manager at sally.gardner@actforalexandria.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Development Officer 

Part-Time Position (.5FTE) 

POSITION 

The Development Officer is a member of the ACT for Alexandria leadership team and will play an integral role in driving the success of an exciting period of growth and transformation for ACT. S/he will manage the development pipeline, staff the development committee, provide strategic oversight of development functions, and manage a portfolio of prospects and donors. The Development Officer will play a key role in supporting and guiding board activities, cultivating high-net-worth individuals, stewarding and recruiting donor advised fund holders, as well as foundation, corporate and government grants. The position reports to the President and CEO. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Fundraising: Manage a portfolio of key funding relationships and solicit gifts. Brief and prepare leadership to participate in meetings, execute on-site meetings, presentations, proposals, communications, and negotiations with donors— including current and prospective donors. Advise on the development of donor communications and materials including print and digital collateral and social media. Provide strategic guidance on ACT’s fundraising events. Develop a planned giving program. 
  • Stewardship: Build a donor base by developing and maintaining key long-term relationships with funders through community outreach, accurate and regular reporting, and branding and marketing activities. Develop and execute a calendar of cultivation and stewardship activities.
  • Board of Directors Management: Support the CEO in stewarding and soliciting individual Board members, manage the Board’s Development Committee and liaise regularly with Development Chair, and manage a pipeline of prospective new Board members and support the Board in recruitment. Provide periodic fundraising trainings to Board of Directors. 
  • Planning and Strategy: Plan the strategic direction of Development and create and execute an annual fundraising plan. Identify needed funds, strategic approaches, and preferred funding targets for individuals, foundations and corporations. Create fundraising projections and support the development of ACT’s annual budget. 
  • Reporting and Tracking: Oversee the management of the donor pipeline and reporting through the database and other tools. Work with the Development Coordinator to provide regular reports to funders with updates on current status of funding activities. Regularly report to fellow Development Committee members and Board of Directors on fundraising milestones and metrics using dashboards from the database. Regularly assess ACT’s fundraising effectiveness and provide suggestions to strengthen performance. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS 

  • 4-6 years of fundraising experience for a nonprofit organization, including an effective track record in major gifts. 
  • Demonstrated success in developing and executing effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies, including goal setting, progress monitoring and reporting. 
  • Demonstrated success in soliciting and closing gifts from a variety of audiences. 
  • Knowledge of donor advised funds and planned giving. 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with Boards of Directors. 
  • Strong communication skills and public presence, and excellent writing and presentation skills. 
  • Strong team management skills; able to manage development professionals and provide strategic direction across the organization. 
  • Good interpersonal skills; able to work with cross-functional teams and lead through influence. 
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail; able to manage a number of diverse tasks, activities, and projects. 
  • Flexible and adaptable; ability to perform well in an entrepreneurial environment. 
  • Enthusiasm for ACT’s mission, vision and values. 
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite is required. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally. 
  • Experience and proficiency with databases, Donor Perfect a plus. 

HOURS 

  • Flexible, 20 hours a week. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. 
  • This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 25 pounds. There is a significant amount of carrying boxes with marketing materials to events at various locations. 

POSITION TYPE

  • This is a part-time position, and ACT is flexible about what days or portion of days this part-time person wants to work. ACT’s work hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

TRAVEL

  • Only local travel is expected for this position. 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in a fast-paced professional environment. 

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must possess a Driver’s License 

OTHER DUTIES

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Commensurate with experience. 

TO APPLY

Submit your resume, a thoughtful cover letter that speaks to your interest in ACT and your fit for this position, salary requirements and a writing sample to Sally Gardner, Operations Manager, 201 King Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314 or email to sally.gardner@actforalexandria.org 

 


 

 

Development Coordinator 

Part-Time Position (.5FTE) 

POSITION 

The Development Coordinator is an integral member of the development team and has primary responsibility for managing and maintaining ACT’s donor data base, tracking and ensuring timely acknowledgement of donations, aiding in the management and reporting for donor advised fund holders, researching and tracking grants, and providing support to coordinate meetings and events. S/he will play an integral role in supporting the success of an exciting period of growth and transformation for ACT, and will aid in supporting board activities, donor cultivation and stewardship, and special events. The Development Coordinator reports to the President and CEO. This is a part-time position. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Serve as a partner to the Development Officer and CEO to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward ACT donors. 
  • Manage the ACT donor database, to include gift entry, donor profile management, pulling reports, building and pulling dashboards, and staying up to date on database enhancements and functionality. 
  • Provide day-to-day support for donor advised fund holders, to include processing fund replenishment requests, grant requests and reporting. 
  • Provide support for the Board of Directors, to include preparation of meeting materials, creating prospect profiles, and support for the development committee. 
  • Aid in the scheduling of donor meetings and events. 
  • Provide planning and logistics support for donor and fundraising events. 
  • Conduct prospect research on current and prospective funders. 
  • Coordinate with various staff to prepare funding proposals and applications. 
  • Update donor materials as needed 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS 

  • Experience with donor tracking databases is required; experience with Donor Perfect is desired. 
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail; able to manage a number of diverse tasks, activities, and projects. 
  • Strong project management skills, including drafting and monitoring project workplans and timelines. 
  • Experience with prospect research tools and methods is desired. 
  • Strong communication skills and public presence, and excellent writing and presentation skills. 
  • Strong customer service ethic. 
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to contribute to a team. 
  • Flexible and adaptable; ability to perform well in an entrepreneurial environment. 
  • Enthusiasm for ACT’s mission, vision and values. 
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite is required. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel locally. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 

HOURS 

  • Flexible, 20 hours a week. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. 
  • This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 25 pounds. There is a significant amount of carrying boxes with marketing materials to events at various locations. 

POSITION TYPE

  • This is a part-time position, and ACT is flexible about what days or portion of days this part-time person wants to work. ACT’s work hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

TRAVEL

  • Only local travel is expected for this position. 

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience in a fast-paced professional environment. 

ADDITIONAL ELIGIBILITY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must possess a Driver’s License 

OTHER DUTIES

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • $20/hour + parking

TO APPLY

Submit your resume, a thoughtful cover letter that speaks to your interest in ACT and your fit for this position, salary requirements and a writing sample to Sally Gardner, Operations Coordinator, 201 King Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314 or email to sally.gardner@actforalexandria.org 


 
AAP/EEO Statement 

ACT for Alexandria provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, ACT for Alexandria complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

ACT for Alexandria expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ACT for Alexandria’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.