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Deputy Chief Development Officer - Development Office

Company: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CS
Location: Washington
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Deputy Chief Development Officer - Development Office --- Office of Development Washington, DC ID: 916-233 Full-Time/Regular The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit policy research organization dedicated to advancing practical ideas to address the world's greatest challenges. Founded in 1962, CSIS's purpose is to define the future of national security. The organization is guided by a distinct set of values: non-partisanship, independent thought, innovative thinking, cross-disciplinary scholarship, integrity and professionalism, and talent development. CSIS's values work in concert toward the goal of making real-world impact.
JOB SUMMARY:
Today, CSIS is one of the world's preeminent public policy institutions on foreign policy and national security issues. The Center's more than 240 full-time staff and large network of affiliated scholars conduct research and analysis and develop policy initiatives that look to the future and anticipate change. They organize conferences, publish, lecture, and make media appearances that aim to increase the knowledge, awareness, and salience of policy issues with relevant stakeholders and the interested public. CSIS is regularly called upon by Congress, the executive branch, the media, and others to explain the day's events and offer recommendations to improve U.S. strategy. CSIS has impact when its research helps to inform the decision-making of key policymakers and the thinking of key influencers, working toward a vision of a safer and more prosperous world. CSIS is in the second year of implementation of a major strategic plan. At the core of this plan is a shift in the Center's approach to raising revenue to a top-down focus to increase the amount of money raised centrally by the organization. CSIS recently hired a new Chief Development Officer (CDO) to execute this objective. CSIS seeks a Deputy Chief Development Officer who will support and partner with the CDO as well as CSIS's senior leadership and policy experts to create new large-scale opportunities for revenue generation. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the CDO, the Deputy CDO will provide Center-wide leadership for strategy, support, and execution of fundraising activities to generate unrestricted, flexible, and restricted resources. The Deputy CDO will also be a member of CSIS's foundations team tasked with developing and maintaining relationships with a portfolio of professional foundations, including serving as primary relationship manager for a number of medium and large-sized foundation donors and prospects across multiple disciplines of CSIS research programs. Key to this role, the Deputy CDO will act as the day to day manager of fundraising staff and provide guidance to members of the development team.
Fundraising, Strategy, and Planning:
In cooperation with the Chief Development Officer, lead the development of any long-term strategy to achieve agreed upon long-term organizational goals.
--- Consistent with overall fundraising strategy and thoughtful moves management approach, the Deputy CDO will work in partnership with CSIS program colleagues to lead cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of professional foundation prospects and donors to generate strategic contributions to advance mission of CSIS.
--- Lead, in partnership with senior Program Directors, identification of new funding opportunities for foundation donors around key funding priorities.
--- Oversee effective execution of fundraising operations and processes, including budgeting, forecasting, donor stewardship and finance platform, and integration of workday adaptive planning with Salesforce.
--- Serve as primary liaison with the Finance and Accounting department, ensuring alignment on systems implementation and strategy.
--- Leverage networks to facilitate dialogue between CSIS leadership, subject-matter experts, and relevant foundation leaders for the purpose of developing high-impact projects.
--- Cultivate and maintain strong internal relationships, particularly with key Program Directors, and ensure effective collaboration across the fundraising team to maximize opportunities. Staff Management: Line management of fundraising staff, including:

--- Agreeing on objectives and annual operating plans for direct reports.
--- Managing workload and performance through regular one-to-one line management discussions.
--- Plan and implement personal and professional development programs for team members in relevant skill areas.
--- Undertake quarterly and annual performance reviews. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: --- Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred.
--- Minimum of 10 years of development experience in roles of progressive leadership responsibility, with a working knowledge of all areas within development, with a particular emphasis on foundations. development operations, and stewardship.
--- Intellectually curious with a broad understanding of and passion for foreign policy, national security, international development, and other CSIS program areas.
--- Strong familiarty with national security and foreign policy issues and ability to keep up with global trends affecting CSIS research.
--- Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a nonprofit setting that prioritizes new donor discovery and engagement.
--- Experience working in a large, multi-issue organization and coordinating with multiple stakeholders.
--- Proven experience working with data and CRM systems, such as Salesforce.
--- Understanding of complex fundraising portfolios, including corporate, foundation, and high net worth individual donors.
--- Experience managing a team of fundraising professionals, recruiting and building talent, and setting objectives and performance standards.
--- Experience of utilizing the strength of an organization brand for charity/business development.
--- Ability to operate in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
--- Open-minded, culturally sensitive, and impartial with no partisan bias.
--- Enthusiastic, imaginative, creative, and energetic approach with a "can-do" attitude.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK CONDITIONS: The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee working in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Center for Strategic and International Studies (CS, Washington DC , Deputy Chief Development Officer - Development Office, Executive , Washington, DC

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