Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 8 June 2018
Executive-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 9 May 2018

Job Description

At CARE, we seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live with dignity and security.

This has been our vision since 1945, when we were founded to send lifesaving CARE Packages® to survivors of World War II. Today, CARE is a global leader in the movement to eradicate poverty. In 2016, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached 80 million people with an incredible range of life-saving programs. We also put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek dynamic, innovative thinkers to further our mission. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

The Director of Development plans, directs and coordinates fund raising activities for major and planned giving prospects and donors focused on the Northeast region of the United States. A member of a national Individual Giving team, the Director is part of a national major gift strategy group and will report directly to the Executive Director External Affairs and Development in the DC and Mid Atlantic area.

The Director works with individual donors and family/private foundations to raise major gifts for CARE’s unrestricted program, The Impact Fund, as well as restricted gifts focused on CARE’s core programs, and most especially campaign gifts from new prospects. The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for his/her portfolio of donors/prospects. The Director will also seek to identify new prospects for CARE. The Director is expected to maintain an active travel schedule of personal visits with donors and initiate one on one engagement and solicitation opportunities with donors and new prospects. In addition, the Director should be conversant in planned giving to provide major donors with as broad an array of resource engagement with CARE as possible.


  • Solicit and Manage Donor Portfolio
  • Engagement with Donors Prospects
  • Identify and Qualify Prospects
  • Development of proposals and reports


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 five years of fund raising experience with demonstrable success with major gifts
  • General familiarity with all aspects of fund raising concepts, including planned giving, stewardship functions and database management
  • Cultivating prospects and soliciting them for major gifts

About the Organization

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of disease, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.

Our diversity is our strength; we encourage people from all backgrounds and experiences, particularly women, to apply.

CARE USA is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here.

The closing date for this posting, if listed, is approximate. Job postings may be removed from CARE's career website at any time.

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