Director of Development and External Relations

Adoptions Together | Calverton, Maryland

Job Summary

Come join our team and make a difference in the lives of children and families!  Adoptions Together is seeking a Director of Development and External Relations.  The Director of Development and External Relations will develop, lead and implement Adoptions Together's strategy concerning development, communications, public relations, and marketing.  He/she will work with Executive leadership to develop and monitor individual fundraising goals and regularly report on achievements of objectives to Executive Director, the Strategic Leadership Team and the Board of Directors. In addition, the Director of Development and External Relations will be a member of the Strategic Leadership Team to aid in developing and executing the strategic direction of Adoptions Together. This position is based out of the Calverton office of Adoptions Together, with regular local travel expected. 


Demonstrated capability and track record in raising restricted and unrestricted funds through annual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, as well as public and private agency contracts.  CFRE preferred.  Ability to set strategy and manage a full team of professionals and volunteer leadership effectively, creatively and successfully.  Reasonable understanding and working knowledge of non-profit finance approaches.  Experience with public relations, marketing, and communications to include social media are desired.

Ten years of increasingly responsible non-profit fundraising experience, including proposal development, event management, work with major donors, work with Board Development Committees, communications and social media. 

Preferred Skills

Ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, and committed to the AT mission with strong leadership, administrative, and supervisory skills.  Ability to communicate effectively and engage with multiple audiences.  Ability to think and work independently, prioritize, and problem solve.  Skill managing people, team building, and high levels of organizational skills as well as deep determination and excellent follow through.  Knowledge of and familiarity with Public Child Welfare system, foster care, adoption, and mental health highly desirable.  

Additional Notes

Proficient in Microsoft suite of products with particularly heavy skills in Excel.  Experience using SalesForce a plus, experience with a fundraising database required.  Must be comfortable with data and able to synthesize data from different sources into valuable reports.   

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.    

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