Deputy Development Director

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is seeking an experienced fundraiser for the role of Deputy Development Director. This position will play a leadership role within the Development team of an influential foreign policy organization’s fundraising efforts with a focus on membership and donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The ideal candidate will be a proven relationship-builder, detail-oriented, and comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. The position reports to the Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships and will be based in Washington, D.C.

Key Responsibilities

Fundraising and Donor Stewardship

  • Provide membership and fundraising outreach including identification, cultivation, and direct solicitation of new donors.
  • Stewardship of high-level donors through events, meetings and other activities.
  • Lead the annual membership renewal strategy and campaign.

High-Level Events

  • Provide leadership to implement the organization’s high-level salon events, including recruiting participants and stewarding VIPs.
  • Partner with the Development Team in fundraising for the organization’s annual gala dinner. Help grow sponsorships and meet contribution goals.
  • Help secure event sponsorships for statewide events around the country and salon events held in Washington.

Administrative and Other

  • Complete administrative duties, including maintaining fundraising records, tracking benefits, and drafting fundraising materials.
  • Track grant reporting deadlines, deliverables, required data and narratives as necessary.
  • Provide leadership and support to the Development Team as needed.

Position Requirements

Interest in international development and diplomacy is a must. The position requires 5-7 years of fundraising experience with growth, donor cultivation and stewardship, attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities. Previous experience raising corporate donations is highly desirable; proven track record of closing five figure gifts is essential. Excellent communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills are required

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please reference “Deputy Development Director” in the email subject.  Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.



Competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The USGLC also provides a package of benefits, including health and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid annual and sick leave and federal holidays.

About the USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a civilian-led approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.