Development Director

MAG America
January 17, 2018
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
5-10 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel Required?
Base Salary
Not specified


MAG America is seeking a Development Director to lead and expand our private fundraising program.


MAG America is a 501(c)3 organization that raises awareness of and funds for MAG’s life-saving work from Americans. MAG America solicits funds from individuals, corporations, foundations and government donors. Our dynamic office in Washington, DC is responsible for securing and administering a growing portfolio of grants and contributions to benefit MAG’s work in more than 20 countries.


MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is an international humanitarian organization that operates in conflict-affected countries to clear the remnants of conflicts, including landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), cluster munitions, and small arms, thereby enabling recovery and assisting the development of affected populations.  For any post-conflict country demining and UXO clearance is the first step towards reconstruction, recovery and socio-economic development. Infrastructure, schools, homes and hospitals cannot be rebuilt, or agriculture restarted, until the landmines and UXO have been removed and the land made safe. MAG is co-laureate of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize for its role in bringing about the Mine Ban Treaty.


MAG America is seeking an experienced and dynamic senior-level development professional to develop, manage, and continually improve an innovative, cost-effective, and results-driven fundraising strategy aimed at increasing funds for MAG’s work and strengthening the organization’s relationships with its supporters.   The Development Director will provide leadership and support to all individuals responsible for fundraising in the organization, including the Board of Directors, Executive Director, staff and volunteers to reach MAG America’s annual and long-term fundraising goals.



  • At least 5 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in non-profit fundraising, with an emphasis on major gift fundraising.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is preferred.
  • Comprehensive understanding of non-profit resource development, including multi-faceted campaign planning, implementation, and management.
  • Experience as a non-profit leader who has experience of successfully engaging a Board of Directors and senior leaders in fundraising.
  • Proven experience and success in developing and implementing major gift fundraising programs and track record of personally soliciting major (6-figure and greater) gifts.
  • Ability to communicate skillfully and persuasively, both orally and in written form.
  • Commitment to exceptional quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to think strategically and analytically, constantly evaluating results and making necessary adjustments to achieve targets.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively recruit, motivate and manage staff.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and coordination skills
  • Experience with project and budget management.
  • Enthusiastic, proactive, and solutions-oriented approach to work.
  • Personal commitment to MAG America’s philosophy, work and mission.
  • Experience operating Raiser’s Edge and NetCommunity.


How to Apply

To apply, please submit the following documents to Jamie Franklin,

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Fundraising writing sample, such as a solicitation letter, stewardship piece, or acknowledgement letter.


Please use the subject line “Development Director Job Application.”


Applications are due by 5pm EST on Sunday January 31, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Candidates selected for Interview will be contacted.

Salary commensurate with experience.

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