Center for Community Change – Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement

Center for Community Change Published: April 21, 2016
Job Type




Center for Community Change



March 2016


Position Title

Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement  


Washington, DC



Position Description:

The Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement is a management position providing leadership and strategic direction to CCC’s operational fundraising program and overall team management. The Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for helping lead the planning and implementation strategies to raise the yearly operational budget. Working directly with the Director of Institutional Advancement and Senior Strategic Advisor, and the Institutional Advancement Team, he/she is responsible for helping to ensure the long-range financial stability of CCC and the Center for Community Change Action, a 501 (C) 4 organization.

The Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and Senior Strategic Advisor.

The Deputy Director of Institutional Advancement:

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the Institutional Advancement (IA) team;
  • Manages strategic fundraising planning efforts for the operating budget of CCC;
  • Secures funds for the core operating budget, and national programs, and provides assistance to special projects when appropriate;
  • Provides the Director of Institutional Advancement and Senior Strategic Advisor, Executive Director, Managing Director, senior program staff and the Board of Directors with the analyses, systems and support they need to participate effectively in fundraising and stewardship of funder relationships.

Core Fundraising Responsibilities:

  • With the support of the Director of Institutional Advancement and Senior Strategic Advisor, Executive Director, Managing Director and senior staff members, design and implement fundraising strategies to support core operating expenses, national programs, and special projects. This includes foundations and individuals (e.g. large donor, mid-size donor and small donor giving programs).
  • Supervise and support aspects of the IA staff’s activities, donor stewardship and cultivation, prospect research, and the management of tracking and database systems including the Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Manage two-three direct reports, (including Donor Database Administrator, Institutional Advancement Coordinator), and support three senior grant writers.
  • Oversee the individual donor prospect pipeline and continued cultivation of prospects using the Moves Management tool within Raiser’s Edge.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Institutional Advancement and Senior Strategic Advisor, develop strategies for renewing and increasing revenue from national foundations and individual contributors, particularly major donors and family foundations.
  • Manage reporting on the IA department’s monthly financials, e.g. revenues and expenditures.
  • Provide oversight and guidance with respect to the development of a comprehensive array of written materials to support fundraising activities.

Inter-Departmental and External Coordination Roles

  • Work with the Communications Department to ensure that development and communications functions are mutually reinforcing.
  • Assist with the development of annual and program budgets and financial


  • Provide fundraising leadership and assistance to program staff and, as

appropriate, to CCC’s constituent community-based organizations.

  • Serve as a member of the Management Team of CCC.
  • Serve as a key liaison for the So Everyone Thrives Campaign Committee of the Board, support individual Board members in their fundraising, and driving strategies to raise the remaining $11M of the So Everyone Thrives $50M/5-year campaign.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Significant experience with measurable results in planning and carrying out a variety of fundraising strategies for national or regional nonprofit organizations.
  • Five to seven years of hands-on experience in helping lead outstanding fundraising departments or programs.
  • Brings some personal relationships with funders and individual donors that have funded CCC, which may generate additional information to assist fundraising planning and some relationships with new donors who may be interested in contributing to CCC.
  • Expertise in developing an individual contributions program, and experience in cultivating and soliciting major individual gifts.
  • An understanding of the universe of social justice foundations and individual contributors.
  • Proven management ability in systems oversight.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to compose and edit new material quickly, in response to new opportunities.
  • Ability to work productively in a demanding environment with diverse colleagues and constituent groups.

Personal Characteristics

  • Commitment to low-income constituencies and to the community-based organizations that represent them.
  • Strong strategic thinker.
  • Naturally detail-oriented.
  • Ability to galvanize, organize and coordinate staff, volunteers and Board members.
  • Excellent manager with a knack for identifying and developing staff talent and skills.
  • Ambitious on CCC’s behalf when it comes to growing our base of support.
  • Entrepreneurial approach to problem-solving and good networking skills.
  • A willingness to work hard.
  • The flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Patience and a sense of humor.

Salary & Benefits: $85,000 to $95,000; CCC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, which includes four weeks of vacation; paid leave between December 24 and January 1; 403B retirement plan plus an additional 8 percent employer contribution to a Money Purchase Plan after six months of employment; and a choice of health insurance plans.

How to apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to, subject line: CCC Deputy Director IA.


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