Montgomery, AL

Chief Development Officer, Southern Poverty Law Center

The Organization

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of American society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. Based in Montgomery, Alabama, the SPLC was founded in 1971 to stand up in the courts for the most marginalized people in the Deep South. Today, it employs approximately 300 people and has offices in five Southern states. It is supported entirely by private donations, which help run the internationally recognized Intelligence Project, tracking and monitoring more than 900 hate groups, as well as the award-winning Teaching Tolerance program, which promotes educational equity in the nation’s schools.

Position Overview

The Southern Poverty Law Center is seeking a world-class fundraising leader to run its highly successful and significant development operation. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer will oversee a staff of 46 to design and execute a comprehensive fundraising program that includes a robust suite of direct response initiatives, major and planned giving, and institutional relations. The CDO will build on the department’s historic strengths and lead its continued innovation, ensuring that it has the vision, resources, and mentorship necessary to sustain SPLC as one of the most important anti-extremist organizations in the United States.

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