Richmond, VA

Director of Philanthropy, The American Civil Liberties Union of Virgnia

The Organization

The ACLU of Virginia strives to be Virginia’s premiere guardian of civil liberties a recognized champion of civil rights for all Virginians. For nearly a hundred
years (50 in Virginia), the ACLU has made a profound difference in the lives of
clients and community members, as well as historic contributions to our country and state. Now, more people than ever before have turned to the ACLU, to fight back against unprecedented new attacks on civil rights and liberties. The ACLU of Virginia is dedicated to reforming our criminal justice system, ending sex discrimination and ensuring equality for all, and protecting freedom of speech and religion, abortion access, voting rights, and right to privacy.

Position Overview

The Director of Philanthropy is a member of the leadership team reporting
to the Executive Director. The Director is responsible for creating and energizing a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization and leading a comprehensive development program to grow the ACLU-VA’s revenue stream and strengthen our relationships with supporters. The Director of Philanthropy will drive and implement the fund development growth strategy and manage the operation of the development programs. The Director of Philanthropy will work in partnership with the Executive Director and a Development Associate and with the active involvement and professional support of the members of the
ACLU-VA board of directors and other staff of the ACLU-VA and the national ACLU.

How To Apply

Send a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position as detailed in this announcement, a current resume, and an outline of a plan for
identifying and stewarding a $10,000+ donor to Claire Guthrie Gastañaga,
Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia, 701 E. Franklin Street, Suite 1412,
Richmond, VA 23219 or by email to with “Director of Philanthropy” in the subject line of the email.

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