Washington, DC

Chief Advancement Officer, Fair Chance

The Organization

Fair Chance envisions a world where every child succeeds.

We strengthen the sustainability and performance of community-based nonprofits to achieve life-changing results for children and youth experiencing poverty. We select nonprofits ready to take their leadership and organizations to the next level and provide them with a customized 6-24 month work plan aimed at strengthening the nonprofit’s impact, sustainability, and success—free of charge.

Since 2002, Fair Chance has partnered with over 120 nonprofits, tackling issues from job readiness to health, literacy to homelessness. Together, we’ve reached more than 100,000 children youth and families and are laying the groundwork for deepening programmatic impact and geographic expansion.  For more information, please visit www.fairchancedc.org.

Position Overview

Fair Chance envisions a world where every child succeeds.

The Chief Advancement Officer is a newly created executive position responsible for external relations strategy, fundraising, special events, and communications activities. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Fair Chance’s visibility, impact, and financial resources leveraging board members in the process. She or he will expand and diversify Fair Chance’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives including geographic expansion. In addition, this position will engage in leveraging various communication channels and building relationships with key policy makers and community leaders to build awareness of issues related to the nonprofit sector, challenges for small nonprofits, and the Fair Chance solution. This position works as a part of an Executive Team and directly supervises a Director of Institutional Giving and Senior Development Officer, a Communications and External Relationships Manager, a Development and Communications Associate, several consultants, and eventually a Major Gifts Officer. The ideal candidate will have senior-level experience in leading and coaching staff, developing and being accountable for comprehensive plans and outcomes, growing organization revenues, a desire to be a part of a dynamic, growing organization, and will view advancement as an avenue for engaging and educating stakeholders in ways that promote change at the systemic level. For full position announcement and to apply click here.

Salary range: $100,000 – $120,000

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