Vice President, Development, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

The Organization

Vice President, Development

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Washington, D.C.


Founded in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (the Lawyers’ Committee) has a rich history of using the rule of law to target inequities faced by African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities. 58 years later, the Lawyers’ Committee continues to be a leading expert on civil rights matters and serves at the forefront of all present civil rights issues facing U.S. society. During its history, the Lawyers’ Committee has helped secure pivotal civil rights legislation including Executive Order 11246 in 1965, which prevents employers from discriminating based on race, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Voter Registration Act of 1993. The Lawyers’ Committee continues its impact by pursuing equal justice through the ongoing operations of crucial issues, campaigns, projects, and initiatives.

To further expand the organization’s impact, the Lawyers’ Committee seeks a passionate, mission-driven development leader to serve as Vice President, Development (VPD). The VPD will lead the development department and direct the strategic integration of functions to increase philanthropic opportunities and revenue. In partnership with the Board of Directors, executive leadership, and colleagues, the ideal candidate will design and execute a strategic and operational plan for fundraising.

Position Overview

The successful VPD will have a proven track record of identifying, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting philanthropic support in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment where the prospective donor constituency is not immediately obvious. In alignment with the Lawyers’ Committee’s five-year strategic plan for development, s/he will lead the diversification of philanthropic revenue streams and help build an endowment for the Lawyers’ Committee’s operations.

A member of the Executive Management Team who reports to executive leadership, the VPD will work closely with, engage, and support the Board of Directors, colleagues, and law firms on diverse fundraising initiatives. S/he will lead a development team of at least four. The VPD will partner closely with the Communications department to build collaborative partnerships and integrate strategies, systems, and processes. The ideal candidate will seamlessly work with the Accounting and Finance departments to ensure accurate financial data and reporting.

How To Apply

The Lawyers’ Committee has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at Lawyers-VPD@glfreeman.com.

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