Director of Development

Rebuilding Together DC • Alexandria (RTDCA) seeks a Director of Development to help realize its vision of creating healthy neighborhoods for residents in Washington, DC and Alexandria, Virginia by:

  • Maintaining housing for low-income homeowners
  • Providing critical home repairs that eliminate health and safety hazards
  • Providing modifications and upgrades to schools, parks, and other common spaces in underserved neighborhoods
  • Creating homeownership opportunities

About the Position: The Director of Development is responsible for managing and advancing the fundraising efforts of a growing, $3M+ organization by securing funding from private philanthropic sources and growing community awareness of, and engagement with, RTDCA’s programs and services. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development’s primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Creating and implementing a comprehensive strategic development plan in partnership with the CEO and Board to maximize funding streams and reach annual revenue goals through corporate (priority), foundation, and individual philanthropic support.
  • Identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding all prospects and donors, providing an exceptional experience that attracts new supporters and regularly engages them in RTDCA’s mission.
  • Developing and implementing communication strategies and materials to increase visibility, reach new and diverse donors and audiences, and enhance understanding of, and financial support for, RTDCA’s mission.
  • Organizing fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events and campaigns.
  • Managing RTDCA’s donor database (Salesforce), ensuring timely and accurate acknowledgement of all gifts and pledges, managing the relationship-building process, and tracking all cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts. 
  • Preparing and submitting letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports, as well as developing and monitoring a grants and reporting calendar, in collaboration with the CEO.
  • Gaining a thorough understanding of RTDCA — our values, history, culture, communities, programs, constituencies, and governance structure.
  • Staying abreast of nonprofit fundraising trends and best practices.
  • Serving as staff liaison for the Board-led Fundraising Committee.
  • Supervising and mentoring the Development/Communications Coordinator.

About You: We recognize that an individual’s experience is gained through a wide and diverse range of personal, professional, and educational opportunities. When reviewing applications, we take a broad look at the combined experiences of each candidate. These are the skills and values we prioritize:

  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategy and principles, with a demonstrated track record of identifying, cultivating, securing, and expanding donor relationships over time.
  • A proven background in soliciting and closing five- and six-figure corp/foundation gifts, in addition to developing, implementing, and managing annual giving and major donor campaigns. Ability to network effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to build relationships and represent RTDCA to funders, external partners, and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently without close oversight, but also to be a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside RTDCA.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • A demonstrated commitment to our mission of rebuilding lives and revitalizing neighborhoods in Washington, DC and Alexandria, Virginia.

This is a full-time, exempt salaried position. Salary is commensurate with experience and between $85,000-$100,000. RTDCA values its dedicated team and is pleased to offer a comprehensive package of benefits, including: 13 paid holidays per year, additional generous paid time off, health insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, and more.

Our office operates on an in person 9-hour/4 day work week. Occasional nights and weekends will be required to attend and organize events and will be planned in advance.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to applications received by Friday, Jan 26, 2024. If you require a disability-related accommodation to submit your application, please email Otherwise, due to anticipated high volume, we are unable to respond to queries about application status.

RTDCA is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to afford equal employment opportunity to all individuals, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Research has shown that traditionally marginalized communities (for example, people of color and people with disabilities) often don’t apply for jobs if they don’t meet every single qualification. If you think you can do this job but don’t meet every qualification, we encourage you still to apply.

Updated: January 4, 2024