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My Sister’s Place is a supportive place to work, which combines community-based services with a high level of clinical professionalism.

We are hiring a Director of Development

Position Title: Director of Development

Reports to: Executive Director

Status: Full –Time Exempt

Salary Range – 90,000. – 110,000.

Overview: My Sister’s Place (My Sisters Place) is a community of staff, volunteers, and advocates committed to sheltering, supporting and empowering survivors of domestic violence and their children, while providing leadership and education to build a supportive community. As DC’s oldest domestic violence shelter, we have served as a cornerstone of the District’s response to this pressing public health issue since 1979.

Position Description: MSP is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Development Director to join our team at a pivotal moment of organizational growth. This person manages all aspects of our fundraising programs, including ongoing donor cultivation, unique events and campaigns, donor research, and other fundraising efforts; and is charged with expanding our foundation fundraising. Direct, shape, manage and drive the implementation of effective communication campaigns to educate and cultivate community and donor support.


-Oversees all aspects of development, including major gifts and donor relations, annual giving, corporate contributions, foundation support, and unique events.

-Implements innovative approaches to engage, cultivate, and steward existing and prospective donors.

-Works with Executive Director to cultivate and solicit major gifts, increase donor base, and create a pipeline for future support and special projects, re-engage lapsed donors, and build a network of agency supporters.

-Manages the development of MSP proposals and reporting to all funding sources, both public and private.

-Researches, qualifies, cultivates prospective donors including corporations, religious organizations, civic organizations, and major donors.

-Develops and evaluates the effectiveness of various fundraising and communication efforts, in coordination with the Executive Director.

-Serves as staff lead with the Board of Directors Development Committee.

-Manages the Development Communications Manager.


-Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, or related field required.

-5-7 years of nonprofit fundraising experience with a focus on donor relations, foundation grants and major gifts.

-Proven success soliciting and closing major gifts from individuals and foundations.

-Outstanding written communication is a must, with the ability to write for different audiences.

-Experience and expertise using Donor Perfect or other donor management platforms is a plus.

-Strong computer skills including Word, Outlook, and Excel.

-Team player who collaborates with others and is willing to take on administrative tasks as needed.

-Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.

This position reports to the Executive Director and is full-time and exempt from overtime.

All inquiries and resumes are accepted at

My Sister’s Place is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type based upon race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.