Washington, DC

March for Life, Washington, DC

(Full Time)

The Director of Development is responsible for leading the fundraising efforts of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. This includes honing and executing the development plan, growing our major gifts program, developing a foundation solicitation program, managing the direct response program (both direct mail and digital), and helping to confer on aspects related to planned giving and special events. The Director works closely with the President and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.


  • Must embrace the mission of March for Life Education and Defense Fund
  • Have 3+ years of experience in non-profit development
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of non-profit fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising
  • Exhibit an entrepreneurial spirit – motivated by the opportunity to grow the March for Life’s budget as we expand our mission across the country
  • Have strong interpersonal and writing skills
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and other volunteers
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls
  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense, and good listening ability
  • Needs experience in Salesforce database management
  • Prefer a bachelor’s degree

Working closely with Jeanne Mancini, President, and the Board of Directors, the Director of Development will:

  • Execute the March for Life Education and Defense Fund’s development plan
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors
  • Plan, execute, and evaluate fundraising campaigns and activities, including direct mail, digital fundraising, and special events
  • Manage special events strategy, working in close collaboration with staff as well as Board members and volunteers
  • Develop and manage a foundation solicitation program, including overseeing prospect research, outreach, proposal writing, submission of applications, and grant reporting
  • Establish and implement best practices for development tracking within Salesforce in close collaboration with other key stakeholders
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities, including marketing collateral for major donor visits and the annual report
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times
  • Perform other related duties as requested
  • Expect to travel 20% – 30% of the time

Please send cover letter, resume, and references with contact information no later than August 20, 2021 to info@marchforlife.org or Andrea Clark, March for Life, 1012 14th Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20005