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Senior Director of Development

Reading is Fundamental
Washington, DC
Senior Director

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) believes every child deserves an opportunity to own books, learn how to read, and obtain the fundamental building blocks to achieve their highest potential. Literacy opens doors and enables every child the chance to live their own journey. RIF does this by:
❖ Serving as the leader in generating awareness and a sense of urgency for the issue of children’s literacy.
❖ Supporting the implementation of these programs in sites across our country in partnership with leading community organizations.
❖ Creating high-quality content and programs that address key literacy issues.
❖ Engaging with individual volunteers, sites, community groups, and organizations that share their passion to ensure that impact is felt at the local level


The Opportunity

The Senior Director of Development reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Development and is responsible for the stewardship and growth of RIF’s restricted funding portfolio. This includes all business development activities in pursuit of grants for long-term growth through large foundations and state, local, and federal government grants.

The Senior Director of Development will work collaboratively with the Vice President of Marketing & Partnerships on all government relations activities and directly oversee a talented team of two corporate development professionals. This role will compliment a
counterpart overseeing all unrestricted giving.

The ideal candidate’s specific qualifications include:
❖ At least 10 years of business development and grant writing experience, including some knowledge related to program design and
❖ Bachelor’s degree required.
❖ Comfort with achieving/exceeding seven-figure annual new revenue goals.
❖ Robust experience successfully securing funding from both government and major foundations.
❖ Knowledge in or keen ability to learn project management, with experience using Salesforce preferred.
❖ Experience and contacts in the education foundation and government spaces preferred.

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