Director of Membership and Development

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The director of membership and development plays a key role in strengthening GEO’s community of Grantmakers and achieving GEO’s revenue goals. The director supports membership and fundraising efforts across the staff and works closely with the vice president of external affairs, executive vice president and members of the revenue team to ensure that GEO’s fundraising and membership efforts meet or exceed annual goals. The director reports to the vice president of external affairs and supervises the three staff members on the revenue team. As a director at GEO, they hold shared internal leadership responsibilities including stewarding organizational culture, developing talent, planning/budgeting, strengthening the connections between programming, communications and revenue, and fostering alignment and relationships across the team and organization. This position involves about 20-30% travel. * 

*Note that GEO staff have not been traveling for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic but expect to resume some travel this spring/summer. 


GEO offers a competitive salary starting at $106k and a generous benefits package, including 100 percent employer-paid health insurance, three weeks of vacation plus three weeks of office closures (one in the summer and two at the end of the year), summer Fridays off, twelve sick days, a 7 percent employer retirement contribution, transportation and wellness benefits, a commitment to professional development and growth, along with a Metro accessible location in downtown D.C. (Note that GEO staff are working remotely until at least September 2022 due to the pandemic.) 


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2022-07-25 12:32:03 -0400