Development Manager (GC)

About the Global Center

The Global Center is a non-profit, independent organization that works with governments, international organizations, and civil society towards a more secure and just world free from violent extremism. Our policy research and capacity development programs help advance inclusive, rule of law-based policies, partnerships, and practices that are globally informed and locally grounded. We work across four thematic areas, namely countering violent extremism, criminal justice and the rule of law, financial integrity and inclusion, and multilateral security policy. The Global Center has a staff of 20 full time employees based in New York, Washington DC, London, Nairobi, and Brussels, complemented by a global network of expert consultants, trainers, and senior fellows. For more information, visit our website at


This new position will be responsible for the strategic development and launch of a six-figure unrestricted or annual giving development program, working with senior organizational leadership. The position will be responsible for strategic communications, prospect cultivation, and solicitation, with an emphasis on identifying and engaging new audiences and supporters through targeted communications, small-scale events, networking, and personal interactions. This is an exciting next step in the Global Center’s growth, as it strives to further diversify its funding and donor base beyond existing organizational income of over $5M per year in project grants from a diverse range of donor governments. The appropriate candidate will contribute to important work supporting local practitioners to apply inclusive, rights-based approaches to issues of insecurity and violent extremism in countries such as Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan, working together with a range of partner organizations and multilateral actors such as the United Nations.

  • Fundraising strategy and strategic communications
  • Work in collaboration with the Senior Management to design and implement a fundraising strategy for unrestricted funding, including pipeline development and solicitation goals
  • Lead the development donor cultivation, stewardship, and other marketing collateral, such as annual reports, donor communications, and donor outreach materials
  • Work with program staff to design and disseminate work (published reports, event summaries, etc.) in order to maximize their contribution to strategic fundraising goals
  • Coordinate and deliver fundraising events as applicable, and identify opportunities to leverage existing events for fundraising efforts
  • Prospect development
  • Working closely with the Senior Management and Board of Directors, identify, develop, grow, and manage a robust prospect portfolio
  • Lead and manage the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of new donors (especially corporations and foundations), including event sponsors
  • Support Board Members in their fundraising responsibilities, allowing us to make good use of their networks
  • Lead on the development of written materials in support of cultivation and solicitation activities, including proposals, letters and presentations for donors, and briefing materials
  • Donor communication and management
  • Assist the Senior Management and Board of Directors in maintaining relationships with key donors
  • Manage administrative activities associated with the fundraising program, including gift acknowledgments, regular mailings, and maintenance of a donor database


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in charitable fundraising and/or organizational communications
  • Experience in prospect identification, cultivation, and pipeline development, specifically with regard to corporations and foundations
  • Experience with proposal writing and/or impact reports
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experience with charities in sectors related to international development, peace and security, and/or human rights issues preferred
  • Experience with both domestic and international fundraising efforts preferred
  • Experience establishing prospect/donor management strategies and systems preferred
  • Experience in events planning, logistics, and operations preferred
  • Experience with strategic communication and targeted prospect outreach preferred, including use of social media
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and find innovative solutions to institutional challenges
  • Demonstrated tact and diplomacy and respect for confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and to handle deadlines, pressure and changing priorities with good judgment
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Global Center

Compensation & Terms

Compensation is commensurate with experience. The Global Center offers a generous benefits package including paid vacations, employer-sponsored health insurance, and retirement benefits.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with two professional references to [email protected]. Only candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The Global Center is an equal opportunity employer.


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