- Communication Skills
- Management Experience
- Project Management
Inspired by 31 years of service in 29 countries across the Muslim Aid Family; Muslim Aid USA was founded by a collective of established American non-profit professionals who have envisioned a charity that would promote diversity, equity, inclusion and transparency at every level of its operation. In that spirit, Muslim Aid USA provides donors from any background or giving capacity the opportunity to help people in need directly with their donations.
Muslim Aid USA seeks an experienced, talented individual to join our team as the Director of Development in our Washington, DC office. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will design and implement a strategic, aggressive fundraising plan with performance benchmarks to raise annual budget by $1 million on the first year from diverse sources, The Director of Development will also hire and manage staff and consultants towards overall fundraising goals if budget allows in conjunction with the Executive Director.
Develops, leads and implements a strategic fundraising plan for the organization to meet goals for MAUSA programs, Create year-round monthly fundraising campaigns, in addition to Ramadan and Qurbani
Project manages all fundraising work including stewardship of major donors, donor communications, and prospecting new donors
Manages staff and consultants towards overall fundraising goals and strategy
Cultivates and stewards relationships with donors, including overseeing donor engagement events, webinars, and targeted communications
Works closely with Program team to frame the most effective pitches for donor interest, using metrics, research, and data analyses
Works with a surrogate group of donors and influencers to leverage gifts from donors
Creates and improves fundraising systems, including database maintenance, fundraising materials, gift acknowledgments, and tracking of funds towards matching programs and programmatic priorities
Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
Identify and develop new fundraising opportunities leading to an increase of at least
$1Mm in short-term (1-2 years) towards overall income for the organization, and at least $3MM in long-term commitments to support current and future programs and/or operations.
To prepare, manage and deliver a fundraising strategy and budget for the charity
Leads the fund development team. This team reports directly to the position and is made up of 1-5 team members.
Makes recommendations concerning hiring new team members sets annual goals and hold team members accountable for performance, and makes recommendations for salary changes, transfers or promotions. in conjunction with Executive Director
Recruit and manage regional fundraising manager and other Fund development staff as needed
To manage, organize and coordinate regular local campaigns and fundraising/promotional activities and events including local community events.
To establish, build and maintain relationships with key contacts – including but not limited to donors, volunteers, schools, local community leaders/groups, Masjid & external organizations including the general public.
Create, build and develop partnerships within the corporate sector, as well as small to medium-sized businesses/enterprises.
Proactively seek new funders and individuals or opportunities for donors to contribute towards the organization through personal contacts or knowledge of the Muslim community
To represent the charity at events in a professional and presentable manner, and do the utmost to promote the charity
To lead, evaluate, develop, train, manage and grow a network of volunteers to complement and deliver the charity’s objectives including but not limited to:
Recruit volunteers for Boots on the ground nationwide
Train development coordinators volunteer recruitment
Create, deliver and manage volunteer development programs
Meet with the development team and Volunteers regularly
Plan and manage all MAUSA events
Develop and manage a portfolio of MAUSA challenge events; from planning, implementation and evaluation.
To identify and research the local donor market’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats and use the findings accordingly to implement new ways of increasing funds
Any other duties as assigned
Qualifications and experience:
Strong project management skills and initiative
Education: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree – preferably in marketing, public affairs, fund development or related discipline
Experience: Minimum of seven years of non-profit fund development
Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize a complicated workload
Proven fundraising track record across all types of fundraising with demonstrable experience in securing major gifts is an advantage
Experience as a manager in a similar organization is an advantage
Knowledge of Islamic financial matters (Zakat Al Fitr, Wakf, Qurbani, etc.) is an advantage.
Excellent interpersonal (written and oral) communication skills Excellent networking and influencing skills
Commitment to community and social development values
Self-motivated with an ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Good independent judgment, strategic vision and ability to challenge constructively Tolerant of the views and opinions of others
Self-confidence to approach donors and funders and ‘make the ask’ as appropriate
A creative individual who can galvanize volunteers and staff to overcome challenges and provide solutions laterally
Good knowledge of contemporary fundraising techniques.
Good knowledge of public and private sector funding sources, structures and organizations. Good knowledge of the charity and volunteer sector and United States Muslim community
Ability to work effectively in a team and independently. Ability to speak confidently in public.
Ability to use social media for engaging stakeholders
Willingness and ability to travel and to work unsociable hours, including evenings and weekends when required.
Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset, but not required