Deputy Chief Development Officer
Job Details
Throughout the United States - ,
Optional Work from Home
$175,000.00 - $180,000.00

Job Summary


Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is seeking a Deputy Chief Development Officer who, in partnership with the Chief Development Officer, leads the organizations critical fundraising strategies necessary to advance and operationalize AIUSAs strategic plan as well as efforts of the larger global movement. This highly motivated and experienced leader is primarily responsible for providing leadership, strategy, planning, and guidance to development leaders who oversee AIUSAs integrated mass marketing fundraising programs.

The Deputy Chief Development Officer will be joining AIUSA at an exciting time and leading high-functioning, strategic and innovative teams that have been achieving consistent fundraising growth year over year. As the largest income generating section in the Amnesty movement, the Deputy works in collaboration with the International Secretariate as well as other sections to maximize on fundraising efforts, which could mean international travel on occasion. In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, the Deputy plays a critical role in visioning future ambitious growth plans, particularly focused on monthly giving and digital fundraising programs where AIUSA sees opportunity for significant growth. Additionally, the Deputy oversees the direct mail, development operations and donor relations teams.

The Deputy Chief Development Officer is a member of AIUSAs Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for setting organization-wide goals and direction. The Deputy will collaborate with senior leaders across departments, key board members, member leaders and global Amnesty colleagues to ensure sound policies and proper infrastructure and systems are in place. Additionally, in collaboration with the Chief Development officer, the Deputy will work to ensure that meaningful donor engagement and best practice fundraising strategies and investments are supported across the organization, ensuring AIUSAs ability to execute on the strategic plan and support long-term financial stability.


Essential Responsibilities


  • Provide strategic thought partnership to the Chief Development Officer
  • Directly and indirectly manage 15+ full-time employees.
  • Embed inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) best practices into both strategy and operations
  • Build trusting and collaborative relationships throughout the organization.
  • Directly responsible for integrated mass marketing programs including digital, monthly giving, and direct response fundraising programs as well as development operations.
  • Provide strategic direction and create long-term and annual plans for monthly donors, online donors, new audiences, and advocacy-action takers.
  • Oversee staff responsible for online fundraising and advocacy program aimed at driving large scale audiences to both take action and donate. Requires collaboration with multiple internal departments and building of coalitions to meet multiple units goals. Create and manage strategic plans for growth of digital advoacacy program.
  • Coordinate with directors of major gifts and direct mail on donor pipeline, stewardship, gift crediting and cross departmental projects.
  • Oversee staff responsible for back-end development operations, inlcuding gift processing and acknowledgements.
  • Oversee staff administering organizations database of record (ROI Solutions) and online CRM platform (Engaging Networks).
  • Manage relationships with multiple strategic consulting and implementation vendors.
  • Nurture a culture of testing, collaboration and innovation.
  • Identify and develop new programs and services to meet evolving needs.
  • Demonstrate a specialized knowledge of policies, procedures, and terminology of the department/field.
  • Create processes, procedures, forms and/or rules necessary for work completion, efficient workflow and/or service delivery.
  • Contribute expert knowledge of AIUSA and processes as it relates to the department. Decisions and activities impact subsequent operations within the function or department and beyond.
  • Represent and act on behalf of the department or function when making decisions on a daily basis, when releasing information, and when coordinating projects or activities.
  • Participate in shared responsibility and collaboration with the volunteer and internal and external constituents.






Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS and at least 12 years relevant experience or MA/MS and 10 years relevant experience and/or sufficient relevant work experience
  • Subject matter expert in field
  • 10+ years nonprofit experience required and proven experience growing either a fundraising or direct marketing program
  • Minimum of five years experience managing a team, including managing people managers, to accomplish specific goals
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Expert level knowledge of fundraising/development practices required, to include growing and maintaining highly complex direct marketing programs including mail and digital, ensuring that all fundraising objectives are aligned with organizational initiatives and priorities, establishing new revenue streams, development databases, and process improvement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuous self-learning and growth, especially related to the development of strong equity competencies and managing diverse teams and modeling this approach with others
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours in collaboration with constituents
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Diplomatic skills and emotional intelligence (e.g., the ability, capacity, and skill to manage the emotions of one's self, of others, and of groups) to influence others in order to resolve problems, manage projects and/or implement appropriate solutions. Ability to work well and collaboratively across difference
  • Ability to identify and coordinate organization-wide resources in order to achieve the appropriate outcome
  • Ability to handle a variety of key initiatives concurrently
  • Strong team management skills
  • Effective planning and delegation skills
  • Highly collaborative style
  • Budget creation and management
  • Data analytics, able to identify strategic KPIs for direct response program and track progress
  • Provide strategic thought partnership to the Chief Development Officer


COVID-19 Consideration

  • Because the health and safety of our employees and candidates is a top priority, we are currently conducting our hiring process virtually via phone or video. We are currently starting our positions as fully remote but will transition to hybrid on-site and fully remote work when our offices re-open, expected to be in early fall 2022.




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