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Director of Development and Grants
Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia
Date Posted 09/22/2022
Nonprofit-Grant Writing
Salary $65,000.00 - $75,000.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) is searching for a dedicated and socially conscious development specialist to assist our organization's fundraising and outreach efforts in creating and implementing strategies that ensure sustainability and future growth. Duties for the development specialist will include preparing progress reports, drafting proposals, engaging with potential donors, tracking contributions, preparing and managing mailing lists, assisting with event planning, liaising with consultants, assisting with volunteer programs, driving community empowerment initiatives, ensuring timely acknowledgment of contributions, coordinating workshops, tracking revenue and expenditure, drafting outreach strategies, assisting with social media activities and updates, and assembling media kits. The person’s knowledge and skill in supporting development efforts will assist CLEO in improving business opportunities, strengthening relationships with clients and donors, streamlining development processes, encouraging organizational growth, researching, and identifying funding opportunities, and promoting the organization's mission and values to external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate for this role should possess adroit networking abilities, good people skills, exceptional communication skills, and time management skills. The development specialist should enhance the efficiency of administrative functions, sustain organizational growth, secure funding injections, maintain mutually beneficial relationships with donors, and ensure the integrity of all development-related processes.

Director of Development and Grants Responsibilities:

Analyzing philanthropic/giving market trends and conditions

Maintaining relations with donors and partners (past, existing, and prospective)

Creating and delivering presentations to donors and partners

Designing and detailing executable development strategies

Building and maintaining client and donor databases

Supporting and improving fund-raising efforts

Enhancing overall fundraising and development initiatives

Advising on establishment and maintenance of standard operating procedures

Distributing public relations, development, and marketing materials


Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing, education, or communications

Computer literacy (email, MS Office suite, CRM, and videoconferencing platforms, etc.)

Networking and relationship cultivation skills

Energetic and engaging demeanor

Self-motivated and independent

Proficiency with top social media platforms

Excellent communication skills

Good interpersonal skills

Database management experience

Customer-centric mindset

Analytical and critical thinking skills

Previous fundraising and development experience with not-for-profit organization

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Time management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Fundraising: 5 years (Required)
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Required)
  • Social media management: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

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