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The Committee of Seventy is hiring a Director of Advancement. Learn more below.

Job overview:

The Committee of Seventy seeks an experienced and highly motivated Director of Advancement to join our team. This pivotal role requires a dynamic individual with a passion for our mission and the ability to drive fundraising efforts, manage high-level events, and enhance our membership program. As a key member of our leadership team, you will be instrumental in advancing our organization's goals and making a positive impact in the community.


Fundraising and Major Donor Cultivation:

  • Develop and implement strategic fundraising initiatives to secure financial support for the organization's ongoing and new projects.

  • Cultivate relationships with major donors and corporate partners to ensure sustainable funding for current and future programs.

  • Create and execute personalized stewardship plans for major donors, maintaining consistent communication and engagement.

Board Stewardship and Communication:

  • Foster strong relationships with the Board of Directors, serving as a frontline resource for Board members and facilitate their internal networking, overall engagement and ability to serve our mission.

  • Provide regular updates to the board on fundraising progress, event outcomes, and membership program growth, ensuring transparency and accountability.

  • Staff the Nominating & Governance Committee and maintain the list of prospective Board members.

  • Collaborate with the President & CEO and board leadership to develop board engagement strategies and facilitate board involvement in fundraising and development efforts.

Buchholz Fellowship Program Management:

  • Oversee the management and development of the prestigious Buchholz Fellowship Program, designed to attract talented and passionate individuals to support our mission.

  • Lead the recruitment process for fellowship candidates, identifying exceptional individuals who align with our organization's values and goals.

  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and support to fellows throughout their tenure, ensuring they have a meaningful and impactful experience during their time with the Committee of Seventy.

  • Collaborate with other staff members to integrate fellows into various projects and initiatives, maximizing their contributions and professional growth.

Event Planning and Execution:

  • Plan, organize, and oversee a variety of events, including fundraisers, galas, and member engagement activities.

  • Coordinate event logistics, vendor management, and volunteer support to ensure successful and memorable events.

  • Utilize creativity and innovation to design events that appeal to diverse audiences and align with the organization's mission.

Membership Program Management:

  • Develop and manage a comprehensive membership program to attract, retain, and engage supporters of the Committee of Seventy.

  • Implement strategies to increase membership participation, satisfaction, and overall membership growth.

  • Collaborate with the Communications team to create targeted membership outreach/engagement campaigns and marketing materials.

Strategic Planning and Leadership:

  • Work closely with the President & CEO and the Board of Directors to develop long-term fundraising and operational strategies.

  • Monitor industry trends and best practices, identifying opportunities for the organization's growth and improvement.


  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in development, fundraising, and event planning within the nonprofit sector.

  • Proven track record of successfully cultivating and securing major gifts from individual donors and corporations.

  • Experience in running a successful membership program and effectively engaging members is a plus.


  • Proven ability to adapt to changing priorities and handle challenges with a positive attitude;

  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, as required by event schedules;

  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to manage multiple priorities and projects;

  • The ability to collaborate with a wide variety of people, personalities, and working styles;

  • Detail-oriented and able to see the larger picture in service of holistic and creative problem solving;

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively;

  • Extensive experience in planning and executing a wide range of events, from small-scale gatherings to large-scale fundraisers;

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple events simultaneously;

  • Understanding of how fundraising responsibilities contribute to C70’s mission, embody its values, and achieve its long-term vision;

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills;

  • Ability to foster a collaborative and results-driven work environment.

We offer a competitive salary ($95k - 110K, commensurate with experience) and benefits package. 

Commitment to Diversity
We strongly believe in the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize that a diverse workforce brings together unique perspectives, experiences, and talents, leading to increased creativity, innovation, and better decision-making. As such, we actively seek out and value job applicants from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, ages, or disability. Our commitment to DEI extends throughout our hiring process, ensuring equal opportunities and fair treatment for all candidates. We firmly believe that by fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, we can create a stronger, more vibrant, and more successful organization.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Dan Bright’s attention at on or before July 1, 2024 to be considered for this position.

Note: This job description is intended to convey essential information about the general nature and level of work expected for this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.