Director of Development

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Job location
4080 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Street address: 
4080 Chain Bridge Road
Job type: 
Position Description: 

Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is a regional nonprofit law firm with 60 employees who are spread out in seven offices. LSNV provides high quality legal services to those who can’t afford to pay a lawyer. The organization receives funding from a variety of sources including federal, state, and local governments, as well as foundations, corporations, law firms, and individual donors.

LSNV is hiring a Director of Development who will (i) develop and execute a coordinated fundraising strategy to cultivate new opportunities and resources; (ii) increase and diversify existing fundraising programs, including a multi-year capital campaign; (iii) support LSNV Board of Directors, campaign committee members, and staff in identifying, cultivating, developing, and tracking relationships with existing and potential financial supporters; and (iv) help LSNV develop and convey persuasive messaging regarding the organization, including its mission and accomplishments, to increase fundraising success.

Position Responsibilities
• Development and execution of a comprehensive fundraising strategy, including, but not limited to, identification, attraction, and retention of major donors for a multi-year campaign; design and implementation of fundraising programs and events; researching potential donors and contacts; coordinating meetings with donors and potential donors of LSNV; coordinating and staffing “friend-raising” events; and performing necessary follow-up after such meetings;
• Work closely with LSNV’s Executive Director, staff, Board of Directors, and campaign committee members to support their fundraising efforts; and
• Create and disseminate electronic and print fundraising and promotional materials (e.g., brochures, newsletters, social media posts, annual reports, etc.).


• Bachelor’s degree required
• 5 or more years of relevant fundraising experience; experience creating, implementing or growing a multi-year campaign aimed at major donors a plus; experience with donors from the legal field or Northern Virginia a plus
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Relevant social media and technology skills
• A self-starter with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail

To apply: 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Executive Director, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 4080 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030, or e-mail materials to [email protected].

Legal Services of Northern Virginia is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and candidates of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary range: 
Competitive salary DOE. Benefits include generous leave and health, LTD, and life insurance coverage.