The Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity (FREOPP), founded in 2016, is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank focused on expanding economic opportunity to those who least have it, using the tools of individual liberty, free enterprise, and technological innovation. All research conducted by FREOPP considers the impact of public policies and proposed reforms on those with incomes or wealth below the U.S. median.
FREOPP is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and also has offices in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit FREOPP.org.
ABOUT THE POSITION
FREOPP seeks a Development Director to help take its already thriving fundraising operations to the next level. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to help build his/her own development shop, as the Director will be the organization’s first hire dedicated exclusively to fundraising. The ideal candidate will be a strong manager with exceptional relationship-building skills. The Director’s work will be bolstered by multiple staff members who assist the development efforts in various ways, as well as a vendor that oversees direct mail and collateral.
The Development Director will report to FREOPP’s co-founder and president, Avik Roy, who National Review has called one of the nation’s “sharpest policy minds.” Roy is best known for his work on free market health care reform. Hugh Hewitt has described him as “the most influential conservative analyst on health care,” and Ben Shapiro has called him “the leading scholar in America” on that topic.
The Development Director can be based in FREOPP’s headquarters in Austin, TX, its Washington, DC office, or a virtual office located elsewhere.
The Development Director’s responsibilities will include:
- Implementing and continually updating the organization’s fundraising strategy
- Cultivating donor relationships through in-person visits, phone calls and correspondence
- Working closely with FREOPP’s president and chairman of the board to identify and cultivate relationships with key prospects
- Researching, writing, submitting, and managing foundation grants
- Managing the relationship with the outside development vendor
- Maintaining and improving the CRM database (with the assistance of other staff members)
- Performing donor research, including identifying donor prospects
- Estimated travel: 25%; will vary based on experience and qualifications of the candidate
The ideal candidate for the Director of Development role will possess the following attributes:
- 5+ years of professional experience, including significant experience in development
- Understanding of and exposure to the myriad components involved in a successful development operation
- Dedication to improving the lives of Americans whose incomes or wealth are below the U.S. median
- Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task, set priorities and follow through
- Charisma; strong listening skills; ability to develop strong, long-term relationships with a diverse set of donors
- An entrepreneurial mindset and the willingness to challenge the status quo
- Self-directed and unrelenting work ethic, capable of delivering without being micro-managed
- Desire and ability to work collaboratively with FREOPP staff
HOW TO APPLY
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing the reasons why you are a strong candidate for this position, your geographic preferences and salary requirements
- Three references, including email addresses, telephone numbers, and relationship to the candidate
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:
Questions can be directed to Claire Kittle Dixon, Executive Director of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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