Development Director

Development Director
Organization Name: 
Genesys Works National Capital Region
Job Description: 

Founded in 2002, Genesys Works is a national nonprofit organization that trains and employs high school seniors to perform professional services for major corporations. Genesys Works’ mission is to provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experience, and impactful relationships.

With offices in DC and Northern Virginia, Genesys Works National Capital Region was established in 2016 to serve students across the Greater Washington area. The incoming Development Director will bring valuable skills and expertise to help to take the organization to its next level. Our ideal candidate is a consummate professional with a resourceful style – they eager to roll up their sleeves and get to work. They have an entrepreneurial spirit, bringing experience leading projects, programs, or departments. Strategy and relationship building is second nature to them, for example, creating new ways to add value to current corporate partners and their employees. They have independent drive but enjoy being part of a valued team.

The Development Director has primary responsibility for creating and managing a multi-year fund development plan designed to meet the organization’s annual contributed income budget (approximately $1M) by soliciting major gifts, corporate and foundation support, federal and state grants, and special events. Currently, institutional giving accounts for 90% of contributed income. GWNCR has a goal to increase individual giving and corporate support to further diversify revenue. The Development Director will create new systems to strengthen the organization’s fundraising capacity, leading to increased contributed revenue over time. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director serves as a member of a two-person senior leadership team, and works closely with the National fundraising team.

The budgeted salary range for this position is $80,000 to $90,000. Employees also have access to medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous paid time off, a 403(b) retirement savings plan with company match, a transportation allowance and flexible work arrangements.

A full job description can be found at

Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter that describes their interest in and qualifications for this role at For best consideration, please apply by April 27, 2020. Due to the pace of the search, early applications are encouraged.

Genesys Works has retained the services of Carlyn Madden of Good Insight to assist with this search. Confidential questions about the role may be directed to Good Insight at

Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 27, 2020