Director, Clark Society

Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), the Director, Clark Society (DCS) provides day-to-day leadership for the Clark’s major gift program, including the Clark Society, which focuses on higher level patrons. The DCS works with the CAO and colleagues throughout the Institute to devise strategies that identify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and close donations for five-, six-, and seven-figure commitments, including planned gifts. The DCS spearheads regular donor pipeline reviews, manages donor outreach and VIP visits, and stewards ongoing relationships with major donors.

The DCS develops, plans, and executes cultivation activities for Clark Society members and works with Advancement Department colleagues on prospect research analysis to create membership upgrade strategies. The DCS participates in annual budget preparation and in the development of marketing and fundraising materials. 

The ideal candidate has a bachelor’s degree. S/he has progressively responsible and prior fundraising experience, with proven leadership and management skills. S/he has outstanding strategic, tactical, and organizational abilities as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate also has an approach to problem-solving that is highly collegial and positive in outlook and approach. Ability to work within a team environment that includes a combination of Advancement staff, Clark colleagues at all levels, and volunteer leaders is critical. Must have the ability to interpret and articulate vision.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your interest and experience along with your resume, salary requirements, and three professional references to: [email protected]. The Clark is an equal opportunity employer.