Director of Individual & Corporate Philanthropy

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Director of Individual & Corporate Philanthropy

Job description

Purpose of the role:

The Director of Individual & Corporate Philanthropy leads Crisis Group’s global fundraising efforts with individuals and corporations. Annual revenue responsibility for this position 25% of the organisation’s revenue, accounting approximately $5.3 million for FY18.19 and is growing year-on-year to meet the organization’s targets for programmatic growth. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Director supervises a team of development staff, based in New York and London.



  • Provide leadership, vision and direction to the work of the Private Sector Team, supervising and mentoring staff and managing the team’s budgetary and administrative matters in consultation with senior management; and work closely with the Director of Government & Foundation Relations to reach to overall fundraising objective;

  • In close collaboration with the President & CEO, develop and implement strategies to strengthen Crisis Group’s private sector fundraising efforts with a focus on major gifts and high value corporate engagement, in collaboration with other staff and with the Board Development Committee;

  • Manage relationship with a select group of the organization’s highest-level donors who serve on the Board and manage multi-million dollar grants and oversee the management of International Advisory Council ($25K-$50K), President’s Council ($100k+), Ambassador’s Council and other major donors by the Development Team;

  • Initiate, oversee and manage a robust program of global fundraising events annually designed to cultivate and steward donors;

  • Provide leadership on all private donor initiatives including proposals for targeted support, conceptualizing and negotiating donor naming opportunities, special fundraising campaigns, online appeals, donor conference calls and periodic donor delegations to the field.

  • Manage and strengthen relationships with Trustees who have the potential to support fundraising; work with the President to increase Board engagement in fundraising.

Crisis Group is working with Talent Citizen on this hire. Please submit your CV for their review. We will review applications on a rolling basis. 


  • 7-10 years of fundraising experience with individual and corporate major gifts, including at least 5 years at a senior level and preferably in an international context or at a policy organisation.

  • Experience in managing and mentoring development staff and in working with volunteers and Board members supporting fundraising efforts;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent public presentation skills, strong writing skills and a demonstrated capacity for effective teamwork;

  • A high degree of initiative and demonstrated ability to prioritise and handle multiple time-sensitive tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment;

  • Keen interest in and knowledge of international affairs or related fields;

  • Ability to undertake periodic travel to (inter)national destinations and willingness to work flexible hours when needed.