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Chief Development Officer Washington, DC

Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream (MCAAD) seeks an experienced, collaborative, and ambitious advancement professional to serve as Chief Development Officer for this unique organization whose mission is to advance economic and social mobility in America and around the world. The Center celebrates people who exemplify the ideal of the American Dream, confront barriers to opportunity, and catalyze solutions that advance economic and social mobility. Founded in 2019, the Center’s essential focus is to make the American Dream an attainable reality for millions of people around the world by expanding access to education, health, and economic freedom, and by empowering an entrepreneurial mindset that takes full advantage of opportunity.

Reporting to President of the Center, Kerry Healey, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is the primary fundraiser for working in close collaboration with all staff and key volunteer leadership to conceive of, set strategic direction for, and execute fundraising efforts that will further MCAAD, its priorities and strategic initiatives. The CDO personally manages a portfolio of high-level prospects and donors, among them MCAAD’s most important individual, corporate, and foundation supporters.

The ideal candidate must have a track record of success securing major and principal gift commitments from individuals, corporations, and foundations and of growing development programs; the ability to establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with varied internal and external constituencies; and a thorough understanding of the complexities of raising philanthropic support in a complex international setting. They must also effectively encourage growth in both people and programs. In addition, the ideal candidate must be an excellent and collaborative team player eager to partner with all staff and governing leadership.

Jack Gorman is leading this search with Pam Malumphy and Sandeep Kaur.


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