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Summary Description:

The Director of Development is responsible designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating fundraising and development activities through that reflect and support the mission and priorities of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) with a focus towards corporate and major gifts, and individual giving.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set goals and corresponding strategies for the Development team to achieve on annual basis that support AACAP’s priorities;
  • Cultivate donations to the Campaign for America’s Kids (CFAK), AACAP’s primary fundraising vehicle;
  • Encourage member participation in the 1953 Society;
  • Collaborate with the Development Committee to develop fund raising goals for the Campaign for America’s Kids (CFAK) and other Development Committee initiatives;
  • Oversee all administrative aspects pertaining to development including, execution and record keeping of LOA’s and management of accurate records including donor acknowledgment and donor cultivation.
  • Ensure payments are received and filed in accordance with AACAP guidelines;
  • Oversee correspondence for all donations, including writing and sending thank you letters and other notes of acknowledgement on behalf of the AACAP President;  
  • Provide the Meetings and CME department with appropriate materials to support AACAP’s ACCME Certification Purposes;
  • Solicit sponsorship for all AACAP Meetings, including the Annual Meeting, January Psychopharmacology Update Institute, and Hansen Review Course;
  • Oversee the Corporate Roundtable with the Biomedical Industry and other sponsors at least annually and more often as necessary;
  • Manage donor recognition events at the Annual Meeting;
  • Work with AACAP’s leadership to identify giving opportunities with the membership and their contacts;
  • Work with Finance to oversee the growth and maintenance of the Endowment Fund and planned giving;
  • Work collaboratively with AACAP departments and committees in developing fundraising plans for specific projects, including the Life Members Fund;
  • Manage the End of the Year appeal;
  • Collaborate with the Communications Department on the development of the Annual Report, including a plan for how to distribute the report to donors;
  • Use directories, online services, trade publications, and other sources to research potential donors and funding sources;
  • Oversee participation in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC);
  • Correspond with funders and potential funders to ensure lasting relationship and continued communication;
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of special donor or fundraising events, including Break the Cycle;
  • Oversee production of written materials/brochures related to development efforts such as the Campaign for America’s Kids (CFAK), including writing articles for AACAPNews;
  • Develop donor recognition activities and tools;
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Development Committee and the Gifts and Endowments Committee;
  • Conduct staff quarterly review of all special funds and report findings back to the Gifts and Endowments Committee;
  • Review monthly Treasurer’s Reports and communicate any questions and/or discrepancies to the Finance Department; and
  • Any other duties, as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred;
  • A minimum of seven years of experience as a development professional, with emphasis on major gift solicitations, corporate sponsorships, and individual giving;
  • A minimum of three years of management level experience in a non-profit development department;
  • A solid understanding of the functional operations of medical organizations;
  • Working knowledge of fundraising concepts, proposal writing, and donor software and reporting, including peer-to-peer fundraising software;
  • Proven track record of success in fundraising;
  • Experience with corporate, major gifts, and direct mail solicitation;
  • Extensive experience interacting with high level contacts, including board members and corporate representatives;
  • Experience coordinating and educating volunteers in fundraising activities;
  • Knowledge of fundraising regulations and fund accounting;
  Metro Area Washington DC
  Job Location City NW
  Job Location State District of Columbia
  Job Location Zip 20016
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: $0.00 To: $0.00
  Job Category Development and Fundraising
  Prefered Experience 7 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Mar. 16, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  Organizational Focus Professional Association
  Contact Person Andrew Peters
  Contact Phone (202) 587-9677
  Contact Fax (202) 587-9677
  Contact Email
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