The Arc Central Chesapeake Region’s mission is to promote respect, create opportunities, and advocate for equal rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To support our mission and drive our strategy, we are seeking a high energy Director of Advancement to steward The Arc’s brand and increase giving through outreach and engagement.
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc) was founded in 1961 to provide services and supports to people with I/DD in Anne Arundel County, MD and has experienced a history of growth and expansion since then. We now proudly serve Anne Arundel, Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. Our organization is committed to providing superior programs and services to those with I/DD who are of any age and in any stage of their lives.
Our core values are evident in all aspects of our programs and services. We believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities:
People First: Are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value.
Equity: Are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and security accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.
Community: Belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.
Self-Determination: With appropriate resources and support, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.
Diversity: Society in general and The Arc in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and type of disability.
We live our values in our programs and services which include:
The Arc advances all of our programs and services to individuals and families in five of the nine counties that comprise Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
The Arc has:
With a current staff of 425, The Arc is led by the CEO and an 8-person senior leadership team. We are governed by a 17-person Board of Directors, which includes self-advocates and family members of individuals with I/DD as well as community and business leaders. The current budget is approximately $30M. For more information about our organization, see www.thearcccr.org.
The Director of Advancement is a key advisor to the CEO and plays a critical role in directing the organization’s fundraising strategy. S/he will be an active member of The Arc’s senior management team, working in partnership with the CEO and the Board of Directors to build collaborative relationships with community leadership to advance The Arc’s mission. S/he will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic development approach which includes major and planned gift donor development, grant writing, events management, corporate sponsorship and campaigns. The Director of Advancement will also coordinate the organization’s communications, marketing and public relations efforts and supervise two staff members: the Regional Director of Engagement & Partnerships and a grant writer.
Key responsibilities for the Director of Advancement include:
Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to The Arc’s mission, be a team player and bring a deep expertise in fundraising including:
Salary will be commensurate with experience; The Arc offers a robust compensation package.
To apply, e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: ArcDA@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required and only complete applications will be considered). For other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Arc CCR is an equal opportunity employer. Resume reviews begin immediately.