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Senior Vice President of Development – Reading is Fundamental

Reading is Fundamental - Washington DC

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is a renowned non-profit organization committed to promoting literacy and fostering a love for reading among children and families across the United States. For over 50 years, RIF has been providing free books, literacy resources, and innovative programs to children from low-income communities, empowering them to become lifelong readers and learners. RIF’s mission is to ensure that every child has access to high-quality books and the opportunity to develop critical literacy skills, laying the foundation for a successful future.

RIF is seeking a dynamic and visionary Senior Vice President of Development to lead its fundraising efforts and drive the organization’s philanthropic growth. The Senior Vice President of Development will play a pivotal role in securing financial support, cultivating donor relationships, and strategizing comprehensive fundraising initiatives to sustain and expand RIF’s vital programs and impact.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Proven track record of at least 15 years in non-profit development experience including at least five years in a leadership capacity overseeing cross-channel integration.
  • Experience running a successful capital campaign and/or serving as a key external relationship builder and solicitor for HNWIs and family foundations is preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience managing and motivating teams to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills, with the ability to engage donors and stakeholders effectively.

DRiWaterstone is proud to lead this search on behalf of Reading is Fundamental.