Director of Development

November 5th, 2019
Director of Development

Director of Development

  • Senior Level
  • Applications have closed
Job Category: Development
Location: Manhattan
Job Sectors: Education



Position type: Full time, exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Hours: 40 hours/week, generally 9am to 5pm

Some evenings and weekends as needed

Note: this position requires domestic and international travel

The Director of Development is responsible for authoring and executing the organization’s fundraising plan in concert with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Our ideal candidate will be: 

  • Passionate about philanthropy, activism, and social change.

  • A relationship builder. A person who enjoys meeting new people and learning about their backgrounds and interests. 

  • Collaborative and independent. Eager to be a part of a small, tight-knit team and able to handle personal administrative tasks. 

  • An entrepreneurial self-starter. A person who can identify opportunities and take initiative to create positive change. 


Core responsibilities:

  • Author and implement all aspects of the fundraising plan in collaboration with the Executive Director and Board Chair to raise $1.5 million+ in annual contributed income (including benefit and cultivation events, trips, institutional funding, grants, major gifts, and direct mail and email campaigns)
  • Maintain an accurate database of all donors and funders and coordinate and oversee data management of donation information and gift acknowledgements 
  • Generate donation acknowledgement letters and gift receipts

  • Actively maintain personal relationships with FASPE stakeholders through regular phone calls, emails, in-person meetings, lunches, and events

  • Execute and manage all grant application submissions and reporting

  • Serve as an ambassador for FASPE at events and functions


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, graduate degree preferred

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in development activities for a non-profit organization, at least three of which in a Director position

  • Superb written and verbal communication skills along with presentation and interpersonal skills—within small and large group contexts

  • Organizational capabilities, including skills in independent and impromptu problem-solving on the ground

  • Creativity with an interest in working in an entrepreneurial environment.



Compensation for the Director of Development includes a competitive base annual salary range of $110,000-$125,000 (commensurate with experience) plus a potential for bonus and an excellent package of employee benefits.


To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and statement of interest to the attention of Thorsten Wagner, Executive Director, at [email protected]. No phone calls or snail mail please. Not all applicants will be contacted. This position is open on a rolling basis until filled. 


FASPE is a non-faith based 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity employer.



The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) promotes ethical leadership in the professions. Each year, FASPE Fellows, a group of 70+ emerging professionals, are awarded the opportunity to engage in an immersive two-week curriculum that includes visits to sites in Germany and Poland where the crimes of Nazi Germany were planned and executed, largely by the professional classes in Germany.  The Fellows then become part of a large community of alumni who maintain their common connections as they assume leadership positions in their professions.


The Holocaust did not happen in a vacuum. Ordinary professionals, who were similar in many ways to today’s practitioners, played a crucial role in the spread of Nazi policies. How and why did they make the transition from typical professionals to becoming accessories to or enablers of mass murder? As we look at the devastating consequences of their choices, what can we learn about moral dilemmas that confront professionals today?


FASPE believes that professionals, both as individuals and a community, play a critical role in shaping our daily lives. FASPE studies the behavior of the professionals in Germany between 1933 and 1945 in order to display the importance of professionals and of their role as ethical leaders.


Since 2010, FASPE has granted fully funded fellowships for students in professional schools and young professionals in five fields – business, journalism, law, medicine and religion – to study professional ethics and ethical leadership at historic sites in Germany and Poland where the crimes of Nazi Germany were planned and executed. The two week immersive curriculum – crafted with input from faculty at Yale, Columbia, Georgetown, and elsewhere – culminates in a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camps. The Holocaust becomes a framework for professional school students and young professionals to examine contemporary ethical issues in their chosen professions, and to accept their responsibility to act as ethical leaders in their communities. .


Out of nearly one thousand applicants annually, only 70 are accepted into this unique two-week learning environment. In 2019, over 250 institutions were represented within the applicant pool.


The two-week Fellowship Program is only the beginning of the FASPE relationship with its Fellows. FASPE seeks for the Fellows to maintain continuous relationships with each other and with FASPE—through social media and in-person formal and informal gatherings, as well as via the deep personal connections that are developed during the Programs.


Our hope and deep belief is that those two weeks change the way the FASPE Fellows forever view their work and responsibility to their communities and their professions.

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