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Deputy Director, Development - Leadership Division

Department: LEADERSHIP
Location: Washington, DC


The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

The Leadership Division of the Aspen Institute builds off its 70-year history of developing leaders across generations and place to become more effective, values-based leaders. Today, the Division supports the life-long development of leaders through its seminar offerings, youth programs, and the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Furthermore, as an opportunity to learn from grass-roots community leaders and to activate its leadership networks, Weave: The Social Fabric Project functions within the Leadership Division.

Basic Function: 

The Deputy Director of Development works directly with the Development Coordinator, Development Associate and Director of Development to support the fundraising capabilities of the Leadership Division. This position supports the end-to-end philanthropic donor development process and will function as an ambassador of both the Aspen Institute and the Leadership Division, communicating the mission of the Institute, the Division, and its programs. This position will work in partnership with the Aspen Institute Office of Institutional Advancement to advance the work and funding opportunities of both the Institute and the Leadership Division. The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Reports To: Director of Development

Required Knowledge, Education and Experience:

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.

Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet the regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute.

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