The Brookings Institution conducts in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national, and global levels. Bringing together more than 300 experts in government and academia from all over the world and representing diverse perspectives, Brookings is one of the most influential, most quoted, and most trusted think tanks. Brookings’ research topics span public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance, and metropolitan policy.
The Brookings Foreign Policy program, one of five Brookings research program areas, is the leading center of policy-relevant scholarship exploring the major challenges to international peace and security posed by rapidly re-ordering geopolitics of major powers, the disordering relations among states and transnational actors, and changing dynamics in defense, technology, energy, and climate.
Brookings is seeking a strategic thinker and doer with the ability to develop and oversee great ideas from conception to execution. The Senior Director for Development is an exciting opportunity for a highly-skilled manager and proven fundraiser. They will lead and inspire a professional fundraising team that will be integral to growing and sustaining funding to meet Foreign Policy’s annual revenue targets and long-term program objectives.
The successful candidate will provide philanthropic strategy, vision, leadership, and guidance to the Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy. They will serve as the catalyst for the Foreign Policy Program to achieve its ambitious fundraising goals and enhance efforts to generate significant gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations.