Hostage US Development Director

Development Director (Remote, Full Time)

Fully remote, ability to travel for donor meetings and Hostage US events in DC, New York City, and other US cities.

Hostage US received a two-year grant to fund the hire of a Development Director who will manage the Hostage US fundraising and development. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will (i) oversee the Hostage US annual development strategy; (ii) raise revenue by maintaining and growing the donor and sponsor base; (iii) manage the engagement with and retention of current donors; and (iv) manage fundraising events and campaigns.

Learn more about Hostage US:

Strategic Planning, Donor Engagement and Management, and Prospect Development (90%):

  • Develop and execute annual development strategy and fundraising plans and secure funding to meet the annual revenue goals, including managing the funder portfolios, prospects, and donor relations
  • Develop and sustain long-term relationships with corporate donors through a corporate giving program
  • Oversee execution and meet revenue goals for online fundraising campaigns and the Annual Reception, our primary fundraising event of the year
  • Develop collateral fundraising materials personalized to different donors and funding groups
  • Manage relationships with and sustain the current foundation, individual, and corporate donors
  • Conduct research and identify new prospects to diversify funding sources from foundation grants, individuals, and corporate donors
  • Manage the database of donors and prospective donors to target, track, process, and acknowledge gifts
  • Coordinate funding and prospect meetings, and as needed, prepare the Executive Director or board members to participate in the meetings

Strategic Partner Development and General Assistance (10%):

  • In partnership with the executive director and program staff, develop new strategic relationships
  • Be involved in helping to make Hostage US an efficient, focused, and well-run organization and ensure the office environment and organizational culture are in keeping with our values and mission


  • A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree preferred
  • Mid-career professional with a minimum of five years experience in development work with documented fundraising success
  • Proven track record of identifying and managing corporate donors
  • Strong writing skills and experience producing collateral materials for campaigns and donor events
  • Demonstrated excellence in relationship-building, organization, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of donor database management


$80,000 and standard Hostage US benefits package, including health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and other benefits.

To Apply:

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, March 19.

Send your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and interest in the role to