Vice President of Development - RAINN
With the national conversation focused on sexual assault and harassment, especially in the wake of the #MeToo movement, there has never been a more important time to join the fight against sexual violence. Each survivor’s story reminds us of the heartbreaking reality that many Americans face this every single day. Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. Every 8 minutes, a child is sexually abused. This is unacceptable and RAINN is leading the national effort to end it.
RAINN is the leading authority on sexual violence. As the largest anti-sexual violence organization, RAINN is a dynamic organization focused on victim services, public education, public policy, and consulting services. Its team develops and operates best-in-class services for survivors, informs and educates the nation about sexual violence, and improves the public policy and criminal justice response to these crimes. RAINN also created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline so survivors and their loved ones can get the help they need and deserve.
RAINN’s visibility – and opportunity – has never been greater. In just the last four months, we have added 40 new staff to support survivors contacting the National Sexual Assault Hotline and to serve organizations working to improve their prevention and response programs. We just launched a new PSA campaign with David Schwimmer and the Ad Council. As our founder and president Scott Berkowitz described it to The Washington Post, “there’s a much greater recognition of the scale of this crime and how widespread sexual assault is…this is really something that affects a huge percentage of the population.”
We are at a pivotal time in our country and it will take all of our voices to come together to create change. In this high profile role as vice president of development, you will leverage this watershed moment to strengthen donor relationships and build a pipeline for future growth through solicitation of new major gifts, individual gifts, corporate partnerships, and foundation support. With current fundraising levels of $2.5 million (75 percent of which is individual donors) plus more than $8 million in program revenue, RAINN will count on your expertise in donor development to substantially grow our revenue while managing (and growing) a team of three direct reports.
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At RAINN, we are the nation’s leading authority on sexual violence. We are comprised of experts in victim services, public education, public policy, consulting services, and technology – a comprehensive team that works together to provide best-in-class services for survivors, to inform and educate the nation about sexual violence, and to improve the public policy and criminal justice response to sexual violence.
Our victim service experts take a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to developing programs and services that support survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. We operate the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE) as well as hotlines for more than a dozen other organizations, including the Department of Defense, Peace Corps, SafeSport, and educational institutions across the nation. Our programs directly help more than 20,000 survivors each month.
Our communications team raises the visibility of sexual violence and advances the public’s understanding of the crime. We work with the media, entertainment industry, and colleges across the country to provide accurate information about sexual violence prevention, prosecution, and recovery. RAINN is recognized as the go-to source for media seeking expert commentary and research on sexual violence news and stories.
Our policy team works at the federal and state levels to improve the criminal justice system, prevent sexual assault, and ensure justice for survivors. We advocate for laws and regulations that make communities safer and support survivors and work closely with the Departments of Justice, Defense, Education, and Health & Human Services to improve the federal response to sexual violence.
Our consulting team of subject matter experts works with clients across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to develop targeted, effective sexual violence education and response programs. RAINN’s services prepare organizations to effectively provide education about sexual violence and to respond to incidents in a way that facilitates healing and promotes safe and healthy communities.
To Apply for the Vice President of Development position with RAINN:
Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Aileen Hedden at firstname.lastname@example.org with “RAINN – VP of Development / 2018-2310 SA” as the subject of the email.
Alternative Titles: chief development officer, senior director of development, vice president of philanthropy, chief advancement officer.
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