Director of Development (Lorton)

About Us
For over 50 years, Good Shepherd Housing has been a cornerstone in Fairfax County, VA, turning the key to brighter futures for those at risk of being unhoused or priced out of their communities. By purchasing and transforming properties into affordable housing, we unlock doors to safe, stable homes, fostering personal growth and community resilience.

With a $3.5 million annual budget and over 100 housing units, we aid over 500 families and individuals in need. Our support extends beyond housing, providing comprehensive services designed to catalyze the journey toward self-sufficiency.

Role Overview
As the Director of Development, reporting to the Executive Director, you will:

-Lead our fundraising program, setting and implementing data-driven strategies.
-Build and support meaningful relationships with donors, partners, and stakeholders.
-Manage one direct report and additional consultancy support.

Key Responsibilities
-Strategic Fundraising Leadership: Implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy across corporate, foundation, and individual giving.
-Relationship Building and Stewardship: Engage with individuals, corporations, and foundations to secure major gifts and cultivate long-term partnerships.
-Collaborative Partnership: Work closely with organizational leaders and board members to foster a culture of philanthropy.
-Leadership and Mentorship: Provide strategic guidance and mentorship to the development team and volunteer fundraisers.

What We’re Looking For
-A strong record of building funder and donor relationships.
-A visionary strategist with excellent communication skills.
-Experience managing staff and/or consultants.
-Familiarity with the Northern Virginia funding landscape is a plus.

What We Offer
-Competitive Salary: $110,000.
-Comprehensive healthcare coverage, including medical, dental, and vision insurance.
-Long-term rewards: 403b retirement plan with an employer match of up to 3%.
-Paid time off & holidays.
-Hybrid work environment.
-Learning reimbursements: Up to $1,300 per year.

Join Us in Unlocking Doors and Unleashing Potential

Bring your passion, creativity, and expertise to Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services, Inc. Apply now and be part of a mission-driven organization making a difference, one family at a time.

To apply, please submit your Resume and one-page Cover Letter in PDF with the file naming “Your Last Name, First Name, GSH DoD” to hr@goodhousing.org

Please do not phone the office with inquiries.