Vice President of Development

Brookings Institution

Washington, D.C.

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. The Institution’s mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national, and global level. The Institution upholds its core values – Quality, Independence, Impact – while conducting thorough research and analysis that produces bold solutions and new ideas well into our next century. Within Brookings, there are five research programs: Economic Studies, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development, Governance Studies, and Metropolitan Policy. 

The Opportunity

The Brookings Institution is seeking an outstanding communicator and fundraising leader to become Vice President of Development. This individual will partner closely with Brookings’ new president and be a key part of the senior management team, influencing the organization’s culture of philanthropy. The Vice President of Development will provide philanthropic strategy, vision, leadership and guidance, soliciting new and ongoing sources of funds, and coordinating and supporting the fundraising needs of the key research programs. The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of experience, preferably in a large, complex organization, and a track record of closing 7- and 8-figure gifts.