ARCE is seeking a US Director with a strong background in both management and development/fundraising. The US Director will ensure the effective management and leadership of the US Office by carrying out the US side of the ARCE Executive Director’s programs and initiatives. The Director will lead and mentor all US development and outreach staff promoting a sense of teamwork and to assure collaboration and information sharing by defining objectives and developing a results-oriented fundraising, membership and development strategy to reach specific objectives and targets. The position is also responsible for creating internal processes and procedures to foster a safe, inclusive and diverse work environment in the US Office.
US Office Supervision
Ensure the US Office is effectively run.
Lead and mentor all US development and outreach staff, promoting a sense of teamwork.
Create internal processes and procedures to foster a safe, diverse, and inclusive environment.
Increase visibility of ARCE and the relevance of activities across a range of constituencies including government agencies, non-governmental agencies, business and civic communities, and the general public.
Fundraising and Development
Define, develop, and communicate a comprehensive and results-oriented fundraising, development, and membership plan in conjunction with Executive Director to reach specific objectives and targets.
Oversee year end and major gifts campaign.
Carry a personal portfolio of client targets.
Foster collaboration between development and outreach departments to share information and collaborate on projects.
Coordinate with development staff in soliciting donations and grants which include participation in meetings with current and potential donors.
Identify metrics and indicators to evaluate the success of membership drive and year end campaign.
Prepare detailed reports on fundraising activities for the Executive Director, Development Committee, and the Board of Governors.
Annual Meeting Coordination
Oversee planning for the ARCE Annual Meeting and coordinate staffing and other resources necessary for the successful execution of the Annual Meeting and related activities.
Works with Annual Meeting Coordinator.
The ideal US Director will be a hands-on leader who has a strong background in development and fundraising with demonstrated leadership qualities who is capable of directing an international, culturally diverse staff to achieve a high standard of operations. This strong management capacity must include setting goals, encouraging performance, achieving objectives and conducting oversight to detect successes and needs for intervention. In addition, the position calls for demonstrated development and fundraising experience across public and private sector constituencies.
10 to 15 years of development experience, managerial experience is expected.
MA or MBA is preferred.
Skills and Accomplishments
Previous experience in overseeing and completing previous fundraising campaigns. vIdentifying and building personal relationships.
Demonstrated ability to expand contacts for building membership and development contacts.
Ability to effectively manage time across competing deadlines and priorities.
Understanding of Egypt and the Middle East is highly desirable.
Personal Characteristics and Work Style
Respect for the diversity of all people encountered in daily work.
Clear vision on how development objectives can be expanded for ARCE and a willingness to work with the development team to set goals, distribute the responsibility, and oversee that all activity, research, financial targets are set and pursued weekly, monthly, etc.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment, with experience in handling confidential information and sensitive material with discretion.
Commitment to good governance, transparence, fiscal integrity, and operational excellence.
Internal Number: 19-018
About American Research Center in Egypt
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster a broader knowledge about Egypt among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties.
ARCE was founded in 1948 by a consortium of American academic and cultural institutions and scholars to promote greater knowledge of Egypt and the Middle East and to facilitate the work of American scholars conducting research in Egypt. Today ARCE continues the work for which it was founded and further plays an active role collaborating with Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities. It sponsors training courses and activities in Egypt and conducts conservation projects that span the temporal and cultural range of the country’s vast heritage (from prehistory to modern times, from archaeological sites and monuments to museum objects to texts). ARCE also undertakes significant outreach activities within the United States focused on raising awareness of and interest in Egypt among the general public.