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Associate Director, Management and Development

The Aspen Institute
Washington, DC 20037
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The Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Since its founding in 1949, the Institute has been driving change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most critical challenges facing communities in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, and an international network of partners.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

To achieve our mission of a more free, just, and equitable society, we commit to working proactively to advance the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion across our myriad endeavors such as the recruitment, compensation, training, and advancement of staff. The best people-serving institutions make this commitment, and we seek to be a leader in the ways that we do so and learn from others. Visit our website to learn more about our commitment and recent actions taken toward building and nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment.

Launched in 2012, the Religion & Society Program strives to strengthen the understanding of religion's role in advancing equity and the common good. The Program focuses on bridging the gap between ideas and impact, building the capacity of faith-based leaders, galvanizing philanthropic investment, and serving as a national knowledge hub that informs and connects leaders from various fields and worldviews. By emphasizing network and community building, the Program is creating and amplifying connections that can break down barriers for generations to come.

Basic Function:

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED) and working closely with the Associate Director, Programming Strategy, the Associate Director, Management and Development has both internal and external facing responsibilities. The Associate Director, Management and Development serves as advisor and thought-partner to the ED on high-level strategy, while managing the day-to-day implementation of strategy as programming in development and communications, engaging and supporting staff, and resolving issues before they reach the executive level.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Staff Management

  • Manage Program junior staff on a day-to-day basis in operations, development and communications, supporting their individual growth and team cohesion.
  • Lead hiring efforts to build a more capable and knowledgeable team as necessary.
  • Develop a team culture of learning, accountability, generosity, and dignity.
  • Develop and retain staff by offering learning opportunities, collaboratively establishing and monitoring progress on goals, and providing critical feedback.


  • Work closely with the ED to create and achieve fundraising goals.
  • Lead implementation of the Program's fundraising strategy.
  • Meet prospective funders and donors and maintain positive relationships over grant or individual giving lifecycles.
  • Oversee grantseeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting.
  • Oversee relationship management systems through CRMs or other software.
  • Oversee gift recognition programs and donor acknowledgements.
  • Utilize Salesforce workflow management system to plan, implement, and evaluate specific fund development programs and campaigns


  • Represent RSP as author, panelist, speaker, or program participant at external engagements.
  • Oversee RSP's communications strategy and initiatives.
  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to communicate with a range of constituencies.
  • Oversee the creation, writing, editing and production of press releases, publications, videos, online content format, and other materials, including annual reports.
  • Review communications (newsletters, articles, blogs, graphics, tweets, etc.) as necessary and provide feedback.

Budget and Accounting

  • Oversee budgeting and accounting processes for all programs, staff, and administrative costs, provide consultative feedback for programs not under direct responsibility.
  • Highlight and advise Executive Director on budgetary matters related to strategy and strategic objective goals.
  • Oversee budgeting and accounting systems and reconciliation between internal RSP budgets and Aspen Institute systems.
  • Oversee allocation of grant funds in accordance with legal obligations to grantmakers.


  • Liaise with external Monitoring & Evaluation team to create a continuous feedback and improvement loop.
  • Develop process norms as Aspen Religion & Society grows to ensure that each employee understands what is within their decision making power, what requires consultation, and what requires Associate Director or Executive Director approval.
  • Oversee tracking systems, including Asana, internal communications, and/or similar systems, that monitor our progress toward established goals and outcomes.
  • Oversee all internal organizational; calendaring; file storage; project management; data collection, management, and analysis; and communication systems used by the RSP team.
  • Oversee external contracts and legal agreements and internal agreements with other departments or programs within the Aspen Institute.
  • Liaise with other Aspen Institute departments and programs as necessary.

Preferred Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Masters or other advanced degree in religion or religious studies.
  • Interest in issues of religious diversity and pluralism.
  • Minimum of 5 yrs. experience, with at least 3 years in a management role.
  • Demonstrated success in developing, implementing, and evaluating programmatic and other strategic initiatives.
  • Strong project and program management skills.
  • Strong development background.
  • Track record of success in development and fundraising.
  • Experience and ability to build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to exercise professional discretion, judgment, and diplomacy.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 15% of the time if travel is safe.

Level of Authority:

  • Budget authority up to $75,000.
  • Managerial role.
  • Opportunities for advancement and increased responsibilities.

The Institute has implemented a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all employees who will work at one of our physical locations, attend any of our in-person events or travel on behalf of the Institute. Staff unable to be vaccinated may request an exemption under certain circumstances.

The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against.



Posted: 2022-05-31 Expires: 2022-07-01

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