Vice President for Development

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Baltimore, MD

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) seeks a dynamic Vice President for Development to provide strategic direction to our Development department including building and managing donor relationships, direct appeals, online giving, planned gifts, and grants.   The position demands a highly accomplished individual who has the skills and confidence to manage a strong professional staff, and the ability to engage effectively externally with a wide variety of stakeholders, as a public and private advocate, a speaker, and a relationship builder. The successful candidate will be an experienced, creative, goal and team-oriented leader with a commitment to the LIRS mission.

Headquartered in beautiful downtown Baltimore, Maryland, LIRS is widely-recognized for its expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants living within the borders of the United States - arguably one of the most relevant issues of our time.  Working with and through partners across the country, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and pursues humanitarian alternatives to the immigration detention system.  

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Master’s degree preferred. At least 10 years of fundraising experience with increased responsibility and at least 5 years in a senior leadership position with demonstrated success in development.  Understanding of issues related to immigration preferred but not required.