Employment at AACAP

Job Title: Director of Development
Department: Development
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Development Coordinator
Date Updated: February 2017

Summary Description:
The Director of Development is responsible designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating fundraising and development activities through that reflect and support the mission and priorities of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) with a focus towards corporate and major gifts, and individual giving.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set goals and corresponding strategies for the Development team to achieve on annual basis that support AACAP's priorities;
  • Cultivate donations to the Campaign for America's Kids (CFAK), AACAP's primary fundraising vehicle;
  • Encourage member participation in the 1953 Society;
  • Collaborate with the Development Committee to develop fund raising goals for the Campaign for America's Kids (CFAK) and other Development Committee initiatives;
  • Oversee all administrative aspects pertaining to development including, execution and record keeping of LOA's and management of accurate records including donor acknowledgment and donor cultivation.
  • Ensure payments are received and filed in accordance with AACAP guidelines;
  • Oversee correspondence for all donations, including writing and sending thank you letters and other notes of acknowledgement on behalf of the AACAP President;
  • Provide the Meetings and CME department with appropriate materials to support AACAP's ACCME Certification Purposes;
  • Solicit sponsorship for all AACAP Meetings, including the Annual Meeting, January Psychopharmacology Update Institute, and Hansen Review Course;
  • Oversee the Corporate Roundtable with the Biomedical Industry and other sponsors at least annually and more often as necessary;
  • Manage donor recognition events at the Annual Meeting;
  • Work with AACAP's leadership to identify giving opportunities with the membership and their contacts;
  • Work with Finance to oversee the growth and maintenance of the Endowment Fund and planned giving;
  • Work collaboratively with AACAP departments and committees in developing fundraising plans for specific projects, including the Life Members Fund;
  • Manage the End of the Year appeal;
  • Collaborate with the Communications Department on the development of the Annual Report, including a plan for how to distribute the report to donors;
  • Use directories, online services, trade publications, and other sources to research potential donors and funding sources;
  • Oversee participation in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC);
  • Correspond with funders and potential funders to ensure lasting relationship and continued communication;
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of special donor or fundraising events, including Break the Cycle;
  • Oversee production of written materials/brochures related to development efforts such as the Campaign for America's Kids (CFAK), including writing articles for AACAPNews;
  • Develop donor recognition activities and tools;
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Development Committee and the Gifts and Endowments Committee;
  • Conduct staff quarterly review of all special funds and report findings back to the Gifts and Endowments Committee;
  • Review monthly Treasurer's Reports and communicate any questions and/or discrepancies to the Finance Department; and
  • Any other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred;
  • A minimum of seven years of experience as a development professional, with emphasis on major gift solicitations, corporate sponsorships, and individual giving;
  • A minimum of three years of management level experience in a non-profit development department;
  • A solid understanding of the functional operations of medical organizations;
  • Working knowledge of fundraising concepts, proposal writing, and donor software and reporting, including peer-to-peer fundraising software;
  • Proven track record of success in fundraising;
  • Experience with corporate, major gifts, and direct mail solicitation;
  • Extensive experience interacting with high level contacts, including board members and corporate representatives;
  • Experience coordinating and educating volunteers in fundraising activities;
  • Knowledge of fundraising regulations and fund accounting;
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail; and
  • Ability to multitask with enthusiasm and a collaborative spirit.

Title of Position: Manager Online & Web Services
Department: IS & Web Services
Reports to: Director, IS & Web Services
Supervises: N/A
Date Updated: October 5, 2017
FLSA Status: Exempt

Summary Description

The position is responsible for updating, maintaining and ensuring the quality and integrity of the Academy’s overall online presence including websites, online systems and related web activities.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Maintains and updates all AACAP websites.
  2. Ensures website content is accurate and up-to-date.
  3. Analyzes and reports website statistics.
  4. Implements and maintains all technologies, programs and functionality on AACAP websites.
  5. Works closely with the various internal departments to ensure all website pages are updated on a regular basis.
  6. Works closely with Database Manager to ensure meetings, publications, and other e-commerce modules are set up properly in iMIS and on the website.
  7. Works with Database Manager to implement, maintain, and troubleshoot iMIS Web modules.
  8. Establishes policies and procedures for AACAP websites (content, style, functionality).
  9. Oversee website layout, user experience, navigation scheme, and architecture.
  10. Collaborates with leadership and staff to develop long-term strategies to support AACAP needs.
  11. Documents and maintains system processes as applications are developed, modified, and/or upgraded.
  12. Works with outside vendors to implement, maintain, and troubleshoot third party and external online systems.
  13. Collaborates with employees to ensure online systems meet the Academy’s needs.
  14. Tests new applications and troubleshoots existing applications.
  15. Sets up online surveys as needed.
  16. Provides guidance and training to new and existing staff members on Internet related applications.
  17. Serves as staff and technical resource to assigned committees.
  18. May work extended days and/or weekends as necessary as assigned by Director.
  19. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • BS or BA in Information Systems or related field.
  • Minimum 3 to 4 years HTML coding experience required.
  • In-depth knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SEO.
  • iMIS RISE or comparable Content Management System experience strongly preferred.
  • SQL software experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of responsive web design.
  • Experience with Tableau a plus.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, and Photoshop.
  • Ability to interpret Google analytics into reports and recommendations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as highly effective interpersonal and customer service skills, required. Must be able to handle multiple and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented, hands-on environment and work effectively under pressure; meet deadlines; organize and prioritize multiple tasks with attention to detail and maintain a flexible approach to changing priorities and methods.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as projects require.

AACAP offers great benefits and provides a congenial working atmosphere, good healthcare benefits, and a convenient location in the Cathedral area of Northwest Washington, DC.. Please submit your resume stating desired salary to jobs@aacap.org. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

Or mail to:
AACAP, Attn: Human Resources,
3615 Wisconsin Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20016.