Operation Understanding DC

Position Title: Director of Outreach
Location: Washington, DC region
Status: Part time, 20 hours per week
Reports to: President, OUDC Board

Operation Understanding DC (OUDC) is a small non-profit organization in the Washington, DC region
whose mission is to create a generation of community leaders who promote respect, understanding and
cooperation while fighting to eradicate racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination. OUDC
accomplishes its mission by recruiting 20 to 25 high school juniors each year to participate in a year of
social justice education and training, including visits to important local sites and a summery journey to
the deep South. Beginning in 2023, OUDC has been presenting the program in partnership with the
John Mitchell Jr. Program (JMJP), which is part of the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter School for Peace and
Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.

Position Overview: Operation Understanding DC (OUDC) is seeking a Director of Outreach (DO) to
handle activities related to our fundraising, communications and relationships with our donors, and our
recruitment of students to participate in the program. These activities include developing our
fundraising strategy, helping implement strategy by scheduling and drafting communications, and
maintaining relationships with individual donors through acknowledgments and outreach. It also
includes maintaining the tools used for fundraising, including MailChimp and DonorPerfect. Outreach
responsibilities also include organizing and overseeing the annual recruitment of students to participate
in the program.

The DO will report to the OUDC Board President, and other Board members as necessary, and work
independently while keeping track of time worked. The DO will work remotely from a location – either
home or another convenient location – in the DC region.


• Fundraising Strategy: Identifying potential sources of funding; creating a structure for honoring
and communicating with such potential donors; communicating with donors. This includes creating
a “leadership” or “donor circle” – type structure for communicating with and honoring such
potential funders, developing written materials for such donor communications, and drafting grant
proposals and responses to other RFPs.
• Fundraising Communications: Creating a calendar of fundraising communications, and drafting
and transmitting such communications. Performing fundraising activities in general, including
drafting and sending out fundraising solicitations, maintaining a fundraising schedule, and assisting
in maintaining communications with significant donors. This includes using MailChimp and social
media for communicating with OUDC’s community of donors, speakers, and other organizations
with related missions. Special attention should be paid to maintaining communications with OUDC’s
• Other Fundraising Activities: Entering information about donors and donations in
DonorPerfect, and generating and sending thank you notes and receipts; maintaining and updating
OUDC’s mailing list on MailChimp.
• Recruitment: Organizing process of recruiting students to participate in the program;
developing materials for publicizing program; communicating with potential applicants and their
teachers and schools; and arranging visits to schools as part of the recruitment process.

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
• Interest in social justice issues, civil and human rights, and anti-discrimination is preferred.
• Communication and outreach skills
• Experience with fundraising or development
• Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including One Drive
• Experience with DonorPerfect and MailChimp strongly preferred

The DO position is a half-time, exempt position based in Washington, DC. OUDC is currently in a virtual,
remote work posture.

To apply:
Submit an application to info@oudc.org with the following information:
n Your name, all of your contact information, and any current position you hold
n Your experience in the following areas:
o Bookkeeping or accounting
o Administrative Experience
o Fundraising
o Communications
o Experience with Word, Excel, DonorPerfect, MailChimp (or the equivalent of any of
those applications)
o Arranging travel
o Social justice-related work

Please indicate any work you have done in the social justice area, or a statement of your values.
Applications are due by February 7, 2024.