BGR Job Opportunity

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) is a private, nonprofit, independent research organization dedicated to informed public policy making and the effective use of public resources for the improvement of government in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Since our founding in 1932, we have monitored and analyzed government policies, structures, finances and processes to identify critical issues requiring best-practice problem solving. We are a small but talented team, and we welcome your interest in working with us.

Job Opening: Development Director

Posted January 1, 2023

The Development Director will develop and execute strategies to help build financial support for BGR to help the organization expand its capacity as it seeks to make government work better for all people in the New Orleans area. Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the CEO and the Board of Directors, the Development Director will expand and manage BGR’s membership base while providing excellent stewardship to existing BGR members; increase and manage BGR’s portfolio of grants from national and local foundations; and serve as the point person for BGR events generally working with an outside meeting planner or BGR staff. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with donor relations, donor development and grant experience, outstanding written and oral communications skills, and unfailing attention to detail. That ideal candidate also is passionate about civic engagement and the power of people armed with facts to create effective public policy and will use that perspective to develop key messaging to donors and members to convey BGR’s value and impact.

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