Chief Development Officer

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This is a remote position, with preference for Atlanta, GA or remote. Women Who Code is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.



Company Overview

Women Who Code is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. As an organization, we have executed more than 14,000 free learning events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 290,000, and have a presence in 122 countries.

We believe that a team dedicated to making our industry better should reflect the diversity within it. We take our Code of Conduct seriously, and encourage those of groups traditionally underrepresented in technology to apply.

Job Description

The CDO leads revenue growth and expansion, ensuring stability over long-term change and development. The CDO is also responsible for overseeing the development and support of partner and donor relationships that promote retention, new business, and loyalty; as well as ensuring the partner commitments are successfully fulfilled.

Key Responsibilities

  • Nurture a comprehensive corporate network of potential funders through existing relationships, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship

  • Use strong listening skills to learn from the culture and expertise of WWCode team, community, and values

  • Develop and execute successful multi-year growth plans by setting strategies and goals with the executive team and development committee 

  • Engage in cultivating, soliciting, and securing large corporate gifts / partnerships

  • Participate in the success of development committee 

  • Lead others to action by planning, motivating, organizing, and providing support and oversight on the work being done

  • Train and nurture your incredible team 

  • Establish success clear metrics and evaluate team performance

  • Build collaboration, thinking ahead to how your teams work intersects with other teams and create clarity of roles and processes

  • Encourage and value ideas from different stakeholders but distill them to keep focus on a strategic approach

  • Mold an appropriately cohesive approach between major revenue channels and build a culture of philanthropy: corporate partnerships, corporate giving, product sales, donations, and grants

  • Using strong critical thinking skills to monitor strategies and processes and adjust accordingly to build sustainable growth

  • Expand cohesive approach between major revenue channels as appropriate: corporate partnerships, corporate giving, product sales, donations, and grants

  • Evaluate revenue management processes - pipeline, account planning, proposals, and renewals 

  • Conducts market research to develop successful pricing, product, and package offerings

  • Develop effective marketing collateral to achieve our development goals

  • Bring experience in cross-channel marketing and a strong understanding of native advertising

  • Other responsibilities, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • 5-10 years of experience in growing revenue and product market avenues

  • 2-3 years of corporate partnership experience 

  • Track record in delivering rapid revenue growth 

  • Proven leadership experience across multiple divisions

  • Successful experience with B2B sales and securing corporate partnerships

  • Experience with Salesforce as a CRM

  • Knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion and how this strengthens companies

  • Ability to quickly evaluate business needs and build meaningful relationships with partners

  • Comfortable working in ambiguity and developing processes from there 

  • Strong financial analytical, modeling, and writing skills

  • Ability to represent the organization well in tech and professional settings

  • Willingness to travel when appropriate 

Nice To Have

  • Specific in non-profit partnership, donation, and/or grant work 

  • Understanding of cross-channel marketing

  • A passion for inspiring women to excel in technology careers

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