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||Voices for Progress
||Chicago, IL United States
|| Development and Fund Raising
Development & Donor Organizing Director|
Voices for Progress galvanizes the advocacy of major political donors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals who unite to champion a healthy climate and environment, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all. The Development & Donor Organizing Director leads a department dedicated to recruiting and raising funds from donor members and other sources; engaging donor members in policy advocacy and political programming; and building a sense of community among donor members. The Development & Donor Organizing Director is an exempt position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Development: Oversee staff’s annual fundraising from existing donor members and institutional foundation funders. Work with staff to expand/create other organizational revenue streams, potentially including corporate sponsorships, labor/ally fee for service arrangements, joint proposals for foundation funding, board fundraising, etc.
Donor Member Enlistment: With support from staff, recruit new politically-connected major donors and other grasstops leaders (business owners etc.) to financially support and join V4P as donor members.
Donor Member Activation on Federal and State Policy and Political Programming: Oversee staff work organizing donor members to take action on important federal and California state policy issues and political programming.
Donor Member Engagement: Lead efforts to sustain and strengthen a sense of community and a passion for the mission among V4P donor members.
Organizational Management: Collaborate with President and senior staff of other departments as part of the V4P management team.
Travel: Travel primarily within the central United States is required with occasional travel to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Sacramento.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
General office and administrative management tasks that come with being a part of a small, start-up operation.
Qualifications & Requirements
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
At least seven years’ relevant work experience.
Minimum two years’ experience managing others.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Strong major donor fundraising experience and knowledge of other relevant areas of fundraising.
Relationships with progressive/liberal major political donors, preferably throughout the Midwest, South, Southwest and/or regions other than the East and West Coasts.
Connections to donor communities of color preferred.
Community organizing, donor organizing, or other membership engagement experience preferred.
Able to quickly learn relevant policy and political topics to engage donor members on these topics and raise funds for work in these areas.
Can successfully work independently in a one-person office while supervising staff and collaborating with colleagues in other parts of the country.
A team player who works well with others and can manage multiple large projects, including urgent situations.
Strong computer skills, and willingness to learn new software and computer skills as needed. Competency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite required. Experience with Salesforce software a plus.
The position title is officially “Membership Director.” The title “Development & Donor Organizing Director” is used in this job posting for ease of understanding regarding the position’s responsibilities.
Likely based in a one-person office in Chicago, Texas, Atlanta, Denver, or other donor hub city not located on the East or West Coast. Other arrangements, including Washington, D.C., may be possible.
Reports to the President based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Supervises department staff in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Coordinates closely with other senior staff based in Washington, D.C.
Interacts with donor members via phone, email, and in person.
Leads staff engagement of the Board Development Committee.
Salary commensurate with experience. (From 100K +)
Generous benefits, including full medical, dental, vision and life insurance at $1/month.
13 federal holidays and one floating holiday per year.
20 days’ vacation and 13 days’ sick leave.
Retirement savings account immediately vested with generous employer contributions.
Pre-tax public transit/parking, childcare, flexible spending account options.
Position meets requirements for federal public service loan forgiveness.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, December 18.
Please include “Development & Donor Organizing Director” in the subject line and indicate where you saw the job posting in the text of the email. Due to the volume of applicants, we will only contact applicants whose skill sets, and experience meet our needs.
Voices for Progress Education Fund, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. This position performs political and other activities on behalf of, and is compensated for such by, the 501(c)(4) Voices for Progress, a project of Tides Advocacy. V4P is committed to a diverse staff and to an inclusive culture that holds equity as a value and a priority. V4P welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. V4P is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.
Voices for Progress|
Voices for Progress (V4P) galvanizes the advocacy of major political donors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals who unite to champion a healthy climate and environment, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all. V4P staff engage donor members in political programming and equip them with policy information and opportunities to personally advocate through one-on-one outreach, at campaign trail events, during Capitol summits, in sign-on letters, and more.
V4P donor members recognize that they have an unusual amount of access to policymakers and that their views are sometimes given increased weight. Understanding this and believing our democracy shouldn't work that way, they use their positions to amplify the voices of historically marginalized communities and the concerns and solutions put forward by those who, for example, are already feeling the impacts of climate change most directly and have long
experienced economic and social inequality.
V4P was founded in 2010 and has an annual budget of 2 million dollars. Our 15 staff are based in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Sacramento, and New York. Our work is currently focused on federal and CA state policy and politics. Advocacy priorities have included budget and tax policy, health care access, climate change, immigration reform, voting rights, criminal justice reform, gender equality, campaign finance reform, judicial nominations, environmental justice, and more.