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Donor Relations Associate

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ACLU of Nevada
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Las Vegas, NV
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Published 29 days ago

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada (ACLUNV) seeks a talented professional to grow and lead a diverse philanthropy program which emphasizes major gifts fundraising.  The ACLUNV is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization which uses legal, legislative and public education approaches to protect and promote a broad range of Constitutional issues including individual rights and freedoms, including free speech, racial justice, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, and more. The ACLUNV is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights. 

 

We look to not just to respond to crises but also to create openings for change, to imagine and build a future that is better than what came before. It is an exciting time at the ACLU of Nevada: we are envisioning our organization with values and approaches to center Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), low-income, and other marginalized communities and voices, to expand our fundraising so that it is community-centered and based, to strengthen our legal and advocacy endeavors with a focus on integrated and community-based advocacy, and to amplify public engagement and support for our work to fight threats to freedom head on.

 

The Donor Relations Associate, alongside the Director of Finance Administration and Executive Director, will serve as a key member of our fundraising team. The Donor Relations Associate will help us raise transformative gifts that will expand, enhance, and sustain our programmatic goals. Under the direction and guidance of the Director of Finance and Administration, the Donor Relations Associate will play a key role in managing relationships with existing donors and securing new gifts that will enable longstanding, tangible civil liberties victories. The Donor Relations Associate will be responsible for developing and managing approximately 50 donors (each with an estimated capacity to give $1,000 or more) and creating and maintaining strategies for high-level donor stewardship. This position also assists the Executive Director in coordinating meetings with donors and potential donors in collaboration with other senior staff and board members. 

 

The Donor Relations Associate will build, strengthen, and deepen existing donor relationships, will identify prospective donors, and will encourage increased giving through the implementation of high-level cultivation and stewardship activities that are rooted in the guiding principles of Community-Centric Fundraising. The Donor Relations Associate will contribute to the adoption and implementation of Community-Centric Fundraising practices, ethical storytelling, and the overall integrated advocacy work of the organization.

 

This is a full-time, exempt position based in Las Vegas and presents an exciting opportunity for a professional with a deep passion for civil liberties work. The ACLUNV is located in Las Vegas (with another office in Reno) and has a staff of 11 people, with thousands of members across the state. To learn more about the work of the ACLU and the civil liberties principles we uphold, please visit www.aclunv.org.

 

RESPONSIBLE TO:

Director of Finance & Administration

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Cultivation of Donors

 

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 50-75 donors and prospects;
  • Create a comprehensive cultivation and solicitation strategy for each donor/prospect in the portfolio based on the donor/prospect’s philanthropic goals and civil rights interests, as well as the organization's needs and goals;
  • Directly solicit major and planned gifts;
  • Partner with senior and program staff, and/or volunteers on donor engagement opportunities;
  • Provide support to Executive Director in way of preparation for solicitation or stewardship opportunities, including appropriate, concise briefing materials in advance of meetings with donors and prospects.
  • Identify and qualify new prospects for assignment to the major gifts portfolio;
  • Work with the appropriate staff to develop impact reports and other personalized materials directed at individual donors/prospects;
  • Track portfolio activity and progress, and create reports as required by management;
  • Maintain working knowledge of national programmatic priorities and issues as they occur;
  • Contribute to the creation of and reporting on major grants to select funders, including foundations;
  • Provide donor contact, call, and visit reports for leadership; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

 

Development Administration

  • Prepare quarterly and regular fundraising reports for the ACLUNV board and senior staff; attend board meetings at the Executive Director’s request;
  • Maintain proficiency in ACLU nationwide constituent relationship management systems, including research and reporting tools;
  • Participate in national development training as needed;
  • Ensure that donor database is accurate and up-to-date. Perform data clean-up projects to ensure records are accurate and consistent. Record donor information and interactions;
  • Produce necessary reports and mailing lists;
  • Maintain working familiarity with ACLU’s programs and positions; represent the ACLUNV at community events as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and civil rights, and strong support for the goals of the American Civil Liberties Union;
  • Ability to self-start and to work independently under pressure;
  • Ability to juggle workload and complete competing tasks;
  • Ability to work professionally, cooperatively, and collegially on wide-ranging projects with staff and diverse individuals, organizations, and coalitions;
  • At least two (2) years of fundraising, organizing, or program support preferred;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to maintain orderly records;
  • Commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, involvement with the criminal legal system, or differently-abled status.

Strongest candidates will also have:

  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Knowledge/understanding of the landscape and culture of Nevada

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit: (1) letter describing interest in the position; and (2) resume online at https://aclunv.bamboohr.com/jobs/ If you run into any issues, please contact admin@aclunv.org.

 

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada (ACLUNV) seeks a talented professional to grow and lead a diverse philanthropy program which emphasizes major gifts fundraising.  The ACLUNV is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 18, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 19, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 50,000 - USD 50,000

Benefits

This is a salaried, exempt, full-time position. The annual salary for this position is $50,000.

Benefits include paid vacation time, paid sick time, at least ten paid holidays per year, premium health insurance (medical/vision and dental) covered 100% for the incumbent + one dependent, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan with matching and other contributions of up to 5.5% of salary subject to the organization’s 401(k)’s plan requirements which include a vesting schedule

This is a salaried, exempt, full-time position. The annual salary for this position is $50,000.

Benefits include paid vacation time, paid sick time, at least ten paid holidays per year…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Las Vegas, NV
Associated Location
Las Vegas, NV 89106, United States

How to Apply

To apply, please submit: (1) letter describing interest in the position; and (2) resume online at https://aclunv.bamboohr.com/jobs/ If you run into any issues, please contact admin@aclunv.org.

 

To apply, please submit: (1) letter describing interest in the position; and (2) resume online at https://aclunv.bamboohr.com/jobs/ If you run into any issues, please contact admin@aclunv.org.

 

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