State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win civic engagement victories and build long-term political power. Since 2008, we’ve been employing the principles of collective impact, building the capacity of partners with data analysis and shared resources, and strengthening our democracy by amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.
State Voices sustains a dynamic ecosystem of 23 state tables and organizations in every state, comprising over 1,200 partner organizations. We provide the organizations in our network with the data, tools, and support they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We advance this work through three national programs: Civic Engagement (voter education, registration and turnout, issue advocacy and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration), and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).
It’s our collective duty to end the systemic, relentless disenfranchisement targeting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, and all communities of color, young adults, LGBTQ people, women, low-income, and all oppressed people. That’s why State Voices works year-round to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy.
State Voices seeks a highly motivated and relationship-oriented Foundation Giving Officer. Serving as the primary contact for a portfolio of approximately 60 current foundation funders, the Foundation Giving Officer will manage deep relationships, solicit annual and multi-year contributions, and partner with State Voices program leads to proactively steward funders on State Voices’ work and successes.
In 2021, the State Voices budget is expected to be $20 million, approximately $17 million of which is from a portfolio of primarily foundation funders as well as individual/family donors and a small and growing pool of annual fund donors. After a busy civic engagement cycle in 2020 and record fundraising successes, State Voices seeks a skilled and strategic fundraising professional with a deep commitment to social justice to deepen State Voices’ relationships with foundation funders within a rapidly expanding team.
The Foundation Giving Officer will: identify, research, and engage foundation supporters through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies; solicit major contributions directly and in concert with the Chief Development Officer (CDO), Director of Development, program directors, and state table directors as needed; facilitate the submission of high-quality proposals, reports, and other funder communications; secure increased, renewal, and multi-year gifts from an existing portfolio of funders; and support the Director of Development in executing year-round cultivation and stewardship strategies. A collaborative leader in the Development department, they will contribute positively towards the team’s efficacy, operations, and culture.
The responsibilities of the Foundation Giving Officer will include:
The ideal candidate will possess many or all of the following qualifications:
Term of Employment: This is a full-time, exempt position.
Compensation: The salary range for this position is $75,000-$90,000, commensurate with experience, and includes a generous benefits package.
Location: Washington, D.C.; Remote candidates will be considered.
Reports To: Director of Development.
State Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win civic engagement victories and build long-term political power. Since 2008, we’ve been employing the principles of collective impact…