Deputy Director of Development

Job Type

Full Time

Published

10/01/2018

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

Position Title:                                                                            Deputy Director of Development

Classification:                                                                            Exempt

Position type and expected hours of work:                        Permanent full-time, 40 hours per week

Reports To:                                                                   Works Closely with Executive Director and President

Supervisory responsibilities:                                                  Yes

 

About the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information

For the last 14 years, the Voter Participation Center (VPC), a 501(c)(3) civic engagement organization, has led the way in recognizing and harnessing the potential power of the Rising American Electorate – unmarried women, people of color, and young people – as a vital voting bloc. VPC has positioned itself as the leading experimental and scientific civic engagement organization by accumulating more than a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience in registering and turning out the new majority of eligible voters. VPC’s programs have consistently proven to be some of the most impactful and cost-effective programs—and to date VPC has helped almost 4 million Americans register to vote. VPC continues to innovate with its approach and techniques to impact greater civic engagement, registration, and turnout.

The Center for Voter Information (CVI) is a progressive 501(c)(4) nonprofit that works to engage and persuade both the RAE as well as the broader electorate.

 

Position Objective:

Support strategic fundraising planning efforts; Oversee day-to-day fundraising operations; Hold and manage donor relationships; Prospect research; Produce and provide written materials, research, etc. necessary to effectively meet fundraising objectives 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the execution of a strategic fundraising plan, focused on individual and institutional major donors.
  • Provide and produce pertinent research and other materials in advance of donor meetings, to include giving histories, biographical background, demographic information, up-to-date polling, etc.
  • Manage relationships with current and prospective donors.
  • Edit, finalize and submit foundation proposals and reports, as well as proposals and reports for individual donors, programmatic partnerships, and other organizations as needed.
  • Provide support to the Executive Director and President for all aspects of their fundraising activities/responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with and support outside development consultants and senior staff in developing departmental strategies and donor engagement plans.
  • Manage fundraising events, including donor cultivation.
  • Develop and update fundraising messaging and materials.
  • Manage daily activities of the Development office. 
  • Develop and maintain a regular system of contact with donors across all giving levels.
  • Ensure that established systems are followed for donor acknowledgement, recordkeeping and donor recognition.
  • Oversee maintenance of the donor database (NGP VAN).
  • Supervise development administrative support staff.


Key Competencies:

  • Effective interpersonal skills to clearly communicate with varied stakeholders and/or potential funding sources.
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities to create narratives highlighting the organization's goals, programs, and outcomes to clients and potential clients under deadline constraints.
  • Working knowledge of c3 and c4 fundraising.
  • Flexible and self-motivated working style with keen attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of and interest in issues facing the civic engagement community and comfort with analytics.
  • High proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs and Google Drive; familiarity with donor management software.
  • Experience with donor research and analysis.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • 5 years’ experience, preferably for a nonprofit organization.

 

Work Environment

The Deputy Director of Development works in a collaborative environment with senior management as well as external fundraising consultants. The duties of this position regularly require viewing a computer screen for long periods.

 

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience.

 

To Apply

To apply, please email a resume and statement of interest to info@voterparticipation.org. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview to continue with the application process.

The Voter Participation Center/Women's Voices. Women Vote Action Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. 



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

info@voterparticipation.org

To apply, please email a resume and statement of interest to info@voterparticipation.org. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview to continue with the application process.

The Voter Participation Center/Women's Voices. Women Vote Action Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. 


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