Regional Finance Director – West

Job Type

Full Time






United States


EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, is searching for a Western Regional Finance Director to join our Development team. EMILY’s List has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to help more women run and win at the local, state, and national levels. 


Principal Responsibilities

The Western Regional Finance Director is part of a dynamic team whose principal responsibility is cultivating continued support among existing $5K+ donors and recruiting new supporters at the major gifts level. Candidates should be experienced, innovative fundraisers who can create and implement a fundraising plan for a designated territory. This territory serves Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah Wyoming, Montana, and Hawaii. This position is based in the region.

Specific Duties

  • Cultivate and solicit major gifts from individuals in the region;
  • Develop new relationships and build robust prospect pool, as well as retain and upgrade existing donors;
  • Use a variety of solicitation tools, including events, meetings, calls, and online communication;
  • Maintain strong internal relationships as the individual works with a variety of staff members in the national office, including the Sr. Director of Major Gifts, Vice President of Development, President, and other members of the senior staff as well as peers across the country;
  • Play a leadership role in the planning of the annual San Francisco Conference and Luncheon;
  • Plan regular development and fundraising trips for the President and other senior staff as needed;
  • Work closely with the Southern California fundraising team to reach annual and cycle fundraising goals;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five years of fundraising experience and direct major donor solicitation, including prospecting and upgrading, and a proven track record securing major gifts. Candidates should be innovative self-starters, able to work independently, as well as with a wide variety of people, demonstrate an ability to prioritize and handle a wide variety of projects and commit to results. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and fundraising databases, ideally Raiser’s Edge, is a plus. Campaign and/or political experience helpful but not required. Travel is expected up to 40% - 50% of the time, including regular trips to Washington, DC. Commitment to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, staff; and a commitment and passion to elect Pro-Choice Democratic Women required.


EMILY’s List offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter to - subject line including your name and the job title. No calls, please.


EMILY’s List prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, email resume and cover letter to - subject line including your name and the job title.