Director of Major Gifts

Washington, DC
Development
Full-time
The Indivisible Project is hiring a Director of Major Gifts. This position will work closely with the Development Director and Co-Executive Directors to lead major gifts fundraising at Indivisible, meeting an ambitious multi-million dollar target in 2019 by stewarding and cultivating donors who give $2500+. 

The dynamic Indivisible Development team is overseeing a multi-channel fundraising program that has grown tremendously in its first two years. We are excited to add new team members who can help us build on this success. We are hiring for the Director of Major Gifts position immediately, ideally in our Washington, DC office but remote work possible if in the Bay Area or New York. The Director of Major Gifts position is full-time, with the salary range starting at $93,900, commensurate with experience. Indivisible provides a robust benefits package including full medical/dental/vision/life coverage, a discounted gym membership, and an employer matched 401(k) plan.

This position is ideally located in our Washington, DC office, however, open to a remote work arrangement from the Bay Area or New York.

Responsibilities

    • Lead major gifts fundraising strategy at Indivisible, developing and implementing new stewardship, cultivation, and moves management approaches
    • Build strong relationships with and lead stewardship for existing major gift donors including onboarding of new donors, personalized mail, electronic, and in-person communications Develop new relationships, as well as retain and upgrade existing donors
    • Expand our network of potential donors, effectively identifying and researching prospects and facilitating introductions
    • Organize trips and donor meetings for co-executive directors and other leadership team members
    • Coordinate cultivation and fundraising events in partnership with donors and other key stakeholders across the country 
    • Work closely with the digital team to develop and implement a strategy to identify and cultivate up mid-level digital donors
    • Prioritize knowledge management, developing processes and systems to execute moves management and accurately record key information of both past and future outreach. Knowledge of Salesforce preferred. 
    • Collaborate with Development staff, senior leadership and the Board of Directors to manage major gift fundraising efforts around events and other activities 
    • Provide timely reports for senior leadership
    • Collaborate effectively across departments within the organization
    • Aligned on core values and strategy of the Indivisible Project
    • Manage 1-2 staff as well as short-term development consultants in target locations

Required Qualifications

    • 8-10 years of combined relevant professional experience and education, with at least 5 years professional fundraising experience
    • Success as either a non-profit development professional and/or a political campaign finance professional 
    • Previous experience managing a diverse team
    • Demonstrated experience meeting ambitious annual targets in previous position(s); please specify amounts raised individually or as a team in relevant previous positions
    • Superior writing skills, with ability to quickly and professionally prepare development materials (thank you notes, 1-pagers, proposals, etc.)
    • Excellent research, communication, and inter-personal skills
    • Strong organizational skills, with experience setting up systems and processes to ensure good knowledge management
    • Experience with donor databases and reporting 
    • Cultural humility - ability to build relationships across lines of difference

Desired Qualification

    • Previous experience with Salesforce
About the Indivisible Project

We’re building something new. We’re a progressive grassroots organization that began in the aftermath of Trump’s election and rapidly scaled nationwide, with thousands of volunteer-led local groups covering every state in the country. To support this movement, we’ve built an incredible team at the national level. We dream big, we support each other, and we have fun doing it.   
                           
We’re changing what’s politically possible. Indivisible is part of the powerful progressive movement reaction to Trump, fighting the racist, misogynistic, plutocratic, and authoritarian agenda trumpeted by Trump and the GOP congress. Don’t take our word for it; Indivisible has been featured on the Rachel Maddow show multiple times, as well as in the New York Times and in pretty much every other major news outlet in the country.

We’re building together. We’re building a new organization every day - a rare opportunity to model what we want to see in the world. We’re deeply committed to equity and building a diverse and inclusive organization.

We’re looking for you. If you want to fight for the soul of American democracy, there’s no better place to be than Indivisible. We’re looking for more team members who are passionate about resisting the Trump agenda and committed to getting results. It’s an exciting, fulfilling place if you’re someone who wants to fight fiercely for the progressive world we want to have.

Every one of us on the national team is here because we believe this movement is the best way to retake and build progressive power in this country. Does that ring true for you? If so, great - throw your hat in the ring to join our team. Let’s start #winning together.

Indivisible Project is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.