Reporting to the Associate Director of Major Gifts, the Senior Major Gifts Associate is responsible for creating and implementing strategies to retain existing major gift donors, upgrade their giving, and bringing in new prospects to Indivisible.
The Senior Major Gifts Associate will join a high-performing, collaborative, and dedicated Development team of 7, tasked with raising $10+ million annually. To be successful in this role, the Senior Major Gifts Associate is expected to be proactive, a strong writer, communicate effectively and have strong collaborative skills, and have a sharp eye for detail. The ideal candidate should have a keen interest in helping to resource the Indivisible movement, and in helping to foster a culture of philanthropy across the organization.
The main duties of this position include implementing our major gifts renewal strategy and mid-level pipeline program, writing pitches for our work, leading major gifts projects and campaigns, and pitching in to support cross-team efforts like processing donations and our annual report.
We are hiring for this position immediately. This position is full-time, with a starting salary of $57,400 per year, commensurate with experience. To uphold organizational parity and pay equity, we use a non-negotiable salary system that takes into consideration the entire breadth of a candidate’s experience, employment, and education to arrive at their final starting base salary. In addition, Indivisible provides a robust benefits package including full medical/dental/vision/life coverage, a professional development stipend, and an employer matched 401(k) plan.
To be considered, please submit your cover letter and resume by January 4, 2023. This position includes in-office responsibilities, and requires you to come into our DC office one day a week. For this reason, we are only able to consider applicants that currently reside in the DMV area, or those that are willing to relocate if hired.
Major Gift Renewals (50%)
Implement our major gifts renewal strategy, especially focused on a segment of our $2500-$10,000 major gift donors
Develop personalized outreach strategies, including by developing relationships directly with some donors and by managing up to the Executive Team of Indivisible to support them in building their relationships with other donors in your portfolio
Draft donor communications, including stewardship and campaign-specific updates, renewal asks, and follow-up messages tailored to donors’ interests and type of support.
Own mid-level pipeline, working with our external consultants to identify, research, qualify, and help Indivisible build relationships with current and lapsed donors who have capacity to upgrade their gifts
Closely track our relationships with donors and prospects through meticulous data management
(Responsibilities for this overlap with the next category!)
Pitch and Campaign Development (30%)
Support the full major gifts program by leading the development of 3-4 major gifts projects/campaigns over the year. This may include owning a campaign on a major scope of work for Indivisible, leading travel planning when there are more opportunities to connect with donors in person, or new initiatives that this position develops!
Write concise, persuasive pitches about Indivisible’s work, including in rapid response moments
Other Development Team Responsibilities (20%)
Lead and innovate on gift processing, including tracking checks, wires, and online contributions; lead on drafting and sending major gifts acknowledgements; and working closely with Finance staff to ensure compliance
Support co-executive directors in their travel planning for fundraising trips, helping to schedule their meetings and coordinate cross-teams for their agenda during the trip
Help in other cross-team development efforts
Support data management of donor information and communications in Salesforce
Other responsibilities as as assigned
Required Qualifications (including education, experience, and knowledge/skills/abilities):
2-5 years of relevant professional experience in fundraising, with at least 2 years experience in nonprofit development or campaign finance
Excellent writing skills, with the ability to quickly and professionally prepare or proofread development materials (thank you notes, 1-pagers, proposals, reports, etc.).
Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to think proactively and prioritize work
Strong communication skills (via phone, email, and video chat) both with colleagues and donors
Experience exercising discretion and confidentiality with sensitive information
Alignment on the core values and strategy of the Indivisible Project.
Desired Qualifications (including education, experience, and knowledge/skills/abilities):
Experience fundraising on a political campaign or in a progressive nonprofit
Experience using Salesforce or similar donor database
About the Indivisible Project
We’re building something new. We’re a progressive grassroots organization that began in the aftermath of Trump’s election. We’re working to build a democracy that reflects a broad, multiracial “we the people,” one that works for all of us and is sustained by all of us. 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. For more information about Indivisible’s vision, mission, and theory of change, click here.
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 building an inclusive democracy 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. For more information about Indivisible’s organizational principles, click here.
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 support needs at the time of application.