About Run for Something
Run for Something recruits and supports young progressives running for down-ballot offices in the United States. Since launching in 2017, we’ve recruited 116,000+ young people who want to run, and we’ve endorsed over 2,200 candidates across all 50 states + DC. We’ve elected 640 candidates across 48 states – 56% are women, 58% are BIPOC, and 21% are LGBTQIA+. and all are under the age of 40. Our alumni have meaningfully and intentionally made life better for millions of Americans across the country. We are a high-reaching, hungry team changing the face of politics in America. Learn more about our work in this clip.

The Run for Something network includes Run for Something (a 527 non-federal PAC), Run for Something Action Fund (a 501c4), and Run for Something Civics (a newly launched, non-partisan 501c3).

We have ambitious plans for 2022 and beyond. Read about them in our Strategic Plan here.

We highly encourage all job applicants to visit our Careers page to learn about our work environment, values, compensation and benefits policies, interview process, and more. The priority deadline for applications is Sept. 11th.


Position Summary
Position Name: Institutional Giving Senior Manager
Reporting Structure: This role reports to the Development Director
Location: Remote (U.S.)
Job Classification: Full Time, Exempt

Essential Duties: The primary responsibilities include proposal creation, grants management, and administrative duties. The primary duties of the Institutional Giving Senior Manager will be to lead the RFS Development team in grant proposal and report creation, grants management, and cultivating and growing our relationships with institutional donors.


Position summary:
Run for Something is currently hiring for its first Institutional Giving Senior Manager, reporting to the Development Director. In this role, you will own the grants process from cradle to grave — coordinating proposal processes, grant letter negotiation, grants management, and report writing processes. You will be responsible for managing an existing portfolio of $8m in 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) support and cultivating new relationships to ensure its sustainability.


The Institutional Giving Senior Manager will help RFS accomplish our strategic imperatives via:

Manage a multimillion dollar portfolio of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) institutional support, including public and private foundations as well as corporate philanthropy [60% of time]
– Lead on proposal and grant report creation and submission
– Innovate on existing systems tracking and manage proposal and grant requirements
– Steward existing institutional donors to ensure strong relationships

Prospect and Cultivate institutional donors to ensure growth in the portfolio [30% of time]
– Lead on prospect research and outreach to foundations and corporations aligned with the mission of RFS, RFS Action Fund, and RFS Civics
– Schedule calls, meetings, and travel to strengthen relationships secure new institutional giving

Administrative Duties [10% of time]
– Own donor data management for institutional donors in our donor database (NGP)
– Steward organizational resources with strong expense tracking and internal controls
– Assist with planning fundraising trips, including prospecting, outreach, and prepping travel briefs and materials for trips and donor meetings for co-executive directors and other leadership team members


Key Goals
– Create strong and sustainable systems for a fast-growing institutional giving portfolio as we seek to meet ambitious fundraising goals
– Develop positive relationships with RFS institutional donors and ensure they feel good about their support and role in the organization
– Grow and develop as a mid-career institutional fundraiser


– At least 4 years of experience in institutional fundraising, grant writing, corporate philanthropy, and/or grants management
– Demonstrated experience with identifying, cultivating, stewarding, and closing significant institutional gifts
– Experience writing for a tailored 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) audience
– Superlative writing skills, with the ability to quickly and professionally prepare or proofread grant proposals and reports
– Demonstrated ability to collect and synthesize complex ideas into easily understood materials
– Excellent time management, project management, attention to detail and organizational skills
– Demonstrated ability to work in and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
– Ability to demonstrate Run for Something’s organizational values: Bold & Fearless; Open & Honest; Supportive & Respectful; Progressive & Diverse; Long-term & Strategic.
– Ability to work independently for extended periods of time in a remote environment
– Strong commitment to the Run for Something mission


Plus Qualifications
– 5+ years of experience in institutional fundraising, grant writing, corporate philanthropy, and/or grants management
– Experience working for a blended c3/c4/527 organization
– Experience in corporate philanthropy and partnerships
– Familiarity with the progressive fundraising space


Run for Something is committed to building teams that reflect the diversity of our candidates, and to building equitable and inclusive environments that fully leverage the skills, potential, and unique perspectives of our employees. We strongly encourage applications from members of marginalized communities who have been disproportionately affected by lack of representation in elected office, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, and the LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities. Learn more about our commitment here.

In order to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, all Run for Something employees are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination. Run for Something will discuss reasonable accommodations with employees who may be unable to receive a vaccine due to disability, the advice of a medical provider, or sincerely held religious beliefs.


Work Environment
Run for Something is (and always has been and will be) a remote office environment; you will collaborate with colleagues who are based across the United States. You should be prepared to either work from home or a location of your choosing.

When it is safe to do so, this position will require attendance at approximately 2 all-staff events per year, which may include overnight travel. As global public health allows, there may be the opportunity to staff the Co-Executive Directors on fundraising trips.

This position requires the ability to work core hours, Monday through Thursday.This position will rarely require night and weekends work (approx 2x/year).

Learn more about what it’s like to work at Run for Something at our Careers page.


Essential Physical Requirements
– As this is a remote position, the person in this position must be able to communicate with colleagues and partners via phone, including conference and video calls, as well as written communication such as Slack and email.
– The position requires the ability to work on a computer for all or part of the work day.
– The position requires the ability to attend events which may encompass all or part of the work day.
– This position will include travel, as described above.


Compensation & Benefits
Salary for this position is set at $108,500 for the Institutional Giving Senior Manager. In order to counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, salaries are non-negotiable for new and current employees. Run for Something salary bands for a given staff level are benchmarked to the 75th percentile for our sector, and all new employees are paid at the entry point of those bands. Employees then have the opportunity to progress through current salary bands through annual cost of living increases and performance-based pay increases, and into new salary bands through promotions.

Learn more about our compensation policy here.

Benefits at Run for Something include:
– Four Day Work Week (learn more here)
– Unlimited Paid Time Off policy
– Platinum Medical Insurance (100% of premium covered for employees; 50% of premium covered for dependents)
– Dental and Vision Insurance (99.9% of premium covered for both employees and dependents)
– Professional Development Stipend
– Treat Yourself Stipend ($500 a year to do something that brings you joy)
– Equipment Stipend
– 401k
– Work from Home Stipend
– Cell Phone/Internet Stipend
– 12 weeks paid family leave
– Paid Sabbatical (after 3 years of service to RFS)
~ Four weeks in organization-wide holiday closures, including a two-week winter break
– Flexible, remote work environment


To Apply
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with priority review given to earlier applications. The deadline for applications is Sept. 11th. Learn more about our interview process here.

The target start date for this position is October 11th, 2022.


No phone calls, emails, or social media inquiries, please.

Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. We know that applying to jobs is difficult, and we do our best to alert every applicant as to their status in the process. However, be aware that you may not receive a response from us until after the application deadline has passed.

This search is being led by NRG Consulting Group.