WHO WE ARE AS A TEAM:
Voices for Progress (V4P) galvanizes the advocacy of major political donors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals who unite to champion a healthy climate and environment, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all. Advocacy priorities have included economic inequality, health care access, climate change, immigration reform, voting rights, criminal justice reform, gender equality, campaign finance reform, judicial nominations, environmental justice, budget and tax policy, and more.
The V4P staff are passionate about the change we’re working to make in this country and are committed to living our values in how we support each other and the collaborative way in which we work together. Our personal backgrounds are as diverse as the wide range of policy issues we’re engaged on. We’re an energetic bunch who are constantly innovating within a rapidly expanding organization.
Get to know the V4P staff at: https://voicesforprogress.org/staff-advisors/
WHERE YOU’LL FIT IN THE TEAM:
The Vice President: Development & Donor Organizing reports directly to the President and leads a department dedicated to recruiting and raising funds from donor members and other sources; engaging donor members in policy advocacy and political programming; and building a sense of community among donor members. This position performs some of these responsibilities on behalf of a 501(c)(4) sister organization focused on building relationships with and electing progressive candidates with a focus on under-represented communities.
V4P is committed to a diverse staff and to an inclusive culture that holds equity as a value and a priority. V4P welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply. V4P is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to thrive at V4P. Position is located in one of various donor hub cities (e.g New York, Atlanta, Austin, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, etc.) Currently, staff may choose to work remotely.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
- Individual & Institutional Fundraising: Lead staff’s annual fundraising from existing donor members and institutional foundation funders. Work with staff to expand/create other organizational revenue streams, potentially including corporate sponsorships, labor/ally fee for service arrangements, joint proposals for foundation funding, board fundraising, etc.
- Donor Member Enlistment: Recruit new politically-connected major donors and other grasstops leaders (business owners, etc.) to financially support and join V4P as donor members.
- Donor Member Engagement on Policy and Political Programming: Lead efforts to sustain and strengthen a sense of community and a passion for the mission among V4P donor members. Oversee staff work organizing donor members to take action on important federal and California state policy issues and political programming.
- Supervision & Leadership: Lead Development & Donor Organizing Department, including directly supervising two managers who supervise two associates. Act as a member of the organizational leadership team.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
We hope that you are excited by the opportunity to work with us. We are proud to offer a comprehensively designed benefits package and other perks to support our team and allow us to focus on our work of championing a healthy climate and environment, strengthening our democracy, and ensuring economic and social justice for all.
- Compensation: The salary for this position is $120,000 or more. Final salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Insurance: We offer medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage for you and your family. Full-time employees who select individual medical coverage costs $1 a month.
- 403(b) Plan: We match 100% of the first 4% of your contributions and 50% of the next 2% for a maximum of 5% of your salary.
- Generous Vacation and Paid Time Off: We've built infrastructure to encourage our team to rest and recharge throughout the year. (20 paid personal leave days, 12 sick days, 14 paid wellness days, 12 holidays, 3 floating holidays, 7 days of paid office closures including a 1-week winter break).
- Paid Leave of Absence Policy: Paid for any FMLA-covered event, including parental or family leave. No waiting period.
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Comprehensive access for employee and household members at no cost.
- Pre-Tax FSA Plan: medical, dependent care, and transit elections.
- Cell Phone Stipend: $75 monthly to support cell phone expenses.
- Loan Forgiveness: Based on our 501(c)(3) status, you can receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
WHAT YOU BRING:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
- At least seven years of experience in a related field (e.g. donor organizing, donor advising, political fundraising, non-profit development, philanthropy, etc.)
- Minimum two years of experience managing others.
- Strong major donor fundraising experience and knowledge of other relevant areas of fundraising.
- Relationships with progressive/liberal major political donors strongly preferred.
- Community organizing, donor organizing, donor advising, or other membership engagement experience preferred.
- Connections to donor communities in the Midwest, South, and Southwest and to donor communities of color are a plus.
- Able to quickly learn relevant policy and political topics to engage donor members on these topics and raise funds for work in these areas.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced multi-office organization, in which change is not uncommon. Can successfully work independently in a one-person office while supervising staff and collaborating with colleagues in other parts of the country.
- A team player who works well with others and can manage multiple large projects, including urgent situations.
- Strong computer skills, and willingness to learn new software and computer skills as needed. Competency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite required. Experience with Salesforce software a plus.
- Interacts with current and prospective donor members, institutional funders, and donor advisors and assistants via phone, email, and in person.
- Leads staff engagement of the Board Advancement Committee.