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Major Gifts Manager (or Senior Major Gifts Manager)

Indivisible Project

Indivisible Project

Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, the Major Gifts Manager (or Senior Major Gifts Manager) is responsible for creating and implementing strategies to retain existing major gift donors, upgrade their giving, and bringing in new prospects to Indivisible.
To be successful in this role, the Major Gifts Manager is expected to be proactive, a strong writer, communicate effectively and have strong collaborative skills, and have a sharp eye for detail. They should have a keen interest in helping to resource the Indivisible movement. The main duties of this position include being responsible for renewals for a segment of donors, organizing events, writing pitches for our work, leading major gifts projects and campaigns, overseeing and implementing our major gifts prospecting strategy, and pitching in to support cross-team efforts like our acknowledgement process and annual report.
We are hiring for this position immediately. This position is full-time, with a salary range starting at $65,650 per year ($76,900 for Senior Major Gifts Manager), 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.
UPDATE May 7, 2024: We will consider hiring someone at the higher level of Senior Major Gifts Manager depending on experience!!
To be considered, please submit your cover letter and resume by May 10, 2024.

Responsibilities

  • Major Gift Renewals & Stewardship (35%)
  • -Responsible for securing renewals and upgrades from a segment of our major gift donors
  • -Develop personalized outreach strategies for the segment of donors in your portfolio, 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
  • -Help to manage the co-executive directors workblocks, ensuring their time is well managed and the development team asks are clear and well prepared
  • -(Responsibilities for this overlap with the next category!)
  • Pitch and Campaign Development (35%)
  • -Support the full major gifts program by leading the development of 2-3 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
  • Prospecting & Cultivation (20%)
  • -Own major gifts prospecting, working with our external consultants to identify, research, qualify, and help Indivisible’s leadership build relationships with new major gift donors and current donors who have -capacity to upgrade their gifts
  • Strategize, own, and support aspects of donor-facing events
  • -Implement donor cultivation and engagement plans to develop personalized tactics to secure new gifts and upgrades of our top prospects
  • -Closely track our relationships with donor prospects through meticulous data management
  • -Strengthen our relationship with donor advisors and donor communities we know, including by managing up to the leadership of Indivisible to ensure they are in frequent communication and preparing outreach for them to send
  • -Help to identify new donor advisors and donor communities, and create strategies for building connections
  • Other Development Team Responsibilities (10%)
  • -Support our acknowledgement process for mid-level and major gift donors
  • -Help in other cross-team development efforts by supporting 1-2 foundation team projects over the course of the year
  • -Support data management of donor information and communications in Salesforce
  • -Other responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • At least 3 years relevant experience in fundraising, with at least 2 years experience cultivating large individual giving
  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to craft concise, persuasive pitches
  • Previous experience fundraising in a fast-paced environment -- this could be in the non-profit or campaign space -- and creating fundraising campaigns and tactics
  • 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
  • Ability to manage up to senior-level staff with confidence and good judgment
  • Alignment on the core values and strategy of Indivisible.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience fundraising on a political campaign or in a progressive nonprofit
  • Experience using Salesforce or similar donor database
  • Experience writing and submitting formal grant reports and proposals
  • Experience working across entities – 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PAC
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.