Major Gifts Associate (LCV)

General Description:

LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another.

LCV is hiring two Major Gifts Associates to support our major gifts fundraising program. Our fast-paced and dynamic major gifts team is working to engage new and existing five- and six-figure donors in LCV's efforts to fight climate change and protect our environmental safeguards. The Major Gifts Associate will help prepare and organize the team so they can reach their fundraising goals. Each Major Gifts Associate will support four members of the Major Gifts team, which includes the Senior Director of Development Partnerships, the Managing Director of Development Partnerships and Directors of Development Partnerships. Responsibilities include coordinating internal and external meetings, maintaining a content library of documents and materials that effectively communicate LCV's work to donors, including our work on racial justice and equity, creating and updating reports that track fundraising progress, tailoring donor communications and proposals and updating database records, among other duties. The Major Gifts Associate position is critical to supporting a robust fundraising program and an opportunity for someone who wants to learn more about fundraising and nonprofit work.



  • Create and maintain an internal content library of program documents and materials to be used in donor visits, proposals, and other donor communications, including materials related to our work on racial justice and equity.
  • Create and manage a Major Gifts team calendar that will help the team plan and prepare for year-round cultivation and stewardship opportunities.
  • Assist Major Gifts staff with list and portfolio management tasks including creating and pulling donor lists and reports from Salesforce, maintaining donor records, and updating other tracking documents.
  • Record and submit financial expenditures, including reimbursements, credit card reconciliation, and travel expenses.
  • Contribute to organizational and department efforts to infuse racial justice and equity into all aspects of our work, particularly as it applies to ensuring the major gifts team prioritizes racial justice and equity in all communication with and outreach to donors and prospects.
  • Assist with the creation of personalized emails, thank you notes, letters and proposals to donors and prospects.
  • Ensure donor portfolio records are current with all necessary and pertinent information, and input contacts and actions into database in a timely manner.
  • Assist with signature donor events in the DC area.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Work Experience: One year of relevant experience working in an administrative position; relevant internship experience will be considered. Experience working with a non-profit, political organization, or campaign a plus. Experience with Salesforce or a similar database is a plus.
  • Skills: Required - Highly attentive to details and able to take ownership of routine tasks. Strong written and oral communications skills; excellent skills in word processing, spreadsheets and databases. Extremely well organized; self-starter, critical thinking skills; a sense of teamwork and community; works well in a fast-paced environment; ability to handle multiple tasks and work for several people; plans ahead and can see the big picture. Capable of handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. Preferred - A proven interest in politics and meaningful social change. Committed to environmental protection and LCV’s mission.
  • Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Passionate about protecting the environment and communities impacted by climate change and environmental injustice.
  • Conditions: This position is based in Washington, DC.


To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Major Gifts Associate” in the subject line by April 6, 2020. No phone calls please.

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.

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