Voices for Progress (V4P) galvanizes the advocacy of business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals who unite to protect our climate, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all. The National Membership Director leads the Membership Department in its efforts to engage members in advocacy and other programming; build a sense of community among members; and raise funds from members and other sources. A major focus of the National Membership Director’s time is recruiting politically connected major donors to join V4P and make an annual contribution. The National Membership Director is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Membership Enlistment: With support from staff, recruit new grasstops leaders and politically connected major donors to financially support and join V4P.
- Development: Oversee staff’s annual fundraising from existing members, institutional foundation funders, and board. 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, etc.
- Membership Activation on Federal and State Policy and Other Programming: Oversee staff work engaging members in actions on important federal and California state policy issues and other programming.
- Membership Engagement: Lead efforts to sustain and strengthen a sense of community and a passion for the mission among V4P members.
- Organizational Management: Collaborate with President and senior staff of other departments as part of the V4P management team. Lead Membership Department, including direct supervision of two managers.
- Travel: Travel primarily within the central United States is required with occasional travel to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Sacramento.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- General office and administrative management tasks that come as part of being a member of a small, start-up operation.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
- At least seven years’ relevant work experience.
- Minimum two years’ experience managing others.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Strong major donor fundraising experience and knowledge of other relevant areas of fundraising.
- Relationships with progressive/liberal grasstops leaders and major political donors, preferably throughout the Midwest, South, Southwest and/or regions other than the East and West Coasts.
- Connections to communities of donors of color preferred.
- Community organizing or other membership engagement experience preferred.
- Able to quickly learn relevant policy and programming issues to engage members on these topics and raise funds for work in these areas.
- 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.
- Work remotely in Chicago, Texas, Atlanta, Denver, or other donor hub city not located on the East or West Coast. Other arrangements may be possible.
- Reports to the President based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
- Supervises Membership staff in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
- Coordinates closely with other senior staff based in Washington, D.C.
- Interacts with members via phone, email, and in person.
- Leads staff engagement of the Board Development Committee.
While performing responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to follow instructions. The employee is required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. The employee may be required to sit or stand for an extended period of time. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, or crouch. Work is generally sedentary in the office. The employee is required to travel frequently by air, train, car, public transportation, or by foot for meetings.
Work from home or general office environment. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee is usually subject to inside environmental conditions. No hazardous or other unpleasant conditions caused by dust or other possible hazards. Office access may be through elevators. Office space has a mix of private and common offices with wide aisles between.
To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, May 1.
Please include “Membership Director” in the subject line and indicate where you saw the job posting in the text of the email. Due to the volume of applicants, we will only contact applicants whose skill sets, and experience meet our needs.
Voices for Progress Education Fund, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer.
V4P is committed to a diverse staff and to a culture that holds equity as a value and a priority. V4P welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. V4P is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.
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