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Membership & Development Manager (Washington, DC)
POSITION SUMMARY: Voices for Progress, a project of the Tides Center is seeking a Membership & Development Manager to raise funds, recruit members and coordinate membership advocacy nationwide with the exception of California, where a state office exists.
This person will report to and work closely with the Chief Operating Officer. The Membership & Development Manager will play a key role in multiplying Voices for Progress’ membership, budget, and its impact on public policy by fully engaging members in advocacy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Recruiting for membership, and raising funds from, grasstops leaders, including major political donors.
- Staffing the President and other principals for recruitment and fundraising calls and meetings
- Building and maintaining relationships with active and prospective members on the phone, via email, and in person
- Collaborating with existing members to procure introductions to key prospects
- Serving as the primary contact with current members; including engagement such as encouraging them to take advocacy actions and raising funds (especially annual contributions) from them
- At the direction of policy staff, activating members to advocate on a variety of issues through sign-on letters, individual outreach, meetings, etc.
- Researching and securing grants from other funding sources, including foundations and other institutional funders
- Creating funding proposals and reports for members and other prospective funders nationwide
- Assisting with planning and execution of meetings and events to engage current and prospective members in the organization (including working with co-hosts, developing invitation lists, drafting follow up, etc.)
- Maximizing member advocacy impact by coordinating with all staff to build a positive member experience
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- A Bachelor’s Degree or similar relevant experience
- Three or more years of experience in nonprofits or campaigns, ideally in fundraising
- Strong written and verbal communications
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- A strategic thinker
- A team player who collaborates well with others
- Can-do attitude with a desire to take ownership over projects
- Desire to make a difference for progressive values
- Well-informed about current events and policy issues
Voices for progress provides excellent benefits, including a 403b, full medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Salary is commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (2-5 pages, preferably non-academic), and answers to the questions below to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Membership & Development Manager” in the subject line.
Membership & Development Manager Questionnaire
1. Your daytime and evening numbers, and the best time to reach you by phone.
2. Aside from the Voices for Progress website, where did you see this job listing?
3. What are your salary requirements for this position?
Voices for Progress is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified applicants with one or more disabilities may participate in the application process. Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply.
Policy & Legislative Intern (Washington, DC)
Are you interested in learning how to be an effective advocate and navigate the politics of Capitol Hill? Voices for Progress seeks a Policy and Legislative Intern to join the DC staff.
Voices for Progress is a young and progressive advocacy organization building a counterweight to the armies of wealthy people and corporations who seek policies serving their own narrow financial self-interest. V4P has enlisted hundreds of philanthropists, investors, and business leaders nationwide to advocate in the public interest. Our members and staff meet with elected officials throughout the year to fight against climate change and poverty, to end big money’s dominance of elections, and to win public investments in economic opportunity.
You will have the exciting opportunity to work closely with the policy team in preparation for the semi-annual Federal Advocacy Summit—a two-day event featuring advocacy meetings with U.S. Senators—and assist with several other federal policy priorities. Assignments will add value to Voices for Progress’ advocacy work and your development as a professional in the policy/advocacy field, including researching and tracking policy and legislation, writing and preparing backgrounders on senators and policy issues, and planning for meetings with Members of Congress.
Our internship will offer you access to a number of professional development opportunities, including participating in coalition meetings, attending networking events, shadowing meetings on the Hill, and attending policy forums and briefings based on our work and your interests. The Policy and Legislative Intern is a temporary position and will report to the Senior Policy and Legislative Associate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Contribute to success of two-day Federal Advocacy Summit by preparing advocacy materials, documents, communications, and webinars; assisting with day-of logistics and attending advocacy meetings with U.S. Senators and their staff.
- Participate in and take notes at policy briefings, advocacy meetings with elected officials and other advocacy-related events on Capitol Hill.
- Monitor legislative and policy developments and conduct in-depth research on specific policy issues.
- Prepare issue briefs, factsheets, talking points and policy analyses on assigned issues.
- Assist with research related to strategic planning and campaign development.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Current junior or senior undergraduate student or graduate student pursuing a degree focused on politics, political science, or federal policy or have a passion for these topics.
- Availability to work a minimum of 16 hours per week (20 hours for graduate students) through early May.
- Well organized and able to track and appropriately prioritize multiple projects.
- Strong writing, research, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Impeccable attention to detail and strong proof reading skills.
- Well-informed and interested in current events, politics and policy issues.
- Dynamic and self-directed person eager to support a small but mighty team.
- Strong time management skills and ability to compile research and write briefings quickly to meet tight, fast-moving deadlines.
- Creative thinker who is always willing to take on new challenges.
- This position will report to the Senior Policy and Legislative Associate.
- This position will interact with Voices for Progress members, organizational allies, and congressional staff.
- The intern will receive bi-weekly compensation.
- The intern will receive a monthly transit stipend.
TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter, resume, Monday-Friday availability, and a two to four paragraph writing sample to email@example.com by November 28, 2018. Please include “Policy Intern” in the subject line and indicate where you saw the job posting in the text of the email.
Voices for Progress is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender expression), color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Voices for Progress seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.