Our innovative voter registration, mobilization, and turnout programs, and the research that undergirds them, require a team of experts.

Job Openings at VPC

Assistant Development Manager

Location: Washington, DC


Support strategic fundraising planning efforts; Oversee day-to-day fundraising operations; Produce and provide written materials, research, etc. necessary to effectively meet fundraising objectives

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, editing, and facilitating approval and submission of foundation proposals and reports, as well as proposals and reports for individual donors, programmatic partnerships, and other organizations as directed
  • Providing and producing pertinent research and other materials in advance of donor meetings, to include giving histories, biographical background, demographic information, up-to-date polling, and other such as needed
  • Develop understanding of programs run by the Voter Participation Center (VPC) and the Center for Voter Information (CVI)
  • Develop understanding of ongoing operating environment in states where VPC and CVI have programs
  • Managing the in-house administrative needs of the Development Department, including: producing weekly meeting agendas, document storage on Google Drive, maintaining a calendar of deadlines and production timelines, track and manage donor communications
  • Collaborate with and support outside development consultants and senior staff in developing departmental strategies and donor engagement plans
  • Produce, record, and distribute contribution acknowledgements and solicitations to foundations, individuals, and organizations
  • Maintaining and updating the donor database (NGP VAN)

Key Competencies:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in development
  • Effective interpersonal skills to clearly communicate with varied stakeholders and/or potential funding sources
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities to create narratives highlighting the organization’s goals, programs, and outcomes to clients and potential clients under deadline constraints
  • Experience with foundation and institutional fundraising and writing
  • Flexible and self-motivated working style with keen attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of and interest in issues facing the civic engagement community
  • Facility with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs and Google Drive

Work Environment:

The Assistant Development Manager works in a collaborative environment with senior management as well as external fundraising consultants. The duties of this position regularly require viewing a computer screen for long periods.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.

Classification: Exempt

Position type and expected hours of work: Permanent full-time, 40 hours per week

Reports To: Executive Vice President, Communications and Finance; Works Closely with Executive Director and President

Supervisory responsibilities: No

To Apply

To apply, please email a resume and statement of interest to info@voterparticipation.org. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview to continue with the application process.

The Voter Participation Center/Center for Voter Information is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.


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