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Director of Development

Classification: Exempt
Position type and expected hours of work: Permanent full-time, 40 hours per week
Reports To: Works Closely with Executive Director and President
Supervisory responsibilities: Yes

About the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information

The Voter Participation Center (VPC) is excited to announce an opening on our team for a Development Director. This position will serve as the heart of coordinating our substantial donor outreach to some of the largest donors in the country who are investing in turnout for what will be a very competitive election cycle. This position provides an opportunity to engage with donors across the country who are involved in ensuring a representative democracy and therefore are active in the electoral process the civic engagement community.

The VPC and its sister organization, the Center for Voter Information are veteran civic engagement organizations with over 14 years of work in recognizing and harnessing the potential of the Rising American Electorate – unmarried women, people of color, and young people as an essential voting bloc. The VPC team specializes in voter registration and voter turnout among the new majority of eligible voters who are critical to building a progressive future. Our techniques are innovative and we are always learning – qualities we value among our team members as well.

The Voter Participation Center, a 501(c)(3) civic engagement organization, and the Center for Voter Information, a progressive 501(c)(4) nonprofit, work hand in hand to register, educate, engage, persuade and turnout both the RAE as well as the broader electorate.

Position Objective:

The Development Director will support strategic fundraising planning efforts, oversee day-to-day fundraising operations, cultivate and manage donor relationships, conduct prospect research, produce and provide written materials, research, etc. necessary to effectively meet fundraising objectives.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Drive the execution of a strategic fundraising plan, focused on individual and institutional major donors
  • Plan, schedule, and execute fundraising travel, including donor meetings and finance events
  • Develop a comprehensive cycle finance plan that aims to exceed the previous cycles goals
  • Provide and produce pertinent research and other materials in advance of donor meetings, to include giving histories
  • Regularly performs research to identify prospective supporters
  • Oversees day-to-day activities of the development department
  • Manages relationships with regional/outside consultants
  • Facilitate cross-project and inter-departmental collaboration
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of processes, and implement organizational and structural change
  • Prepare financial, administrative, and other required reports
  • Oversee maintenance of the donor database (NGP VAN)

Key Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of c3 and c4 fundraising.
  • Flexible and self-motivated working style with keen attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of key metrics used by the civic engagement community and comfort with analytics
  • High proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs and Google Drive; familiarity with donor management software
  • Experience with donor research and analysis
  • Strong project management skills
  • 2-5 years’ experience, preferably for a nonprofit organization

Work Environment

The Development Director works in a collaborative environment with senior management as well as external fundraising consultants. The duties of this position require an understanding of the program and how to present to a variety of donors.


VPC offers excellent medical/dental coverage and 403(b) retirement plan. In addition, VPC offers two weeks’ vacation in the first year, with time off on all federal holidays, plus an additional week between Christmas and New Year’s. Other benefits include pre-tax commuting expenses and paid parental leave. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

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/Women’s Voices. Women Vote Action Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.


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