Emerge is changing the face of politics to create an inclusive democracy. We are the nation’s premier organization that recruits, trains and provides a powerful network to Democratic women who want to run for office. Since 2002, Emerge has trained more than 4,000 Democratic women and currently operates in 27 states across the country. We just came off an incredibly successful election cycle with more than 690 candidates on the ballot and a 60% win-rate. To ensure the ongoing success of our national training programs, and the impact of the candidates that they yield, Emerge is committed to a development strategy centered on sustainable and scalable revenue growth. Today, Emerge seeks an experienced, mission-driven Major Gifts Manager who will champion this goal and play an integral role in the organization’s growth.
Reporting directly to the Chief Development Officer, the Major Gifts Manager will develop and implement strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors capable of mid- and major-gifts between $5,000 to $25,000. The Major Gifts Manager will dedicate approximately 60% of their efforts to direct fundraising and will manage a portfolio of 150-200 donor and funder prospects across the country. Serving as the relationship manager throughout the solicitation cycle for their portfolio, a successful Major Gifts Manager will apply industry best practices to their efforts to qualify and cultivate mid to high level gifts for Emerge while broadening the funder pipeline.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Fundraising + Strategic Portfolio Management
Equity and Justice are the heart of our mission. We want our team to reflect the incredible diversity of the political power we seek to build. Therefore, we especially encourage applications from black, brown, indigenous, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and members of other groups who are underrepresented in our political system.
In addition, Emerge is seeking the following specific qualifications:
JOB LOCATION AND SCHEDULE
The Major Gifts Manager is a virtual role through 2021. While a preference is for candidates based in Northern California, all candidates are welcome to apply. Relocation will not be required for this position though occasional travel is expected when it is safe to do so.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a full-time exempt position. The base pay for this position is between $60,000-$65,000 commensurate with experience. Emerge offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits plan, including but not limited to health, dental, vision, supplemental wellness insurance, FSA, 401k, life insurance benefits and an employee assistance program through our PEO, Insperity. Emerge offers a generous paid time off policy including 11 paid holidays, a paid winter break, a healthy vacation accrual, paid sick days, and paid family leave.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter, resume, and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Emerge America Major Gifts Manager.” Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 26th and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. In your cover letter, please include a description of how your background aligns with this position and an explanation of your interest in women in politics. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed.
Emerge will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. NO CALLS PLEASE.
We do not discriminate on the basis of gender diversity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabilities, religion, age, education, citizenship status, or socioeconomic status. Emerge is an anti-racist space with a lived equality and an inclusive workspace where we work to center equity, justice, diversity, and accessibility.