Deputy Director, Major Gifts (West) (Remote)

Website NextGen America


In collaboration with the Vice President of Development, the Deputy Director, Major Gifts (West) will manage a portfolio of current individual and foundation funders and prospects in the West Coast, by designing and developing solicitation strategies; identifying new funding opportunities; and personally soliciting gifts and continually stewarding major gift donors.


The ideal candidate has a passion for politics and a belief that young people will make the difference in America’s future. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization–in theory and in practice–and our culture reflects that value and commitment. We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and economic and racial justice from a progressive perspective, we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others.


This is a fully remote position with no location requirement, but a strong preference for candidates who are based in the Bay Area, California. We encourage candidates from all locations within the United States to apply.


FLSA Classification: Exempt

Remote Position: Yes

Union Position: No

Travel Requirements: 10-15% if located within the Bay Area, CA | 15-20% if located outside of the Bay Area, CA

End Date: N/A



Secure Major Gifts: Manage a portfolio of current and prospective major gift donors and donor advisors by developing and implementing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
Identify, Cultivate and Steward Donors/Prospects: Identify major gift prospects and develop compelling engagement strategies to solicit and close gifts as outlined above.
Prospect Pipeline: Build a strong pipeline of prospects in the Western region.
Travel: Conduct personal visits with major donors and prospects for the purpose of field research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Report and Database Management: Prepare written proposals, gift agreements in collaboration with NGA’s Finance team, donor collateral, and other materials needed to define, secure and document major gifts.
Effectively utilize Salesforce to maintain records of contacts with donors and prospects; conduct donor research to target appropriate givers and their capacity; and track, evaluate and present relevant information.
Additional duties, as assigned



5-7 years of experience in development, advancement, or fundraising positions, with demonstrated success at nonprofit or political organizations.
Proven track record of closing major gifts in the range of five+ figures.
Ability to establish, cultivate and steward strong professional relationships with stakeholders to build lifelong partnerships and trust.
Innovative, self-motivated, able to manage multiple projects well, working both independently and as a team member.
Commitment to representing NGA with enthusiasm, warmth, and professionalism.
Strong organizational, strategic, and analytical skills, ability to manage and prioritize numerous projects while clearly measuring performance and meeting goals and deadlines.
Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with attention to detail.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, do-it-yourself, start-up environment and calmly switch gears when priorities/objectives change.
Collaborative problem solver with a can-do attitude and ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Comfortable working remotely in a highly collaborative distributed workforce setting.



Salary range for this position is $92,000-$98,000, compensation will be based on experience. NextGen America also offers a very comprehensive benefits package.



In-person meetings and travel are an essential part of this position. Consistent with NextGen America’s efforts to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees, partners, and communities in which we serve, proof of full vaccination status at time of hire is an employment requirement for this position.



NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.4 million young voters and educated many millions more, delivering more than the margin of victory for progressives in key races and building an electorate that will lead American politics for decades to come.

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