Senior Vice President, Development (Remote)

Website NextGenAmerica NextGen America


The Senior Vice President, Development will help lead NextGen America’s fundraising efforts and manage the Development team. They will work closely with the organization’s President and Development team to manage the organization’s donor portfolio, build and maintain donor management systems, oversee development staff, plan and execute a national fundraising strategy with the continued goal of diversifying the organization’s funding streams. This position is responsible for day-to-day management of all aspects of the fundraising function across NextGen’s C3, C4 and PAC entities from individuals, institutional donors, and donor collaboratives in the progressive space. This role will report to the President.


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. NextGen America’s mission is to empower young voters to engage in the political process and ensure our government is responsive to the largest and most diverse generation in American history. We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, immigration, economic and racial justice, and others from a progressive perspective, and we seek to engage the public through proven face-to-face tactics and innovative digital strategies.


This is a fully remote position with no location requirement. We encourage candidates from all locations within the United States to apply.


FLSA Classification: Exempt

Remote Position: Yes

Union Position: No

Travel Requirements: 25-35%

End Date: N/A



Lead and manage NextGen’s overall development department and support/manage systems wide donor management.
Create and lead the implementation of the organization’s fundraising plan and strategy, with continued focus on the diversification of funding sources.
Work closely with other program Vice Presidents to craft cycle prospectus proposals for funding.
Work closely with the communications department to ensure a fundraising lens and strategy is seamlessly integrated into all of our public communications, to include approving all fundraising materials.
Develop policies and standard operating procedures related to fundraising programs.
Train and lead other staff to support fundraising, development and marketing efforts.
Arrange donor meetings for oneself and other team members.
Work with the President and development team to meet with, cultivate with and communicate with existing and new donors.
Establish and maintain data-driven systems and structures to support regular reporting to internal and external stakeholders.
Support and train staff to make sure all team goals are met on a bi-yearly basis.
Make sure financial legal requirements are being met for the C3, C4 and Super PAC.
Ensure grant and donor teams fulfill reporting requirements and work with other departments to ensure accuracy.
Perform other duties as assigned.



Must have a strong work ethic and be highly organized, with consistent attention to detail.
Comfortable soliciting and advancing the case for support on behalf of NextGen.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills – and impactful storyteller.
Ability to distill complex topics into clear and compelling narratives.
Strong supervisory and management skills.
Experience working with major donors with capacity to make six- and seven-figure gifts.
Experience working with or at 501c3, 501c4, or pac organizations.
Expert knowledge of development best practices and the philanthropic landscape.
Ability to navigate the grant process from application to compliance and reporting.
Strong project management skills and the ability to adapt rapidly to evolving priorities and deadlines.
Strong business acumen and a strong commitment to results.
Ability to work well in teams as well as to pursue and complete independent tasks.
Comfortable working remotely in a highly collaborative distributed workforce setting.
Proactive, responsible, and responsive.



10+ years working in the development space – in a role that works directly with funders and individual major donors.
Proven success in effectively managing high performing teams.
Proven ability to effectively develop and steward long-term relationships with major donors, corporate partners and foundations.
Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and principles.
Proven and successful track record in fundraising for similar mission campaigns/organizations.
CRM (constituent relationship management) software usage experience, including Salesforce.



The base salary range for this position is $155,000-$180,000. The final base salary will be determined by various factors, including individual qualifications and internal parity, which will be objectively assessed during the interview process.



Our comprehensive benefits package plays an essential part in how we recognize you for your critical contribution toward our organization’s mission.


Taking Care of Your Future:

Medical, dental and vision insurance: 100% coverage for you and for your dependents
Short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
401(k) plan – we’ll match 100% up to 4% of your salary


Setting You Up for Success:

Up to $150 per month to use toward your cell phone and internet costs
$100 per month to use toward your personal health and wellness goals
Flexible spending account for dependent care
Professional development opportunities to help you achieve your best self



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 1.5 million young voters and educated many millions more.