Crowdfunding for Women in Politics
WomenCount & Electing Women Alliance
Location: Remote (SF Bay Area, Denver, DC, or New York preferred)
Job Type: Full Time
Reports To: Executive Director(s)
Salary: $80,000 to $100,000 commensurate with experience
WomenCount and the Electing Women Alliance (EWA) work in partnership to close the political gender giving gap and inspire more donors to support Democratic women up and down the ballot. Our shared mission is to build communities of informed, intentional donors who come together to elect more women. Although there has been some progress in recent election cycles, women still make up only 28 percent of Congress and 24 percent of governorships. The US ranks 71st in the world in the number of women in elected office. And while women candidates rely more heavily on women donors, women make up only 38 percent of all donors.
WomenCount is an online donation platform that supports Democratic women up and down the ballot – from school board to president. EWA is a national network of giving groups that host in-person events for the US Senate, governor, and the White House. While WomenCount and EWA are separate efforts, they partner regularly and share mission and vision, team members, and operations.
About the Position:
The Development Manager is a new position that will have responsibilities with both WomenCount and EWA. Our organization is embarking on a major expansion that will require us to scale our fundraising efforts. WomenCount and EWA were founded in 2015 and have relied thus far on a small circle of generous donors to support our work. As we grow, we need to expand our major-giving program as well as launch a comprehensive development plan for support at all levels. The Development Manager will work with the Executive Director to create and execute the new plan, which will include direct solicitations, email campaigns, events, etc. This role will have additional responsibilities supporting our network of donors and raisers around the country in their efforts to fundraise for women candidates. This will include training group leaders in prospecting, direct solicitation, and all other forms of cultivation and stewardship. The Development Manager position is a great opportunity for someone interested in the intersection of women’s organizations and electoral politics, all with a national reach. There is also an expectation for growth within our Development team that will offer potential opportunities for advancement and managerial responsibilities.
Specific opportunities and responsibilities:
- Work directly with the executive director to vision and execute a comprehensive and ambitious development program;
- Create high-level fundraising materials, including digital presentations, written content, talking points, and all other forms of tools necessary for successful outreach;
- Maintain accurate database of current and prospective donors;
- Participate in, and in some cases lead, solicitations along with executive director and other organizational leaders;
- Lead stewardship activities, including regular communications with donors, reporting, and other forms of relationship building;
- Support EWA giving groups around the country, including training group leaders and identifying women donors potentially interested in joining our community;
- Engage in relationship-building and regular communications with EWA group leaders around the country to engage them with our operational fundraising efforts, including the supervision of a future Advisory Board;
- Support our “donors as raisers” program to increase the number of women who are actively raising for the Biden-Harris re-election campaign;
- Work with Programs and Events team to solicit sponsorships for annual
- EWA convening in Washington, DC., and Democratic National Convention event in Chicago in August 2024;
Attributes and qualifications:
Women of color are encouraged to apply. We recognize that no candidate has all of the following attributes so we encourage you to apply if you have many or most:
- Three to five years of experience in non-profit organizational development, candidate and political fundraising, or similar;
- A track record of commitment to women’s leadership and empowerment;
- Existing relationships and connections within the women’s political donor community is preferable;
- Outstanding personal and relationship management skills;
- Ability and desire to hustle, think proactively, take initiative, and be a self-starter;
- Willingness to think creatively and ambitiously to identify new potential opportunities for funding;
- Excellent writing, organizational and time management skills;
- Willingness to travel for annual convenings, Democratic party convention, in-person team gatherings, etc.
- Commitment to working collaboratively in an inclusive and collegial workplace.
- WomenCount and EWA are committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or veteran’s status.
This is a full-time position with a salary range of $80,000 to $100,000 commensurate with experience. WomenCount offers benefits that include health insurance, paid holidays, and vacation. We are also looking forward to building out a more developed benefits package in the future.
Our teams across organizations and the EWA are largely remote and distributed across the country. Those that are close to our Palo Alto office can choose to work in person or on a hybrid basis. This role also involves some expected travel.
At WomenCount we like to get things done, while also valuing each others’ time and work-life balance. We typically work flexible hours in both remote and hybrid environments.
Overview of hiring process:
- Submit resume and application responses (in lieu of cover letter).
- Initial interview.
- Complete an assigned exercise.
- Final interviews.
- Our goal is for our new Development Manager to join the team by March 2024.
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