[COMM-ORG] job: fundraising, Washington DC, with salary info
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From: Kim Fellner <Kfellner at workingamerica.org>
Senior Development Associate
Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, is the fastest
growing organization for working people in the country. With more than
3 million members recruited since 2003, Working America organizes and
mobilizes people who do not have a union on the job in support of
working families issues.
The Development Associate will help create development strategies and
build resources for Working America and the Working America Education
Fund. The position reports directly to the Associate
Director/Development Director, who leads the organizations development
efforts. The SDA will be a skilled communicator, verbally and in
writing, and will assume a significant role in several fundraising
areas, including donor development, proposal writing and events
planning. The SDA will provide high-level support on all aspects of the
fundraising program, and may assume bottom-line responsibility for
several key initiatives.
Reach out to major donors through visits, phone and mail.
Coordinate a robust donor communications and outreach plan for existing
and new donors.
Create and direct a new small donor fundraising program.
Materials development and writing
Independently execute foundation grant applications and reports.
Develop messaging and materials for donor outreach and fundraising,
including reports, fundraising letters, brochures, etc., working
closely with the Associate Director and other Working America staff.
Events planning and execution
Help develop, conceptualize and manage occasional fundraising and
visibility-raising events, including public briefing events, receptions,
house parties, fundraising dinners, etc.
Create and manage event host committees.
Develop and oversee event time lines.
Oversee event logistics.
Direct outreach to event sponsors and event attendees.
Performs other duties as assigned.
At least five years direct experience with progressive sector donor
fundraising, including major donor work, grant writing and events planning.
Successful experience with one-on-one outreach to donors
Familiarity with labor movement and commitment to economic and social
A bachelor degree desirable.
Superior writing skills
Strong inter-personal and relationship abilities
Excellent verbal communication skills
Excellent organization skills
Able to independently develop creative solutions to complex challenges
Understanding of the politics of the labor movement and its progressive
Familiarity with national political issues
Able to track multiple projects simultaneously
Comfortable and skilled with all aspects of events, from
conceptualization through execution and implementation
Proficiency in word processing, e-mail programs and Internet-based
Flexibility to travel as required in performance of duties.
Competitive salary plus medical insurance and 401(k) with employer
contribution. To apply,
please email a resume and cover letter to
WorkAmerJobs at workingamerica.org, or fax a resume and cover letter to
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