Website ERA Coalition/Fund for Women's Equality
Development, Fundraising and Event Manager at the ERA Coalition & Fund for Women’s Equality
Currently remote, headquartered in Washington DC
Title: Development, Fundraising and Event Manager
Reports To: CEO & President
About the ERA Coalition & Fund for Women’s Equality
The Fund for Women’s Equality (FFWE), a 501(c)(3), and its sister organization the ERA Coalition, a 501(c)(4), seeks a dynamic, experienced Development, Fundraising and Event Coordinator to support this national organization, which works to educate and build a diverse coalition fighting to publish the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and implement full sex equality under the law. We center the voices of marginalized people and communities — women of color (African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Latina, and Native American), gender-nonconforming and transgender women and girls, and nonbinary people — both as a matter of justice and because we trust deeply that these are the leaders who are poised to win.
This is a high-profile position at a critical moment in the fight for full equality and gender and racial justice which supports our work nationally, on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and across other sectors of government, as well as in corporate and nonprofit sectors.
About the Role
The Development, Fundraising and Event Manager will support the CEO in donor engagement. This position will handle a wide range of fundraising duties in a detail-oriented manner to facilitate the CEO’s ability to resource the organization effectively. An intuitive thinker who can implement solutions accordingly, this individual must be creative, well-organized, and enjoy working within a mutually supportive and collaborative, highly dedicated and mission-driven team.
Development & Fundraising
- Part of the development team along with the CEO, COO, and Operations Manager
- Major Donor Research and Moves Management
- Research prospective donors and develop fundraising strategies in partnership with COO; create cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for donors.
- Develop and implement Moves Management strategies with COO to retain current major donors and engage prospective supporters.
- Coordinate and schedule meetings and solicitations; prepare and support staff members for successful donor meetings and help develop and manage relationships that result in increased financial support.
- Attend donor meetings as requested to take notes and follow up on any necessary action items.
- Event Coordination
- Manage fundraising events, meetings, and other opportunities to identify and cultivate donors.
- Work closely with external event planners for larger events.
- Assist in the preparation of solicitation materials such as briefing memos, major gift proposals, letters of inquiry, funding requests, presentation pieces, and other materials as needed to solicit funds from individual donors.
- Partner with the development and communications team to oversee fundraising appeals and end-of-year campaigns.
- Produce timely donor updates and reports.
- Design and produce regular fundraising reports.
- Ensure prompt and personalized gift acknowledgement and recognition.
As a small team fighting for a big cause, you will have the unique opportunity to work in other departments within the FFWE and ERA Coalition. While the primary responsibilities for this position will be under the Development/Donor Relations and Fundraising umbrella, the individual hired will also be asked to assist with the following tasks:
- Support CEO in accomplishing, implementing, or developing initiatives and tasks in various departments organization-wide as needed.
- Serve as the voice of the CEO; draft and manage media (including social media presence), communications, e-mail correspondence, and other outreach and important relationships on behalf of the CEO.
- Three to five years of experience with nonprofit development & fundraising strongly preferred.
- Three to five years of administrative experience, including supporting someone in a senior leadership role preferred.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
- Flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness, and a passion for problem-solving.
- Highly motivated, organized, detail oriented, and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a decentralized team.
- Capacity to establish and maintain effective relationships across departments and roles.
- Professionalism, and a positive attitude.
- Experience and comfort level with technology, especially Microsoft and Google applications, including presentation software.
- Ability to prioritize and problem-solve while handling multiple tasks.
- Commitment to the mission of the ERA/FFWE.
- Comfortable working in multicultural settings, and promoting workplace and feminist values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
- Ability to work remotely.
- Sense of humor.
Compensation: Full time, $55,000 to $65,000 commensurate with experience.
Benefits: The ERA Coalition/FFWE currently provides paid holidays, vacation, sick, parental leave, employee paid health insurance premiums, and short-term disability and workers compensation insurance.
How to apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Development, Fundraising and Event Manager”. No phone calls, please.
The ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality is an equal opportunity employer. Our policy is to select, place, train and promote the best qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience so as to provide equal opportunity for all of our employees in compliance with applicable local, state and federal law, and without regard to non-work related factors such as sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, economic status, personal appearance including height and weight, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all activities, including but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, transfers, promotions and benefits. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.
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