ABOUT PEOPLE’S ACTION/INSTITUTE
People’s Action Institute (501c3), and sister organization People’s Action (501c4), are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that reflects people over profits. People’s Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.
With offices in Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL, and remote staff across the country, we support and advance state-based and national fights for progressive policies on the environment, decarceration, health care, economic security, housing, education, and more. Our member organizations, nearly 40 organizations across 30 states, improve lives by running local- and state-level issue and electoral campaigns, leading statewide tables, and collectively coming together to change national policy and politics.
People’s Action/ Institute has a track record of leadership in coordinating field mobilization and advocacy in advancing an array of issues at the local, state, and federal levels. Our member organizations have won important victories at the national, state, and local levels, including health insurance for millions and the reversal of health care laws that discriminate based on citizenship, stopping Wall Street banks from selling predatory payday loans to their customers, and historic legislation like the Community Reinvestment Act to victory and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
For more information on PAI, please visit https://peoplesaction.org/.
The Development Director will design and execute a comprehensive development strategy for People’s Action/Institute. They will help forge new relationships to build People’s Action/Institute's visibility, impact, and financial resources.
Overview of the Position
The Development Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $15-20M annual budget through the solicitation of major gifts, special events, and corporate and foundation support. They will expand and diversify People’s Action/Institute's donor base and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives while also implementing a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual and philanthropic support.
As Development Director, your typical day will include (but isn’t limited to):
Fundraising Strategy Development & Implementation
Cultivate, Identify, and Steward Prospective Donors
Support Grant Management & Compliance Procedures
Supervision & Training
The ideal Development Director should have the following experience and qualifications:
Compensation and Benefits:
Status: Full-time, Exempt, benefits-eligible
Union Position: No
Salary Range: Level G - $115,000 - $148,000, commensurate with experience
Location & Travel: Can be based in our Chicago, IL or Washington, D.C. office but remote locations may be considered anywhere within the continental United States. Supervision and most communication will be over video conference.
Reports to: Chief of Strategy and Partnerships
Supervises: Deputy Director of Development
Travel Requirements: Need to be able to travel within the U.S on an as-needed basis
Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Medical, on the first day of employment, and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account after 90 days, 401(k) plan after 30 days, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 11 paid holidays plus the last two weeks of the year that include Christmas Eve/Christmas Day as well as, New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day, and you accrue two weeks of vacation your first year of employment.
Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
People’s Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer; women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQIA people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Due to travel requirements and in-person interactions during employment, candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated (Two Doses of either Moderna or Pfizer Vaccines or One Dose of J&J as well as all appropriate booster doses) against COVID-19 before commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.
Close date: October 2, 2022
No phone calls, please
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