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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Development Manager, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Seattle, WA

Development Manager

Posted on: August 28, 2014
Posted by: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the leading grassroots pro-choice political advocacy organization in Washington State. We believe that every woman should be able to make personal decisions about the full range of reproductive health options. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington works to protect every woman's right to access the full range of reproductive health options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is the state affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Our 35,000 members are mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, sisters and brothers working together to improve reproductive health care in Washington state.
We are three organizations in one, operating a 501(c)(3), a 501(c)(4), and a state PAC. Our combined annual operating budget is approximately $800,000 and like many nonprofits we have an entrepreneurial spirit and accomplish a lot with a little. Our team is creative, optimistic, and supportive of one another. We believe in open communication and setting clear expectations. We definitely believe in the importance of our mission, and we are always trying to work smarter, not necessarily harder, to deliver on that mission. There will always be more work to do though, and this is the kind of place where you will be asked to pitch in on projects that might be outside your area of expertise. If you like wearing many hats and being exposed to all areas of an organization, this could be a good fit for you!
The Development Manager is responsible for creating and executing an annual development plan, including cultivating and developing donor relationships; organizing events; drafting fundraising messages and communications; managing a fundraising calendar; and managing the donor database. This position works closely with the Executive Director and the Membership Development Director.
  • Develop and implement an annual fundraising plan and associated fundraising calendar, working in partnership with the Executive Director and Membership Development Director to create strategies for major donor development, corporate and foundation giving, and membership development efforts.
  • Draft content for fundraising emails, direct mail pieces, grant proposals, event collateral, and other fundraising-related items as needed.
  • Plan and manage fundraising events, including two major annual events (Liberty Ball & Auction and Chocolate for Choice).
  • Assist the Executive Director with major donor cultivation and solicitation, ensuring that records are kept up to date and that all calls and other outreach activities are completed on scheduled.
  • Research and prospect new foundation, corporate, and individual giving opportunities for the organization.
  • Work with the Operations Director to ensure that accurate information is maintained in the donor database, that gift acknowledgements are processed in a timely fashion, and that information is available as needed for internal and external reporting purposes.
  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree desired.
  • 3 years of development experience in a nonprofit organization or political campaign, including research/prospecting experience and event management experience.
  • Strong commitment to the fundamental right of a woman to choose safe and legal abortion as part of a full range of reproductive health care choices.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications; ability to become proficient in NGP database.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This position is open until filled.

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