Position: Development Manager
Status: Full-Time (Salaried)
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Salary Range: $55,000-$70,000
Location: Washington D.C. area preferred (remote work
At Issue One we’re focused on the core civic issue of our time —
solving the root cause of the gridlock crippling Washington and
degrading our democracy. Founded in 2013, we are a nonpartisan,
nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to political reform that
strengthens our democracy and returns government to the American
people. While united in our passion for democracy reform,
Issue One recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are
paramount for achieving our mission and we’re striving to build
such values throughout the entire organization.
We’re seeking a talented, entrepreneurial, and
eager Development Manager who can lead all donor
communications, manage our mid-level ($1k to $10k) donor portfolio,
and oversee our year-end fundraising campaign. The ideal candidate
will partner with and provide support to the CEO and Chief
Development Officer in managing some major donor relationships.
Working closely with the Senior Development Associate, the Manager
will identify prospects and consult on event planning.
The selected candidate must have excellent writing and
relationship management skills. They must also thrive in a flexible
environment with a small team, and be driven to achieve ambitious
revenue goals. Skills and talent will be prioritized over
experience and ample opportunity for professional growth will be
Issue One has developed a comprehensive benefits package that
invests in our staff to improve their overall health and promote a
strong work/life-balance. All full-time employees are eligible for
a platinum health plan with 100 percent of the premium paid by
Issue One. Between holidays, vacation, personal time, and
office-wide closures, all staff receive more than 50 paid days off
in their first year of employment. In addition to providing
reimbursements for internet and wellness expenses, Issue One
promotes a hybrid work environment that encourages working from
home but establishes monthly in-person opportunities to foster
relationships between colleagues. All staff are encouraged to take
part in professional development throughout the year, and the
organization hosts several opportunities for fun and
- Create and oversee major donor communications, including weekly
updates, biannual reports, and one-on-one
- Produce high-quality donor reports and gather compelling
information for both major donor and foundation audiences;
- Lead campaign to improve engagement with mid-level donors and
cultivate such relationships to increase giving;
- Partner with communications team for online fundraising
campaigns and manage direct mail fundraising program;
- Work alongside CDO and CEO to continually improve and innovate
around donor relations and plan necessary travel, meetings, events,
and correspondence to achieve desired outcomes;
- Partner with Senior Development Associate to maintain an
accurate revenue dashboard, identify prospects, and serve as a
backup for gift processing.
- Three to five years’ experience working in a nonprofit
development department is desired. Willing to train talented
candidates with less experience.
- A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Relevant experience in lieu
of a degree will be considered.
- High computer proficiency with advanced skills in Google, Word,
- A strong track record or interest in managing donor
- Strong writing skills with demonstrated excellence in written
communications, including proficiency in grammar, editing, and
- Highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter with excellent
time management and multitasking skills.
- Experience with donor databases, preferably with Raiser’s
- Strong commitment to or interest in the issue of democracy
reform and flexible work style.
How to Apply
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to submit your resume, cover letter, and writing sample.
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Due to the high volume of applications, we will not be able to
acknowledge receipt of all applications. No phone calls or
Issue One is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining
a nondiscriminatory work environment. Issue One places a high value
on fostering an inclusive workplace, and we are committed to
building a team as diverse as the American people. We do not make
hiring or advancement, or other employment decisions based on race,
religion, gender, gender identity & expression, sexual
orientation, political affiliation, pregnancy, disability, or any
other status protected by law. Individuals from across the
political spectrum who are passionate about fixing our broken
political system are strongly encouraged to apply.