Convergence Center for Policy Resolution seeks a
full-time Associate Director to join a small yet
mighty Development Team raising the funds in support of
Convergence’s mission to bridge divides and tackle critical
national challenges through collaboration. The Associate
Director will manage the individual donor
pipeline, fundraising campaigns, and back-end systems, a role
that combines front-line fundraising with managing the logistics of
an effective fundraising program. The ideal candidate will have a
mix of grassroots, major donor, and institutional fundraising
experience, will be passionate about Convergence’s mission, and
eager to make an impact on the organization.
Individual Donor Pipeline
- Work with the Chief
Development Officer to develop individual donor strategies for
cultivation and solicitation, organize all donor portfolios, and
set priorities for the team.
- Work with the Chief
Development Officer to develop city-based strategies in
several areas across the country where we have a growing
- Build and maintain own
portfolio of individual donors and prospects.
- Implement a moves
management approach to prospect qualification, cultivation, and
stewardship across Convergence’s individual giving
- Write and
manage grant proposals and fundraising appeals.
- Work with the Chief
Development Officer to develop fundraising campaign
- Manage all fundraising
campaigns, including: drafting campaign materials and
appeals, coordinating volunteers, supervising mailings, and
collecting and analyzing campaign data.
- Provide high-level event
planning for all fundraising
events, including: overseeing logistics, supervising
outreach, and project managing the event planning
the Senior Development Associate, who is in charge
of prospect research, the database, and event logistics and
provides administrative support to the Team.
- Craft compelling grant
proposals for institutional funders.
- Support Convergence’s
Fund Development Committee and other volunteer fundraisers to be
successful ambassadors for Convergence.
- Play an active role as a
member of the Convergence staff and positively engage with interns,
colleagues, alumni, and leadership.
- Other duties that may be
assigned to support Convergence’s fundraising activities.
This position will report to the Chief Development Officer and
will supervise a Senior Associate on the Development
- Post-secondary degree.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- 5-7 years’
experience in nonprofit fundraising.
- Outstanding project
management and organizational abilities.
- Excellent written,
verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Experience with
Salesforce or similar database, capability with wealth research
tools like iWave, and fluency with Microsoft Office. Comfort
learning new software and systems a plus.
- Sense of humor,
flexibility, resourcefulness, and collaborative work
Convergence Center for Policy Resolution is a national
non-profit that convenes individuals and organizations with
divergent views to build trust, identify solutions, and form
alliances for action on issues of critical public concern. We
achieve outcomes through structured, facilitated dialogue and
long-term relationship building, shifting the focus from winning
the debate to collectively seeking solutions. Our track record
includes agreement and collective action on some of America’s
toughest challenges, including education, health care, economic
mobility, incarceration, long-term care, nutrition and wellness,
and the Federal budget process. For more information,
Convergence values a diverse workplace and strongly
encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with
disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents,
and veterans to apply. Convergence is an equal opportunity
employer. Hiring decisions are made without consideration of race,
color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status,
disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status,
medical condition or any protected category prohibited by
local, state or federal laws.
Convergence offers a full benefits package (including health
insurance and retirement) and generous leave. Convergence staff is
concentrated in the Washington, DC and San Francisco Bay
areas, although this position will be remote for the foreseeable
Please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample
to email@example.com with
the subject line “Associate Director,
Development”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling
basis. No phone calls please.