The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think
tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best
ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and
opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product
of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed
officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates
who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes
one thing above all else: getting things done.
BPC works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested
advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically
viable consensus solutions. We seek out individuals and
organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy
projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door,
bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests
to the table. BPC believes that the fundamental strength of
American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor
to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.
BPC focuses on policy solutions to strengthen our democracy,
promote economic growth, opportunity and inclusion, address climate
change and create better health outcomes for all Americans.
BPC is recruiting an experienced and proven fundraiser to lead
the organization’s growing efforts to engage individual donors
across the country who are aligned to BPC’s overall mission and
policy priorities. The Senior Director will play an important role
in BPC’s efforts to raise unrestricted revenue.
Strategic and tactical planning of the Development Team;
individual prospect management; proposal development and writing;
and supervision of staff as the team grows. Comfort with and
enthusiasm for collaborating with BPC’s fast-paced senior team and
project directors, the Board, and other stakeholders will also be
essential to success.
Successful candidates will be results-driven, innovative, and
personally engaging professionals—who can successfully manage their
fundraising portfolio while managing a small team and serving as a
key thought partner on the organization’s overall fundraising
In conjunction with the senior Development staff, develop and
execute a multi-year integrated fundraising strategy from
individuals that meets the organization’s resource development
Build out all aspects of BPC’s individual giving program,
including major donor relation and stewardship, location-based
fundraising strategies, mid-level donor relations, digital
fundraising, and planned giving program development.
Personally manage and solicit a portfolio of donors and
prospects with capacity to give at the principal giving level
through regular personalized communication via phone, email, and
Provide meaningful supervision and support to a staff of
two—the Associate Director of Donor Relations and Individual Giving
Associate—through coordinating workload and assignments; monitoring
progress of work; creating opportunities for new challenges and
learning; and giving regular feedback on progress toward their
stated performance goals
Identify and execute creative ways to cultivate current
individual funders’ interest in BPC’s overall mission, rather than
solely particular policy areas
In conjunction with the Chief Development Officer and BPC/BPC
Action staff, help develop the organization’s 15th Anniversary
major fundraising initiative beginning in 2022
Work closely with our policy experts, External Affairs, and BPC
Action partners—our 501(c)4 advocacy arm—to craft compelling
materials for individual donors (proposals, update letters,
invitations, etc) about BPC’s priorities, programs, and
- 7-10 years of fundraising/development experience in a
nonprofit, association, or similar organization required;
- Significant development experience with special emphasis on
major gift cultivation and solicitation, and demonstrated success
in direct solicitation of 5-7 figure gifts
- CFRE or ACFRE accreditation preferred
- Commitment to the BPC’s mission and the ability to translate
that understanding into compelling verbal and written donor
- A positive attitude and willingness to step in where
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a
demanding, fast-paced environment.
- Ability to grasp and communicate complex policy priorities and
- Top-notch organizational skills; ability to initiate,
prioritize, and follow through
- Computer proficiency (preferably Microsoft Office) and
familiarity with using fundraising CRM software required
- Willingness to travel once public health conditions allow
BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous
benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send
resume and cover letter in one document. Candidates must be
authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor
BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to
pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority.
As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is requiring all newly hired
staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or
approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests
for reasonable accommodation for medical, religious, or other
reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.
This position is budgeted at $165,000.