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Chief of Staff, Investor Relations

Unite America
Colorado, United States
$135,000.00 - $150,000.00
Closing date
Feb 5, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising
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Full Time
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Unite America seeks a full-time Chief of Staff, Investor Relations. The Chief of Staff is responsible for the day-to-day management, operations, and growth of the Investor Relations team, which seeks to build an unprecedented cross-partisan philanthropic community to mobilize over $100M in new resources to scale the democracy reform movement.


Unite America is a coalition of Democrats, Republicans, and independents that aims to foster a representative and functional government committed to solving our major challenges. We invest in candidates, campaigns, and organizations to advance nonpartisan electoral reforms that improve governing incentives and put voters first.

Founded in 2014, Unite America and its 20-person team has grown to be a leader in the democracy reform movement--supporting, coordinating and executing to advance policy and elect pro-reform candidates. The Unite America Fund launched in 2019 and has since mobilized millions of dollars from dozens of philanthropists to reform campaigns and candidates across the country.

Over the last three years, the Unite America Fund has been the driving force behind passing and implementing Ranked Choice Voting in NYC, the largest expansion of RCV in history; defeating the most extremist member of Congress in their primary election in 2020; adopting a first of its kind final-four voting system in Alaska to address the “primary problem;” winning an anti-gerrymandering campaign in Virginia; and electing state lawmakers across the country who have formed cross-partisan legislative caucuses already advancing groundbreaking electoral reforms. We are focused on dramatically scaling our impact in the years to come.

At Unite America, we are working to build a more representative and functional government that puts voters first and reflects the diversity of our country. An inclusive democracy where leaders embrace problem solving over fueling divisiveness. Likewise, organizationally, we have a vision of building a team that reflects diverse identities, experiences and perspectives; a culture of working across differences toward common goals; and a workplace where everyone feels included, respected and heard. To that end, Unite America is proud to have made diversifying our team, ensuring more equitable opportunity, and fostering a culture of belonging a priority. Our organizational values reinforce this commitment as we work to model the leadership we seek, solve problems together, and take care of one another, to name a few.


The Investor Relations department at Unite America is the driving engine responsible for engaging a national, cross-partisan network of political philanthropists (the “Unite America Network”) to mobilize over $100M in new resources to the democracy reform movement via the Unite America Fund.

We seek to bring a venture capital model to scaling a movement that has, to date, remained too disparate and undercapitalized. To do so, we serve as a one-stop shop for philanthropists who want to maximize their impact but do not have the capacity or expertise to conduct their own diligence. The Investor Relations department packages investment opportunities into a cohesive portfolio, convenes our philanthropic community and engages prospective donors, and reports back to them on progress and results.

Concurrent with ambitious funding goals, our team strives to expand and cultivate a true community of individuals and foundations investing in democracy reform. The Investor Relations team engages our community and prospective members through regular 1:1 engagements and briefings, virtual and regional salon experiences, and the largest convening of philanthropists in the democracy reform movement, our “Invest in Democracy Summit.”


As Chief of Staff, Investor Relations you will manage the day-to-day operations of a team tasked with engaging a national network of political philanthropists to scale investment in the nonpartisan democracy reform movement. You will report to the VP, Investor Relations and regularly collaborate with the Executive Director and Executive Team at the organization. This position is based in Denver, CO or Washington, D.C., though exceptional candidates in other markets may not be required to relocate. This is a full-time role with full benefits.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the VP, Investor Relations to drive strategy, programs, and accountability toward development objectives and key results –– ultimately to mobilize $100M in new resources from a cross-partisan community of over 100 major donors
  • Manage three staff, which will more than double in your first year, to support their professional development and the functional day-to-day operations of the team
  • Oversee the design & implementation of departmental systems, processes & databases that serve the donor prospecting, engagement, and stewardship
  • Oversee the development of Unite America Fund “investment portfolios” –– including the crafting of recommendations, communication of content, and reporting of results

Other Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a thought partner to the VP, Investor Relations
  • Support joint fundraising collaborations with partner organizations
  • Support principal facing relationships
  • Support cross-departmental collaboration and communication, including to ensure the effective integration of fundraising and grant-making systems
  • Serve as the hiring manager for the Investor Relations department


You are passionate for the cause and ready to translate an ambitious vision into reality. You are entrepreneurial and can thrive in a fast-paced and highly demanding startup environment without a pre-existing playbook.

You have developed the skill sets necessary for this role in the private sector and/or within a large institution. You are a capable manager who can build trust, develop talent, and deliver results. You can paint the big picture while executing at a tactical level.

You are a highly organized, analytical, and systems-oriented problem solver. You have a strategic mindset, can effectively prioritize tasks and allocate your time, and are adept at holding principal facing relationships. You are a strong communicator with a history of managing up.


  • You have 10+ years relevant professional experience.
  • You have a track record of team management and organizational growth.
  • You have experience interfacing directly with principals & VIPs.
  • You have periodic flexibility to travel and work nontraditional hours to support events and programs.
  • You are proficient in Google suite (e.g. Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Sheets, Slides, etc.).
  • You have strong communication skills that can help translate complex information to written collateral and pitch decks.
  • You have a very high standard of professionalism and personal integrity.
  • You feel energized working in an innovative, fast-paced environment with high expectations.
  • You have a good sense of humor.
  • You have a strong desire to fix a broken political system and passion for our cause.
  • You have successfully coached team members in support of their professional development.
  • You’re excited to actively support and develop Unite America’s vibrant and inclusive culture, as the team grows and the organization gains traction.


  • Competitive Compensation (est. $135k - $150k)
  • 401(k) Plan (with up to a 3% employer contribution match)
  • Health Care Plan (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (vacation, sick days, and public holidays)
  • Family Leave (maternity, paternity, and adoption)
  • Training & Professional Development
  • Wellness Resources
  • Opportunity to join an inclusive, vibrant, and diverse team
  • Ideal location: Denver, CO or Washington, DC
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