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
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
- 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
- Salary depends on
experience, with a target range of $90,000-$100,000.
- This position will
report to Convergence’s Chief Development Officer and will
supervise an Associate on the Development Team.
- Convergence offers a
full benefits package (including health insurance and retirement)
and generous paid leave.
- The majority
of Convergence staff are concentrated in two hubs -- one
around Washington, DC and the other in the San Francisco Bay Area.
All staff are working remotely for the time being with hybrid
office/remote workspace possible in the future.
- Candidates are welcomed
regardless of location. Some travel to/between workplace hubs
Founded in 2009, Convergence is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
that convenes people and groups with divergent views to build
trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on
critical national issues. We achieve this through structured,
facilitated dialogue and long-term relationship building. Through
proactive, nonpartisan engagement of influential individuals and
organizations, we create new pathways that move our country and
society forward. Our work demonstrates that trust, civility, and
compromise can shift the focus from winning the debate to
collectively seeking solutions. Current dialogues are focused on
guns & suicide prevention, recovery for America’s workers,
digital disinformation, care for older adults, and modernizing the
civil service. For more information about Convergence,
visit: www.convergencepolicy.org .
Please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample
to firstname.lastname@example.org with
the subject line “Associate Director,
Development”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling
basis. No phone calls please.
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.