The National Women’s Law Center seeks a talented and experienced
Manager of Philanthropic Engagement to coordinate and build the
Center’s annual giving program. The Manager will focus on the
annual fund and individual donors as a key member of a team that is
expanding networks of and deepening relationships with individual,
corporate, law firm, and foundation donors.
- Managing and implementing the Law Center’s comprehensive annual
appeals program, including developing strategies to garner new
donors and increase sustaining gifts, retention rates, and average
- Preparing various donor correspondences and donor materials
with a high degree of customization—including coordinating with
relevant vendors as necessary.
- Directly managing a portfolio of individual donors at the
$1,000+ level, including existing and prospective donors, securing
renewals, and increasing their support over time.
- Working closely with the Director of Philanthropic Engagement
and members of the development team on a variety of fundraising and
cultivation initiatives, including the annual gala and donor
stakeholder calls and events.
- Collaborating with the Institutional Giving Team to identify
external workplace corporate giving opportunities for their
- Researching prospective individual donors.
- Engaging in other fundraising initiatives as assigned.
The ideal candidate must possess:
- At least two years of relevant years of experience in
fundraising including experience in individual donor
engagement, annual fund and pipeline management, donor data
analytics, and related writing experience.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including
the ability to compose compelling language about the Center’s
- Demonstrated ability to influence and engage diverse audiences
and to build long-term relationships, including experience
leveraging executive-level staff to achieve fundraising
- Outstanding time management and organizational skills, with
careful attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multi-faceted projects, meet
deadlines, be a self-starter, and perform well independently with
grace under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking
- Sound judgment and ability to exercise discretion when dealing
with confidential information regarding the Center’s business and
sensitive donor information; high degree of self-motivation,
personal discipline, and integrity.
- Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge (or similar database) and
prospect research tools.
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule when
required to meet deadlines or other priorities.
- Demonstrated commitment to and experience working on gender and
racial equity and centering communities of color in their approach
Additional preferred skills and
- Bachelor’s degree;
- Experience with gender justice issues on which the Law Center
works (reproductive rights and health, income security, child care,
education, and workplace justice), or other issues related to
gender justice, racial justice, and/or LGBTQ+ justice, including
reproductive rights, freedom, and justice.
- Experience fundraising for c3 with a sister c4.
The Manager of Philanthropic Engagement will report directly to
the Director of Philanthropic Engagement. The Manager will
collaborate with the Vice President for Development and key program
staff, as well as the President and CEO, COO and Chief of Staff,
and colleagues in Development, Finance, and Communications.
The Manager will oversee relevant projects delegated to the
Philanthropic Engagement Associate and Development Interns.
A minimum salary of $73,913 will be provided to the successful
candidate having at least 2 years of experience directly relevant
to this role, consistent with the National Women’s Law Center’s
The Center offers a comprehensive
benefits package, and four weeks of annual vacation.
NWLC is a non-profit organization whose headquarters and staff
are based in Washington, D.C., with our office located in historic
Dupont Circle. However, due to the COVID-19 public health
emergency, all NWLC staff are temporarily working remotely. We
continue to monitor public health guidance and keep safety,
science, and flexibility top of mind as we evaluate what reopening
looks like for our team.
NWLC recognizes a staff bargaining unit, NWLC United, affiliated
with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union/IFPTE Local 70, a
union for non-profit workers. This position is included in NWLC’s
bargaining unit. Specific employment terms are subject to
How to Apply
To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter to
ManagerPE2021@nwlc.org. Resumes should include exact start and end
dates (month and year) of employment. In your cover letter,
please describe how your professional background is a good fit for
this position. Electronic submissions are preferred. Applications
accepted until position is filled.
The National Women’s Law Center is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values a diverse
workforce. We strongly encourage and seek applications from
people with disabilities; people of all gender identities and
sexual orientations; people of color; and