Convergence Center for Policy Resolution (Convergence), the
leading nonprofit organization solving national issues through
bridging divides and managing collaborative dialogues, 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. Building on over a decade of work, Convergence is
growing its team, expanding its reach and impact, and attracting
new audiences. The Associate Director will manage the 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.
Relationship Management & Donor Pipeline
- Work with the Chief
Development Officer to develop individual and institutional donor
strategies for cultivation and solicitation, organize 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 institutional and individual donors and
- Implement a moves
management approach to prospect qualification, cultivation, and
stewardship across Convergence’s donor pipeline.
- 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
- Supervise the
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
- 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 the 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:
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
with “Associate Director, Development” in the subject line.
Applications should include: (1) a resume, (2) a tailored cover
letter describing your relevant experience and specific interest in
this position, and (3) a writing sample. Please indicate where you
saw the job announcement in the body of your email. Position
available immediately. 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