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Development Manager, Political Outreach and Development

American Association for Justice
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 30, 2022
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The American Association for Justice (AAJ®) is seeking a Development Manager for its
Political Outreach and Development department. AAJ works to preserve the constitutional
right to trial by jury and to make sure people have a fair chance to seek justice when they
are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others—even when it means taking on the
most powerful corporations.

The Development Manager is responsible for creating and supporting the implementation of fundraising plans and engagement strategies for the major donor and planned giving programs, and special projects.

Job duties include:

• Create strategic fundraising plans, foster stewardship, and manage convention related
• Create and manage a marketing plan for major donor campaign.
• Develop and maintain a case and verdict tracking system for prospecting.
• Plan and execute legislative fundraising and events on an as needed basis.
• Manage fundraising logistics and lists.
• Lead communications and planning with member-driven committees.
• Provide department support with database and website.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree required.
• Minimum of 3 or more years’ work experience in a fundraising position, preferably for a nonprofit or professional association.
• Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality, professionalism, composure, and discretion.
• Ability to provide high-level customer service, respond quickly to requests, anticipate members’ needs, and maintain a positive attitude.
• Must be detail-orientated, mission-focused and the ability to work in a team.
• Project management with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet specified timelines.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, especially Word and Excel. Prior database experience is preferred. Prior NetForum experience is strongly preferred.
• Travel required for meetings and events (approximately 20%).

*AAJ is currently working a hybrid schedule.

**The American Association for Justice (AAJ) requires all employees to show proof
of vaccination, including booster vaccination. AAJ will allow for exceptions to
COVID-19 vaccination and booster vaccination based on a medical exemption,
disability accommodation, or religious objection; pregnant individuals may also
request a deferral if they wish for the duration of the pregnancy.

Unvaccinated staff and staff who have not received the booster shot with approved
exemptions or accommodations will be required to comply with weekly testing and
to follow CDC guidelines for unvaccinated individuals, which may include wearing
a mask at all times.

AAJ offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. AAJ is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. No phone calls please!

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