Executive Director

Revenue for America
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 10, 2023

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Position Type
Other Fields, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time

Executive Director

Revenue for America
Flexible Location
Hours Per Week/Status: Full-Time Role

About Revenue for America

Revenue for America (501c3) and its sister organization For America Action (501c4) are projects that aim to advance progressive tax reform policies to ensure the wealthy and corporations pay a much fairer share of taxes that can help fund secure historic investments in our country’s future. Together, Revenue for America (RFA) and For America Action (FAA) will focus on:
Co-founding a national funder table that makes long-term investments in building out the supports necessary to achieve this vision

Supporting and expanding a robust movement around tax reform

Dramatically shifting existing narratives on taxation

Passing incremental policies that set the stage for broader tax reform
Historic victories have recently been won on creating a clean energy economy because of tax reform. Looking ahead, our collective progress on climate, a racially just economy, democracy, care economy investments, and ending child poverty is dependent on our success on tax reform. This project is a collaboration between a number of individual and institutional funders to build on the success of major tax reform achievements in the last few years and to accelerate that momentum forward.

The Opportunity

A newly created initiative, Revenue for America (RFA) and For America Action (FAA) seeks a joint inaugural Executive Director (Director). The Director will guide a funder’s table focused on developing and implementing strategies to increase support of and investment in progressive tax reform. The Director will work in partnership with key leaders, funders, and experts in the tax reform movement to augment and strengthen existing initiatives and advance policy and advocacy campaigns. This is a unique opportunity for a skilled strategist, fundraiser, partnership builder, and leader to help secure transformative support for this issue that deeply impacts Americans.

Reporting to the Advisory Council, the Director will focus on securing major resource commitments and bringing new funders to the table, supporting and enhancing the work of active leaders, and engaging a variety of stakeholders ranging from funders to grasstops surrogates in pursuit of securing donor investments and advancing policy objectives. The Director will be a strong leader and strategist both internally and externally. Internally, they will ensure continual engagement and interactions between and amongst key funders, including acting as thought partner, coach, and guide to Advisory Council members in all aspects of fundraising and strategic planning. Longer-term, they will lead the development of organizational infrastructures and manage a team as the initiative grows.

Externally, the Director will serve as a spokesperson and coalition builder, acting as an ambassador, leader, and organizer in a wide variety of settings, making the case for the financial and strategic support required to power the movement to evidence-based tax reform that helps communities thrive.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Fundraising and External Relations
• Work with donors and key stakeholders to build out a multiyear budget and fundraising plan that expands current funding and secures new commitments

• Ensure that the fundraising program leads toward long-term, diverse funding streams

• Work alongside partners to strengthen coalitions of D.C. and state-based groups across various issues and lanes to lift up tax fairness work

• Leverage existing and future donors to expand support and create large-scale impact through partnerships and collaboration

• Liaise regularly with core partners while proactively seeking out additional partners for areas of work where the campaign is still looking to grow

• Serve as external spokesperson for the initiative, leveraging a point of view while also highlighting other movement leaders when appropriate

• Support fundraising strategies through the development of a wide range of written materials and other needs
Strategy Development and Implementation
• Serve as the key strategist for RFA and FAA, building and strengthening the Funder Table and a communications and policy hub that informs, coordinates, and advances the tax reform movement

• Evaluate current funding of tax reform work and identify opportunities to solve short and long-term challenges; work with current team to develop strategic, long-term ecosystem plan

• Manage grant-making and in-house program to advance key tax-reform goals, by supporting public education, candidate and lawmaker education, coalition building, and paid, earned and digital media

• Expanding and strengthening a broad coalition of allies who are engaged in the smart revenue movement
Organizational Development
• Work with the Advisory Council to identify and make recommendations for future hiring and team structure, and build a high-quality team across various funding streams, including institutional, individual, and association, as well as robust strategic capacity

• Direct and manage consultants as needed

• Regularly evaluate the organization’s operational needs, adjust and add to internal systems as needed

• Provide updates and progress reports to Advisory Council, funders, and other key stakeholders

Candidate Profile

Strong candidates will be excited by the opportunity to create impact by motivating others to invest in this work. They will be able to quickly and accurately evaluate the landscape and create a strategy for achieving its goals. They will be persuasive and inspirational, able to bring others onboard through their ability to make a strong case for investment.

The Executive Director will also bring high-level coalition and partnership-building skills and the ability to create and implement collaborative, winning strategies. A wide range of backgrounds and experience could be helpful in this role, including experience with philanthropy, politics, policy, organizing, and advocacy. Experience securing big funding wins from a variety of sources, including private foundations, high net worth donors, and associations is particularly crucial for success. Additionally, leadership skills and exceptional communications abilities will be critical.

While no candidate will bring every qualification desired for the Director role, the details below highlight key skills, qualities, and experiences that would best prepare someone to serve in this vital position.

Expertise in Fundraising
• A significant track record of fundraising, including experience developing an implement high-impact fundraising strategies that resulted in significant wins

• Ability to persuasively convey Revenue for America’s strategic vision and planned impact to donors and prospects

• A collaborative approach and an eye for strategic partnerships and coalitions that result in increased investment and impact

Communications and Partnership-Building
• Exceptional communications skills, including the ability to represent an organization and mission with a wide range of audiences and develop compelling and effective messaging and written materials

• Experience building effective partnerships and coalitions – including pairing unlikely allies that result in measurable impact

• Ability to maintain and advance current relationships with key partners while simultaneously developing new partnerships

Strategic and Visionary Leader
• Experience working with Advisory Boards to develop, update, and evaluate the organization’s strategic and annual plans and aligned work-plans

• Ability to develop a clear vision and plan for the continued growth and impact of an organization

• Expertise in serving as a key strategist and leader for funders and partners

Leadership and Management
• Leadership skills that allow for the development and implementation of a sustainable organizational structure and team

• Emotional intelligence necessary to know when to push and innovate, with an unwavering commitment to maximizing impact

• Demonstrated ability to engage in strategic, analytical, and critical thinking as it relates to overall problem-solving

Compensation & Benefits

Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance; 3% automatic contribution and a 3% employer match on 401(k) contributions; pre-tax transportation benefits; and paid holiday, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.

The salary range for this role is $200,000-300,000. The final salary will reflect the selected candidate’s skills and experiences as well as market intelligence.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Molly Brennan and Turner Delano of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email NonprofitSearchOps@divsearch.com. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

Revenue for America is a project of Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Hopewell is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Hopewell’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

COVID-19 Policy
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Hopewell Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@hopewellfund.org.

The person holding this position may also provide support for a companion project, For America Action, in the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, under a resource sharing agreement between the Hopewell Fund and Sixteen Thirty Fund. The responsibilities under that position will be overseen by Sixteen Thirty Fund

About Koya Partners

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.

At Koya, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our team, our clients, and the communities we serve.

For more information about Koya Partners, visit koyapartners.com.

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