Population Connection Action Fund seeks an experienced development professional to manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors who will invest in advocacy programs to uphold the reproductive rights of women and girls worldwide. As a 501(c)(4) organization, the Action Fund’s donations are not tax deductible but fully support our critical work with federal policymakers to advance global reproductive health care access.
Population Connection Action Fund is the 501(c)(4) sister organization to Population Connection, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to stabilizing global population through voluntary access to contraceptives and reproductive health care. The Action Fund advances this shared mission through advocacy and media campaigns, such as #Fight4HER, which targets Trump’s odious Global Gag Rule. We organize and train community activists in battleground states, mobilize voters, and petition lawmakers to advance reproductive rights for all. Through Population Connection Action Fund PAC, we support key allies running for Congress to bolster the ranks of legislators willing to defend reproductive rights and to expand access to reproductive health care worldwide.
This position will be based at our Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and will work closely with Action Fund program staff in Washington, as well as Development staff around the country.
This position will report remotely to the Vice President for Marketing & Development.
Establish and manage a portfolio of 150 individual donors and prospects with an emphasis on major gift capacity (90% of time).
Implement Moves Management to engage and cultivate donors. Identify new fundraising opportunities, such as house parties or other fundraising events, to further cultivate current and prospective major donors for the Action Fund.
Collaborate with Development & Marketing team to enhance the performance of our direct mail and digital marketing campaigns raising funds for the Action Fund (5% of time).
Collaborate with colleagues in Development, Marketing, Advocacy, and Government Relations to document and share our impact with all of our donors. Develop compelling narratives underscoring the importance of our #Fight4HER advocacy campaign. Serve as Advocacy and Government Relations liaison to larger Development & Marketing team (5% of time)
Skills and Experience
3-5 years of experience in a development/fundraising role, including direct solicitation of individual donors
Proven track record of employing moves management to close major gifts
Political/campaign fundraising experience a requirement
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
Advanced written and verbal communication skills; comfortable public speaking and presenting to groups
Knowledge of philanthropy best practices including documenting donor interactions and prospect tracking in donor database
Competencies and Personal Qualities
Passionate about Population Connection Action Fund’s mission; absolutely pro-choice.
Passionate about inspiring donors to make a difference with their giving.
Interest in progressive politics, campaigns, and advocacy.
Able to work independently, prioritize projects, and manage time efficiently.
Willingness to be part of a team where collaboration is essential to our success.
Ability to function as a member of a national team and participate in activities and assignments that will benefit other members of the team or contribute to the accomplishment of team objectives.
Able to achieve metrics and meet or exceed fundraising goals. Able to track goals and schedules for yourself and others to meet competing deadlines for a variety of simultaneous projects
Good sense of humor.
Willingness to travel up to 50%.
Work is primarily performed in a regular office environment. This position requires frequent travel. Incumbent must be able to travel and navigate unfamiliar situations independently. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include comprehensive medical benefits, a generous annual and sick leave policy with paid holidays, a 401(K) retirement plan with matching contributions up to 6% of your salary.
Population Connection is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference Individual Giving Manager in the subject line.
To learn more about the Action Fund, visit www.popconnectaction.org
About Population Connection
Population Connection Action Fund works to stabilize global population by:
Fighting to ensure that every woman in the world has access to affordable, effective, and appropriate contraceptives;
Educating American citizens and public officials about the impacts of population growth and the benefits of real investment in reproductive health and family planning;
Mobilizing our grassroots base to advocate for effective policies;
Electing candidates who support the right of all women to control their own lives and defeating those who oppose it.
Our main legislative priorities are to:
Increase U.S. foreign aid for international family planning to $1 billion a year, including what we contribute to UNFPA (the United Nations Population Fund);
Institute a permanent legislative ban on the Global Gag Rule; and
End the prohibition on USAID-funded abortion services overseas (repeal the Helms Amendment).