Job Opening: Director of Fundraising and Investor Acquisition


JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Director of Fundraising and Investor Acquisition LOCATION: Washington, DC

GOPAC is dedicated to educating and electing the next generation of Republican leaders. The organization is approaching its fourth decade of being a force in American politics by ensuring the Republican Party has a healthy roster of prepared and tested leaders ready to lead in their state governments and run for higher office. GOPAC is organized under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. More information is available at www.GOPAC.org.

Position Scope and Responsibilities

The Director of Fundraising and Investor Acquisition designs, implements and manages the fundraising program. He/she reports to the Executive Director. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fundraising / Investment Acquisition

  • Annually develops and renews the full fundraising and investment acquisition plan as well as the finance department budget for GOPAC and its affiliated entities.
  • Designs, implements and manages all fundraising activities including donor / investor prospecting, annual giving, sponsorships and special fundraising projects.
  • Manages all activities for individual and corporate donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship relationships, with an emphasis on major gifts.
  • Sustains the processes that cultivates donors by in person meetings, producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in-person visits and meetings.
  • Guides and engages in scheduling the Chairman/CEO and Executive Director in timely meetings with donors for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervises the employees in the Finance Department.
    Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies
    and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; recommending rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Investor / Donor Relations

  • Leads the major donor initiatives and processes in support of the Chairman / CEO, Board of Directors, National Advisory Board and GOPAC leadership.
  • Ensures an accurate and effective donor and gift record-keeping process.
  • Leads and coordinates donor research processes.
  • Oversees the management of databases and all records, files, and gift processing.
  • Manages the gift acknowledgment processes for all donors.
  • Finance Department Infrastructure
  • Creates office systems to support all development projects and operations.
  • Ensures proper supervision and coordinated activities of staff engaged in maintaining digital and paper records of contributors and granting organizations.
  • Works closely with GOPAC Events team to ensure events’ budgeted goals are achieved.
  • Innovates and maintains the processes to generate queries, reports, exports and any
    other collection data as needed. Manage any related vendors for data management.
  • Works with state/regional finance consultants to support their fundraising efforts
  • Maintains confidentiality, security and quality control processes for fund development.
  • Works with GOPAC leadership as well as the communications and digital staff and
    vendors to develop promotional and solicitation materials.

Qualifications

  • Minimum five years relevant experience in investor acquisition and fundraising.
    Ability to passionately and eloquently articulate GOPAC’s mission and programs.
  • Must possess good judgment, exercise diplomacy in dealing with various constituents.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work and to adapt to evolving
    organizational needs.
  • Ability to apply strategic & creative thinking, while being persistent, motivated,
    energetic, & detail-oriented.
  • Ability to interact skillfully with high-level elected leaders, investors, and individuals.
    Demonstrates an ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
  • Superior communication skills, both verbal & written.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement & to maintain absolute confidentiality.

Working Conditions

  • Full-time position based at GOPAC’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Travel required for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship visits as well as events.
  • Work hours are more than a standard work week and includes periodic evenings and
    weekends.
  • The information listed above is not comprehensive of all duties/responsibilities performed. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Those interested, 

The information listed above is not comprehensive of all duties/responsibilities performed. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Interested candidates can apply by emailing Executive Director Jessica Curtis at jcurtis@gopac.org with the following items:

  • Resume
  • Writing Sample
  • Cover letter explaining why you’d like to intern at GOPAC

No phone calls please.