As one of America’s leading nonpartisan, pro-democracy organizations, RepresentUs fights to protect and strengthen democracy. Uniting unlikely allies from across the political spectrum, the organization brings together independents, progressives, and conservatives to pass pro-democracy laws, fight corruption, and defeat authoritarian threats.
RepresentUs seeks a visionary and entrepreneurial Vice President of Advancement to continue the organization’s work of building an institutionalized and sustainable fundraising program to advance its important mission across the nation. Leading and growing a team currently composed of three fundraising professionals, the Vice President will partner closely with the executive leadership, particularly the CEO and the Board of Directors, to provide vision, structure, and annual, strategic operating plans for the Development department. The Vice President will work to cultivate and strengthen relationships with existing and new donors and prospects, traveling alongside the CEO and individually to forge meaningful connections with like-minded philanthropists to drive impact across the national political arena.
The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of proven experience developing strategic fundraising programs with particular emphasis on expanding and diversifying a donor base and implementing moves management systems, and data-driven forecasting of philanthropic milestones and goals. Exceptional leadership, public speaking, and communication skills are required, and experience in political or advocacy fundraising is a plus.