Fair Fight is a national voting rights organization rooted in Georgia. We are the nation’s only organization focused on promoting free and fair elections through litigation, legislation, and advocacy, that brings high-impact campaign strategies to make elections fair – for all.
To do this, we seek a talented Fundraising Director (FD) in helping Fair Fight to meet its ambitious goals.
What You’ll Do
As the FD, you are expected to:
Lead donor cultivation, solicitation, and engagement
Responsible for fundraising strategy and fundraising team management
Accurately and consistently track our progress-to-goal using our fundraising plan
Manage the completion, tracking, and timely reporting of grants
Create and update marketing materials and manage direct mail solicitation
Partner with the CFO, consultants, and attorneys to ensure fundraising compliance
Who You Are
We are seeking an experienced, senior-level nonprofit and/or political fundraising professional who is a detail-oriented strategic thinker, and goal-oriented executer that can handle a high volume of work with a large capacity to learn new things quickly and a problem-solving spirit of yes.
Additionally, our ideal candidate will identify as:
The consummate political fundraising professional: exceptionally organized, flexible, and responsive. The ideal candidate has a proven ability to manage a high volume of high-priority tasks, delegates strategically and without dropping balls. They communicate early and often, closes the loop quickly on outstanding issues, engage the right stakeholders at the right times, and manage up well to the Managing Director. The ideal candidate must have strong knowledge of MS Office, Google Suite, and working knowledge of NGP. Knowledge of ActBlue and Blue State Digital is a plus.
Exceptionally clear and compelling research and communication skills. The ideal candidate carefully adapts their written and verbal communications to meet the needs of stakeholders. Their marketing materials and emails are clear, tone-appropriate and error-free. They know how to conduct strong donor and prospect research and make connections to best leverage their support. Successful grant writing experience a plus.
Proven fundraising executive, experienced leading high-performing fundraising teams. The ideal candidate has experience successfully leading a seven-figure plus fundraising team of at least two full-time staff members, in addition to various consultants. Must have campaign and/or PAC fundraising experience. They have a track record of developing, executing, tracking and evaluating successful fundraising plans. They also have a track record of developing and managing teams to meet ambitious goals. PAC and/or 501c(4) compliance experience is highly preferred.
Exceptional emotional intelligence and relationship-building skills. The ideal candidate can build relationships quickly across the fundraising team, organization, and with external partners in order to maximize support for Fair Fight. They have a demonstrated ability to hold privileged information in close confidence while showing maturity and a positive, solutions-oriented approach under pressure. They can also inspire, train, and professionally develop their team members.
Strong lens on race and equity as it impacts our work. The ideal candidate understands how voter suppression targets marginalized communities and communities of color, and how race and equity issues show up at work. They have relevant experience building and leading a diverse team that thrives and accomplishes ambitious goals.
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Fundraising Director. Applications for this position will be accepted on a rolling basis and will remain open until filled.
Additional Salary Information: This position is in Decatur, Georgia. The salary band for this position is competitive for organizations of our size in metro Atlanta and is commensurate with the quality and breadth of experience the successful candidate brings to the table. In addition, we offer paid time off and health benefits to all full-time employees.
About Fair Fight Action
We promote fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourage voter participation in elections, and educate voters about elections and their voting rights. Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in other voter education programs and communications.
Voter suppression of voters of color and young voters is a scourge our country faces in states across the nation. Georgia’s 2018 elections shown a bright light on the issue with elections that were rife with mismanagement, irregularities, unbelievably long lines and more, exposing both recent and also decades-long actions and inactions by the state to thwart the right to vote. Georgians and Americans are fighting back. Fair Fight Action engages in voter mobilization and education activities and advocates for progressive issues; in addition Fair Fight Action has mounted significant programs to combat voter suppression in Georgia and nationally.