OneAmerica was established in 2001 by U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal and has since grown to become a locally and nationally recognized leader in advancing immigrant, civil, and human rights. We utilize grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, and civic/electoral engagement to promote justice in three areas: immigration, education and early learning, and democracy. Our family of organizations consists of OneAmerica (501(c)3), OneAmerica Votes (501(c)4), and OneAmerica Votes Justice Fund (PAC).
The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director and will play a critical role in strengthening OneAmerica’s organized money to support our theory of change to build power in immigrant communities. This person will be a co-creator with the Executive Director to develop a shared vision to work together to execute ambitious goals and achievable strategies to sustain and grow the organization. The Director of Development will lead, manage, and mentor the Development Manager and the part-time Development Administrative Assistant.
The ideal candidate has experience and established relationships (or is enthusiastic to learn) around powerbuilding and progressive political fundraising. This person is an ambitious systems thinker around organizing money, who brings leadership to a strategy around a big picture. They thrive on the opportunity to be innovative, execute new strategies, translate a vision into action, and move teams.
This is a hybrid position within the state of Washington and can be based out of our Seattle, Vancouver, or Yakima office.
Development (roughly 75%)
Donor Relationships (roughly 30%)
- Create, execute, and manage a successful and comprehensive individual donor plan, including general annual fund and major donor solicitations;
- Grow individual giving from $800,000 (last year) to $1 million over the next 1-2 years;
- Oversee the membership model and advance a community centered fundraising model over the next ten years;
- Manage portfolio of donors while building and executing a strategy to cultivate new large and small donors;
- Interact and network in the broader community, including immigrant communities, professional groups, corporate and philanthropic leaders, and current donors, to enhance development objectives;
Foundation Relationships (roughly 20%)
- Develop and manage the successful execution of all aspects of foundation prospecting, grants, and reporting;
- With Executive Director, raise $4 million in grant revenue/year
Events and Fundraisers (25%)
- Work closely with communications and campaign teams to coordinate on building strategy for events and fundraisers;
- Oversee fundraising events including our annual gala and series of fundraisers
Executive Leadership & Staff Management (25%)
- Work closely with the Executive Director to set annual targets and develop and maintain fundraising streams;
- Manage development staff and consultants;
- Support the Executive Director and other staff in fundraising, departmental goals, and fundraising activities for the organization;
- Build cross-organizational cohesiveness and a strong culture of shared responsibility for fundraising using effective interpersonal skills to collaborate with program staff, many of whom are immigrants who speak English as a second, third, or fourth language;
- Work closely with the board of directors to execute an annual strategy and cultivate organizational fundraising ambassadors.
Successful candidates for this position will lead with innovation and bring in new ideas, have experience in fundraising for progressive organizations and (501(c)3), 501(c)(4)s, and PACs. They will use data and analysis while budgeting and projecting goals alongside a strong orientation towards building relationships as a cornerstone of fundraising. They are passionate about racial and social justice, along with building power in immigrant communities.
We are looking for a leader who:
- Embodies a culture around centering employees, cares about professional growth and development in themselves and staff, and balances high expectations while also supporting staff;
- Demonstrates a high level of personal awareness, clear communication, and clearly values teamwork and collaboration in the pursuit of attaining ambitious and inspiring goals;
- Is a clear communicator who believes in providing regular feedback as part of the growth process, invests in staff success, clear about expectations, and leads with empathy while having to make the hard decisions.
Qualifications & Attributes
OneAmerica is seeking candidates who are passionate about our mission and are highly proactive with a bold vision to advance organizing money in service of justice and immigrant rights. While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications below, our ideal candidate will bring:
- 5-7 years of fundraising experience with skill of bringing in organized money in the context of a political, power-building organization;
- Experience in individual giving and with membership models, along with (501(c)3), 501(c)(4), and PAC fundraising political dollars;
- Proven track record to raise $4 to $5 million through grants;
- 3-5 years managing staff with the ability to manage up;
- A goal-oriented and strategic mindset, who can nimbly respond to a changing philanthropic environment and community needs;
- High ambition with a strong follow through in manage logistics with the ability to stay organized with competing priorities and deadlines;
- A racial equity lens into development practices, including messaging about the organization in grant writing and reporting, communications to major donors, and interactions with program staff;
- Funder relationships and knowledge of the landscape;
- Exceptional written and verbal communication, editing, planning, and analytical skills;
- Experience training staff and board in fundraising techniques, grassroots fundraising strategy, and major donor work;
- Familiarity of foundation relationships in immigrant rights and/or power building;
- Background experience as an organizer;
- Understanding and ability to model and articulate OneAmerica’s commitment to social justice, social change, and racial equity in all facets of the work;
- Proficiency with MS Office suite (required), Salesforce database (preferred), or other collaboration software (preferred);
- Fluency in a language in addition to English is a plus.
- Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement, in accordance with applicable law.
- Ability to be on a computer for majority of the day
- Travel within the state (roughly 3-5 times a year if Seattle based. If located in other parts of Washington, roughly once a month)
- Note: most donors and foundations are Seattle based
- Ability to have multiple phone calls a day
- Fundraising events: attending events for long hours
- This is a hybrid position within the state of Washington and can be based out of our Seattle, Vancouver, or Yakima office. In-office twice a week (Tuesdays and sub teams choose another day of the week);
- Flexibility within Washington;
- Open to someone starting remotely and relocating to Washington state with a relocation package.
Compensation & Benefits
- Comprehensive health insurance coverage, including vision, dental, life insurance; short- and long-term disability; 20 weeks of family and medical leave; and more;
- Other benefits include cell phone and transportation stipends, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 403(b) retirement plans and relocation packages;
- Five weeks of PTO in years 0-3, six weeks for year 4-6, seven weeks of PTO after 7 years of service;
- Three month paid sabbatical after every five years of service;
- OneAmerica is committed to work/life balance and encourages meeting-free Fridays, and Summer-free Fridays (3-day weekends for two months in the summer);
- We have a transparent compensation philosophy and offer cost-of-living and annual merit-based raises;
- We are committed to employee growth and advancement, including professional development investments
Desired start date: April 10, 2023
Apply by: Monday, February 20, 2023 at https://weareoneamerica.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=29&source=bamboohr
OneAmerica is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.