The Colorado-based Independence Institute (www.thinkfreedom.org) is looking for a thoughtful, smart, hardworking, and outgoing team member who is interested in public policy, fundraising and building relationships with donors. The Director of Strategic Partnerships will solicit major gifts to support our mission via our current donor portfolio and prospecting.
Previous experience in political or non-profit fundraising, private sector sales/marketing, an understanding of free market public policy and familiarity with Salesforce database are all a plus but not required.
The successful candidate for Director for Strategic Partnerships will:
- Understand policy positions and projects of the Institute
- Serve on a team that works hard, has a good sense of humor, and is intensely dedicated to an upward trajectory of growth of the organization
- Communicate in a professional manner (both written and oral)
- Take initiative and use analytical skills, creativity and logical thinking to help solve problems
- Possess strong writing skills
- Develop and maintain long-term, productive relationships with donors
- Be proud to be part of a community of happy warriors fighting for free market principles – including limited government, personal freedom, and economic freedom
- Thrive in a fast-paced, deadline and detail oriented environment
- Take our mission but not him/herself too seriously
The Director of Strategic Partnerships responsibilities include:
- Setting meetings with donors to tell our story and paint a picture of the importance of our work
- Asking for financial support
- Illustrating to donors how their gift benefits the state and future generation
- Seeing gifts through the stewardship process from meeting, to follow-up, to thanking the supporter
- Building relationships with donors through communication before and after making an ask
- Meeting potential new donors through Colorado’s right-of-center network
Duties also include:
- Utilizing and maintaining donor database
- Donor correspondence via meetings, phone, email, and mail
- Handling tasks related to event planning and special projects as needed
- Working as part of a team to engage, steward, identify and acknowledge active and potential donors
This is a chance to make a difference with a dynamic and fast-paced public policy organization that is preparing for major growth in a fun and stimulating environment.
Compensation is commensurate with experience and ample enough to enjoy Colorado’s amazing lifestyle.
An estimated 70% of the Director’s time will be focused on donor meetings/outreach with travel within the state of Colorado as needed. Travel outside the state for professional development opportunities might also be available, constituting up to three opportunities/year.
To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in the position/the mission of Independence Institute and salary requirements
- A relevant writing sample of your choice
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
Questions can be directed to Lauren Skiver with Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: email@example.com.
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.
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