The Employment Policies Institute is seeking a Development Officer to join our organization in-person in Washington, DC. Founded in 1991, the Employment Policies Institute is a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying public policy issues surrounding employment growth, minimum wage and other economic issues. EPI’s work fighting wage mandates has been profiled in the New York Times and Time Magazine, among other national publications.
Our office environment is exciting and entrepreneurial. If you are sharp, driven, proactive, quick to take initiative, and possess a strong work ethic, you will be surrounded by people with that same profile. If you are passionate about free markets, wary of government overreach, and have a healthy skepticism of “sacred cows”–we want to talk to you.
We reward excellence and want our employees to shine with their best work.
About the Development Officer Opening:
The entry-level labor market is under attack. Proposals to more than double the minimum wage, tilt the scales in favor of labor unions, and even mandate a four-day workweek are gaining traction. EPI stands in the breach to counter this attack with cutting-edge research and effective messaging. As Development Officer, it is your job to understand and articulate this threat to EPI’s current and future supporters.
The Development Officer will work alongside the Executive Director and Managing Director to build a strong fundraising strategy. A successful candidate will understand and be able to articulate the threat posed by a $15 minimum wage and other labor market mandates. The Officer will work with EPI’s research and communications teams to develop marketing materials, to strengthen relationships with existing donors, and to build relationships with new ones. A successful candidate will also have an understanding of EPI’s subject matter, and be able to translate its importance to potential corporate and foundation supporters.
- Maintain relationships with EPI’s existing network of donors, through regular communication via email, phone, and “snail mail” as necessary
- Work with EPI’s research and communications staff to develop compelling marketing material based on the nonprofit’s activities and media/research highlights
- Work with EPI’s Executive Director and Managing Director to build relationships with donors in new industries and at new foundations
- Travel with EPI’s management team or independently to meet with donors and solicit new contributions
- Explore the feasibility of a small-dollar donor program to support EPI’s public education work
- 20% travel
- 3-5 years of experience working in a development or marketing capacity, with a demonstrated track record of fundraising results
- Strong track record of managing deadlines for multiple projects, with a high level of autonomy
- Some experience and familiarity with EPI’s subject matter is important
- Strong writing skills are a must, as is an appreciation of free-market economics
- Passion for EPI’s mission
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF file:
- Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position, Employment Policies Institute’s mission, and your salary requirements
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled.
Questions can be directed to Katelynn Barbosa, Talent Engagement Manager of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected]
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. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
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