About the New Civil Liberties Alliance:
Founded in 2017, the New Civil Liberties Alliance is a public-interest law firm focused on bringing strategic litigation to take away the tools and tactics that the Administrative State uses to violate people’s civil liberties. Think of it as a civil libertarian alternative to the ACLU that actually cares about the rights in the Constitution. NCLA defends people’s civil liberties against near-constant assault by the agents and agencies of the Administrative State. By forcing these agencies to abide by the original form of government and liberty established by the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions, NCLA stops unlawful abuses of power. NCLA’s pro bono litigation protects the liberty threatened by administrative power, including the freedom of speech, jury rights, and due process of law.
About the Director of Development Opening:
NCLA is looking for a talented, motivated, and experienced Director of Development. The Director of Development will play a pivotal role in NCLA’s success by enhancing and executing its strategic development plan. The Director will oversee a Development Associate and work closely with NCLA’s Executive Director and President to achieve fundraising success. This is a unique opportunity to work directly with the leadership of a growing and well-regarded nonprofit organization and use your skills to fight for ideas you believe in.
The Director of Development will be based in NCLA’s Washington, DC office in Dupont Circle.
- Enhance and execute comprehensive fundraising strategy including individual giving, foundation giving, online giving, campaigns, events, etc. to raise necessary annual revenue for NCLA
- Identify aligned foundations, build relationships with foundation staff, and author grant proposals and timely reports championing NCLA’s work
- Identify, cultivate, and meet with prospective major gift supporters alongside NCLA’s Executive Director
- Implement systems for prospecting, solicitation, and graduated gift giving for all donors, including a program that involves recognition for donors at different levels
- Cultivate current portfolio of foundations and major donors
- Help ensure that the fundraising side of the forthcoming annual dinner is successful
- 3+ years of experience in successful and verifiable solicitation of major gifts
- 5+ years of fundraising experience
- Motivated and enthusiastic about NCLA’s mission to protect constitutional freedoms from the Administrative State
- Understanding of all facets of fundraising including individual giving, foundation giving, online giving, campaigns, annual giving, and bequests
- Willingness to travel 20%-30%
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Must exhibit sound judgment in confidential donor matters
- High level of organization, attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at one time with success and accuracy
- CRM experience, Salesforce preferred
- Willingness to work on any task – no matter how big or small – to get the job done
- General knowledge of liberty space fundraising preferred
- Fundraising event experience (e.g., annual dinner) very helpful but not required
How to Apply:
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF file:
- Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position, NCLA’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, Director of Talent Engagement at 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.
Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.