Alliance for Justice is a national association of more than 100 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For over 30 years we have been leaders in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer, civil and women’s rights, children’s, senior citizens’ and other groups. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives.

Over the course of three decades our vision has remained steadfast—to protect and expand pathways to justice and the democratic process—while our programs and tactics have been nimble and resilient, evolving with changing times and the needs of our members and the progressive community. AFJ is known for identifying and addressing threats to public interest and civil rights organizations, as well as opportunities they can seize. We pool resources and talents, organize campaigns, mobilize constituencies and drive strategies.

Alliance for Justice is a national association of more than 100 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For over 30 years we have been leaders in the fight for a more equitable society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer, civil and women’s rights, children’s, senior citizens’ and other groups. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives.

Over the course of three decades our vision has remained steadfast—to protect and expand pathways to justice and the democratic process—while our programs and tactics have been nimble and resilient, evolving with changing times and the needs of our members and the progressive community. AFJ is known for identifying and addressing threats to public interest and civil rights organizations, as well as opportunities they can seize. We pool resources and talents, organize campaigns, mobilize constituencies and drive strategies.

Alliance for Justice seeks a Manager of Individual and Major Gifts to coordinate a sustained effort to identify, cultivate, solicit and manage individual contributors. The Manager of Individual Giving is also responsible for close coordination with the Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships to ensure that their prospects/donors are included in organization–wide development efforts such as the annual luncheon, stewardship activities, etc.  This position reports directly to the Director of Development and works closely with the President.


Strategy and Implementation

  • Work closely with the Director of Development to create maintain and execute an annual development work plan for managing, identifying, soliciting and stewarding individual donors and prospects.  The work plan will include fundraising goals, objectives and activities to increase the number of individual donors, increase the size of gifts and increase the total revenues generated by individual donors.  The work plan will include events, phone and in–person meetings and direct mail solicitation.
  • Aggressively research and identify new sources of individual support.
  • In coordination with Director of Development and President cultivate individual donor prospects.
  • Effectively and professionally represent AFJ in meetings, in telephone conversations and online communications with donors and prospects.
  • Support and coordinate AFJ President, Board of Directors, Director of Development and program staff in their cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities for gifts with briefing materials.
  • Plan, manage and coordinate fundraising and event planning components of the outreach/donor events/briefings throughout the year.
  • Work closely with program staff to extract “AFJ accomplishments” for use in outreach/stewardship activities to donors/prospects.
  • In coordination with the Director of Development craft and implement strategies to increase meaningful engagement of donors and prospective donors in AFJ activities and events.


Writing and Communications

  • Write and edit compelling direct mail and email solicitations. AFJ updates to donors/prospects, briefing materials, internal memos and other documents.
  • In coordination with the Director of Development craft and implement strategies to increase meaningful engagement of donors and prospective donors in AFJ activities and events.
  • Develop and oversee a timely gift acknowledgment process including drafting letters and scheduling calls when necessary.
  • Oversee individual donor correspondence.
  • Oversee accurate record keeping (paper and electronic) on individual donors
  • Prepare statistical reports and analyze data as needed
  • Oversee database data entry reports and donor acknowledgments in coordination with database manager and development assistant
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4-6 years of fundraising experience with a successful track record of building and maintaining individual donor programs for nonprofit organizations;
  • Demonstrated experience raising money from individuals, preferably from progressive donors;
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to effectively manage an ongoing program, set priorities and evaluate progress;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to represent the organization in a professional manner;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Ability to lead and work in a team environment in a fast-paced office;
  • Experience with fundraising database systems;
  • Commitment to AFJ’s mission; and
  • College degree required or extensive fundraising experience of 7 years or more.


To apply:

Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements toalliance@afj.org.  Or apply online by clicking the button below.

Alliance for Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

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