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16 Dec 2021

Full-Time Director of Major Donor Advising

Movement Voter Project – Posted by glymphconst Anywhere

Job Description

About MVP

MVP is a best-in-class advising platform connecting progressive donors to the most effective and promising grassroots organizations in the country working at the intersection of movements, community organizing, and elections. We aim to increase investment in frontline organizations led by the most impacted communities to increase turnout among the progressive base, build long-term political power, and ultimately to transform our country at the local, state, and national levels. In the 2020 cycle, MVP successfully helped move over $120 million to more than 600 local groups across the country, focused in the most critical states.

Our Approach:

We are organizers, and the heart of our work is organizing donors through MVP to support local groups in order to build, sustain, and amplify their impact. We work in service of local groups, and we try to be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and to be careful about incentivizing actions that could alter an organization’s own priorities; we work hard not to impose on our partners. We are also striving to continuously scrutinize and dismantle the ways we manifest and reproduce white supremacy culture both internally and externally.

We focus on building from our assets, and taking a positive approach to growth and change that helps groups and donors to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement. We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach; we are always seeking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration among groups and donors.


As the Director of Donor Advising, you will be managing MVP’s major donor engagement team, in their donor advising and fundraising activities. You will report to the VP of Development once they are hired, and will report to the Executive Director in the interim.

The major donor team currently includes ten part- and full-time staff and consultants, and is closely interwoven with related sub-departments including our mass donor organizing and events program (house parties and more!), foundation partnerships, and fundraising partnerships with aligned organizations. You will also work closely with the Program and Communications teams to share compelling stories and analysis about our work and our partners’ work with the goal of generating ongoing connection and support.

As Director of Major Donor Advising, you will be responsible for:

Department Management

  • Departmental leadership: Drive the creation of a strategic vision and plan for major donor fundraising – working collaboratively with the VP of Development, the ED, the Development and Communications teams, and other divisions. Manage the major donor budget, planning, staffing structure, evaluation, and learning process. And liaise with other departments as appropriate.
  • Staff management: Effectively manage, support, and collaborate with a mix of full-time & part-time staff and contractors and growing the major donor team as appropriate. Run weekly team meetings and actively coach and develop your team to achieve their goals through constructive feedback, guidance, and accountability. Advocate for your team with internal stakeholders to have what they need to succeed.
  • Data and systems: Guide the equitable development of necessary systems, processes, and tools to better support the work of the major donor department and share information, both internally and externally.
  • Internal communications: Ensure all internal partners and stakeholders understand MVP’s major donor strategy, their part in achieving it, progress to goals, opportunities and challenges, and troubleshooting.
  • Monitor, evaluate, and learn: Lead team reflections, evaluation, reporting, and learning processes to document and assess effectiveness, both annually and in real time.
  • Major gifts and partnerships: Manage a limited number of key donor and philanthropic partnerships, and fundraise major and mega gifts as appropriate.
  • Strategic communications: Drive the visioning and creation of major donor messaging and materials with the ED, VP of Development, Communications and Programs teams.
  • Other duties: We’re a growing organization, and responsibilities will evolve with the role and as opportunities emerge.



  • Curious and passionate about all things fundraising.
  • Significant senior level management experience.
  • Track record of fundraising success from major and mega donors.
  • Skill and comfort managing people, teams, and budgets.
  • Cultural humility – ability to build relationships across lines of difference.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage at a high level with issues of racial equity and inclusion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfort with technology and database systems.
  • Passion for grassroots progressive political change and shifting power to marginalized communities.
  • Remote people management experience and skills.

We realize that some great candidates may not have every single thing on this list – that’s OK! If this job posting piques your interest, we encourage you to apply!

Location: Fully remote, with the expectation of occasional travel post-pandemic (i.e. 2-5 times annually). We strive to create a family-friendly work environment and can make accommodations for team members with limited ability to travel.

Compensation and hours: This is a full-time, salaried position with a base salary range of $120,000 – $160,000, commensurate with skills and experience, with generous benefits including employer-paid medical and optional dental and vision insurance, basic life insurance, 401(k), regular work-from-home and wellness stipends, and four weeks of paid vacation.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled – sooner is better.

Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer. We are actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a veteran, formerly incarcerated or convicted persons, status as an individual with a disability, or any other characteristic.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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