About March For Our Lives
Born out of a tragic school shooting, March For Our Lives (MFOL) is a courageous youth-led movement dedicated to promoting civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the epidemic of gun violence. In 2018, the March For Our Lives was the single largest youth-led protest since the Vietnam War with 1.2 million people convening in DC and 800 sibling marches across the world. MFOL turned a moment into a movement of hundreds of thousands of young people fighting for common sense gun safety reform.
In the past five years, MFOL has passed 60+ gun safety laws at the state level, helped secure the first federal legislation on guns in more than 30 years after a historic second march in 2022, lobbied in the courts to maintain gun violence prevention laws, and turned out hundreds of thousands of young people to vote.
March for Our Lives (MFOL) is looking for a talented Director of Development who will be responsible for stewarding and cultivating current and new donors in support of the organization’s mission to end gun violence in all its forms. MFOL will rely on the Director of Development to collaborate with the Executive Director to set strategy and spearhead fundraising efforts, championing the lifesaving work of the MFOL youth movement with supporters across the country. The Director of Development will also provide leadership, supervision, oversight and manage to the current Development & Partnerships Associate and will play a role in expanding the development team to include an Institutional Giving Manager and Major Gifts Manager in the coming years.
- Create and implement a successful, scaled annual fundraising plan.
- Collaborate with the Communications team to develop a digital fundraising strategy for the overall fundraising plan.
- Provide regular progress reports on received gifts, pipeline status, and prospect lists to the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and senior leadership team.
- Collaborate with the Development team to identify and build relationships with new donors and maintain relationships with existing donors and funders.
- Guide the Development team in securing financial support from individual donors, corporations, and institutional funders.
- Oversee the organization of fundraising and special events.
- Lead the production of relevant and informative fundraising literature for distribution to previous donors and the public.
- Select, supervise, develop, and evaluate Development team staff.
- Other duties, as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience.
- A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible fundraising experience.
- At least three to five years of experience with direct major donor solicitation and securing major gifts from high-net-worth individuals and foundations.
- Experience fundraising in a multi-entity organization (i.e., 501c3, 501c4, PAC).
- Significant and proven experience in coaching and managing staff nationally and remotely.
- Significant and proven staff management experience, 4+ years preferred.
- Willingness to manage a diverse team with different experiences and perspectives and commit to helping them grow and succeed.
- Strong command over written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong sense of integrity and experience managing confidential information.
- Requires flexibility of schedule to accommodate needs of the organizations that may include weekend and evening events on occasion.
- Extraordinary flexibility and willingness to adapt to new internal and external conditions.
- Commitment to building and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and collegial workplace; multicultural competence and ability to work across lines of difference.
Compensation & Benefits
The salary range for this position is $120,000 - $135,000. Benefits include 100% employer-paid health benefit premiums, including medical and dental; life and short- and long-term disability insurance; health savings account and flexible spending account; unlimited PTO and 13 paid holidays in addition to winter break between Christmas and New Year's day; flexible summer Fridays; annual technology and work-from-home-office stipend; and cost of living adjustments.