About Alliance for Youth Action
Alliance for Youth Action (the Alliance) convenes, supports, and scales a national network of youth-led, locally rooted organizations that grow civic engagement and social justice. We are a multiracial network “of young people, by young people, for all people.” Our Affiliates and Partners run massive voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, train new young leaders, and run powerful campaigns to win on the progressive issues our generation cares about most. Our national team empowers this work by tracking down national resources for the network, building capacity for local groups, seeding new efforts, and coordinating national issue campaigns.
To this day, the Alliance is continuing to build a movement:
Of Young People – We bring millions of young people together to engage in our democracy as voters, organizers, and leaders to make the world more just, more sustainable, and just more awesome.
By Young People – We develop tomorrow’s leaders by empowering them to lead today. Our local organizations are run top to bottom by young people. Our national team answers to those young locals, because supporting each other gets the work done.
For All People – We transform our voting systems so that they work for every American citizen. We drive innovative economic policies that put more money in the pockets of regular people. We fight for justice, democracy, and sustainability. And we win.
The Alliance for Youth Action and their sister 501(c)(3) organization, the Alliance for Youth Organizing, is looking to hire an experienced Chief Development Officer with strong donor relations to grow and increase impact on a national scale. This individual will build rapport with a diverse field of donors, foundations, and other funding sources to increase the Alliance’s budget of $3-5M in new money annually to sustain and grow their network of 20 progressive youth-led organizations. The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will lead a growing development team (currently a Development and Grants Manager and a Development and Individual Giving Manager with plans to grow to 4). The position reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with the entire team and Board.
The CDO serves as a key member of the senior leadership team at the Alliance and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the overall impact of the organization. This position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities. The Director will manage and continue to evolve the fundraising function to implement and improve on a comprehensive plan for developing multiple sources of fundraising and new key external alliances, enriching the current array of the Alliance’s philanthropic partners, and building development capacity. Succeeding in this role requires a proactive frontline fundraiser that thinks strategically, seeks out and builds compelling opportunities and mutually beneficial relationships with funders and colleagues, writes, and communicates clearly and persuasively, and has excellent people management skills.
Compensation & Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary range for this role is $150,000 - $175,000 with a generous benefits package covering 100% of employee medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums, 75% of premiums for employee dependents, employer retirement contributions (SEP IRA), life insurance, short and long term disability income protection insurance, cell phone stipend, Wi-Fi stipend, WMATA transportation smartbenefits, professional development opportunities, a generous paid time off policy, and up to 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave.
Travel: Must be willing to work periodically long, irregular hours and to travel as needed. Domestic travel for this role may be up to 35% of this position.