The Centrist Project seeks a full-time Outreach & Fundraising Manager. The Outreach & Fundraising Manager is responsible for supporting the Executive Director in identifying, outreaching, and engaging with key stakeholders to the organization –– including donors, partners, and surrogates.
The ideal candidate is strongly self-motivated, obsessively organized and exhaustively detail-oriented; possesses a strategic mindset to effectively prioritize tasks and allocate time; has strong interpersonal skills to interface with VIPs; is comfortable working in a fast-paced and highly demanding startup environment.
While most of the day-to-day activities will involve prospecting, tracking, scheduling, maintenance, and follow-ups, this role offers a unique opportunity to have visibility across a fast-growing organization, interact with a network of extraordinary individuals, and have a direct impact on important outcomes.
The Outreach & Fundraising Manager will be based in Denver, Colorado and report to the Executive Director. This is a full-time role with full benefits and a starting salary of $45,000. Additional pay will be commensurate with experience.
Partner with the Executive Director to strategically leverage our network of stakeholders to advance the organization's mission
Partner with the Executive Director to identify, outreach and engage new stakeholders
Conduct prospective donor and stakeholder research and prepare briefings
Manage follow-up after meetings, such as introductions, invoices, and thank-you’s
Maintain a stakeholder database, ensuring all information is accurate and current
Schedule calls and meetings with stakeholders, and arrange travel as necessary
Support the planning and execution of events, such as fundraisers
Track progress against the organization’s goals and objectives
At least two years of professional work experience, not necessarily in fundraising
Demonstrable ability to multitask, prioritize, and execute at a high level
High standard of professionalism and personal integrity
Excellent communication skills and ability to interface with VIPs via email and phone
Ability to be responsive to time-sensitive communications outside of normal work hours
Proficiency in working with CRMs (e.g. NationBuilder) and managing data
Willingness to travel from time to time
The Centrist Project is a national political organization that aims to bridge the growing partisan divide in government by strategically electing common-sense, independent candidates to office. To apply, please send a resume & cover letter with the subject line “Outreach & Fundraising Manager” to firstname.lastname@example.org.