State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win civic engagement victories and build long-term political power. Since 2008, we’ve been employing the principles of collective impact, building the capacity of partners with data analysis and shared resources, and strengthening our democracy by amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.
State Voices sustains a dynamic ecosystem of 24 state tables and organizations in every state, comprising over 1,200 partner organizations. We provide the organizations in our network with the data, tools, and support they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We advance this work through three national programs: Civic Engagement (voter education, registration and turnout, issue advocacy, and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration), and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).
It’s our collective duty to end the systemic, relentless disenfranchisement targeting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, and all communities of color, young adults, LGBTQ people, women, low-income, and all oppressed people. That’s why State Voices works year-round to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy.
State Voices seeks a highly motivated and relationship-oriented Individual Giving Officer. Reporting to the Director of Development, they will oversee all of State Voices’ individual giving efforts with special focus on donors at the $5,000 and up level. This role will increase the number of major donors to State Voices from individuals, families, and Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). The Individual Giving Officer role will include supervision of a future Manager direct report who will manage the annual fund (People Power Fund) strategies, solicitations, and data tracking and analysis.
In 2023, the State Voices budget is expected to be $24 million. After significant team growth in 2021 and a busy civic engagement cycle in 2022, State Voices seeks a skilled and strategic major gifts fundraising professional with a deep commitment to social justice to sustain and expand the established individual giving channels.
The Individual Giving Officer will: serve as a strategic partner to the Director of Development in managing and growing the organization’s individual giving fundraising capacity; solicit major contributions directly and in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), program directors, and state Table Directors as needed; secure increased and renewal gifts from an existing portfolio of major donors and move donors up the pipeline; and oversee the annual fund digital fundraising program through the future Manager direct report. As a collaborative leader on the Development department, they will contribute positively towards the team’s efficacy, operations, and generative culture.
The responsibilities of the Individual Giving Officer will include:
The ideal candidate will possess many or all of the following qualifications:
Please submit your resume, and cover letter using our application portal.
Location: Remote, Continental US
Compensation: The salary range for this position is $75,000 – $90,000, commensurate with experience, and includes a generous benefits package of: health, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; 401k and match; FSA funds; home office stipend; summer Fridays; monthly wellness day; mid-year break; 2-week closure for winter holidays; and allocated professional development funds.
State Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.