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West Coast Regional Philanthropic Director

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Remote, but must be located in the San Francisco Bay area

Position Overview

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Regional Philanthropic Director to join our team and lead our West Coast fundraising efforts. This role is pivotal in managing a portfolio of donors, enhancing MVP's presence, and leading donor-organizing efforts in the region. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in fundraising across various non-profit and political entities, including c3, c4, and PAC, and will possess excellent management, organizing, and interpersonal skills. 

As an MVP team member, you will work towards achieving our mission through excellent execution and living our organizational values through intentional practices. 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Key Responsibilities:

Donor Portfolio Management:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major donors and major donor prospects with the capacity to make five-, six-, and seven-figure gifts, across the Western region. 
  • Develop annual communication, cultivation, and solicitation plans for major donors, including new strategies to increase giving from the current major donor pool and to increase the number of major donors.
  • Ensure that donor and prospect data is properly recorded in the database and that all donor information is maintained with respect to confidentiality. Provide timely and accurate reports to senior leadership on all fundraising activities. 

Regional Presence and Donor Organizing:

  • Increase MVP's visibility and influence in the Western Region through strategic outreach and networking, with a goal of growing the base of supporters and donors.
  • Organize and participate in donor events, conferences, and other relevant gatherings. The Regional Director should plan to organize a minimum of two high-net-worth donor events a year, and help drive attendance to other MVP events happening in the region.
  • Mobilize donors to engage their networks to support grassroots movements and political campaigns aligned with MVP's mission.

Team Leadership and Strategy:

  • Guide internal team resource creation. 
  • Foster a collaborative and empowering team environment.
  • Contribute to the overall strategy of MVP, particularly in the context of fundraising and regional expansion.

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Manage 2-4 part-time consultants

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working directly with an Executive Director or Founder in a fundraising capacity.
  • Proven track record of securing seven-figure and higher gifts from individual donors.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of partisan and nonpartisan organizations, with expertise in navigating fundraising regulations for each.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to work independently, lead initiatives, and collaborate effectively within a team.
  • Strong organizational, project management, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency with donor management software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience in philanthropic advising, donor management, and/or fundraising, preferably across c3, c4, and PAC entities.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing and growing a donor portfolio.
  • Excellent communication and networking abilities.
  • Knowledge of the U.S. political landscape and grassroots movements

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Location: Remote, but must be located in the San Francisco Bay area
  • Position will operate from an at-home or other remote office space of the employee’s choosing

Travel required

  • Up to 25% of time for donor-related travel
  • Occasional travel for internal team gatherings (2-5 times per year)

Direct Reports 

  • Managing 2-4 part-time consultants

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that may be required of the employee. Other related duties may be assigned


 $150,000-165,000 USD plus a generous employee benefits package.



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