NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland and the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund (MD NARAL) seek a dynamic and experienced Development Director to guide and implement the overall fundraising strategy to optimize the affiliate’s opportunities at this exciting time of growth and advancement in the state. The Development Director will work with the Executive Director, staff, and the Boards of Directors to fulfill fundraising goals in support of MD NARAL’s vision, as well as short and long-term affiliate goals.
MD NARAL works to support Marylanders' rights and abilities to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive health options, including, yet not limited to, preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion care. MD NARAL is the only statewide organization that works exclusively to protect and advance the reproductive rights and freedoms of all Marylanders through outreach, education, and research initiatives, as well as legislative advocacy, policy, and electoral work. Policy areas include, and are not limited to, accessing the wide range of family planning methods, accessing reproductive technology, promoting healthy pregnancy outcomes, eliminating pregnancy discrimination, and furthering economic security through paid leave policies and laws.
NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland (an affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America) is a grassroots 501(c) (4) nonprofit political and lobbying organization. Additional affiliated organizations help advance the NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland mission. The NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, conducts outreach and research intended to increase public awareness of relevant reproductive healthcare issues. The NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland PAC, a state political action committee, conducts direct electoral work with and for candidates who support reproductive health, rights, and justice.
This is an exempt, full-time position based in Baltimore, Maryland. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director.
RESPONSIBILITIES • Support Boards of Directors and Executive Director in all aspects of a strategic fundraising plan, including: • Development of a robust major donor program, including researching and cultivating new donor relationships; and new donor solicitation and donor stewardship methods. • Help deepen relationships with current donors and create meaningful relationships with major institutional and individual donors, in consultation with the Executive Director. • Manage all aspects of direct mail campaigns; and collaborate with staff on social media and online fundraising appeals. • Oversee and coordinate all aspects of our annual (fall) fundraising event, including soliciting sponsorships, managing ticket sales and event logistics. • Coordinate with staff, Boards of Directors, and volunteers on special fundraising projects (social events, house parties, benefit shows). • Work with Boards of Directors to develop individual board engagement plans to meet fundraising goals. • Research grant opportunities, including new sources of grant funding, in consultation with the Executive Director. Edit and draft grant applications as needed, and manage grants calendar. • Maintain the integrity of the organization’s donor database, and ensure accurate data entry and timely gift acknowledgment. • Analyze effectiveness of development plans in reaching fundraising goals, and provide reports to staff, Executive Director, and Boards of Directors. • Assist with marketing and communications; integrate development work with programmatic and communications work. • Occasionally serve as spokesperson for the organization.
QUALIFICATIONS Candidates must have a strong commitment to reproductive health, rights, and justice as is the mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland.
EDUCATION & KNOWLEDGE • College degree preferred. • Significant knowledge and understanding of reproductive justice principles and issues. • Training/education in marketing and/or fundraising a plus.
EXPERIENCE • Successful and proven track record in nonprofit and/or political fundraising. • 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible management in development and marketing
DESIRED SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES • Proficiency with donor and membership tracking systems • Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships with a wide range of diverse supporters. • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills. • Strong familiarity with grassroots organizations. • Success at keeping multiple projects organized. • Ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Ability to think creatively about development and marketing. • Capacity for strategic thinking and long-term organizational planning • An understanding of multi-entity nonprofits (c4/c3/PAC structure). • High personal and professional ethical standards. • Flexibility to work occasional weekends/evenings. • Ability to travel across the state as needed.
NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All positions must contribute to an atmosphere and organizational initiative in which diversity in all its dimensions is valued and supported.
Additional Salary Information: Salary and overall compensation will be commensurate with the experience and background of the successful applicant, and is competitive within the nonprofit landscape. MD NARAL offers a professional work environment, health benefits, a generous compensation plan,
and opportunities for professional development.