Employment Opportunities

Development Manager

Truman Center and Truman Project seek a Development Manager to maintain and cultivate relationships with current and prospective prospects. S/he is responsible for identifying prospects, soliciting, upgrading contributions, pledge fulfillment, and donor appreciation. S/he will work in close partnership with Truman’s President and CEO, Managing Director of Programs and External Relations, Development Director, and other senior staff in prospecting for foundation, corporate and individual donors. The Development Manager will develop and implement an individual giving program, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors at all giving levels. The Development Manager will also plan fundraising trips, arrange one-on-one meetings with individuals, organize fundraising events, and maintain donor communications and the database. This position also has a focus on current and emerging fundraising technologies including online giving campaigns, email solicitations, social media, and crowdfunding.

This position will report directly to the Development Director and work closely with the full Development Department, Communications Department, and the Senior Leadership Team to ensure consistency in all fundraising efforts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Development Director to develop, refine, and implement a development strategy, cultivate sources of revenue, anticipated cash flow, and strategies to identify, cultivate, and retain major donors;
  • Prospecting and engaging HNW individuals, foundations and corporations to establish relationships that will result in new donations, renew past contributions, and event sponsorship;
  • Collaborate effectively across departments within the organization;
  • Preparing call sheets, execute call time, and staff call time for Senior Leadership Team members as needed;
  • Collaborating with development staff to plan cultivation events for HNW individuals, and taking the lead on facilitating said events;
  • Develop written materials in support of cultivation and solicitation activities, including proposals, letters and presentations for donors and briefing materials;
  • Maintaining advanced knowledge and understanding of development techniques and fundraising best practices.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; Graduate degree in Communications, Marketing, or another relevant field preferred.
  • Minimum five years of experience in development with proven success in securing five and six figure level gifts.
  • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment.
  • Sound judgment and ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential information regarding Truman business and sensitive donor information; high degree of self-motivation, personal discipline and integrity.
  • Demonstrated tact and diplomacy and respect for confidentiality.
  • Superior writing skills, with ability to quickly and professional prepare development materials (thank you notes, concept notes, proposals, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on a team in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment while juggling multiple priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Familiarity with political financial structures and compliance requirements a plus.
  • Working knowledge of CRM databases. Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Working knowledge of emerging digital fundraising methods and technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong commitment to the goals and values of Truman.

Start Date:

Immediately.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision and 401K.

To Apply: 

Please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter and three references to jobs@trumanproject.org.

Truman National Security Project and Truman Center for National Policy are equal opportunity employers.


Membership Coordinator

Summary: The Membership Coordinator reports directly to the Managing Director of Programs and External Relations. S/he works closely with the Program staff to support the day-to-day member-related operations of the Programs Department. S/he works on member communications, member data, the membership application and selections process, supporting Chapter activities, and dues renewal. The Membership Coordinator is an important part of the Membership and Chapter Engagement team and helps provide exceptional customer service to members, applicants, and the general public.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Member and Chapter Support:

  • Support the execution of annual new member orientation;
  • Coordinate with Chapter leadership on events to include logistics, invitations, and reporting after the events;
  • Support promotion and member registration for the annual conference;
  • Draft and send regular member wide communications and newsletters;
  • Working across the organization, manage the Membership listservs and slack channels;
  • Coordinate logistics for annual leadership retreat;
  • Assess and respond to general member inquiries.

Member Tracking:

  • Ensure member data is correctly entered into Salesforce database;
  • Regularly run reports and maintain member data integrity;
  • Process new member applications, and support the interviews and selections processes;
  • Track annual membership dues renewals;
  • Track member participation and record in database.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years of experience preferred; significant work experience can substitute for the degree;
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking;
  • Excellent organization skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism;
  • Experience with mass email programs and CRMs; Salesforce database experience a plus;
  • Willingness to work long hours including nights and weekends, some travel possible;
  • Ability to diplomatically manage strong personalities;
  • Entreprenurial and innovative, constantly looking for ways to improve systems;
  • Proficient using the Web to conduct research, as well as with the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint;
  • Commitment to the values, mission, and goals of Truman National Security Project;
  • The position is located in Washington, D.C.

Start Date:

Immediately.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision and 401K.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references to jobs@trumancnp.org. Please visit our websites: www.trumanproject.org and www.trumancenter.org before being in touch. No phone calls.

Truman Center and Truman National Security Project are equal opportunity employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three references to jobs@trumancnp.org. Please visit our websites: www.trumanproject.org and www.trumancenter.org before being in touch. No phone calls.

Truman Center and Truman National Security Project are equal opportunity employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

SCOVILLE FELLOW

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a salary for college graduates to work with NGOs in Washington, DC, including the Truman National Security Project Educational Institute, on international peace and security issues for six to nine months. For further information, please visit www.scoville.org.