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.


TRAINING COORDINATOR

Truman Center and Truman National Security Project seek a Training Coordinator to provide support and coordination for the Training Department as well as the roster of Certified Truman Trainers (CTT) on staff and throughout the membership community. S/he will work closely internally with staff across departments, as well as external partner organizations across the country.

This position will report directly to the Director of Training and Public Engagement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support for the Training department including drafting training agreements and invoices;
  • Execute a system to track metrics and evaluations related to training engagement of Truman members and external partner organizations;
  • Collaborate with staff across all departments on the planning and execution of events involving training, and work with those staff members afterwards to conduct after action reports;
  • Assist with the scheduling and execution of trainings, training events, and coordination with CTTs to include recertification processes;
  • Enter data and produce reports on training statistics, inventory levels or assessments of the programs and instructors;
  • Maintain and update training webpage and collateral;
  • Coordinate with partner organizations in setting up meetings, events, and other gatherings;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or relevant work and 1-2 years of relevant experience required;
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and presenting;
  • Excellent organization skills and experience with project management;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to problem solve;
  • Ability to execute work with high level of integrity, strong organizational skills, and professionalism;
  • Proficient using the Web to conduct research, as well as with the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and web-based CRM. Experience with Salesforce a plus;
  • Ability to work long hours, including nights and weekends, some travel may be required;
  • Ability to work alone and a part of a team by establishing and maintaining effective, positive, and cooperative working relationships with Truman staff and others contacted in the course of the work;
  • Ability to assume responsibility and exercise good judgement in making decisions within the scope of the authority of the position;
  • Thrives working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment, and ability to work independently;
  • Commitment to the values, mission, and goals of Truman Center and 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 and resume, 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.