ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Grow the revenue, sustainability, and power of an organization that works to protect voting rights, limit big money’s influence, and stop partisan gerrymandering by sending timely, relevant digital fundraising appeals to our 1.5 million members and supporters.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a full-time position working in our national office. Duties will include but not be limited to:
- Develop and implement a strategy to increase the long-term digital revenue for the organization in collaboration with the Digital Director and Development Department.
- Propose, draft, test, and send campaign-driven fundraising appeals that convert activists into donors and maximize revenue from existing donors.
- Collaborate with other members of the Digital Team within their areas of responsibility to optimize our website, SMS program, and state digital work to maximize fundraising opportunities.
- Closely track Common Cause’s state and national work as well as the national news cycle to identify and make use of opportunities for digital fundraising.
- Track the performance of individual appeals and our digital fundraising overall and regularly report to organizational stakeholders.
- Experiment with paid acquisition of new activists and develop an onboarding strategy to convert as many as possible into donors.
- Plan and manage national fundraising campaigns, including an annual monthly donation drive and Year End Fundraising.
- Set and hit ambitious goals for revenue, donor conversion, and donor retention for our digital fundraising program.
- Run frequent A-B tests of appeal content, layout, timing, and cross-channel coordination in order to optimize performance.
- Draft and send regular updates on our campaign work to online donors as part of our overall donor retention strategy, including a digital version of our membership newsletter.
- Strong writing skills, including the ability to distill complex concepts for a general audience, communicate urgency in key campaign moments, and empower readers to be a part of our nationwide movement to defend democracy.
- Strategic and quantitative decision-making skills, including an ability to track data and metrics from our program and use them to inform its direction.
- Attention to detail, keeping to a high standard of quality and polish for public-facing work products and internal communications.
- Familiarity with democracy reform and voting rights issues, and a commitment to winning political change through collective action.
- Willingness to collaborate with internal stakeholders across multiple departments to draft and get approvals for fundraising appeals.
- Able to rapidly respond to breaking news, occasionally on weekends or after typical work hours.
- Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities, and work independently as part of a team.
- Comfort using digital tools or willingness to learn, particularly Action Network, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office.
- Commitment to advancing racial equity and nonpartisanship through our democracy agenda.
- Must maintain a high level of professionalism, honesty, and reliability.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- 3-5 years of experience in political, campaign, or nonprofit fundraising, advocacy, digital campaigning, or similar fields.
EQUITY & INCLUSION: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.
SALARY RANGE: $75,000 – $85,000, plus generous benefits package.
TO APPLY: Please submit Resume and Cover Letter to Common Cause’s Senior Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org and include Digital Fundrasing Manager in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law.
ABOUT COMMON CAUSE: Founded with 4,000 core members in 1970 to serve as a people’s lobby, Common Cause has grown into a nationwide network of more than 1 million members and supporters, with a presence in 30 states and Washington, D.C.
We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. To be truly of, by, and for the people, government must reflect everyone it serves. We’re all better off when people from all walks of life participate in self-governance. Every American wants and deserves a voice in shaping the future for our families and communities. We believe democracy is how a free society resolves its differences. And in order to do that well, we must all agree the process is fair, produces equitable outcomes, and reflects our communities, our values, and our priorities. Nobody wins all the time, but if the process is fair, at least we can trust it.
We side with no one but the people. Working together, we are building a democracy that works for all of us. Every aspect of our elections and representative self-government must be fair, open, accessible, and set-up so we all have faith in the integrity of election outcomes and the people we elect to serve us.
We are solutions-oriented. Our network of democracy experts, working at the state and local level across the country, are winning pragmatic, common sense solutions and building a national movement that will make sure our generation secures and strengthens democracy for the next. We work to ensure that every vote counts, that every eligible voter has an equal say, that our elections represent the will of the people, and that our government is of, by, and for the people.
Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.