Free Speech For People to Hire Director of Organizational Development

Free Speech For People employs legal strategies to renew our democracy and defend our United States Constitution: we stand in support of “we the people.” Founded on the day of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, Free Speech For People envisions a reinvigorated democracy in which all people have an equal voice and an equal vote. We advance our mission by challenging big money in politics, advancing new laws in support of political equality for all, confronting the unprecedented corruption of the White House, and working to secure our elections.

The Director of Organizational Development (Director) will be joining a dynamic and dedicated staff passionately committed to the organization’s mission.  The successful candidate for this position will share that strong commitment and have the ambition to join the President in shaping the future of Free Speech For People. Experience in leading the development of successful strategies to secure major gifts from individual donors and foundations is essential. The Director will manage relationships with established donors and will develop and carry out strategies to engage prospective donors in the work of Free Speech For People. To achieve these goals, the Director will be a highly motivated individual possessing creativity, abundant energy, tenacity, resourcefulness, and integrity.

The Director reports to the President of Free Speech For People (John Bonifaz), based in Amherst, Massachusetts, and also works closely with the Director of Administration and Finance (Oske Buckley), based in Austin, Texas. The location and hours for this position will be agreed upon in advance. This position requires some travel.

Responsibilities of the Director of Organizational Development

  • Design and lead implementation of a plan to engage the President and Board in high donor cultivation and fundraising;
  • Cultivate and solicit major gifts from individuals to raise a significant portion of FSFP’s annual budget, with the aim of expanding that budget over time;
  • Establish goals for identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual donors, and the processes and systems necessary to support the work and measure success;
  • Manage FSFP’s current portfolio of donors and identify and engage new major donors and foundations;

Additional Qualifications & Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree and successful fundraising and development experience;
  • Demonstrated track record of securing major gifts from individual and foundation donors;
  • Track record of setting and meeting fundraising goals;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of all areas of fundraising;
  • Superior oral and written communications skills and ability to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines;
  • Desire for responsibility and leadership in a fast paced, exciting and timely campaign;
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal oversight; and
  • Flexibility, sense of humor and commitment to social justice a must.

To apply for the position, please send a resume and cover letter to Oske Buckley, Free Speech For People, at employment (at) freespeechforpeople (dot) org. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Free Speech For People is an affirmative action employer and recruits, employs, retains, and promotes persons in a manner that does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, or physical or mental ability which is unrelated to job performance.

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