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Development Associate


NY or DC metro areas




Full Time




Health Insurance: group medical insurance, group dental insurance, group vision insurance
Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA
Paid Time Off: paid federal holidays, unlimited vacations and sick days, six months of paid family leave
401(k): upon three months of employment, access to a 401(k) retirement plan with matching up to 3%.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will continue to interview until filled. We are planning for 2-3 rounds of interviews, all between 30 and 60 minutes via Zoom, in addition to a hiring exercise. While we are looking for the right match, the ideal start date is October 23rd, 2023. If you don’t meet all of the requirements and believe you’re a good fit, we absolutely encourage you to apply and tell us why!

about vote mama

Vote Mama builds the political power of moms.

Vote Mama PAC is the first PAC in the country dedicated to supporting Democratic moms running for office up and down the ballot and across the country.

Vote Mama Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the leading source of research and advocacy on the political participation of moms and works to break the structural barriers moms face running for and serving in elected office.

Vote Mama Lobby, a 501(c)(4) organization, mobilizes fed-up mamas to take action by electing moms and passing truly family-friendly legislation.

about the role

The Development Associate will support fundraising activities for Vote Mama’s PAC, 501(c)(3) Foundation, and 501(c)(4) Lobby. This role will help cultivate and maintain relationships with individual donors and institutional partners. The Development Associate will work closely with the Chief Development Officer and Founder/CEO on relationship management, grants, and meetings with funders.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is detail oriented and eager to help build and execute systems to create a strong foundation for a growing development team, and is excited to build skills in a variety of facets of development work from data management to cultivation to events and writing.

The Development Associate will report to Corie Pope Lieberman, Chief Development Officer.

required skills

  • 4+ years of experience in donor cultivation and management.

  • Experience implementing a fundraising and donor engagement strategy, especially one across more than one entity, including a PAC, 501 (c)(3), or 501(c)(4). 

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills to convey Vote Mama’s mission and impact to donors

  • Experience in donor prospecting, communications, acknowledgement, and relationship building

  • Experience in writing proposals and grant reports

  • Experience in planning events, especially for donors

  • Experience using Salesforce, or a similar CRM, and donor research platforms

  • Commitment to Vote Mama’s goals and theory of change, and passion for grassroots organizing and commitment to progressive policy change

  • Must be creative, strategic, collaborative, and organized, with keen attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment and discretion.

bonus skills

  • Experience in both nonprofit and political fundraising

  • Ability and comfort to do cold outreach with a persistent attitude

  • Experience in building relationships across a variety of audiences

  • Experience working in a scaling startup and/or mission-driven organization

core responsibilities

Support Individual Giving Strategy

  • Draft communications and outreach for new and existing donors.

  • Identify potential donors through prospect research

  • Plan and execute events for donors

  • Manage donor acknowledgements for all gifts


  • Draft grant proposals in collaboration with the VoteMama team to include key opportunities and lines of work

  • Draft grant reports for donors in a timely, thorough manner

Support Institutional Giving

  • Support the CDO and CEO in meetings with institutional donors by collecting information, taking notes, drafting followup communications, and more.

  • Identify potential institutional partners, and proactively develop a strategy to build relationships with them

Data Management

  • Enter and maintain donor contact information in Salesforce database

  • Enter and maintain donation information in Salesforce database

  • Manage revenue tracker and coordinate with Accountant to ensure accuracy of revenue records.

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