Director of Development, Remote

Organization Overview:

Launched in 2018, The Movement Cooperative (TMC) was founded with the aim of creating a cooperative community addressing structural challenges to shared data and technical infrastructure. Currently, our membership stands at over 75 national member organizations and 1000 state-based organizations accessing elite-level data, learning from each other, and sharing deep efficiencies in cost savings. We leverage the collective purchasing power of our membership to secure cooperatively held data and technology licenses shared across the membership and invest in common infrastructure like technical staff to support our members in their work. TMC is also a member cooperative -- our board is elected by and made up of our member organizations, making us a true movement led organization.

Position Overview:

Do you want to support a mission-driven organization that aligns your philosophical and professional passions? The Director of Development is a critical part of the leadership team at TMC, focused on connecting the complex and important work of the cooperative with donors who are aligned with supporting the progressive movement. The Director of Development will design and spearhead all donor-related initiatives, working with leadership and advisors to identify, explore, pitch, and maintain deep connections with invested funders, overseeing the creation of all grant and briefing materials. The Director of Development will support and report directly to the CEO. This role has the potential to be elevated to a Senior Director position with commensurate skills and experience.


  • Work with the CEO, staff, and TMC board to facilitate short and long-term strategic plans, focusing on philanthropic investment in the organization’s growth
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy and ensure that philanthropic development is executed in keeping with the organization's values, vision, and mission
  • Participate with the CEO and senior management to plan the organization's development course, donor events, briefings, and programs
  • Manage development activities in coordination with technical and specialist staff, with a commitment to translating technical advancements into accessible language
  • Establish a balanced mix of donor sources and fundraising programs to attract and retain major donors, foundations, and funds for multi-year grants
  • Establish performance measures, monitor results, and evaluate the efficacy of the development program
  • Manage resources, staff, and budget for the efficient work of the development team, while maintaining a supportive and evolving team dynamic
  • Maintain accountability and ensure compliance with all regulations and laws, including c3 and c4 entities
  • Keep abreast of developments in philanthropy and fund development
  • Represent TMC in development and fundraising activities, including donor meetings, conferences, member meetings and gatherings.


  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in fundraising, preferably in non-profits or political campaigns
  • Proven leadership in all types of fundraising initiatives including special events, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, donor cultivation, foundation relations, and grant writing
  • Strong entrepreneurial drive with a history of launching new projects or initiatives that require funder buy-in.
  • Expertise in fundraising metrics and tracking, including the use of Salesforce and other donor CRMs
  • Working familiarity with the narratives and trends of progressive politics and their impact on fundraisingExceptional writing, time-management, relationship-management, and organizational skills
  • Commitment to sound judgment, confidentiality, and accuracy in donor records and communications
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cross-departmental teams to craft stories of organizational success
  • Fluency in Slack, Microsoft Office, and Google G-Suite

We especially encourage applications from people who have any of these additional qualifications:

  • Proven oversight, coaching, and management of development staff and fundraising consultants
  • Experience drafting and presenting annual development reports, as well as regularly evaluating the effectiveness of all fundraising programs
  • Experience working with the communities and member organizations that TMC serves with a particular focus on progressive data and infrastructure.

Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods of working on a computer. 
  • Some travel required.


The salary range for this position is $126K-137K annually. The Movement Cooperative is dedicated to providing all employees with the following: 

  • a competitive salary 
  • world-class healthcare
  • dental and vision benefits
  • retirement 401ks 
  • unlimited paid vacation and sick days 
  • employer sponsored HRA, FSAs, and HSAs
  • flexible holidays
  • all-staff holidays
  • remote virtual office stipends or coworking office stipends
  • paid parental and adoption family leaves
  • health and wellness benefits. 

Next Steps:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in this role and your qualifications, in PDF format. Here’s what you can expect from our interview process: 

  • Application Materials Review
  • Phone Screening ~30 minutes
  • Interview with CEO & COO ~60 minutes 

The Movement Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer. 

The Movement Cooperative recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. At The Movement Cooperative, we have a clear vision: to be the organization where a diverse mix of talented people want to be, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best to our members, and we know our organization runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.

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