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The Native Organizers Alliance (NOA) is a unique Indigenous training and organizing network dedicated to building the capacity of Native tribes, traditional societies, and community groups to make transformational change. It also provides a forum for tribal and Native leaders and organizers to work in collaboration with each other and promote their work with non-Native national allies. NOA supports grassroots-driven social change rooted in Native traditional practices and values to advance tribal sovereignty and the health and wellbeing of Native people in rural and urban Native communities and on reservations across Indian Country.

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Major Gifts Manager

Job Description
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Major Gifts Manager’s primary responsibility is to build and grow a Major Donor Program for NOA. The Manager will expand the base of support from individual donors and significantly grow independent revenue from major donors. The Manager will work with the Director of Development to help create, implement, and execute initiatives with individuals including major gifts, planned, giving, special events, and developing a comprehensive stewardship process for NOA major donors and prospects
The ideal candidate will have experience with major gifts, donor cultivation, and stewardship. The Manager will help the Director of Development lead the strategic planning process for NOA’s long-term financial stability. The position will require occasional travel to meet with donors and funders to attend events.

NOA staff are expected to work across diverse teams and workstyles, and help the organization design and administer systems that make workflow more efficient. The candidate should care deeply about NOA’s mission, have experience working in the progressive funding world, and enjoy strategy and systems.

The candidate should also have a familiarity with the history and current situation in Indian Country. Prior experience in working with tribal and Native communities and organizations is desirable.

Primary Responsibilities
The Major Gifts Manager will create and implement a strategy to grow NOA’s fundraising:

  • Work with Director of Development to build Major Donor Program
  • Coordinate planning and execution of all development strategies related to cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors.
  • Work with Executive Director and Director of Development to cultivate and steward major donors
  • Lead and manage donor stewardship, acknowledgments, and correspondence (thank you letters, notes, calls)
  • Collaborate with NOA staff to produce donor newsletters specifically for major donors.
  • Plan donor cultivation and fundraising events
  • Help develop and manage the fundraising database; segmentation of donor data into individual donors, mid-level donors, and major donors
  • Provide accurate and timely activity reports and revenue forecasts

Job Requirements
Applicants for the Major Gifts Manager position should:

  • Have at least 5+ years of demonstrated successful fundraising experience with major gifts.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, a high level of emotional intelligence, and an awareness of interpersonal dynamics to work with a diverse group of colleagues, building support and consensus around fundraising priorities.
  • Strong, compelling written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable developing and navigating budgets, familiar with basic nonprofit financial management and reporting practices.
  • A self-starter with the ability to multitask, establish, and rearrange priorities, and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with G-Suite, Microsoft Office suite, donor databases, and project management platforms.
  • Commitment to NOA’s mission – Possess a commitment to racial equity, fulfillment of treaty rights, social justice, and grassroots organizing. Be sensitive to the challenging dynamics of raising money for an organization fighting systemic racism in a capitalist system, and be comfortable navigating those dynamics.
  • Alignment with the values of indigeneity which recognizes the power of the circle, collective action, and respect for being in balance with the natural world that is guided by ancestral knowledge and responsibility to future generations.
  • Honor the idea of indigenizing organizational culture and ways of working within the staff and with all our relations. Show ability to work across multiple infrastructure and programmatic teams, with staff spread across the country.
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing Indigenous communities.

Qualifications
You could be great for this role if:

  • You honor the idea of Native cultures and practices are the guiding principles of NOA’s organizational culture and ways of working within the staff and with all our relations.
  • Have a deep knowledge of the politics and issues impacting the tribal and Native communities.
  • Have a strong knowledge of intertribal Native history and culture.
  • Have knowledge of and commitment to progressive social change movements and grassroots organizing as the key to building political power.
  • Understand the decisive role tribal governments play in the movement for achieving sovereignty and systemic change in nation-to-nation relations with the federal government.
  • Experience in managing staff, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Can communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Familiar with work plans and able to participate in setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage your time efficiently.
  • Possess solid problem-solving skills and know how to give and receive feedback well.
  • A desire to grow and develop personally, and deepen our collective Indigenous frameworks. You want to learn from others in an exciting moment in Native history with an organization committed to movement-building for transformational change.

Compensation

Salary: $70,000 – $80,000

Benefits: Include health, dental, and vision insurance; paid holiday time-off and a generous vacation and sick policy and contributions to retirement funds.

Location: Remote (minimal travel for staff gatherings, campaigns and events.)

Application Procedure
Interested applicants are asked to please email:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Please email with the subject line “Your Name: Major Gifts Manager” to: jobs@nativeorganizing.org

Please understand that only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. The position is open until filled and incomplete applications will not be considered. Thank you!


Annual Giving Manager

Job Description
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Annual Giving Manager’s primary responsibility is to retain and acquire individual donors through a variety of strategies, primarily using digital platforms. The Manager is responsible for researching, planning and executing innovative ways to encourage and increase fundraising. Collaborating with the broader NOA team, this person will manage all aspects of the mid-level giving process, including the strategy for donor/prospect acquisition through broad based online appeals that generate revenue and on-going analysis of message themes, subject lines, design, and timing to evaluate effectiveness.

Primary Responsibilities
The Annual Giving Manager will create and implement a strategy to grow NOA’’s fundraising efforts:

  • Proactively identify opportunities to grow NOA’s donor base, with a strong focus on building a dedicated community of sustaining donors.
  • Work with the Director of Development and the Director of Communications to lead the creation for fundraising campaigns. This includes collaborating with the Development and Communications teams on email marketing strategy, leading brainstorming meetings, taking the creative lead, and ensuring consistency with each new initiative.
  • Plan, write, and edit donor appeals (email and direct mail) and manage the production of mailings and scheduling of email appeals in collaboration with other NOA team members
  • Work with the NOA team to design, edit, and develop on-brand fundraising materials, in both digital and print formats, for external in-person and virtual events in a timely manner in collaboration with members of the Development and Communications Teams.
  • Work with the Communications team to suggest and implement new features to encourage philanthropic support from individuals online, social media sources, and deliver creative content (text, image, and video)
  • Collaborate with NOA’s Social Media Manager to make sure NOA has a social presence and to establish continuity with NOA’s online voice on all social channels
  • Assist the Communications Team in the construction of quarterly and monthly content calendars, helping to craft engaging external content driven by ‘donor-centric’ best practices, analytics, and effectively organizing multiple campaigns simultaneously with targeted audiences
  • Review digital analytics and reporting to develop optimization of donor journeys, conversion rates, acquisition and renewal rates, and attrition.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, continue to elevate the NOA’s work, and implementing intentional strategy changes when needed
  • Must be able to have a clear understanding of NOA’s mission, message, and goals
  • Assist with budgeting and projections for fundraising campaigns
  • Identify potential new and innovative digital activities to gain new supporters
  • Track and report on fundraising results across all platforms

Job Requirements
Applicants for the Annual Giving Manager should:

  • 3+ years of marketing and fundraising experience.
  • Experience with digital marketing and fundraising strategy.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage a blended donor treatment strategy and elevate donors to increase giving, and to identify and upgrade new mid-level giving donors.
  • Excellent communicator driven by a sense of urgency towards inspiring donors.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and capable of working in a fast-paced development operation to drive activity that achieves or exceeds individual and team goals.
  • A collaborative approach to working with colleagues across multiple diverse teams.
  • Experience with Action Network and Act Blue platforms is a plus.
  • Commitment to NOA’s mission – Possess a commitment to racial equity, fulfillment of treaty rights, social justice, and grassroots organizing. Be sensitive to the challenging dynamics of raising money for an organization fighting systemic racism in a capitalist system, and be comfortable navigating those dynamics.
  • Alignment with the values of indigeneity which recognizes the power of the circle, collective action and respect for being in balance with the natural world that is guided by ancestral knowledge and responsibility to future generations.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, a high level of emotional intelligence, and awareness of interpersonal dynamics to work with a diverse group of colleagues, building support and consensus around fundraising priorities.
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills, including superior writing, copy editing, and proofreading ability.
  • Have strong organizational skills and an ability to deal with many tasks and priorities while being on top of details. Work effectively on a tight schedule and be able to set and meet realistic deadlines.
  • You honor the idea of Indigenizing organizational culture and ways of working within the staff and with all our relations. Show ability to work across multiple infrastructure and programmatic teams, with staff spread across the country.
  • Experience with G-Suite, Microsoft Office suite, donor databases, and project management platforms.
  • Solid track record of working closely with senior management, and ideally in an Indigenous, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic work environment.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing Indigenous communities.

Qualifications: You could be great for this role if:

  • You honor the idea of Native cultures and practices are the guiding principles of NOA’s organizational culture and ways of working within the staff and with all our relations.
  • Have a deep knowledge of the politics and issues impacting the tribal and Native communities.
  • Strong knowledge of intertribal Native history and culture.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to progressive social change movements and grassroots organizing as the key to building political power.
  • Understand the decisive role tribal governments play in the movement for achieving sovereignty and systemic change in nation-to-nation relations with the federal government.
  • Experience in managing staff, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Can communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Familiar with work plans and able to participate in setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage your time efficiently.
  • Possess solid problem-solving skills and know how to give and receive feedback well.
  • A desire to grow and develop personally, and deepen our collective Indigenous frameworks. You want to learn from others in an exciting moment in Native history with an organization committed to movement-building for transformational change.

Compensation
This is a contracted position requiring approximately 20 hours a week.

Location: Remote (minimal travel for staff gatherings, campaigns, and events.)

Application Procedure
Interested applicants are asked to please email:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three references

Please email with the subject line “Your Name: Annual Giving Manager” to: jobs@nativeorganizing.org

Please understand that only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. The position is open until filled and incomplete applications will not be considered. Thank you!


Director of Development

Job Description
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Development (DoD) will create and oversee fundraising strategies to maximize organizational sustainability and allow for mission-aligned growth. The DoD’s focus will be on building a diverse, strong, and expanding base of support from foundations, while significantly growing independent revenue from individual donors. The DoD is responsible for creating, implementing, and executing initiatives including major gifts, planned giving, grants, annual giving, special events, and developing a comprehensive stewardship process for donors.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in fund development in the nonprofit sector, donor cultivation and stewardship, representing an organization to stakeholders, and managing a small staff. The DoD will help lead the strategic planning process for NOA’s long-term financial stability and act as the principal liaison to all fundraising consultants.

The DoD is expected to work across diverse teams and workstyles, and help the organization design and administer systems that make workflow more efficient. The candidate should care deeply about the NOA’s mission, have experience working in the progressive funding world, and enjoy strategy and systems.
The candidate should also have a familiarity with the history and current situation in Indian Country. Prior experience in working with tribal and Native communities and organizations is desirable.

Primary Responsibilities
The Director of Development will create and implement a strategy to grow NOA’s fundraising:

  • Manage fundraising efforts from foundations and other institutional sources, stewarding current funders while growing revenue from new sources. This includes: prospecting for new funding opportunities, managing and improving development systems, tracking deadlines, reviewing and approving content, and coordinating timely and high-quality grants submissions, and responsibility for all proposals and report drafting. In addition, the DoD will be responsible for all funder cultivation such as briefings, communications, and ensuring all funders are stewarded appropriately.
  • Responsible for the implementation and strengthening of major gift programs, to contribute significantly to the growth of independent revenue for NOA. Engagement strategies including individualized donor cultivation, special events, and other relationship-building and activities. Ensure excellent cultivation and relationship maintenance with all donors and prospects.
  • Establish strong internal systems for coordinating and tracking development work. Ensure members of the development team have clear work plans and goals, and monitor tracking and transparent reporting of progress towards goals. Responsible for the maintenance of NOA’s donor database system. Oversee timely grant notifications, coordination of financial reporting, and allocations of grants. Lead monthly fundraising meetings with key staff.
  • Work closely with the Director of Communications and lead the creation and production of donor publications and communications such as annual reports, newsletters, donor stories, online donor outreach including video production and website content.
  • Help lead the development of a NOA funder database in collaboration with the Managing Director. Create data collection, reporting and editing guidelines for the NOA team, to ensure clear procedures.
  • Provide regular supervision and support to development staff, including Major Donor Manager and Digital Fundraising Manager. Clarify roles among development team members. Provide the vision and leadership to the development team. Provide coaching and support to the NOA staff in building their fundraising skills and success.
  • Work closely with the Managing Director and fiscal sponsor to develop organizational income projections, accurately tracking progress towards goals, and ensuring that the goals are met and that the organization operates with a positive net operating income and continues to grow. Work closely with the COO and administration of NOA’s fiscal sponsor to ensure that updated income projections are reflected in the NOA budget projections.

Job Requirements
Applicants for the Director of Development position should:

  • Have strong supervisory and managerial experience – Demonstrate experience effectively managing teams and be able to build rapport among their team while challenging staff to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Commitment to NOA’s mission – Possess a commitment to racial equity, fulfillment of treaty rights, social justice, and grassroots organizing. Be sensitive to the challenging dynamics of raising money for an organization fighting systemic racism in a capitalist system, and comfortable navigating those dynamics.
  • Alignment with the values of indigeneity which recognizes the power of the circle, collective action and respect for being in balance with the natural world that is guided by ancestral knowledge and responsibility to future generations.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills, a high level of emotional intelligence and awareness of interpersonal dynamics to work with a diverse group of colleagues, building support and consensus around fundraising priorities.
  • Be a successful fundraiser – 10 years of demonstrated successful fundraising experience and a strong familiarity with the progressive funding universe. Particular expertise or knowledge in one or more of the following highly desirable: foundation fundraising, major gifts, low-dollar individual fundraising, C3 and C4/political fundraising.
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills, including superior writing, copy editing and proofreading ability.
  • Demonstrate solid financial management knowledge – comfortable developing and navigating budgets, familiar with basic nonprofit financial management and reporting practices.
  • Have strong organizational skills and an ability to deal with many tasks and priorities while being on top of details. Work effectively on a tight schedule and be able to set and meet realistic deadlines.
  • You honor the idea of indigenizing organizational culture and ways of working within the staff and with all our relations. Show ability to work across multiple infrastructure and programmatic teams, with staff spread across the country.
  • Experience as an organizer, campaigner, or in tribal government is a plus.
  • Experience with G-Suite, Microsoft Office suite, donor databases, and project management platforms.
  • Solid track record of working closely with senior management, and ideally in an Indigenous, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic work environment.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing Indigenous communities.

Qualifications
You could be great for this role if:

  • You honor the idea of Native cultures and practices are the guiding principles of NOA’s organizational culture and ways of working within the staff and with all our relations.
  • Have a deep knowledge of the politics and issues impacting the tribal and Native communities.
  • Strong knowledge of intertribal Native history and culture.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to progressive social change movements and grassroots organizing as the key to building political power.
  • Understand the decisive role tribal governments play in the movement for achieving sovereignty and systemic change in nation-to-nation relations with the federal government.
  • Experience in managing staff, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Can communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Familiar with work plans and able to participate in setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented and able to manage your time efficiently.
  • Possess solid problem-solving skills and know how to give and receive feedback well.
  • A desire to grow and develop personally, and deepen our collective Indigenous frameworks. You want to learn from others in an exciting moment in Native history with an organization committed to movement-building for transformational change.

Compensation

Salary: $85,000 – $100,000

Benefits: Include health, dental, and vision insurance; paid holiday time-off, and a generous vacation and sick policy, and contributions to retirement funds.

Location: Remote (minimal travel for staff gatherings, campaigns, and events.)

Application Procedure
Interested applicants are asked to please email:

Cover letter
Resume

Three references

Please email with the subject line “Your Name: Director of Development” to: jobs@nativeorganizing.org

Please understand that only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted. Position is open until filled and incomplete applications will not be considered. Thank you!


Native Organizers Alliance is a fiscally sponsored project of the Alliance for a Just Society (501c3) and is an equal opportunity employer, and women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, nor any other basis protected under law. We embrace the full spectrum of humanity and the intersectional nature of our existence and imaginative energies. We embody diversity in our staff, board, the artists and partners we work with, and the audiences we attract.

All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.