Join the Rise Team!

Fund Development Officer

Rise seeks an experienced Fund Development Officer to manage and scale its fundraising efforts as it grows and expands its operations. The Fund Development Officer will work closely with the CEO to develop and execute a fundraising plan and will be responsible for all fundraising activities undertaken by the organization. The Officer will be a core member of the Rise Leadership Team with volunteer management responsibilities.

This position is located in Washington, DC., with the opportunity for occasional travel. Location outside of Washington, D.C. will be considered for exceptional candidates.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage Rise’s fundraising efforts, including assisting in regular crowdfunding appeals, major gift solicitation, writing grants, planned giving, strategic planning, setting and executing fundraising plans, and planning events.
  • Identify and maintain donor relationships, including identifying potential donors through research and evaluation, keeping detailed records of donors and contact history, ensuring donor information is accurate.
  • Oversee volunteer members of Rise's Fund Development team
  • Prepare all necessary financial and donor reports, including the Rise annual report.
  • Such other duties as may from time to time be assigned in the CEO’s discretion.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, Non-Profit Management or related field.
  • At least 3-5 years of related experience in direct fundraising, donor engagement and management, grant writing, and/or program development and management, especially for a foundation or non-profit.
  • Attention to detail
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, G Suite, Office Suite, EveryAction or other CSM platform, Cision, and other relevant platforms.  
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team, be adaptable, and learn on the fly.
  • Experience participating in or working at a leading tech accelerator.
  • Familiarity with the legislative process and the current state of American political leadership.
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment and with volunteers, especially in a management capacity, are preferred.
  • Empathy, compassion, a sense of humor, and an unflinching drive to make the world a better place are all required.

Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to careers@risenow.us with “Fund Development Officer” as the subject line by Sunday, September 22.

Rise Justice Labs (Rise), a first-of-its-kind accelerator for social movements.
Rise’s mission is to help everyday people write their first law. Like a “Y Combinator for Civil Rights” Rise provides seed funding and training to organizers to accelerate their social movement. Rise holds America’s record for being the most efficient social movement in modern US history by training over 200 organizers to unanimously pass 27 laws in 27 months impacting 72 million people. To learn more about Rise Justice Labs visit us at www.risenow.us.

Rise is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applications to apply regardless of disability, sex or sexual orientation, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, protected veteran status (if applicable), or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Program Assistant

Rise seeks a qualified individual to join its growing Communications and Organizing teams working to protect the civil rights for sexual assault survivors everywhere. The Program Assistant will wear several hats in a fast-paced and often-changing work environment. The Program Assistant will serve as a regular point of contact for external communications and manage the daily operations of Rise’s social media accounts. This position will also aid in managing Rise’s state legislative campaigns and coordinating Rise’s volunteer base around the country. 

The position is located in Washington, DC, but remote location will be considered for the right candidate. Occasional travel will be required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Rise’s Communications and Organizing teams implementing communications projects and strategies.
  • Create graphics and content for our social media accounts and use in internal and external materials and communications
  • Create content for and manage regular external communications, including a regular Rise newsletter
  • Assist in developing, editing, and reviewing internal documents and briefing materials, including informational memos, internal policies and procedures, and training materials
  • Serve as a contact with media outlets and personalities, including developing and delivering story pitches and handling media requests
  • Assist in the recruitment, training, and coaching of Risers in states for Rise Up campaigns adhering to our values and mission
  • Monitor progress towards metrics for Rise Up state campaigns
  • Provide direct support to the CEO in media events, including staffing, research, briefings, and preparation of materials for events where media is present, and researching and pursuing opportunities for media
  • Emphasize and contribute to a strong professional culture among Riseemployees and volunteers focused on accountability, specific goals, utilization of best practices,
  • Complete additional projects and other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • 5+ years of work experience in communications or organizing positions, especially in political, nonprofit, or campaign organizations
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite,  G-Suite, and Adobe suite
  • Demonstrated experience in social media management and content creation
  • Strong organizational, planning and management skills  
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others
  • Experience in managing social media accounts, including content development
  • Graphic design experience preferred
  • Organizing experience and knowledge of the federal and state legislative processes preferred

Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to careers@risenow.us with “Program Assistant” as the subject line.

Rise is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applications to apply regardless of disability, sex or sexual orientation, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, protected veteran status (if applicable), or any other characteristic protected by law.

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