Organization Overview

State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win civic engagement victories and build long-term political power. Since 2008, we’ve been employing the principles of collective impact, building the capacity of partners with data analysis and shared resources, and strengthening our democracy by amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.

State Voices sustains a dynamic ecosystem of 23 state tables comprised of 784 partner organizations. We provide the organizations in our network with the data, tools, and support they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We advance this work through three national programs: Civic Engagement (voter registration and turnout, issue advocacy and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration) and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).

It’s our collective duty to end the systemic, relentless disenfranchisement targeting communities of color, young adults, LGBTQ people, and single women. That’s why State Voices works year-round to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy.

Position Overview

State Voices seeks a highly motivated and detail-oriented Deputy Director of Resource Development Training to manage a one-year program that aims to build the capacity of state Tables to increase their revenue and strengthen fundraising practices. In 2020, State Voices will launch a fundraising training program that will provide monthly fundraising workshops, state director roundtable conversations, prospect research support and guidance, fundraising related resources and templates, one-on-one coaching, direct support to fiscally sponsored projects, and other resources. This position will ensure that states are able to put best fundraising practices to use.

Primary Functions

The Deputy Director of Resource Development Training will be responsible for the following:

  • Implementing a one-year calendar of fundraising training activities.
  • Preparing and presenting monthly web-based workshops on key fundraising topics, such as work planning, cultivation, grassroots fundraising, and more.
  • Designing and facilitating monthly roundtable calls with state directors.
  • Providing table-specific support, including prospect research and coaching calls with state directors.
  • Closely assisting and preparing fiscally sponsored tables with fundraising needs, primarily grant-related activities such as editing.
  • Developing and compiling fundraising resources and templates for states.
  • Tracking and preparing monthly analysis of program progress, including qualitative and quantitative results.
  • Working with Senior Development Associate as needed to ensure the training needs of state tables are met.
  • Attending weekly check-ins with Director of Development to review progress of states and discuss program plans or course corrections as needed.
  • Participating in State Voices national staff activities, including staff and network retreats, convenings, check-in calls, and other all-staff activities as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.



The ideal candidate will possess many, if not all, of the following qualifications:

  • At least six years’ experience in a senior, frontline fundraising role for a nonprofit organization.
  • Additional years’ experience in a nonprofit, leading programs, as an executive director or on a leadership team, or related work in philanthropy is a big plus.
  • Experienced and adept with both institutional and individual giving practices.
  • Demonstrated track record of success with 501c3 fundraising training, with strong knowledge of prospect research, grassroots fundraising, and major gifts.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and a readiness and ease with grant writing practices.
  • Experience, ease, and comfort with meeting and workshop facilitation.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and build strong people-centered relationships with a variety of trainees.
  • Excellent ability with PowerPoint and various presentation software programs.
  • Experience and ease with donor CRM databases.
  • Experience with nonprofit 501c3 compliance and donor privacy policies.
  • Experience with maintaining development related files.
  • Understanding of the complexities of a national organization working with affiliates in various states.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
  • Relationship oriented. An approachable nature and ability to respond to questions and requests in a timely manner.
  • A sense of humor is a plus.

To Apply

  • Send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: [email protected]
  • To ensure your submission is properly routed, use the subject line “Deputy Director of Resource Development Training”
  • Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to resumes received by Friday, January 17, 2020. This ad will remain online until the position is filled.
  • No calls please.

Term of Employment: This is a one-year position, beginning in February 2020 and concluding in January 2021.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $80,000-$90,000, commensurate with experience, and includes a generous benefits package.

Location: Washington, D.C.; Remote candidates may be considered.
Reports To: Director of Development

State Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.