Rep. Mary Peltola is advertising for a fundraising associate, to be located in Washington, D.C., with opportunity to travel.
During her first quarter of fundraising for reelection, Peltola spent far more than she brought in. She raised $369,000 in the first quarter, spent more than $579,000 in the same time period, and a significant amount of the spending was on fundraising. She ended the quarter had $483,556 cash on hand, a 30% decrease over what she started with in January.
Peltola and her chief of staff, who was her former campaign manager, were spotted in Palm Springs, Calif. over the weekend; the well-heeled community is a fundraising destination for many politicians from both sides of the aisle.
According to the job description in Society of Financial Service Professionals, the successful applicant will:
- Schedule regular call time sessions required to meet stated fundraising goals
- Staff and support candidate during scheduled call time sessions by taking notes and conducting donor research as needed
- Conduct pledge follow-up with donors, including timely emails, letters, and calls
- Maintain integrity of donor database by accurately recording all notes, follow ups, and other donor information in NGP
- Other fundraising duties as assigned to support event, email, and political fundraising programs.
- Plan, manage, and recruit for small and large-scale fundraising events and build fundraising swings for the candidate
- Provide regular, accurate, and timely projections to the campaign leadership for events and meetings
- Maintain a working knowledge of donors and institutions engaged, identifying new potential funding partners and opportunities to collaborate with existing partners in new ways
- Build and maintain relationships with donors and potential donors
- Provide the necessary information and preparation for the candidate to maintain relationships with major donors, institutional partners, and allies
- Manage and staff call time when needed
- Staff events and finance meetings
Qualifications and Requirements
- Must be willing to be located in Washington DC, this work can not be done remotely
- Must have access to a laptop, smartphone, and driver’s license- access to a car is beneficial
- Experience building and executing fundraising events of all sizes
- Knowledge of campaign finance laws
- Political strategy/acumen
- Relationship cultivation and management
- Flexibility to work outside normal business hours that include evenings and weekends, and work extended hours to accomplish the requirements of the position
- Excellent and persuasive written, verbal, and public presentation skills
- 3+ cycles of working experience in political fundraising
- Alaska experience preferred
- Knowledge of NGP, ActBlue
- Willingness to travel