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Campaign Legal Center
Washington DC, District of Columbia

Category: Development officer
Field of Interest: Public policy

Job Description:

About the Campaign Legal Center

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. Through litigation, policy analysis, and public education, CLC works to protect and strengthen the U.S. democratic process across all levels of government. CLC is adamantly nonpartisan, holding candidates and government officials accountable regardless of political affiliation.  


CLC was founded in 2002 and is a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Our work today is more critical than ever as we fight the current threats to our democracy in the areas of campaign finance, voting rights, redistricting, and ethics. Most recently, CLC argued Gill v. Whitford, the groundbreaking Supreme Court case seeking to end extreme partisan gerrymandering. In addition, CLC plays a leading watchdog role on ethics issues, providing expert analysis and helping journalists uncover ethics violations. CLC participates in legal proceedings across the country to defend the right to vote. See our latest impact report.  


Position Summary

Campaign Legal Center is seeking a full-time Individual Giving Manager to lead our growing individual giving program, primarily by building and maintaining highly meaningful relationships with donors. This is an exciting opportunity to make a mark expanding an already growing program to meet the needs of protecting our core democratic institutions and values.

The ideal candidate will have a proven willingness and ability to ask for money, experience with successful annual campaigns, familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Donor Perfect, Salesforce, or similar fundraising CRM, and experience building results-oriented mission-based relationships. They must be a collaborative and creative team player who is courageous, a critical thinker, and has a “Beginner’s Mind” mentality with a willingness to step outside their comfort zone.

Job Responsibilities

The Individual Giving Manager, who is based in Washington DC and reports to the Chief Development Officer, is responsible for the following:

  • Responsible for meeting all individual revenue goals
  • Develops and maintains active portfolio of 90-100 donors
  • In collaboration with the CDO and other CLC staff, develops and executes cultivation/solicitation plans for donors in personal portfolio
  • In collaboration with the CDO, develops and staffs portfolios for CLC president, CDO, and other executive team members
  • Responsible for all aspects of partnership progress: identification, identification of appropriate contact staff, letters of inquiry, proposals, follow up, documentation, ensuring goals are met, reporting.
  • Managing all aspects of the individual giving program to ensure giving continues and grows
  • Developing and executing an annual giving program that includes direct marketing, measurement of results, key giving opportunities (Giving Tuesday, YE campaign, matching gift campaigns)
  • Working with CDO and Development Assistant to develop systems and protocols for managing individual giving relationships; success measures for the individual giving program; and tools in DPO to record and report on those measures
  • Manage a personal portfolio of 90-100 individual donors capable of giving $1,000-$100,000


We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are results-oriented, and have strong project management skills. You should have:

  • A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders
  • A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles
  • Experience managing multiple projects and ability to successfully collaborate with a cadre of colleagues, donors, and volunteers

Experience with c3 and c4 individual solicitations from high net worth individuals; managing a donor portfolio; direct marketing, social media, and development communications; and knowledge of voting rights and similar democracy issues and prior experience in a public interest law firm environment are plusses but are not requirements.

Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. The Campaign Legal Center is an equal opportunity employer, and we make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions.

How to apply

We invite candidates with relevant skills and experience to submit a compelling cover letter and résumé to, with “Individual Giving Manager” in the subject line. In your cover letter please specifically address your experience with annual campaigns and/or provide examples of your fundraising successes.  Please also indicate in your cover letter or email where you saw our advertisement.


Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. CLC is proud to be an inclusive organization. It does not make hiring or advancement, or other employment decisions, based on race, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, familial status or responsibilities, personal appearance, pregnancy, political affiliation, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, District of Columbia, or local law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, termination, benefits, and training.