About U.S. Digital Response
U.S. Digital Response (USDR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort that helps governments and organizations respond quickly and efficiently to support the critical needs of the public.
Leveraging a network of pro-bono technical expertise and modern, resilient technology, USDR addresses and uncovers solutions for common, systemic challenges that public servants are facing, leaving them better equipped to deliver services and support to millions of people nationwide.
We operate with humility and deep respect for our partners and believe that modern and resilient technology applied in the public interest can deliver people-centered services at the speed of need.
During our first 18 months, USDR built a year’s worth of deep partnerships with over 200 government and nonprofit partners, strong expertise across more than 300 projects, real-world impact to 18 million people, and repeatable processes to solve some of the most pressing challenges of this pandemic year.
As a rapidly growing organization, we are seeking an experienced and motivated Fundraising and Development Manager to work closely with the Development Lead and the CEO to build on our strong momentum to date. The Fundraising and Development Manager will play a key role in collaborating with other senior leaders across the organization to accelerate our fundraising efforts and secure the funds we need to continue to expand our programs and services. This is a dynamic and exciting opportunity for someone who is motivated and passionate about improving technology for the public and nonprofit sectors so they can more efficiently and effectively meet the needs of the communities they serve.
The Fundraising and Development Manager will report to the Development Lead and work in close collaboration with USDR’s senior leadership team to manage an existing pipeline of donors and find new philanthropic funding opportunities. This role will require strong project management, research, grant writing and donor communication skills to support our fundraising efforts with individuals and foundations. The ideal candidate has experience in a nonprofit fundraising team helping to build and manage a portfolio of donors, has excellent communications skills, responds quickly and cheerfully to changing conditions, and is grounded in the importance of the work.
We’re looking for someone who is a team player and willing to jump in on tasks of any size. As a small organization, every member of the team collaborates on org-wide priorities. While fundraising, grant management, and donor stewardship will be the primary focus of this role, this person may also work on strategic, cross-functional priorities that touch, but also go beyond, fundraising.
We aim to be a supportive community where anyone can thrive and find a balance between working hard to make a difference and taking care of themselves.
In this role, you will:
An ideal candidate has:
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U.S. Digital Response is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
We encourage and welcome all interested potential applicants, regardless of background or prior experience volunteering with U.S. Digital Response, to apply.