Skip Navigation
Skip to Footer

Careers

Open Positions

Individual Giving Manager

State and Federal Policy Associate

The National Leadership Program

Individual Giving Manager

RespectAbility’s mission is to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. RespectAbility is a diverse, disability-led nonprofit that works to create systemic change in how society views and values people with disabilities, and that advances policies and practices that empower people with disabilities to have a better future.

RespectAbility knows that most people with disabilities can and want to fully participate in – and contribute to – all aspects of society. RespectAbility shifts narratives and creates progress by centering people with lived disability experience in leadership roles, ensuring authentic representation in entertainment and news media, advancing successful public policy, and pushing for faith-based and other inclusion. The following are RespectAbility’s core programmatic areas, which we will deepen and expand over the life of our new strategic plan:

  • Entertainment and News Media– Increase diverse and authentic representation of disabled people in media so people with disabilities are seen for what they can do, instead of what they cannot.
  • Leadership– Enable diverse people with disabilities to participate fully in decision-making.
  • Policy– Promote best practices in education, employment, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and access.
  • Faith Inclusion – Ensure the inclusion of people with disabilities in faith-based communities.

RespectAbility’s Individual Giving Manager will work with the organization’s CEO, Director of Inclusive Philanthropy, staff and board to generate contributions from individuals, develop and implement a planned giving program, develop communications materials for donors, manage events and one-on-one meetings with donor prospects, as well as maintaining and expanding relationships with current funders.

Founded in 2013, RespectAbility is a small but growing organization with a goal of substantially expanding our budget so we can have the impact needed on behalf of people with disabilities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support existing staff in development operations, including preparing for staff and board’s annual fund solicitations, major gift solicitations, database management, lead generation and relationship management with existing funders and prospective donors.
  • This is not a position where you will ask for money directly – you will help prepare materials and other staff and board members to do solicitations.
  • Support the Director of Inclusive Philanthropy and Development in prospect research and establishing contact with prospective funders.
  • Produce donor engagement materials, including special letters, gift acknowledgments and other communications with donors, in collaboration with the Communications Department.
  • Work with the Director of Finance and Administration and other staff to process gifts and pledges, handle data entry and donor record maintenance.
  • Work with team to create, cultivate, empower and support our Board of Directors in development activities. This includes helping to recruit and cultivate new board members with high integrity, commitment and fundraising/gift capacity.
  • Maintain a development and outreach and reporting program infrastructure that includes a donor and contact tracking database, donor communications calendar and evaluation and reporting systems.
  • Manage National Leadership Program Apprentices who are working with this department.
  • Plan and oversee organization of fundraising events including luncheon presentations and parlor meetings.
  • Work closely with grant writing advisors and consultants.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of two years of full-time experience in fundraising and major gifts development outreach required.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the organization, including diversity, equity and opportunity for people of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Commitment to disability issues as well as a strong interest in issues of intersectionality and other marginalized communities.
  • Exceptional “people-skills” and interpersonal communication abilities that can be used in meetings with current and prospective funders.
  • Ability to work with CEO, board and staff to identify, research and connect with potential funding sources – especially high net worth philanthropists and major foundations.
  • Talented, detail oriented, highly motivated, and honest professional with proven fundraising success.
  • Experience with data entry and database management required.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills including grammar and spelling.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent internet research skills—not just Google!
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly in a fast-paced, fast-growing, dynamic nonprofit environment.
  • Team player who is upbeat and excited to work in a new, growing and mission-driven organization.
  • Bilingual (Spanish proficiency) a positive.
  • Experience with eTapestry or other Blackbaud databases a big plus.

COMPENSATION

Salary range $50k-$70k plus employer-paid health insurance, optional dental insurance, paid time off and holiday time, retirement matching and other benefits.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: HR@RespectAbility.org.

RespectAbility provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RespectAbility complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

State and Federal Policy Associate

Reporting to the Director of State Policy and serving as an integral member of RespectAbility’s Policy and Practices Department, the Associate is responsible for working with our team, board members, volunteers, and partners to achieve the policy and advocacy goals outlined in our strategic plan.

The State and Federal Policy Associate will support our team to promote widespread use of RespectAbility’s recommendations on disability policy, job seeker supports, employer adoption of best practices, educational attainment, disability entrepreneurship, and more. They will work with both the Federal Policy Director and State Policy Director of RespectAbility to implement strategies and opportunities to educate any impact decision-makers at the federal, state, and local level. They will contribute to advocacy and education efforts both informally through relationship building and through the legislative/regulatory process.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

State Coalition Building Support (40%):

  • Support the Director of State Policy as they oversee our state policy program, including tracking, identifying, and seizing opportunities to affect legislative, regulatory and administrative action at the state level.
  • Under supervision of the Director of State Policy, collaborate with partners, including state and local government, disability and service organizations, businesses serving not-for-profit organizations and employers to implement key systemic and policy issues solutions to barriers for success.
  • Attend all regular scheduled meetings: 1:1 with Directory of State Policy, team meetings, partner meetings, and others as needed and identified.

Federal Advocacy Support (40%):

  • Support the Federal Director as they work, in a nonpartisan fashion, with legislators, executive branch agencies and non-profit partners to develop new policy priorities, learn from emerging best practices and track collective outcomes.
  • Under the supervision of the Director, professionally represent the organization in meetings with key officials, attending virtual events, develop content for publication, support civic engagement outreach and engage with strategic partners on key benefits reform priorities.
  • Ensure outreach support in response to emerging legislative issues, support public engagement with their members of Congress and participate in online policy dialogues/events

Administrative Support (20%):

  • Support team by performing tasks related to organization, administration and strong communication while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Write and edit documents from letters to reports and instructional documents, and especially large number of PowerPoint documents.
  • Record and document all partner meetings to capture historical information and ensure clarity and delegation of tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of two years of full-time experience in public policy, advocacy, and civic engagement.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the organization, including diversity, equity, and opportunity for people of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Commitment to disability issues as well as a strong interest in issues of intersectionality and other marginalized communities.
  • Exceptional “people-skills” and interpersonal communication abilities that can be used in meetings with current and prospective funders.
  • Ability to work with Policy Department leaders, professionally represent the organization, and collaborate with external partners.
  • Talented, detail-oriented, highly motivated, and honest professional with proven policy success.
  • Experience with data entry and database management required.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills including grammar and spelling.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent internet research skills—not just Google!
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly in a fast-paced, fast-growing, dynamic nonprofit environment.
  • Team player who is upbeat and excited to work in a new, growing and mission-driven organization.
  • Bilingual (Spanish proficiency) a positive.

COMPENSATION

Salary range $40k-$60k plus employer-paid health insurance, optional dental insurance, paid time off and holiday time, retirement matching and other benefits.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: HR@RespectAbility.org.

RespectAbility provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RespectAbility complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Skip to Footer

TWITTER

Connect with us on Twitter:

Skip to Footer

FACEBOOK

Connect with us on Facebook and join the community:

Respect Ability - Fighting Stigmas. Advancing Opportunities.

CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
RespectAbility
43 Town & Country Drive
Suite 119-181
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Office Number: 202-517-6272

Email: info@respectability.org

GUIDESTAR PLATINUM

RespectAbility and The RespectAbility Report is a GuideStar Platinum Participant. GuideStar Platinum Participant Logo
© 2022 RESPECTABILITY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SITE DESIGN BY COOL GRAY SEVEN   |   SITE DEVELOPMENT BY WEB SYMPHONIES   |      SITEMAP

Back to Top

Translate »