We’re hiring a Finance Director

FinanceWhy Marriage Matters Arizona (WMMA) is seeking an experienced Finance Director will manage the organization’s fundraising program. The Finance Director will coordinate with the Program Director and the Executive Committee to write and execute a fundraising plan, with a goal of raising $250,000 in 2014.

The primary tasks of the Finance Director will include, but not be limited to, event coordination, creation and implementation of a house party program, donor base growth, call time management of executive committee and finance committee members, and low dollar fundraising calls. The Finance Director will also coordinate with members of the executive and finance committees to leverage existing relationships. The Finance Director will report directly to the Project Director.

WMMA is a 501.c.3 grassroots public education campaign to build support for the freedom to marry in Arizona. This project was founded by Equality Arizona, ACLU Foundation of Arizona, Freedom to Marry, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation with support and leadership from countless local businesses, clergy, and community organizations.

To learn more about the work of WMMA, please visit www.wmmaz.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with the Project Director and the executive committee to write and execute a fundraising plan for 2014 and beyond.
  • Create and implement a house party fundraising program.
  • Create and coordinate other fundraising events.
  • Manage call time and meetings for the Project Director, executive committee members, and finance committee members with potential major donors.
  • Make direct fundraising solicitations via phone, e-mail, and social media.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Arizona relevant laws pertaining to fundraising for a 501.c.3 education campaign.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Experience working either on political campaigns and/or in nonprofit fundraising with a proven track record.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written communication and presentation skills.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and respectfully on the phone and in person with donors, board members, volunteers, staff, and the general public.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Proficiency with office technology and information systems, including donor databases.
  • Local knowledge of Arizona philanthropic community – particularly the LGBT and progressive political communities – is a plus.
  • A confident and professional work style. Ability to work independently and to exercise good judgment in stressful circumstances. Flexibility and a willingness to take on new tasks as the responsibilities of the position evolve.
  • Ability to work occasional evening, weekends, and irregular hours.

Compensation:

Salary based on experience. Excellent benefits, including health insurance and vacation time.

To Apply:

Send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with contact information to jeremy@whymarriagemattersarizona.org.