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NextGen America - Senior Vice President of Development

Location: Fully Remote

Job Type: Full time, exempt 

Compensation & Benefits

  • $165,000 - $185,000

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance: 100% coverage for you and for your dependents

  • Short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance

  • 401(k) plan - we’ll match 100% up to 4% of your salary

  • 15 Days Vacation, Federal Holidays, and a generous sick and family leave

  • Up to $150 per month to use toward your cell phone and internet costs 

  • $100 per month to use toward your personal health and wellness goals

  • Flexible spending account for dependent care

  • Professional development opportunities to help you achieve your best self



About the Position


The Senior Vice President, Development will help lead NextGen America’s fundraising efforts and manage the Development team. They will work closely with the organization’s President and Development team to manage the organization’s donor portfolio, build and maintain donor management systems, oversee development staff, plan and execute a national fundraising strategy with the continued goal of diversifying the organization's funding streams. This position is responsible for day-to-day management of all aspects of the fundraising function across NextGen’s C3, C4 and PAC entities from individuals, institutional donors, and donor collaboratives in the progressive space. This role will report to the President.


The ideal candidate has a passion for politics and a belief that young people will make the difference in America’s future. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. NextGen America’s mission is to empower young voters to engage in the political process and ensure our government is responsive to the largest and most diverse generation in American history. We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, immigration, economic and racial justice, and others from a progressive perspective, and we seek to engage the public through proven face-to-face tactics and innovative digital strategies.


This is a fully remote position with no location requirement. We encourage candidates from all locations within the United States to apply. 


NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.5 million young voters and educated many millions more.

Duties Include


The new SVP of Development will divide their time among several functions and work with staff across the NextGen America team. A general breakdown of how they will spend their time is as follows.

  • Work closely with the President to manage, maintain, and grow her portfolio of major donors across the country as well as expand development capabilities across the organization

  • Lead and manage NextGen's overall development department and support their extended training and mentorship

  • Create and lead the implementation of the organization's fundraising plan and strategy, with continued focus on the diversification of funding sources across the C3, C4, and PAC raising initiatives.

  • Maintain a high focus on expanding and deepening the major donor program through meetings, stewardship, and successful collaboration with the rest of the NextGen team.

  • Work closely with other program Vice Presidents to craft cycle prospectus proposals for funding. 

  • Work closely with the communications department to ensure a fundraising lens and strategy is seamlessly integrated into all of our public communications, to include approving all fundraising materials.

  • Develop policies and standard operating procedures related to fundraising programs.

  • Train and lead other staff to support fundraising, development and marketing efforts.  

  • Establish and maintain data-driven systems and structures to support regular reporting to internal and external stakeholders as well as to ensure financial legal compliance for C3, C4, and PAC donations.

  • Ensure grant and donor teams fulfill reporting requirements and work with other departments to ensure accuracy. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications


  • 10+ years working in the development space - in a role that works directly with funders and individual major donors.

  • Experience working with or at 501c3, 501c4, or PAC organizations.

  • Experience working with major donors with capacity to make six- and seven-figure gifts independently as well as in collaboration with other staff members

  • Excellent and proven project management abilities - from creation to fruition and execution

  • Proven success in effectively managing high performing teams.

  • Proven ability to effectively develop and steward long-term relationships with major donors, corporate partners and foundations. 

  • Must have a strong work ethic and be highly organized, with consistent attention to detail.  

  • Comfortable soliciting and advancing the case for support on behalf of NextGen.  

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills – and impactful storyteller.

  • A level of political savvy that enables you to find new opportunities and communicate NextGen’s importance and unique position

  • Expert knowledge of development best practices and the philanthropic landscape.

  • Ability to navigate the grant process from application to compliance and reporting. 

  • Strong project management skills and the ability to adapt rapidly to evolving priorities and deadlines.

  • Comfortable working remotely in a highly collaborative distributed workforce setting.

  • CRM (constituent relationship management) software usage experience, including Salesforce.

To Apply


  • ​Click below or email us at with the subject line "NEXTGEN SVP DEVELOPMENT"

  • Send your resume and a cover letter in one document in pdf format

  • No calls, please

JMM Strategy Group and NextGen America strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. We do not tolerate discrimination on any level and are actively working to ensure that all people have access to the jobs and positions they are qualified to succeed in.

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