For almost 30 years, Victory Fund has helped to train, place and elect thousands of openly LGBTQ public officials at every level of government. Our leaders have been catalysts for expanding legal rights for LGBTQ people across the country, and they have transformed our nation’s policies and shifted our political landscape towards equality, one election at a time. Today, over 850 LGBTQ Americans are serving in elected office due to the work of Victory, including 7 Members of Congress, and the nation’s first two U.S. Senators. Victory’s work continues as LGBTQ people are severely underrepresented in all levels of government – serving in only 0.16% of all elected offices in the United States.
The Victory Campaign Board (VCB) is a select group of 130 individuals who identify, recruit and endorse LGBTQ candidates for elected office. They additionally commit to fundraising for those candidates they choose to endorse through bundled contributions. These are critical leaders in their respective communities when it comes to ensuring LGBTQ electoral success. The VCB is empowered to assess Victory Fund’s coveted endorsement, which is only received after extensive vetting and research is conducted, and a proven commitment to advocate for the LGBTQ community is demonstrated.
Victory Fund is searching for a VCB Manager to manage the Victory Campaign Board, member recruitment process and political fundraising program.
Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the VCB Manager is directly responsible for the smooth operation, growth and engagement of the VCB program. This position serves as a liaison between the development and political programs and works in close collaboration and partnership with the Senior Political Director and entire political team. The VCB Manager leverages the VCB members to raise funds in support of the political operation’s various fundraising initiatives (General Operations, Victory Fund’s Federal PAC, various state PACs, Super PAC and direct bundled campaign contributions).
Victory Campaign Board (VCB) Management
- Manage the day to day operations of the Victory Campaign Board, including list management and website updates, and serves the committee liaison and organizational point of contact.
- Organize and execute two annual board meetings (typically in-person) and quarterly caucus meetings.
- Manage all logistics related to monthly Victory Campaign Board stakeholder calls, which includes sending meeting requests, preparing and distributing board materials, and preparing co-chairs and executive leadership with any materials needed.
- Develop and distribute reports which track board growth, candidate fundraising and board member fundraising progress (give/get).
- Act as the communications and information sharing liaison between the VCB, political and development teams. This includes managing a bi-weekly political/development team meeting (schedule meetings, provide working agendas, lead meetings).
- Develop and update marketing and fundraising tools to support the VCB in its fundraising efforts, including fundraising webpages, bundling links, talking points, invitations and managing a calendar of events.
- Provide routine updates and reports on the overall state of VCB and related activities to the VP of Development and Senior Political Director
- Meet with Senior Political Director on a regular basis to review political priorities.
- Develop a pipeline and oversee the recruitment for Victory Campaign Board members and Victory Cabinet Members (100/mo+ donors) and upgrades with a strategic focus on new markets.
- Manage the growth of the Federal PAC fundraising program which involves identifying, cultivating and soliciting Federal PAC fundraising prospects. This includes direct solicitations and executing an annual fundraising event.
- Support fundraising efforts to raise into various PAC accounts such as the SuperPAC and State PACs based on organization’s strategic initiatives.
- Collaborate with candidates and campaigns to support Game Changer and Spotlight Candidates in their fundraising efforts which may include making introductions to VCB members, securing the Victory President & CEO for fundraising events, and providing strategic fundraising consulting.
- Develop materials that support various fundraising initiatives, including donor and candidate memos, and donor proposals.
- Support VCB members to achieve 100% of their give/get fundraising responsibilities by providing training, coaching and materials as needed.
- Provide monthly reports to VP of Development and Senior Political Director on progress towards all fundraising goals.
- Utilize EveryAction database to manage and track progress towards fundraising goals.
- Leverage Numero fundraising tool to assist in fundraising efforts.
- Develop ideas for long-term projects to support the organizational and political fundraising program growth.
- Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university, plus two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Experience in information-gathering, candidate services, and scheduling.
- Understanding of campaign finances and bundling operations.
- Commitment to the mission is a must.
- One to two cycles of political experience in field, management, and/or PAC work preferred, but not required.
- Proven ability as a strong writer, analyst and team player under pressure.
- Ability to handle and compile privileged information.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Impeccable follow up and follow through.
- Detail oriented with strong organization and critical thinking skills.
- Strong ability to prioritize requests.
- Dexterity to work in a fast-paced, campaign-oriented environment.
- Willingness to work beyond traditional business hours.
- Excellent time and project management skills; able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $65,000.
Victory is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to [email protected] No phone calls or walk-ins please.