About the CPC Center

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center (“the Center”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is harnessing the power of the progressive movement to drive progressive ideas into the debate, generate the momentum we need to advance progressive reforms, and build progressive power across America. With an ascendant progressive movement, the Center sees a major opportunity to achieve lasting change.

Position Description

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center seeks a Development Director to implement the Center’s overall development strategy and provide leadership and management for the day-to-day fundraising operations. Working with the Executive Director and members of the board, the Development Director will implement strategies focused on major gifts, foundation grants, and partnerships.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement a strategic fundraising plan

  • Develop fundraising messaging and materials, including briefing memos, proposals, and reports

  • Manage relationships with current, new and potential donors

  • Provide support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors for all aspects of their fundraising activities/responsibilities

  • Present fundraising reports and projections for quarterly Board of Director meetings and for the Executive Director, as needed

  • Develop and maintain a regular system of contact with donors across all giving levels

  • Ensure that established systems are followed for donor acknowledgement, recordkeeping, and donor recognition

  • Oversee strategy for donor database and tracking of donors in other organization data management systems

  • Manage fundraising events

  • Ensure that all development policies and procedures are consistent with those of the finance department and that they satisfy all requirements of the auditor

  • Manage daily activities of the Development office

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 5 years’ experience in non-profit or political fundraising

  • Demonstrated success in development management, grant writing, individual donors and special events

  • Demonstrated success meeting fundraising goals and budgets

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Experience with NGP VAN, Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge or another donor management software

  • Ability to prioritize and carry out multiple tasks in a fast-paced team setting

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Attention to detail a must

  • Ability to lead multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines

  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively

  • Excellent verbal communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills to effectively work with a variety of people and personalities

  • Ability and desire to collaborate and work well with staff at all levels and in a team environment, and to work effectively in both a lead and support role

  • Commitment to and experience in social justice advocacy and progressive policies preferable

  • Ability to work on tight deadlines, adapt to changing situations, and handle confidential information

  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities


The Development Director will also receive excellent benefits including generous vacation, paid holidays, 401(k), and fully paid health insurance.

Commitment to Diversity

The CPC Center is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

To Apply

Please send the following materials in a single PDF to with “Development Director” in the subject line.

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in this work and any related experience.

  • Your resume.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants moving on to the next round will be contacted by the Search Committee.