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Political Development Director

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes is hiring a Political Development Director

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes
Political Development Director
Position: Full-time, permanent, exempt
Location: Austin, TX

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes (PPTV) is the statewide advocacy arm of the Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas that engages supporters of reproductive health and rights to fight to protect and expand access to sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion. The work at PPTV is fast-paced and deals with complex and high-priority matters related to the politics of reproductive health in Texas. Our programs range from talking to voters about the politics of abortion to advocating to protect funding for preventive health care.


PPTV is expanding our team and is hiring a Political Development Director that will work for Planned Parenthood Texas Votes 501(c)(4), Planned Parenthood Advocates of Texas 501(c)(3), and PPTV Political Action Committee (PAC).

The Political Development Director is responsible for managing and implementing the development programs to support the three statewide Planned Parenthood advocacy and political entities. This person will assist in developing the goals and strategies for an effective, comprehensive program including developing strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts from a variety of sources including individual giving ($999 and below), special events, foundation gifts, and major gifts ($1,000 and above).

This position is both strategic and tactical, working closely with the Executive Director and serving as a liaison with senior development staff of regional affiliates. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and supervises two employees in a dual-management structure with the Operations Manager.


Major Gifts Stewardship (25%)

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan of action with objectives, timelines and evaluation plans for the major donor giving program that includes identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects.

  • Create and administer a program and activities to solicit gifts from donors, prospects, trustees, board members and friends of the organization including personal solicitations, electronic solicitations, and mail.

  • Maintain organized and detailed prospective major political donor pipeline. Ensure that prospect profiles and other reports are produced as needed.

  • Coordinate, either directly or in conjunction with senior development staff of regional affiliates, all logistical aspects of special events, including invitation lists and online and offline registration. 

  • Monitor fundraising revenue to ensure adequate prospects in the pipeline to meet goals.

Foundation Relations (25%)

  • Be the primary contact for foundation relations.

  • Manage workflow process for all types of foundation grants, ensuring impeccable timeliness and accuracy of all grant reporting.

  • Develop, maintain, and ensure proper grants management procedures are in place and consistently followed, including but not limited to due diligence procedures, grant reporting, award letters, grant agreements, and procedures to ensure availability of funds.

  • Facilitate and/or be responsible for processing certain high-level and sensitive grants.

  • Coordinate and collaborate with other internal teams for accurate grant proposals and reports.

  • Oversee and ensure all multi-year grants are entered and tracked appropriately.

  • Oversee grant reporting and analysis.

  • Research and initiate new and relevant fundraising opportunities in grant funding.

Mid-Level and Grassroots Fundraising (25%)

  • Manage direct mail and email solicitations for donors of all levels, in coordination with vendors and staff.

  • Oversee timelines and donor mailing lists for direct mail and email fundraising appeals, newsletters, events invitations, etc.

  • Develop and implement a system for soliciting, acknowledging and tracking monthly sustained giving.

  • Create compelling donor materials and identify creative ways to communicate with donors; draft compelling emails, notes, and updates for acquisition and stewardship.

  • Execute and track donor engagement and maintain a calendar of events, conferences, and travel to ensure consistent and engaging touch points with donors throughout the year

  • Research new fundraising initiatives, explore individual giving and peer-to-peer fundraising opportunities, and engage and expand existing network of donors.

  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with the Campaigns Team on donor engagement around substantive areas of interest to the donor base.

Organizational Management (15%)

  • Manage all grassroots giving, major giving, and foundation giving programs to support the three statewide advocacy and political organizations, with a combined annual budget of $2 million.

  • Work closely with the senior development executives and other departmental team members from other Planned Parenthood organizations to ensure coordination with their respective fundraising efforts. Ensures that briefing, presentation, and donor materials are provided in advance of meetings, solicitations, and events.

  • With the input of the Executive Director and senior development staff of affiliate organizations, create grassroots, mid-level, major, and foundation donor program plans which are integrated into overall development annual plans for the affiliate organizations and address political fundraising needs statewide.

  • Work collaboratively with a variety of staff and volunteers from Planned Parenthood organizations in Texas and nationally.

  • Fully participate as a member of the senior leadership team, attending board meetings as needed and participating in all staff meetings, trainings, and retreats.

  • Build effective and trustworthy relationships with donors, board members, staff and community leaders.

  • Keep current on changing trends in political giving and adjust programs and strategies as needed.

  • Represents the organization at meetings, community events, and conferences, as appropriate.

General Fundraising Operations (10%)

  • Use development database and report writing software to retrieve data. Perform comprehensive analysis and manipulation related to all aspects of the political donor giving program. Use statistics to evaluate current programs and to make recommendations for program changes. 

  • Collaborate with the Operations Manager and the Operations & Development Coordinators to maintain current records in various databases.

  • Oversee the Operations & Development Coordinators to ensure that pledges and gifts are properly booked, expenses and reports are accurate, and acknowledgements and pledge reminders are sent in a timely manner. 

  • Assure compliance with the Board of Directors governance policies on development as well as the standards established by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

  • Act as the staff point of contact for the Board of Directors’ Fundraising and Finance Committee 

  • Provides input relating to Development policies, systems, and procedures. 

  • Produces timely and accurate reports for leadership and related organizations as appropriate.

  • Assures that all fundraising materials and any communication with the public maintain the highest standards of integrity and honesty.

  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree and at least four (4) years of experience directly related to professional fundraising, direct marketing or related fields, including at least two (2) years in a supervisory role. Experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Comfortable with, knowledgeable of and enthusiastic about discussing topics related to sexual and reproductive health, politics and public policy.

  • Proven skill in producing clear, structured, articulate written solicitations, donor materials, proposals, and acknowledgement letters.

  • Comfort and confidence in public speaking and presenting to multiple audiences.

  • Proficiency with fundraising databases or CRM systems required; specific knowledge of NGP/EveryAction preferred.

  • Proficiency in Google Drive and Microsoft Office, including Excel or Google Sheets, required.

  • Proficiency in Asana and Slack preferred.

  • Ability to work 9-5:30PM CST daily, with occasional work expectations outside typical hours. Planned Parenthood Texas Votes is a fast-paced, needs-responsive environment, and full-time employees are sometimes expected to work nontraditional hours, including evenings and weekends.

  • In order to ensure the safety and security of our staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, all staff members at PPTV are currently working remotely and must have access to a secure, reliable internet connection. Work-from-home stipend, internet, and phone reimbursement will be provided.

  • Travel: 5-10% domestic travel.

Personal Qualities/Other Attributes
The Political Development Director will demonstrate the following:

  • Deep appreciation for the mission of Planned Parenthood.

  • Recognizes and responds to problems with potential solutions in a highly professional, confidential, and sensitive manner. 

  • Excellent analytical skills with sharp attention to detail and the ability to meet critical deadlines. 

  • Collaborative work style; able to facilitate amongst diverse communities and individuals.

  • Self-motivated and able to stay on task when working independently.

  • Very comfortable with ambiguity, able to create clarity and understanding.

  • Enjoys operating in a fast-paced and demanding environment, a nimble and flexible work style.


To apply, send a resume, cover letter, three references and a writing sample of fewer than 1000 words to [email protected]

  • Indicate “Political Development Director” in the email subject line. 

  • All applications must be received by 11:59pm CST, June 13, 2021 for priority consideration.

  • All 4 attachments should be saved in PDF format and named in the format of “Last Name, First Name - Document Name”. 

  • Cover letters included in the body of the email will not be accepted. 

  • References will not be contacted until after an offer has been made to the candidate.

Planned Parenthood Texas Votes is an equal employment opportunity employer and we value having staff who come from communities that are most impacted by our issue, including current and former Planned Parenthood patients. We especially encourage people of color, LGBTQ people, women, transgender and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities to apply. 

PPTV  is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. PPTV does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

Compensation and Benefits
This position is full-time, with a salary range from $65,000-$70,000 annually. PPTV is proud to offer a competitive benefits package for full-time employees that includes 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision coverage effective the first day of employment, life and AD&D coverage, and short term and long term disability for the employee. Full-time employees receive 11 paid holidays plus an additional winter break, 14 days paid time off (vacation and sick time), bereavement leave, professional development opportunities, and the option to participate in a 401(k) retirement plan and flexible spending accounts.


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