PAC Director — increase Democratic majorities!Activate America Website
Activate America is seeking a PAC Director with a strong dedication to our mission, which is to retain and expand the Democratic majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The PAC Director will lead fundraising for the organization, and help guide organizational development and strategic growth.
Who we are
Activate America is a field-oriented Super PAC that harnesses grassroots power to elect Democrats to the U.S. House and Senate. We connect individual volunteers and organizations with opportunities for direct voter contact through postcards, phonebanking, texting, and canvassing. In 2018, we were known as Flip the 14, and helped flip 7 of California’s 14 Republican-held Congressional seats. In 2020, as Flip the West, our volunteers made over 13 million voter contacts, helping flip 4 Senate seats and gain a slim Democratic majority. In 2022, as Activate America, we helped Democrats expand their Senate majority by electing Democratic Senators in AZ, NV, PA and GA, and also helped minimize the Republican House majority.
We work with more than 200 organized volunteer groups (our A-Team) such as chapters of Indivisible, and also more than 20,000 individual volunteers around the country.
Our fundraising is mainly from our volunteers and individual donors, although we have held on-line and in-person fundraising events with Congressmembers Adam Schiff, Katy Porter, Eric Swalwell, and Ted Lieu; Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, California Lt. Gov Eleni Kounalakis, David Crosby, Frances McDormand and Joel Coen, and others.
Working closely with our Executive Director and Board of Directors, the PAC Director will
Develop, oversee and manage organizational fundraising strategy
Develop and nurture strategic partnerships with synergistic organizations
Participate in strategic planning
Meet with Activate America major donors
Identify, cultivate and solicit new donors
Develop fundraising proposals and materials
Represent Activate America at conferences, coalition meetings, and other gatherings
Help identify and recruit new Board members
Work with the Board to maximize their contributions and talents. Maintain and support effective Board engagement
Organize and help run virtual and in-person events, including procurement of headliners
Create and direct revenue-generating, mission-aligned programs, including online and email campaigns
Monitor progress towards budget goal of $2.5 million
5 to 10 years successful fundraising experience, including political fundraising
Existing personal network of donors
Experienced, dynamic public speaker
Strong communication skills, oral and written
Strong attention to detail
Willingness to travel
Most of our staff is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but our office is remote and our volunteers are nationwide. We prefer that the PAC Director reside in the SF Bay Area, Southern California, Washington DC or New York, but we will consider candidates from other locations.
We are seeking a minimum commitment through the November 2024 election. The anticipated start date is June 15, but we are willing to be flexible for the right candidate.
The job is primarily remote, but some travel for in-person meetings and events may be required.
Salary range $120,000 – $150,000 FTE, depending on experience.
Benefits include unlimited vacation policy, individual health insurance, and 401(k) available.
To apply, please send a letter of interest addressing the mission of Activate America and your experience with it, and describing your experience and expertise with political/PAC fundraising; your resume; and at least three professional references to:
Please note that references won’t be contacted until after interviews. You will be notified before we contact any of your references.
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Activate America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Latino, Indigenous, and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community are encouraged to apply.