Special Projects Manager

Special Projects Manager

  • Tailwind Partners LLC
  • Kansas (remote)
  • Full Time
  • $60,000 - $70,000 USD / Year

Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000

Location: Flexible, Remote, Kansas

Reports to: Managing Director

Tailwind Partners is committed to growing Kansas’s bench of common sense elected officials, and building the pipeline of talented, passionate political operatives who will power these campaigns and guide candidates across their careers in public service. As we continue to expand our services and client base, we are seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team as a Special Projects Manager with a specialized focus on fundraising, research, and project management in the political space.

The Special Projects Manager will:

Conduct thorough research to identify potential donors, fundraising opportunities, and grant sources aligned with the political candidate’s platform and campaign priorities.
Develop and manage comprehensive fundraising strategies, including call time programs, direct mail campaigns, solicitation efforts, and fundraising events, and provide compliance guidance and best practices for down ballot campaigns
Manage donor databases and track fundraising activities, ensuring accurate and timely reporting of donor interactions and contributions.
Collaborate with the campaign and communications team to create compelling fundraising materials, including solicitation letters, fundraising emails, and donor proposals.
Provide research support to inform campaign strategy and messaging, including analysis of voter demographics, polling data, and competitive intelligence.
Compile, analyze, and synthesize legislative information and historical data into comprehensive research books to aid policymakers and stakeholders in understanding complex legislative issues and making informed decisions.
Promote a healthy work environment in a positive and collaborative manner, and will participate in a minimum of two professional development opportunities annually.


2+ years of experience in political fundraising, political research campaign finance, or related field, with a proven track record of successful fundraising campaigns and donor relations.
Strong background in project management with preferred experience using Asana or other project management software.
Strong research skills with the ability to identify and qualify prospective donors, fundraising opportunities, and grant sources within the political landscape.
Experience with donor database management and fundraising software (e.g., NGP VAN, ActBlue) preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to craft compelling fundraising appeals and articulate the candidate’s platform to donors.
Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced campaign environment.
Collaborative team player with a proactive and results-driven approach to achieving fundraising goals and campaign success.
Passion for politics and commitment to advancing the candidate’s electoral goals through effective fundraising strategies.
Commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.


Health insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance, 80% of premium paid by Tailwind.
Life insurance, 100% of premium paid by Tailwind.
401(k), 100% of contributions on the first 3% deferred, then 50% of contributions from 3% to 5%.
Vacation: base rate of 3 weeks (120 hours) annually. An additional week (40 hours) is added on 2nd and 3rd anniversaries for a max of 5 weeks (200 hours).
Mileage reimbursement for work-related travel.
Results-only workplace environment.
Up to $100/month work from home stipend.

Tailwind Partners is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, marital, veteran, or economic status, or any other legally protected basis. Please contact us for any accommodations needed in the hiring process.

To apply for this job email your details to amina@tailwindks.com

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