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  Job Description

Telefund is looking for a passionate, professional and analytical candidate to manage our phone fundraising campaigns successfully, develop new clients and strengthen our existing partnerships. As part of the senior management team, the Account Executive will help develop new client relationships and contribute to our relationships with existing clients.




Candidates for this position must have a combination of project management experience, communication skills and ability and command over data and planning. Candidates should have a track record of being flexible, solution- oriented and responsive. Must have a commitment to progressive social change as well as a strong work ethic. Excellent quantitative analysis skills and proficiency with Excel are a requirement. Demonstrated ability to lead a team as well as be self-driven and independent. 6+ years of experience in project management, client services, and progressive political campaign management or fundraising is required. This position requires travel.


Job Description:


  • Meet and exceed goals for client campaigns across multiple call centers managing up to 20 campaigns simultaneously.
  • Manage day-to-day campaign performance, including analyzing and clearly communicating results to clients and Telefund leadership. Campaigns often require making quick changes to processes and adapting messaging based on immediate needs, long-term solutions and the changing political landscape.
  • Analyze campaign performance over time as well as recommend strategic and tactical improvements and manage the campaigns such that there is an increase return on investment for clients.
  • Launch and manage campaigns successfully by coordinating across every department at Telefund, including legal, financial, operations, IT and fulfillment.
  • Write and edit persuasive telephone scripts and pledge fulfillment materials, while adhering to our clients’ messaging
  • Negotiate contracts including price and payment terms.
  • Drive all aspects of new business development including identifying potential partnerships though research and attending conferences, strategy sessions and coalition meetings, developing relationships with key players in political and nonprofit organizations, creating marketing materials and pitching to new clients.
  • Develop new areas of expertise for call centers including voter contact services, other non-fundraising election and membership development activities, and innovations in campaigns and membership outreach.


About Telefund: Since 1988, Telefund’s mission has been to provide our clients with more bang for their buck than any other telephone fundraising option. Telefund raises over 100k daily across five call centers for some of the top progressive organizations, campaigns and charities in the country. Telefund's past and current clients include American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, ASPCA, the Democratic National Committee, Human Rights Campaign, League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, Oxfam, Planned Parenthood and many others.


Location: The position is available in Boston, Denver, Austin, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Washington, D.C.


Salary: Commensurate with Experience. Competitive benefits package included.


How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to with “AE” in the subject line. Please explain where you learned about the opportunity. 


Telefund is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

  Metro Area Austin TX
  Job Location City Austin
  Job Location State Texas
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: To:
  Job Category Activism and Organizing, Administration, Advocacy, Communications, Development and Fundraising, Fundraising and Development, Human Relations, Management, Project management
  Prefered Experience 6 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Mar. 3, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Telefund
  Organizational Focus Communications, Environment and Ecology, Foundations, Fundraising, and Philanthropy, Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Immigration, LGBTQ, Race and Ethnicity, Voting, Democracy, and Civic Engagement, Wildlife and Animal Welfare, Women's Issues
  Contact Person Esther Lim
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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