Careers

If you’re interested in joining the Convergent team, you should know it isn’t easy work. But it is inspiring, exhilarating, rewarding, and sometimes downright crazy fun. Because, every day, we empower nonprofits to do bigger and better work in towns and cities across the U.S. and abroad. Our clients bring unbridled passion and great ideas to their missions and look to us for the fundraising that makes it happen. Our approach to nonprofit funding is different – innovative, sustainable, and based in sound business practices. Our team of fundraising experts hails from nearly every nonprofit and business sector, but we all share the same desire to help communities – to make a difference in the world every day – and we do. You can too.

You may be our next star Project Director if you are:

Passionate yet practical

Comfortable asking for $100,000+ investments

Your best own boss (we won’t micro-manage)

Able to travel extensively

Interested in being part of a dynamic, growing team

Lawrence Has Amazing Experiences!

I’ve been fortunate to have my wife by my side on every campaign we’ve conducted because she too is a fundraising consultant. We choose to live in the communities we serve while we are working their campaign, and this has allowed us to integrate into the community personally, every day, weekends included. We’ve made many new friends and have been invited to their homes for dinner. We go to community events as their guests, and we go fishing, hunting, mountain biking and road biking with them too. Our Christmas card list has grown exponentially, and I’m proud to say we keep in touch regularly with our new friends around the country. It’s been an amazing experience that grows in each new community.

Lawrence McKinney

Tamera Found Freedom in a Job!

Convergent stands out from other firms because of the proven and business-minded approach of the Investment Driven Model and focus on ROI. The entrepreneurial approach to projects and the innovative and creative ways we help clients respond to problem solving are all appealing reasons to work with this progressive fundraising firm. There is freedom to leverage your own skill set to maximize results for clients, often positioning them more favorably than they could have hoped, which is extremely rewarding.

Tamera Toogood

Tell Me More About the Job!

Project Director Job Description

Project Directors are independent contractors who provide on-site, hands-on fundraising services to our nonprofit clients. Contractors will receive training and support to enable effective and accurate execution of Convergent’s proven process and corporate standards. This position reports to an Operations Director. The successful project director is a self-starter, capable of operating effectively in an environment with minimal day-to-day direct oversight and will exhibit great passion for and a deep understanding of the assigned client’s organizational work and goals.

Responsibilities

Feasibility Studies

During this eight-to-ten week period, you will be on-site several weeks in our clients’ communities Monday through Friday. You will be expected to:

  • Aid in the creation of a prospectus outlining the objectives the client wishes to accomplish, in addition to a study questionnaire and the test goal for the proposed funding campaign.
  • Meet one-on-one with community and business leaders.
  • Navigate complex relationships, adeptly “reading between the lines” during interviews, and work comfortably with C-Suite executives.

Capital Campaigns

During this multi-month engagement, you will be on-site in our clients’ communities Monday through Friday. You will be expected to:

  • Work with the community’s top leaders to refine implementation strategies and the budget that pays for them.
  • Cultivate potential investors.
  • Guide the client in assembling a cadre of leaders to assume campaign leadership.
  • Oversee myriad details, including creating prospect lists, supervising campaign collateral creation, arranging briefings, and leading prospective investors solicitations vital to a successful fundraising campaign.

Requirements:

  • A college-level education
  • Emotional intelligence
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Leadership skills for C-suite level interaction
  • Experience navigating a variety of social events
  • A professional image
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to prioritize and organize numerous tasks and drive them to completion
  • Ability to adapt as needed within a task and process framework
  • Passion for travel and meeting new people
  • Intermediate or higher-level Word and Excel competency

If you feel this is the right position for you, we’d love to hear from you! Please email your cover letter and resume to careers@convergentnonprofit.com with the subject line, “Resume for Consideration – Project Director.” A member of our Operations team will respond at their earliest convenience. No phone inquiries please.