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.
Convergent Nonprofit Solutions, a fundraising consulting firm serving the national nonprofit market, is looking to add to our growing team of Project Directors. The ideal candidate has experience in fundraising or direct sales or brings specific knowledge/experience of a nonprofit sector. Convergent’s Project Directors work side by side with the top public and private sector leaders in the communities where our clients are based. Experience working with C-suite leaders and managing volunteer engagement is highly beneficial.
Project Directors, as independent contractors, will be responsible for executing Convergent’s Investment Driven Model™ of Capital Campaign Management. This will require both ON-SITE and REMOTE direction of the client and volunteer leadership to ensure project milestones are achieved. At Convergent we don’t train volunteers to ask – we are hands-on fundraisers so we make the ask. A director will be expected to prepare for, execute and follow up on solicitations in order to secure investments in the Client’s defined program of work.
Convergent will provide training and support to ensure effective and accurate execution of Convergent’s proven process and support the Director to ensure Client success. 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. Project Directors will work as an extension of the Client organization and are expected to represent both Convergent and our Clients in a manner that is professional at all times in a Client community.
During this eight- to 10-week period, the Director is typically on-site three to four weeks in our clients’ communities Monday through Friday, traveling on Monday AM and Friday afternoon. Execution of an Opportunity Analysis includes:
Capital Campaigns are fast-paced, highly strategic initiatives. Beginning day one, there are multiple critical workflows that must be initiated to ensure the project can achieve desired milestones. A Project Director is effectively the CEO of a Campaign organization. During this multi-month (typically eight to 12 months) engagement, you could be on-site in our clients’ communities Monday through Friday (traveling home on weekends) for the duration of the fundraising campaign. The Director is provided with all process-related resources necessary by Convergent, but will also be required to work with Client team members and board members. You will be expected to:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.