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Senior Major Gifts Writer

Come join a team of dedicated staff at a dynamic time in the immigration reform movement, as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) expands its scholarly research initiatives, educational programming, and creative outreach efforts to achieve stable immigration levels and enforceable immigration limits.

Now is an exciting time to join FAIR as we build a model fundraising organization that will meet the growing needs of this unique organization and offer excellent professional opportunities. There is no better time to join this dynamic national immigration policy organization in the heart of Washington, DC!

The Development Office is seeking a creative and organized Senior Major Gifts Coordinator to develop an engagement strategy for prospective major donors and lead communication efforts to cultivate major gifts. Beyond identifying prospects, the Senior Coordinator will be responsible for developing high-level proposals to secure five to seven-figure major gifts.

The Senior Major Gifts Coordinator is supported by models of rich intellectual and historic framework to write persuasive proposals in addition to cutting edge original research by policy experts. The successful candidate will be able to grasp complex policy ideas and relate its impacts to a broad array of interests, from political, social, and economic and a sustainable environment.

The ideal candidate possesses:
  • Have an expert ability to translate complex subject matter for a variety of donor audiences.
  • 3+ years fundraising or marketing experience, preferably in advocacy.
  • Have a bachelor's degree or master's degree.
  • Be self-motivated, able to initiate and see projects through to completion.
  • Be collaborative and work well within a team-environment.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office suite and have experience with Donor Management Systems.
  • Enjoy intellectual challenges and have a commitment to learning.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a non-partisan, national nonprofit dedicated to achieving responsible immigration polices, which includes limiting overall legal immigration and humanely stopping illegal immigration (more information at www.fairus.org). We enjoy a diverse membership base, ranging from those who are concerned about the effects of population growth on the environment to those concerned about the economic impacts and costs associated with lower-skilled immigration.

This position is located in FAIR's headquarters in Washington, DC. It is a full-time, non-exempt position. Little travel or weekend work is required. FAIR offers generous benefits; salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a cover letter and resume to HR@fairus.org by February 10, 2016.

Membership Education Intern

FAIR's Development & Membership Department seeks a part-time, paid Membership Education Intern for the Summer 2016 semester. The Membership Education Intern will produce educational materials (including booklets and infographics) from FAIR's high-level program materials, including research and legislative reports, to communicate the organization's policy ideas to key audiences.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in communications, graphic design, and public policy. Candidates should have strong writing and verbal skills, and a background or interest in policy research. Any prior expertise in graphic design, assembling infographics, web design, or other material that may assist in communicating complex policy ideas, would be useful.


  • Work 10-20 hours a week in our downtown D.C. office.
  • Generate engaging educational materials for members from existing FAIR research and legislative reports, including miniature “e-books” and infographics.
  • Additional membership web design responsibilities available for qualified candidates.
  • Minimal administrative work.


  • Paid internship.
  • Receive direct supervision from the Director of Development.
  • Build resume working for a national non-profit.
  • Flexible scheduling to allow for finals and changes in class schedule.
  • Upon successful completion of internship, intern will be provided with letter of recommendation.

Applicants for any positions should send a resume and writing sample to:

25 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Suite 330
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: (202) 387-3447
EmailJen Harris

For general questions, please call 202-328-7004 or toll free at 1-877-627-3247.

Please note: unless specified otherwise, all positions listed above are in the Washington, DC headquarters office.


Updated February 2016