Senior Manager, Advocacy and Fundraising

25 Aug, 2022


Senior Manager, Advocacy and Fundraising

American Society for Association Executives
Washington D.C.

ASAE helps associations, and the professionals who lead, manage, and work in them, transform society through the power of collaboration. We are looking for someone to join our team as the Senior Manager, Advocacy and Fundraising. Candidates must be able to work in a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative environment where colleagues are engaged, respect and support each other, hold themselves accountable, and celebrate their work.

With more than 45,000 members, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is the largest organization in the world representing the entire association sector.

ASAE seeks a Senior Manager, Public Policy and Fundraising, to join our Public Policy team and develop, lead and implement fundraising strategy for ASAEs political action committee (APAC), Power of Associations Advocacy Fund and Summit Awards Dinner gala. The position will also direct ASAEs annual fly-in, American Associations Day, and manage important volunteer programs.

This role requires a self-driven candidate with an entrepreneurial spirit, strong emotional intelligence and a willingness to take ownership of important organizational programs and priorities.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Plan, manage and execute ASAEs annual legislative fly-in, American Associations Day
  • Lead and implement a fundraising strategy for ASAEs Political Action Committee (APAC)
  • Support APAC compliance activities
  • Plan, manage and execute ASAEs annual Summit Awards Dinner
  • Manage Power of Associations Fund program design and fundraising
  • Manage ASAEs Fellows program, a cohort of association leaders who have made exceptional and sustained contributions to the association community.
  • Manage relevant governance committees and task forces
  • Attend political events
  • Support grassroots efforts
  • Manager intern program
  • Additional duties as assigned


Essential Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with political fundraising, PAC compliance, legislative and regulation
  • Excellent interpersonal, event planning, and marketing skills
  • Strong writing, editing and public speaking skills
  • Ability to speak clearly and persuasively on ASAEs PAC and advocacy accomplishments to outside audiences and prospective contributors
  • Organizational, planning, and management skills for group meetings
  • Event management experience
  • Strategic thinking and judgement
  • Strong data management and Microsoft Office proficiency

Supervisory Responsibility
This position manages the intern program.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Ability to work before and after-hours events on occasion is needed.

Occasional travel is required.

Required Education and Experience

  • BS/BA degree in Political Science, Communications or a related field.
  • Minimum of five years professional experience.
  • Event management experience.
  • Fundraising experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Public Policy experience is preferredCapitol Hill, political campaign, lobbying and coalition-building experience a plus.
  • Communications and marketing experience

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Benefits Offered:

  • Flexible Work from Home Arrangements
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Medical, Dental, Vision +
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings Account
  • Generous 401k Retirement Plan
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • AFLAC Plans
  • Legal & Identity Theft Protection Plans
  • Company Paid Professional Development
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Personal Computer Purchase Program

For more information on how to apply for this position, please email

Job posted: 2022-08-25