The Fairness Project
While Congress and state legislatures across the country remain paralyzed by partisan disagreement, ballot initiatives provide a path forward for improving the lives of millions of Americans. The Fairness Project ("TFP") incubates, funds, and provides strategic and technical assistance to state-and city-based ballot initiative campaigns and drives a national narrative to elevate issues of economic fairness. Through ballot initiatives, TFP offers voters the opportunity to do what politicians cannot or will not: take direct action to enact sound economic policy and change their own lives.
In the 2018 election cycle, TFP worked with state-based groups on ballot measures to raise the minimum wage in Missouri and Arkansas; provide paid sick leave in Michigan; and expand Medicaid in Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah. And they've already helped deliver victories in Massachusetts to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and in San Antonio where the city council passed earned paid sick time – both in response to ballot initiatives.
In 2017, TFP was a key player in the nation's first successful ballot campaign to expand Medicaid in Maine, bringing health care to more than 70,000 people.
And in 2016, a historically polarizing election year, TFP partnered with grassroots organizations in six states on ballot initiatives raise the minimum wage, two of which also guaranteed paid sick and safe leave. The organization's local partnerships with campaigns in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, Washington state and Washington D.C. ultimately led to higher pay for eight million working Americans and paid sick days for nearly two million. To date, this has put almost $8 billion dollars in working families' pockets.
For more information about The Fairness Project, please visit: https://thefairnessproject.org.
Reporting to TFP's Executive Director, the Director of Development will lead the organization's fundraising efforts through this pivotal time by researching and actively engaging prospective individual and institutional donors, while building, expanding, and cultivating TFP's existing circle of supporters and friends. This is an ideal opportunity for a tenacious, creative, and risk-friendly fundraising leader who is passionate about growing TFP's impact and thrives in dynamic situations. Successful candidates must have the endurance and resolve to deploy a variety of strategies and tactics to affect progressive policy change through ballot initiatives. Key responsibilities of this position will include:
Vision-Setting & Leadership
To be considered for this exciting position, candidates should possess the following:
Washington, DC strongly preferred; remote candidates considered on a case-by-case basis as long as regular travel to DC can be accommodated
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
The Fairness Project is an equal opportunity employer and encourages eligible candidates from all backgrounds.