Manager, Advancement & Digital Programs

  • Washington, DC
  • Full Time
  • Manager/Supervisor


The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is the nation’s preeminent think tank committed to achieving economic equity for women and eliminating structural and institutional barriers to women’s full participation in the workforce and society.

IWPR’s mission is to build knowledge and evidence to support policies that help grow women’s economic power and influence in society, close inequality gaps, and improve the economic security and well-being of girls, women, and families. We generate the ideas that build power and economic equity for all women.

Statement on Racial Equity and Intersectionality

At IWPR, we believe social and economic mobility in the United States is determined and influenced by race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other markers of difference. In working to achieve economic equity and to better understand the experiences of all women in the workforce and in society, we use both racial equity and intersectional frameworks in our research and analysis to help generate strategies and solutions that are grounded in the economic realities of women and families. 

We also prioritize building an inclusive and welcoming work environment that values the diverse perspectives and experiences of all staff. 


IWPR seeks a Manager, Advancement & Digital Programs to build a growing fundraising program with strong digital engagement to integrate communication efforts and convert mission-driven supporters into donors as well as engaging and upgrading current donors with a strategic email solicitation plan and social media fundraising plan. Reporting to the Vice President, Advancement & Philanthropic Engagement and working closely with the Digital Director, Communications, the Manager, Advancement & Digital Programs will manage and execute a digital fundraising strategy.

  • The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial, goal-oriented, and relationship-driven collaborative leader. They are also familiar with current fundraising practices and digital platforms. They will also have excellent writing and communication skills and a keen eye geared toward online presence and communications from the fundraising lens.

This position is full-time and non-exempt, and based in Washington, DC. 

Support Vision for and Manage Execution of Advancement Digital Programs

  • Build and execute a coordinated calendar of digital email fundraising campaigns with an eye toward rapidly expanding our digital donor base and recurring donor pool with compelling messaging and easy ways to give
  • Ensuring all digital data is captured in our CRM and work cross-departmentally to effectively target and segment and build the IWPR digital community
  • Establish and launch a peer-to-peer fundraising program
  • Works closely with the Communications social media team to create fundraising content and monitor progress
  • Manages digital fundraising firm, platform vendors, and supports VP and Advancement Team

Other Professional and Personal Qualities

  • Motivated by working in an environment where we live into our mission and core values daily; 
  • Skilled at listening, learning, and creatively finding resolutions while maintaining the highest level of personal and professional integrity and maintaining confidential information;
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across the organization;
  • Ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines and multiple priorities;

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

  • You bring experience working on a fundraising team, preferably in the non-profit sector and/or in a mission-driven organization
  • You are tech savvy and familiar with digital fundraising platforms; experience with RENXT a plus 

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required.  At least 2 years of experience in digital fundraising.


$65,000 to $72,000 and will be commensurate with experience. IWPR provides competitive salaries and a generous benefits package.


Please submit a resume, writing sample, and thoughtful, relevant cover letter.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals from underrepresented groups encouraged to apply. IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Vaccine Policy: IWPR has made the safety of our staff and our surrounding community a top priority. As part of that commitment, IWPR recently implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. This policy states that all IWPR employees, interns, fellows, (i.e.- IWPR staff) are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to receive a booster shot. IWPR will require selected candidates to submit proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 and having received a booster shot prior to extending a job offer. If a candidate has a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a Covid-19 vaccination, a medical exemption form should be requested from Human Resources.


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