Department: Multimedia
Supervisor: Multimedia Director

Sojourners is seeking a graphic designer to join our growing multimedia team. The graphic designer has a deep passion for print and digital content creation, designing on-brand graphics, and telling visual stories that focus on social justice and faith. This position will work with our multimedia team to create a variety of content for Sojourners’ digital and print publications, marketing and advertising materials, various organizational events, social media platforms, and overall organization needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create a variety of digital and print materials including in-house ads, promotional and fundraising materials, editorial illustrations, online article images, social media assets, and formatted resources.
  • Become an expert on Sojourners’ brand guide, immersing yourself in our visual system, and building on it. In coordination with the art director, you will help refine the Sojourners visual brand across our website, magazine, advocacy work, and more.
  • Work closely with the marketing team on overall brand management.
  • Work collaboratively across the organization to assess project needs and deliver assets. Schedule and manage design meetings as needed to identify design requirements and timelines for various projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 years of experience in professional graphic design work.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop (After Effects and other Adobe Suite knowledge a plus).
  • Motion graphics experience a plus.
  • A proven track record of managing design projects and creating compelling work.
  • Ability to pivot quickly to deliver needed graphics in a pinch.
  • Ability to collaborate across multiple teams with varying needs.
  • A passion for social justice issues with a Christian perspective.
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of Sojourners and an understanding of its place in the progressive Christian church world.

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or Graphic Designer search, Sojourners, 408 C St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This position will be based in the Washington, D.C., office once it is safe to return; remote work, from anywhere, is possible until then, though EST hours may be required.

Sojourners is an equal opportunity employer that continually seeks to diversify its staff and create an inclusive and equitable culture. People of color are highly encouraged to apply. Excellent benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, 20 days’ paid vacation, 401(k) Plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

Department: Advancement
Supervisor: Chief Advancement Officer

Do you have a passion for social justice? Sojourners has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Strategic Gifts. The purpose of this role is to secure funds for the organization by managing a group (caseload) of assigned and qualified major donors, ensuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement, and identifying and cultivating new donors.

About Sojourners

For 50 years, Sojourners (sojo.net) has resourced, equipped, and mobilized millions of people from around the world to put their faith into action for social justice. We draw on a long and diverse tradition of Christians following Jesus and seeking justice, across different traditions and cultures. We reach more than 6 million readers annually through our award-winning monthly magazine, our online publication, and social media. The organization has embraced a commitment to applying a racial equity and inclusion lens to all its work, and strives to embody this commitment in its advocacy, publications, communications, organizing, and operations. We invite you to join us as we grow a movement focused on justice and peace.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a portfolio of 75-100 qualified donors and identify, prioritize, cultivate, and solicit gifts of $5,000 and above, with priority for identifying individuals capable of making transformational gifts.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on the Major Gifts team (including the Chief Advancement Officer, Senior Director of Foundation Relations, and Associate Director of Strategic Gifts) in developing overall team strategy and goals, and track progress toward implementing them.
  • In collaboration with the Major Gifts team, oversee the President’s portfolio of donors providing strategic guidance and logistical support.
  • Work with the President and key staff to cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors from your own portfolio where needed for the individual donor plan.
  • With the Director of Individual Giving, the Associate Director of Strategic Gifts, and Senior Director of Foundation Relations, build and maintain a donor pipeline from individual giving to mid-level gifts to strategic gifts.
  • Produce fundraising materials including, but not limited to, letters, emails, proposals, PowerPoint presentations, and reports. This includes drafting original copy and editing documents.
  • Conduct 20 meaningful points of contact (in-person meeting, phone call, e-communication, etc.) with donors per month.
  • Assess the potential and capacity of existing and prospective donors.
  • Create a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person on the caseload, involving the CAO and/or President when appropriate. Execute the plan faithfully, and on a timely basis, so that individuals on the caseload are retained and upgraded.
  • Work with program and the Senior Director of Foundation Relations to secure appropriate project information and to create asks, proposals, budgets, and reports that will be used with persons on the caseload to secure gifts.
  • Organize small- and medium-scale events to deepen relationships with existing donors and/or to introduce Sojourners to new audiences and raise funds.
  • Work with the Associate Director of Strategic Gifts to manage research on new prospective individual donor and family foundations, analyze their giving history and potential, and write donor briefings.
  • Work with Chief Advancement Officer and other staff in the roll-out of the public phase of the capital campaign and 50th anniversary celebration.
  • Coordinate, organize, and facilitate monthly prospect meetings with CAO, Senior Director of Foundation Relations, and Associate Director of Strategic Gifts to review shared donors and next steps.
  • Record summaries of donor and prospect meetings and post-meeting follow-up activities in Raiser’s Edge; conduct post-meeting follow-up.
  • Track solicitation amounts, anticipated gifts, pledges, and income, and provide regular revenue and cash flow updates on projections vs. actuals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of social and economic justice issues.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Sojourners’ faith-based mission.
  • Experience building successful relationships with high-net-worth individuals and their representatives; track record of soliciting and securing major gifts from individual donors, or comparable experience.
  • Demonstrated success in building strategic relationships that benefit the organization, the philanthropic partner, and ultimately lead to increased support in the future.
  • Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 5 years of successful fundraising experience, ideally in a faith-based and/or progressive nonprofit organization or higher education.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are critical.
  • Expert interpersonal skills: energetic, high emotional intelligence, and excellent management and coaching skills.
  • Interest in and experience in developing and implementing fundraising strategies for people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to travel frequently, as dictated by individual donor strategies.
  • Familiarity with fundraising best practices, standards, and ethics.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge is a plus.

This full-time position involves occasional weekend and evening work and requires frequent travel when safe to return to travel.

Benefits of this position: Excellent benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, 20 days’ paid vacation, 401(k) plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment. The Director of Strategic Gifts position offers the satisfaction of helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to Sojourners.

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net with Director of Strategic Gifts in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Sojourners is an equal opportunity employer that continually seeks to diversify its staff and create an inclusive and equitable culture. People of color are highly encouraged to apply.

Department: Advancement
Supervisor: Director of Donor Services

Do you have a passion for social justice? Sojourners has an immediate opening for a Donor Services and Database Manager.This position has primary responsibility for managing gifts to Sojourners, including acknowledgement letters, troubleshooting donor questions, and maintaining and reporting current data; collaborates with the Director of Donor Services on the development and implementation of donor services strategies and database best practices; and provides departmental support for registration renewals, meetings, and special projects. This role will report to the Director of Donor Services and manages the Donor Services Assistant.

About Sojourners

For 50 years, Sojourners (sojo.net) has resourced, equipped, and mobilized millions of people from around the world to put their faith into action for social justice. We draw on a long and diverse tradition of Christians following Jesus and seeking justice, across different traditions and cultures. We reach more than 6 million readers annually through our award-winning monthly magazine, our online publication, and social media. The organization has embraced a commitment to applying a racial equity and inclusion lens to all its work, and strives to embody this commitment in its advocacy, publications, communications, organizing, and operations. We invite you to join us as we grow a movement focused on justice and peace.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervision

  • Supervise the Donor Services Assistant in stewarding Sustainer’s Circle members and communicating most effectively with donors via email, direct mail, and phone.
  • Supervision of this team member will include support in achieving their goals through collaboration, mentorship, and professional development.

Operations and Data Management, Analyzing, and Reporting

  • Data entry of donations received via mail, online, and other sources.
  • Process donations and constituent information in Raiser’s Edge through the Super Importer Exporter plug-in each day.
  • Coordinate the communication of all acknowledgments to donors, including preparing and sending monthly gift files to C&W for outsourced mailings.
  • Lead all Super Importer Exporter plug-in strategy communication with JMG Solutions, our online gifts plug-in provider.
  • Provide accountant with budget code breakdowns for development revenue on a monthly basis.
  • Manage weekly and monthly uploads of gift data from external sources (C&W, Charitable Impact, workplace giving funds) into development database.
  • With Chief Advancement Officer’s guidance, prepare departmental meeting agendas and facilitate weekly meetings.
  • Order supplies for premium mailings and create an organized system for large-scale in-house mailings.
  • Serve as the advancement department’s database administrator; manage the department’s database needs, including communication with tech support staff, and serve as strategic lead on any and all database optimization projects.
  • Manage organization’s bi-annual registration renewal applications for charitable organization status in various states.
  • Manage workplace giving program through HCROA annual application process and the Combined Federal Campaign.
  • Support Director of Donor Services, Director of Individual Giving, and Director of Strategic Gifts in planning, executing, processing, and analyzing donor appeals.
  • Provide special project support for the Chief Advancement Officer, the Senior Director of Foundation Relations, and Director of Strategic Gifts as appropriate at supervisor’s request.
  • Assist Director of Strategic Gifts, Senior Director of Foundation Relations, and Chief Advancement Officer with maintenance of media tab on donor records.
  • Merge duplicates in Raiser’s Edge on an annual basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • The ideal candidate will have at least two years of experience working with querying, exporting, and manipulating large data sets in Raiser’s Edge.
  • 1 + years of development experience in a nonprofit setting strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple sources of data and meticulous attention to detail required.
  • Enthusiasm about working collaboratively in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Team player with a can-do attitude and a passion for our shared work as an organization.
  • Expert interpersonal skills; energetic; high emotional intelligence, and excellent management and coaching skills.
  • Interest in working with a team committed to developing and implementing fundraising strategies for people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize and coordinate multiple priorities.
  • Ability to train and answer questions from non-technical users.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Sojourners’ faith-based mission.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to jobs@sojo.net or

Donor Services and Database Manager, Sojourners, 408 C St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This position will be based in the Washington, D.C. office once it is safe to return; remote work, from anywhere, is possible until then, though EST hours may be required.

Sojourners is an equal opportunity employer that continually seeks to diversify its staff and create an inclusive and equitable culture. People of color are highly encouraged to apply. Excellent benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, 20 days’ paid vacation, 401(k) Plan, and a positive, faith-based work environment.

Department: Mobilizing
Supervisor: Communications Director

Sojourners has an unexpected opening in the fellowship program. Communications is at the heart of what Sojourners does and the communications assistant is a critical member of the overall team working to push out the organization’s message to highlight issues of importance to the faith community and change public narratives. Responsibilities include preparing press briefings for organizational spokespersons, tracking media narratives and providing analysis, and handling media requests from local, regional, national, and international media.

The Sojourners Fellowship Program is a leadership and professional development program dedicated to Christian discipleship, community, and vocation. Participants live in an intentional, Christian community and work alongside a departmental team at the Sojourners office in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Celebrating its 38-year history, program alumni have made a lasting impact on the social justice movement in the church, the United States, and around the world.

Eight to ten participants are selected into the program each year. People from all life stages and career paths are welcome. The program is designed to be a holistic experience focused on the following:

  • Life and Faith: Fellows live together in Washington, D.C. and experience life as an intentional Christian community: sharing meals, a common budget, weekly house meetings, and prayer.
  • Prayer and Discipleship : Fellows participate in weekly faith and justice seminars during work hours, monthly chapel services with colleagues, and three community retreats.
  • Work and Vocation : Calling and vocation is a central part of the Christian life. Fellows work full-time in the ministry of Sojourners. Each participant is placed in an entry-level position in one of our departments and is paired with a mentor. Part of the vocational discernment process involves calling. Fellows will wrestle with God’s calling upon their lives during this year.

Compensation : Sojourners provides all housing, meal, local commuting, and health insurance expenses. Each fellow receives a $175 monthly stipend (after tax), as well as $200 upon successful completion of the program.

This is a full-time position based in Sojourners’ Washington, D.C. office*

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain media lists
  • Track media for executive team, campaigns, and Sojourners.
  • Assist in the organizing of press conferences, round table media briefings and other events
  • Be assigned to a long-term organizational project for the communications team
  • Provide daily news round ups for internal and external use
  • Compile media reports for grant writing
  • With guidance from the Director of Communications, research and write content for press releases, media advisories, opinion editorials and internet media-related publications
  • With guidance from the Director of Communications, pitch stories to media outlets
  • Regular writing for sojo.net, the Sojourners online platform
  • Administrative duties as assigned

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is a news junkie; excellent researcher; a confident oral and written communicator; comfortable with multi-tasking; willing to take the initiative and able to complete tasks with limited supervision; detail-oriented, flexible, patient, a team-player, and willing to learn. The nature of communications work can be deadline-driven and stressful at times. Ability to cultivate spiritual and health-positive habits will ensure a work-life-heart balance needed to effect social change in social media.

*This position is based in the Washington, D.C., office once it is safe to return; remote work will be based in the DC Fellows House until then.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to volunteer@sojo.net with the subject line Fellowship: Communication Assistant Search. Applications will be accepted until June 17, 2021.


The Sojourners Fellowship Program is a spiritual formation program that embodies Sojourners’ commitment to Christian discipleship, community, and vocation. The yearlong program combines full-time jobs in our office with an opportunity to live in an intentional Christian community. Between eight and ten fellows are selected into the program each year.

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