Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s re-election committee seeks a fundraising consultant or staff member to provide fundraising services for the 2010 Election Cycle. The Congresswoman seeks individuals who are interested in managing fundraising for the Barbara Lee for Congress Committee (Committee). In the 2008 cycle, the Committee raised approximately one-million dollars. The Congresswoman is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, both of which will lead to increased fundraising responsibilities in the 2010 cycle. The goal for the 2010 cycle is $1.25 million raised for the Committee.
The Committee seeks a candidate who would agree to perform fundraising services and it has a further preference for somebody who would agree to perform the services as a full-time employee. However, proposals will be accepted from individuals who would propose to perform the services as an independent contracting consultant rather than as an employee.
The proposed scope of services is set out below. Persons interested in performing the services should provide the requested information by e-mail to the following individuals no later than March 27, 2008 for a decision that would lead to commencement of the services in April 2009:
Please send resumes to H. Lee Halterman, Treasurer, Barbara Lee for Congress Committee, email@example.com;703-839-5519
1. Contact Information (name, name of firm if relevant, mailing address, e-mail address, phone and cell phone numbers)
2. Listing of Past Fundraising Experience (provide minimum of 2003-2008, or duration of career, whichever is shorter)
3. Three references for recent work (2008 cycle)
4. Outline of methodology for meeting Scope of Services (not to exceed two pages)
5. If proposing to work as a consultant rather than as a full-time employee, a list of other clients for the 2010 cycle (to identify potential conflicts of interest)
6. Brief narrative of your interest in working for the Congresswoman (not to exceed two pages)
7. Proposed salary/fee.
Scope of Services Barbara Lee for Congress
1) Review the Committee’s past fund-raising performance.
2) Develop a fundraising plan within 30 days of commencement of employment/services, including any plan submitted by the Committee’s DC fundraising consultant, that is geared to meet the plan’s fundraising goals, shall be designed to secure the maximum commitment of prior donors to the Committee, and shall seek to significantly expand the Committee’s donor base, including from key constituencies such as Labor Unions, small businesses, woman- and minority-owned businesses, local political committees and others identified by the fundraiser and the Committee, and shall continue to build the national fundraising base of the Congresswoman.
3) Work in coordination with any DC fundraising consultant so as to avoid needless duplication of effort and shall support scheduling efforts by the DC fundraising consultant.
4) Supervise the work of other Committee consultants, staff and volunteers as required as their activities pertain to fundraising.
5) Coordinate the Committee’s Finance Committee and work with its members to revitalize, expand and undertake the Finance Committee’s fundraising goals.
6) Identify, develop, secure hosts, committee members for and supervise the execution of all non-DC fundraising events on the fundraising plan.
7) Work with the Congresswoman’s scheduler to arrange for the timely identification of events to which the Committee can commit its efforts.
8) Re-establish and identify leadership for Committee’s Finance Committee, including the identification of leadership and Finance Committee goals and the identification of non-committee volunteers and fundraiser hosts who will raise money for the Committee.
9) Schedule necessary call time for the Congresswoman and shall provide necessary information for both solicitation and acknowledgement calls.
10) Schedule and arrange for the production (including writing) of postal direct mail fund raising solicitations to prior donors and prospective donors.
11) Develop and implement an on-line fundraising strategy.
12) Maintain the Committee’s donor database, post new donors to the database as they are acquired and update previous donor information as appropriate and necessary.
13) Mail thank you acknowledgements to donors in a timely manner.
14) Work with the Committee’s accountant to ensure the timely transmission and deposit of contributions, the acquisition of Federal Election Act required data on donors and the fulfillment of all regulatory and legal requirements.
15) Provide the Congresswoman and the Committee with a brief (one-two page bullet-point presentation) bi-weekly update of the successes and difficulties of the fundraising effort.
The Committee is an equal opportunity employer, and applicants from minority groups and who are women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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