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Gilbert for Governor
Houston, TX, United States
15 days ago
Gilbert for Governor
Houston, Texas, United States
15 days ago


Under the general supervision of the Campaign Manager, the Finance Director oversees the Campaign's fundraising, donor prospecting, donor management, membership and database operations to ensure the Campaign's priorities and plans are carried out. This position will require an individual to be a self-starter, capable of working independently in a fast-paced political  environment.  This  is  not  an  entry-level  position.  The  ideal  candidate  will  have  experience  in  all  facets  of campaign finance operations, including call time management, small and high dollar events (major, mid-level fund-raisers and house parties),  donor  research,  on-line  fundraising,  budget  management  and  legal  compliance.  This  person  will  be required  to develop various fundraising and finance plans to ensure a variety of events and programs to raise money for the Candidate.

  • Create a multi-faceted short and long term fundraising plan for the Campaign that encourages development of new revenue streams while maintaining current streams.
  • Maintain programmatic budgets for the Campaign.
  • Work with the Candidate, Campaign Manager and Finance Committee to track income and adjust goals as needed.
  • Manage database, conduct research on current and potential contributors, and prospect for new donors.
  • Be a resource for the campaign, elected officials and candidates on fundraising strategy and reporting.
  • Coordinate with Legal Advisor, Campaign Treasurer to monitor compliance and appropriately solicit, track, and report campaign finance contributions and expenditures.
  • Raise funds through consistent personal call time and ensure, prepare staff, candidate and campaign manager during call time.
  • Plan, coordinate and execute several large-scale fundraising events and mid-level regional events throughout the year.
  • Directing teams of staff, interns, and volunteers in the planning and execution of events and other fundraising tactics.
  • Hire and manage all finance staff, performing reviews and encouraging staff development, as well as reviewing staff functions and restructuring job responsibilities, if necessary
  • Conducting accurate and timely donor follow up and acknowledgment.
  • Engage staff and volunteers by creating an organizational culture of fundraising.
  • Coordinate with Digital Director to raise on-line contributions through innovative direct email solicitations, popular social media posts, on-line ads and high quality contribution web pages.
  • Establish and administer a sustaining donor program.
  • Schedule meetings, arrange briefings and nurture relationships with GFG stakeholders; individual contributors, labor organizations, business groups, advocacy groups, party leaders, elected officials and candidate campaigns.
  • Establish a GFG Finance Committee made up of high dollar donors and other GFG stakeholders.
  • Work with Campaign Manager to manage auxiliary fundraising programs, including $1000 for a 1000 Campaign.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent personal skills with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes, and a results-oriented culture.
  • Superior project management skills. Know how to plan a project or program, track progress, and adjust resources as needed. Understand long and short-term strategy. Be able to help create a long-term plan for the DGG Campaign, monitor progress, and stick to goals.
  • Stellar communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Fundraising prowess. Understand how both low and high-dollar fundraising works.
  • Experience with on-line fundraising. Creative outreach to new funding sources.
  • Understanding of both state and federal election law is very beneficial.
  • At least 2 years (4 years ideal) of political, campaign, or non-profit experience or a combination thereof.
  • Willingness to travel throughout Texas.
  • Knowledge of campaign software.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57753065
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Finance Manager
  • Company Name: Gilbert for Governor
  • Industry: Campaign
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Development
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: 1-2 Years
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 25-50%
  • Salary: $55,000.00 - $59,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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