Stewardship Strategist

Position summary

CLC is seeking a Stewardship Strategist to support senior leadership and the development department by producing donor-focused communications materials. This newly created position will be a member of the development team, and will work closely with our communications team to ensure clear, consistent and compelling connections with our donors.

This position is the “Chief Executive Owner” of making sure donors know what CLC is doing. To accomplish this, the key responsibilities of the role are:

Producing donor-focused communications materials by

  • Developing printed materials (2-pagers, brochures, subject reports, annual reports, info on giving vehicles [e.g., planned giving], other materials TBD)
  • Drafting talking points and information packets on hot topics
  • Developing personalized donor-focused e-communications (e-mails, texts, tweets, FB posts, etc), including for the President and Vice-President.
  • Developing “topic decks” on CLC issues and overall work
  • Keeping all of the above current consistent with progress on issues

Managing the sharing of donor-focused communications

  • Acts as conduit between Dev and Comms departments to identify emerging stories for donor interest (e.g., media appearances, op-eds, etc.)
  • Works with development assistant to organize, segment, and keep current donor lists (by solicitor, giving level, solicitation stage, etc.)
  • Manages donor direct mail (writing renewal letters, producing renewal and EOY mailings, etc.)
  • Manage donor recognition (emails, direct mail, annual reports, special events)

Supporting solicitors in their communications with donors

  • Work closely with senior staff members, including President and VP, on mailings/communications to key constituents, including thank yous, birthday/holiday cards, event invites, CLC updates, personalized email communications
  • Work with Individual and Foundation Giving departments to steward relationships with lapsed donors
  • Work with Individual and Foundation Giving departments to support geographic-specific donor communications plans, including stewardship of giving communities, foundation coalitions, etc.



The Stewardship Strategist will have the following skills & attributes: 

  • Excellent writing. The Stewardship Strategist must be able to produce detailed but accessible information on short notice. They should be able to translate complex legal positions into lay language, and capture the “voice” of CLC that is appropriately accurate and approachable. They should also be able to write in the “voices” of various internal partners, such as the President and Vice President.
  • Attention to detail and follow-through. 100% accuracy is a must, and any external communications should be proofed, free of errors, and ready for consumption by philanthropic leaders. Since they will be communicating on behalf of senior leadership, they should prepare all information as if it came from the respective desks of the President, VP, etc.
  • Positive attitude and flexibility: The job will require a combination of long-term projects and immediate response to emerging issues and requests from senior leadership. Therefore the Stewardship Manager should be open to changing priorities, and be able to maintain their composure under pressing deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Curiosity & beginner’s mindset. A key to success on the CLC development team is a willingness and desire to learn and grow, personally and professionally. Openness to new ideas, ways of communicating, innovative strategies, and creative collaboration are critical.

The Strategist may also have:  

  • Knowledge of CLC issues
  • Familiarity and expertise in social media (twitter, FB)
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with high net-worth individual and foundation relations
  • Graphic design skills
  • Familiarity with donor CRM’s, especially Donor Perfect


EEO Statement 

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. CLC is proud to be an inclusive organization. It does not make hiring or advancement, or other employment decisions, based on race, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, familial status or responsibilities, personal appearance, pregnancy, political affiliation, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, District of Columbia, or local law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, termination, benefits, and training.


Disclaimer: This description is intended to provide an overview of this position and is not all inclusive. The incumbent in this position will be expected to perform other duties as required. Responsibilities may change over time. This description is provided for informational purposes only and does not form the basis of a contract.


How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and résumé addressing your interest in and relevant experience for this role with “Stewardship Strategist” in the subject line to

Applications will be accepted until July 19th, 2019.