Digital Account Director (Digital Advertising, Email Marketing, Nonprofit, Fundraising, Advocacy)
Fully Remote DC

Are you an experienced digital fundraiser who is looking to leverage your cross-channel digital marketing skills while making a difference in the world? Would you like to lead a team of award-winning, dedicated digital fundraising and advocacy experts in their mission to help progressive causes?

Avalon is a full-service direct response fundraising consulting agency, and we are looking for a skilled Digital Account Director to create and implement digital advertising campaigns that drive engagement and bring in revenue for our progressive nonprofit clients.  We are looking for someone who can thrive in a fast-paced agency environment and with experience leading digital advertising campaigns in the social good space. In addition, experience with email marketing, , social media, project management and digital fundraising platforms is preferred.

As a company, equity and inclusion are in our DNA. We were founded over two decades ago to create a place for women to have a seat at the table in a male-dominated direct marketing industry. Today we acknowledge that we must take meaningful action towards building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive company, and we encourage people from all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, national origins, and more to apply.  

We are also pleased to offer a remote-first work environment. Staff are welcome to work from the comfort and safety of their home office, with occasional travel required for client meetings, industry events/training, or company gatherings. 

What You'll Do with Us:

  • Lead a digital team in the development and execution of all matters related to effective digital fundraising and membership campaigns that drive engagement and revenue, with a particular focus on digital advertising campaigns. 
  • Provide creative direction on client accounts, collaborating with writers and designers, and implementing effective digital advertising strategies for brand awareness, lead generation and direct conversion. 
  • Develop media plans, creative briefs, campaign reports, and campaign budgets for clients’ digital campaigns.
  • Recommend and test audience segmentation strategies for digital advertising campaigns.
  • Collaborate with media buying partners to implement and manage digital advertising campaigns.
  • Collaborate with digital team colleagues on engagement and fundraising email marketing campaigns, as needed.
  • Manage client budgets and recommend strategy changes or special client communications, as needed. 
  • Manage other client communications including annual and mid-year reports, program audits, integrated channel analysis, and presentation of Avalon Analytics services. 
  • Support client cultivation and business development efforts. 
  • Serve as in-house authority on digital advertising best practices and opportunities, including supervising and mentoring assigned digital program staff. 

What we need from you

  • Five (5) years of digital experience with at least 3 years managing digital advertising campaigns. Consulting agency and/or large nonprofit organization experience preferred. 
  • Prior experience generating engaging cross-channel digital content.
  • Ability to interpret key digital metrics and uncover key takeaways based on those metrics.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and ability to ensure attention to detail and meet deadlines while managing multiple projects. 
  • Strong ability to write clearly and persuasively.
  • Experience using CRMs and digital ad platforms s such as FB, Google, Twitter, and/or DSP’s.
  • Confident presence in virtual meetings; ability to engage people both remotely and in-person.
  • Proven ability to pick up new skills on the job. 
  • Basic HTML knowledge is preferred, but not required. 

Why you will love Avalon:

Avalon is committed to making the world a better place by helping our clients raise the funds needed to fulfill their inspiring missions. We have created a culture unlike any other agency. We’re remote-first, hiring the best fundraisers in the business, no matter where they work. We're strategic, analytical, creative, innovative, collaborative, and most of all: passionate about our work. We love what we do, and it shows in our engaged teams, industry awards, and delighted clients.

At Avalon, you’ll experience an unparalleled supportive and collaborative team environment that encourages professional development while recognizing the importance of flexibility and work-life balance. We are committed to fostering a culture that embraces differences every day, and where each of our staff is supported and inspired to reach their full potential. Besides being a great place to work, Avalon is pleased to offer a rich, comprehensive benefit plan, including employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, generous paid leave, employer-paid life and disability insurance, and a safe harbor 401(k) plan. Note that the salary range for this role will be disclosed in the online application

As an equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to our success.  We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you. 

If this sounds like an opportunity that you’re excited about, please apply using the provided link by submitting your resume, a cover letter, and answering our prescreen questions.