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The Marshall Project is seeking a Director of Development to help guide its growth and expand its team of fundraisers to ensure the organization’s financial and operational health.

As a nonprofit newsroom covering criminal justice, The Marshall Project is more than a team of reporters and editors. The Director of Development occupies a senior position, reporting directly to the President and fully engaged in the strategic guidance of a fast-growing independent media organization.

The Marshall Project is three years old, still small, nimble and willing to experiment. Applicants should be self-starters who are creative, thoughtful, and highly efficient.

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Director of Development will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Guide, direct, and participate in all fundraising efforts, including major gifts (individual giving), foundations, and a burgeoning membership program.

  • Maintain relationships with top donors and prospects.

  • Oversee the day-to-day development operations, including the management of the database.

  • Ensure that all deadlines are met, acknowledgements are sent and potential supporters are engaged.

  • Draft or edit others’ drafts of grant proposals and reports.

  • Work with the President on all board activities to plan board meetings, work with board committees, board development, and deepen their engagement in our mission.

  • Work closely with the Director of Strategy and Communications on public events in cities across the country.

  • Collaborate with others in the nonprofit media world to share experiences and learning among a hardy but dynamic cohort of independent journalism organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience

  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in fundraising and development or in related fields, preferably in the nonprofit sector

  • Proven track record of fundraising with major donors and foundations as well as experience with developing an individual giving program

  • Strong understanding of all types of fundraising sources

  • Facility with Salesforce or comparable CRM database management system a plus

  • Strong organizational skills with proven ability to focus, prioritize and implement

  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills

  • Understanding of current trends in journalism and a passion for social justice issues a plus

  • Some travel required

To apply, please send a CV and letter of interest to Crystal Hayes at chayes@themarshallproject.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer and highly committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders, and sexual orientations, including people who have been incarcerated.