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The Marshall Project (Headquartered in New York, NY)

WHO WE ARE

The Marshall Project is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to covering America’s criminal justice system. In 2016 and 2021, The Marshall Project was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. We have also been honored with the Goldsmith Prize, multiple National Magazine Awards, and for General Excellence from the Online Journalism Awards. We are not advocates—we follow the facts and we do not pander to any audience—but we have a declared mission: to create and sustain a sense of urgency about the criminal justice system. We do not generally cover breaking news, although we curate the reporting of other news outlets in our morning newsletter. Our work includes investigative and explanatory projects and shorter pieces aimed at highlighting stories that other news organizations miss, underestimate or misunderstand. To assure our work reaches a larger audience we partner or co-publish with other media outlets on almost all of our work; we have partnered with more than 200 newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and online sites.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity. We welcome qualified applicants of all races, ethnicities, physical abilities, genders and sexual orientations, including people who have been incarcerated or otherwise involved with the criminal justice system.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Marshall Project is seeking to expand to communities across the country where resources for hard-hitting, accountability journalism on criminal justice are being slashed or eliminated. We have secured the start-up resources for our first local news operation in Cleveland, Ohio. To ensure those resources continue and expand, we are looking for local talent who know their community better than anyone, who understand the unique philanthropy of the city, and who can help build fundraising capacity at the local level. This position will work closely with our national development team to build Cleveland-specific funding opportunities in coordination with our national fundraising strategies.

Reporting to the Development Director, the Regional Development Manager, Cleveland will be a part-time position (under 30 hours per week) that will assist in expanding support for The Marshall Project to achieve its ambitious local and national goals. They will accomplish this in the following ways:

  • Serve as an ambassador to communities in Cleveland and northeast Ohio, promoting awareness of criminal justice issues and support for independent media;

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit donors in Cleveland or who have strong ties to Cleveland;

  • Steward existing donors who have contributed support for our local Cleveland news operation;

  • Coordinate with our national team to craft Impact Reports and other materials;

  • Work closely with a Marshall Project Board Member and Chair of the Board Development Committee, who is headquartered in Cleveland, on overall strategy; support him in individual solicitation, stewardship and cultivation needs.

  • Manage reporting and tracking for Cleveland-specific grants and awards;

  • Help organize outreach and fundraising events;

  • Reflect the unique goals of The Marshall Project as a nonpartisan journalism organization that aims to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the US criminal justice system.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum of 5 years donor portfolio management experience in the non-profit sector;

  • Demonstrated track record of forming donor relationships that result in annual gifts in the five and six-figure range, and experience soliciting multi-year commitments and seven-figure gifts preferred;

  • Excellent strategic thinking, analytical skills, and attention to detail;

  • Outstanding stewardship and relationship management skills;

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to be self-directed with a high degree of accountability;

  • Interest, understanding and commitment to the mission and vision of The Marshall Project; and

  • Ability to create and record timely reports on all donor interactions; understanding of Salesforce as a fundraising database preferred.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, use this form to send a cover letter and resume. Please include in your cover letter a brief description of a new project you launched or managed, or a job you held, which allowed you to demonstrate your leadership, organizational skills, and innovation.

Due to the expected volume of applications, we will follow up with the most promising candidates but cannot respond individually to all applicants. Please know it usually takes us more than a month to review applications.