Development associate

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is seeking a development associate to join our fundraising team. This person will work closely with ICIJ’s grants manager and senior staff on crafting and implementing development strategy, identifying fundraising opportunities and creating a robust pipeline of institutional funders and individual donors. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate self-starter with ample room for growth. The successful candidate will be based in ICIJ’s Washington, D.C. office.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Accept, record and acknowledge all donations in a prompt and professional manner
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date donor database in Salesforce
  • Respond to donor requests and inquiries
  • Conduct prospect research to identify new funding opportunities
  • Craft appeals and other fundraising communications through email, social media and other channels
  • Assist in grants management process, which includes preparing written materials (letters of intent, proposals, reports) and maintaining grants calendar to meet deadlines and fulfill requirements
  • Assist with event planning
  • Other duties as assigned

Your skills and experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • One or two years of relevant nonprofit or fundraising experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, take initiative and work independently as well as collaboratively across the organization
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Positive, can-do attitude with good problem solving skills
  • Strong computer proficiency, including Google Suite, Microsoft Office and donor database systems (knowledge of Salesforce or other CRMs a plus)
  • Interest in investigative reporting and/or nonprofit media. Background in journalism helpful but not required.

Are you interested in applying?
Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Caitlin Ginley Sigal.

ICIJ is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds with excellent skills. People of color, women, LGBT+, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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  • Caitlin Ginley Sigal
    published this page in Job Board 2018-08-15 11:01:15 -0400