Job Type

Full Time




District of Columbia
United States


The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is seeking a development associate to join a dynamic and fast-growing organization. The development associate will be a key member of our fundraising team and 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, DC office.

Your responsibilities:

  • 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

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.

ICIJ is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds. People of color, women, LGBT+, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply. To work out of ICIJ’s Washington, D.C., office, candidates must be U.S. citizen or already have a valid work visa to work in the United States.


The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a global network of more than 200 of the world’s best reporters in 70 countries who collaborate on large-scale investigations on issues that do not stop at national frontiers: cross-border crime, corruption, and the accountability of power. Recent projects include the Paradise PapersPanama Papers, the Evicted and Abandoned investigation into the impact of World Bank projects, Skin and Bone and more.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Caitlin Ginley Sigal at