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Development Manager

Under the supervision of the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Development Manager is responsible for all administrative aspects of development and communication activities, focusing on the management of the donor database system and directly supporting the CDO. The Development Manager plays an important role by participating in all fundraising activities including donor relations, marketing, direct mail appeals and events. This position is exempt.

Essential job responsibilities:

  • Establishing ICIJ funding and development team goals in consultation with the CDO.
  • Create fundraising reports and dashboards in partnership with the development team.
  • Process donations, prepare acknowledgment letters and other correspondence.
  • Maintain individual giving and other donor files on the database and server.
  • Manage relationships on the database and communicate accordingly with various stakeholders (CDO, Director, Board of Directors, staff peers, donors and volunteers).
  • Conduct research on prospective institutional and individual donors, as needed.
  • Assist in the relationship management of individual donors and major gift strategies.
  • Reconcile donations with the finance department at least monthly, and as needed.
  • Manage all administrative details associated with the development team and other department meetings as needed (prepare meeting notices, agendas, minutes, etc.).
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of a specific campaign and/or donor appeal letters.
  • Coordinate scheduled donor events in collaboration with the Development Team.
  • Prepare media materials for distribution (copying, filing, mailing, emailing, etc.).
  • Assemble media and donor kits for events and meetings as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer.

Relationships

Internal

Maintain oral and written contact with the ICIJ Chief Development Officer, Director, Board of Directors, staff and volunteers to receive/provide information and discuss work-related issues.

External

Maintain oral and written contact with donors, foundations, prospects, media and others to achieve program goals and objectives, share information and resolve issues as needed.

Additional responsibilities:

High energy level, comfortable managing multiple projects and the day-to-day operations of a development office. Ability to get along with diverse personalities; tactful, mature and flexible.

Your skills and experience:

  • Four-year degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all types of people.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written; must be extremely professional and able to resolve all minor conflicts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, board, volunteers, donors, community groups, partners and other related agencies.
  • Knowledge of accessing and utilizing donor databases to inform fundraising strategies.
  • Ability to use computer software to design donor-centric marketing pieces.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, especially strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multitask and good follow-through skills.
  • Strong ability to follow systems and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently.

This is a full-time position that we hope will be based in our Washington, D.C., office — although remote work may be possible for the right candidate.

The team at ICIJ is small but highly ambitious, creative, energetic and passionate about our mission: producing investigative journalism with global impact. We value team-players who are willing to go beyond the duties on their job description to help the organization grow. ICIJ prides itself on supporting career development and nurturing skills to help each employee achieve their full potential.

ICIJ is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to jwoolverton@icij.org. Applications close September 30, 2021.

Under the supervision of the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Development Manager is responsible for all administrative aspects of development and communication activities, focusing on the management of the donor database system…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Compensation

See below
ICIJ offers our employees a competitive wage and a generous health benefits/pension plan.

Benefits

ICIJ offers our employees a competitive wage and a generous health benefits/pension plan. 

ICIJ offers our employees a competitive wage and a generous health benefits/pension plan. 

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
1710 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20036, United States

How to Apply

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to jwoolverton@icij.org. ICIJ is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to jwoolverton@icij.org. ICIJ is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds.

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