Senior Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time




1625 K Street NW, Suite 1275
District of Columbia
United States


We are a small but mighty group dedicated to giving female journalists an equal voice. We stand for opposing all attempts to silence the truth. We offer opportunities, provide emergency assistance, raise awareness, conduct security training and research to highlight the role of female journalists and to keep them safe.

Why work here?

1.    We have a culture of empowerment and equality where everyone can see the value that they are adding.

2.    Our board is active and passionate in supporting our mission.

3.    Our programs make a real impact, and are recognized by the journalism community as adding to their skills and safety.

4.    We are an equal partner with many of the other leading organizations in our field.

5.    It is a great place to work, learn and have fun.

What we do?

·      Awards: More than 100 female journalists from 56 countries recognized with Courage Awards.

·      Grants: 3330+ grant applications received | $840,000+ in funds awarded | 110+ grantees

·      Reporting trips: 4,000+ reporting trip applications received | 200+ fellows selected | 30+ 2-week reporting trips across Africa and Latin America

·      Local Fellowships: 50+ year-long reporting fellowships have begun for journalists in Africa and Latin America

·      Emergency Assistance: nearly $300,000 provided to 70+ journalists in crisis

·      300+ publications produced by our grantees and fellows for: The Washington Post | The Los Angeles Times | The New York Times | BBC | The Associated Press | EFE | Reuters | Folha de Sao Paulo | National Geographic | Foreign Policy | Harpers | The Atlantic | TIME | Cosmopolitan | PBS NewsHour | NPR | and many, many more.

·      In 2017 alone, we provided $3.1 million in direct support to female journalists. 

Are you passionate about connecting individuals and organizations to the issues that they care about and want to support? Can you integrate individual, corporate and event-based fundraising? Do you thrive with unpredictability, able to keep on top of your responsibilities and work across all departments to achieve our goals? Then you are the right person for us. 

Your role will be to work directly with the executive director to manage the IWMF’s efforts to raise support among foundations, individuals and corporations by creating and implementing an annual work plan to meet our fundraising projections. This will include:

o  Creating strategies for donor cultivation, solicitation and reporting.

o  Fostering and building relationship with existing donors.

o  Preparing materials for solicitations and proposals.

o  Traveling and meeting with potential funders.

o  Supporting the IWMF Board of Directors as they conduct fundraising activities on behalf of the IWMF.

o  Preparing quarterly development report for the executive director.

o  Supporting the work of consultants who manage fundraising for the IWMF’s annual awards events, which will take place in NY, DC and LA.

o  Ensuring compliance with all reporting requirements to donors and relevant agencies.

The Senior Development Manager’s role is broad, requiring someone comfortable with ambiguity. It will require involvement in all aspects of the IWMF’s operations including, but not restricted to, programs, communications, networking and events.

If you are a bold, experienced development leader able to build on and nurture our committed funding base to increase support for the IWMF’s mission; then we welcome your application.

§ Position may be based in Washington, DC, or NY.

§ Compensation is commensurate with experience; IWMF provides excellent benefits.

§ For more information about the IWMF, please visit


Compensation is commensurate with experience; IWMF provides excellent benefits.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and CV here.