Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/09/2018

Start Date

07/30/2018

Application Deadline

07/16/2018

Address

1779 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
Washington
District of Columbia
20036
United States

Description

The Pulitzer Center is a nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to promoting in-depth engagement with global affairs through its support for quality international journalism across all media platforms and an innovative program of outreach and education.

We are a team of 20 hard-working, creative, entrepreneurial, and energetic individuals dedicated to advancing our mission. We are seeking a creative, detail oriented and high energy Development Manager to provide day-to-day support for a full range of fundraising initiatives.


This role is both strategic and operational – providing critical support to manage grants, to ensure senior staff keeps their focus on major donors and the current endowment challenge, to drive efforts to grow unrestricted individual giving, and to ensure smooth and efficient fundraising operations.


We are looking for someone who shares our passion for raising awareness of critical global issues through journalism and education – and who has the energy and experience to manage multiple roles. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most talented journalists and educators, and a deeply committed, hardworking, and fun team.


For more information about the Pulitzer Center, visit pulitzercenter.org


Responsibilities


The responsibilities of the Development Manager will include, but are not limited to:


Grant Management: Work closely with the Pulitzer Center leadership team to identify, cultivate, solicit, and administer programmatic and unrestricted grants

·        Manage the calendar and lifecycle of grants from current funders: track proposal and reporting deadlines, draft reports and renewal proposals, and coordinate and archive all grant correspondence.  Monitor receivables and spending by grant, as well as performance against program goals. Work with program managers and senior management to develop strategies to maximize opportunities for renewal.

·        Conduct research and focused prospecting to identify new individual, foundation, corporate, and municipal/government donors whose goals align with key Pulitzer Center program initiatives. In addition, identify sources for key general operating support grants. Initiate short, medium, and long-term cultivation of prospective grantors.

·        Support program staff in funding their programs by helping them identify prospects and draft new proposals that align our programmatic needs with the donor focus.


Endowment Campaign Coordination: Work closely with the Pulitzer Center leadership team to identify, cultivate and administer the opportunities provided by the current matching Endowment Challenge.

·        Maintain the prospect database for endowment donors and capture notes and next steps from senior management meetings.

·        Refine and update the endowment campaign Case Statement and other communication tools as needed.

·        Draft campaign-related materials as needed to support the endowment campaign efforts of staff, trustees, and other key volunteers.

·        Track receivables and endowment gifts, ensure receipts are transferred to long term investments, and initiate the request for matching funds.

·        Ensure acknowledgement letters are sent promptly.

·        Prepare endowment reports for quarterly board meetings.


Individual Giving: Working with senior management, develop and implement a strategy to broaden support for the Pulitzer Center by increasing the number and commitment of individual donors, with a focus on securing additional unrestricted gifts.

·        Maintain the donor database for individual gifts. Identify targets for specific campaigns. Provide reports and projections for gifts and receivables.

·        Plan and execute at least three solicitation campaigns each year, including the annual conference, fellowship funding, and year-end solicitations

·        Use a range of systems to effectively solicit and process individual gifts, making use of technology when appropriate to make this simple and secure

·        Draft donor acknowledgement letters. Mail letters promptly and file copies of all acknowledgement letters within the donor database.

·        Work with the Education and Outreach teams to increase opportunities for soliciting gifts at Pulitzer Center events.


Fundraising Operations:

·        Manage donor database(s)

·        Update and manage income projections and provide reports of actual income against budget quarterly on an ad-hoc basis.

·        Manage development expenses and budget

·        Maintain all files required for grant, audit, and tax purposes

·        Incorporate fundraising strategies into our weekly newsletter, social media outreach, and Pulitzer Center events

·        Maintain/update donor platforms, including the donation section of the Pulitzer Center site, GuideStar listing, Network for Good, and other campaign-specific digital platforms.


Education Background, Skills, and Work Experience / Qualifications:


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

·        A Bachelor’s degree

·        Two to five years of experience in philanthropy; additional experience with journalism or education a plus

·        A passion for global issues and a commitment to the Pulitzer Center’s mission

·        Excellent written and oral communication skills

·        Strong project management skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities without compromising quality

·        The ability to work independently, as well as the flexibility and creativity to work collaboratively as a part of a small and lean team

·        Experience with one or more donor management databases (familiarity with SalesForce and DonorPerfect a plus) and a basic knowledge of accounting

·        Experience with word processing software, including mail merge functions, and the skills to use spreadsheet and presentation software (MS Word and Excel, Google Documents and Sheets)

·        Experience with website-based third party payment and event software (Network for Good, PayPal, Eventbrite helpful)

·        Event management experience is helpful


HOW TO APPLY

Please e-mail your application to jobs@pulitzercenter.org, and write "Development Manager" in the e-mail subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting July 16, 2018

Applications should include:

  • a detailed CV
  • a written statement of interest (no more than 500 words)
  • names and contact info for three references
  • three samples of your work.

Your written statement should link your passions and experience to this opportunity and how you think that experience can help advance the Pulitzer Center’s mission.

The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

BENEFITS

Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, the Pulitzer Center offers a comprehensive benefits package.

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL: Early Career

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: 4-year degree

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jobs@pulitzercenter.org

HOW TO APPLY

Please e-mail your application to jobs@pulitzercenter.org, and write "Development Manager" in the e-mail subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis starting July 16, 2018

Applications should include:

  • a detailed CV
  • a written statement of interest (no more than 500 words)
  • names and contact info for three references
  • three samples of your work.

Your written statement should link your passions and experience to this opportunity and how you think that experience can help advance the Pulitzer Center’s mission.

The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to forward diversity through its programs and hiring.


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