The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist the wrongly convicted who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. The Innocence Project's groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project's mission is to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. To learn more, please visit https://www.innocenceproject.org.
The Director of Individual and Major Giving is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the individual giving program, which represents $10 million in annual revenue for the Innocence Project as part of an overall $25 million operating budget. In partnership with the Chief Development Officer (CDO), this person is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major and mid-level donors, including facilitating those with relationships with the Executive Director, the CDO, and members of the Board of Directors.
The Director of Individual and Major Giving reports to and works in partnership with the Chief Development Officer. They work closely with all members of the 11-person Development department, but with the Digital, Data, and Events teams in particular. They supervise the newly created (and currently unfilled) position of Assistant Director of Individual Giving and the Individual Giving Coordinator position.
This is an exciting opportunity to work for an organization whose individual giving has more than doubled in the last four fiscal years, adding 100,000 new donors in the last 18 months alone. With the unprecedented growth and recognition on the national stage, this position requires an individual who enjoys and is particularly skilled in interfacing with a high volume of donors, with the ambition to maximize the untapped opportunities, as well as attract new supporters aligned to the organization's work and mission. The ideal candidate is passionate about social justice issues and tackling inequities in criminal legal systems.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Management of Individual Giving Program and Leadership
Strategic Stewardship of Major and Mid-Level Donors and Prospects
Systems Building and Project Management
The annualized salary band for this position is $110,500K-$130K. This band is commensurate with the experience of qualified candidates.
The Innocence Project considers the diversity of its workforce to be vital to our organization's success in meeting its mission. We strongly encourage applicants from all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, and physical abilities to apply. Individuals with personal connections to the criminal legal system are strongly encouraged to apply.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law.
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The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist the wrongly convicted who could be proven innocent through DNA…