The Development Associate supports our fundraising and strategic partnerships. In this role, you will help grow the resources available to social entrepreneurs across the U.S. and help build out our fundraising infrastructure.
Research donor prospects using wealth screening tools, online research, and other tools
Qualify prospective donors through personal outreach and other proactive measures
Coordinate handoff of qualified prospects to the Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships & Growth
Create and maintain high quality development records in Salesforce
Run reports, synthesize information, and share updates about current and prospective donors
Record donations on an ongoing basis in the donor database and generate gift receipts
Assist with grant writing, research and reporting requirements
Coordinate communications as needed to support overall fundraising goals and priorities.
Create mission-based, donor-centric appeals and recognition strategies distributed through a variety of channels including personal contacts, direct mail, and social media.
Prepare packets for donor meetings and presentations
Support and help execute special events — including donor engagement events, board presentations, and special fundraising events
This role is a fit if...
You are highly organized, comfortable and efficient working in a startup environment
You are a strong communicator with a willingness to learn and grow.
What background and skills do you have? (We know not all strong candidates will have all the skills we list. That’s OK. What else do you bring to the table? Please tell us!):
Strong organizational skills and experience managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors
Knowledge of fundraising principles/practices and ethics
Excellent problem-solving ability and superior attention to detail
Discretion and confidentiality when communicating about sensitive topics
Flexibility and comfort working in an environment where multitasking is the norm, the pace is fast, and priorities will evolve
Proficient with office software, primarily the Google Suite, including strong spreadsheet and presentation (slides) design skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Preferred 2-3 years of relevant work experience in a fundraising & development environment
Bonus points if you’ve got:
Curiosity about nonprofit journalism or a connection to our mission
Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign)
You’ll touch nearly every part of the development and fundraising efforts of AJP and help develop a new story about the essential role of philanthropy in nonprofit news.
You will report to the Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships & Growth.
Location: Washington, D.C., Detroit, Los Angeles or New York
Salary range: $55,000 to $65,000. This is a full-time position with benefits.
Please send a PDF of your resume to email@example.com. Include “Associate, Development” in the subject line. If you wish, you may include a few sentences in your email about your interest in the role.
The American Journalism Project is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The American Journalism Project encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran status, sexual orientations, and marital statuses to apply.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time position with benefits.
About The American Journalism Project
The American Journalism Project is a new venture philanthropy organization dedicated to local news.
Our work is grounded in an understanding of the severity, urgency and scope of the crisis as communities across the U.S. lose their newspapers and call for a new approach to local news.
By providing transformative investments and close support to civic news organizations, we are building a new public service media that is governed by, sustained by and looks like the public it serves.