International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: Based on experience
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.
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.
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.
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.