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Director of Individual Giving


We are looking for a talented Director of Individual Giving to work with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and senior staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual prospects and donors capable of making major gifts (with a focus on gifts of $10,000+). Building on a current list of prospects who have been identified and cultivated over the past few years, the Director of Individual Giving will secure and expand support for the Center’s investigative journalism. The Director of Individual Giving will also will be part of a dynamic, successful fundraising team and collaborate with other team members in identifying and stewarding mid-level donors from the Center’s membership program, online giving and events planning.

The ideal candidate will bring at least five years of demonstrated success as a front-line fundraiser, particularly in the area of major giving. S/he must have established skills identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects, as well as the creativity, collegiality, energy and integrity to be part of a highly-motivated development team. Support from the organization’s CEO and board members makes this an ideal time to expand the organization’s burgeoning leadership giving program. The Director of Individual Giving reports to the Chief Development Officer.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys a lively, friendly workplace, an extraordinarily compelling mission, and a setting filled with dynamic ideas and game-changing journalism.

Responsibilities and expectations include:

  • Build a major gifts program, starting with an existing prospect list of 40-50 high net worth individuals, steward major donors from the organization’s mid-level donors
  • Research, rank and organize the current list of major donor prospects. Identify and solicit new major donor prospects who support similar causes.
  • Offer strategic counsel to the CEO, CDO, and development colleagues, on major donor relations.
  • Plan and participate in fundraising visits and calls with the CEO, CDO and board members, as appropriate
  • Develop creative, cost-effective strategies for researching and cultivating individual prospects.
  • Prepare proposals and cultivation/solicitation materials and correspondence for prospects and donors.
  • Work with Development Operations to fully utilize the department’s Salesforce database to track prospects and manage existing donors. Identify and cultivate donors of $1000+from the Center’s membership program.
  • As appropriate, and in coordination with the CDO and boardmembers, promote and solicit planned gifts.
  • Plan and grow an online fundraising program in collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Communications and Strategy, and the Audience Engagement Editor.
  • Plan and execute cultivation and stewardship events.Work toward the goal of ensuring that the revenue stream of major gifts ($10k and above) is between $1-$2 million annually.

Qualifications Include:

  • Strong commitment to the role of a free press in a democratic society and enthusiasm for the basic watchdog mission of the Center for Public Integrity.
  • At least five years of professional experience in fundraising or closely related field.
  • Experience with event planning and ability to produce events for major donors and VIPs.
  • Demonstrated ability to raise large gifts.
  • Practical knowledge of major giving and an understanding of the major gifts cycle.
  • Demonstrated ability to move four-figure donors to higher, consistent, sustained giving.
  • Superior communication, presentation, organizational and writing skills.
  • Ability to be a front-line representative of the Center for Public Integrity, to external constituencies such as prospects, donors, and the board.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office, Mailchimp, and Salesforce fundraising software or equivalent.
  • Experience using social media to communicate, influence and fundraise.
  • Proficiency with prospect research techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Conditions: Non-supervisory position. Travel as needed.

This job is within the bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035 and would be subject to a collective bargaining agreement covering that bargaining unit.

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The Center for Public Integrity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive work environment. We are committed to employment, advancement, and leadership opportunities that ensure diversity of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, and/or military or veteran status.




Senior Workplace Reporter

The Center for Public Integrity is seeking a senior-level journalist to cover workers’ rights. If you’re a seasoned investigative reporter with a passion for digging into issues such as economic justice, workplace discrimination and worker health and safety, we’d love to hear from you. This is a great beat that has netted Public Integrity a treasure trove of awards and enabled us to effect impactful change. (Think: laws changed, corruption unearthed, etc.)

You’d be joining a storied nonprofit newsroom that has won Pulitzers, Polks and Loebs with 30-year track record producing stories that expose betrayals of public trust. Sound good? Read on:

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Utilize sources, documents, data reporting, and other journalistic tools to develop, report, and write exclusive stories and investigative projects, including the impact of legislative, regulatory and business decisions on workers.
  • Collaborate with the editor on story and project ideas, including developing outreach strategies for those projects and stories. Key to those strategies is identifying, building and supporting reporting and distribution partnerships with major news outlets.
  • Work with the editor and the communications, development and web teams to maximize the impact and reach of these stories and projects, including building an audience using social media tools and creating appealing multimedia and social media content.
  • Compile documentation to facilitate fact checking of all articles authored.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 15+ years in journalism preferred. Experience covering labor, business and/or social justice issues is a plus, as is a track record of in-depth, data-driven investigative reporting.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • An ability to find illuminating stories; to craft attention-getting, in-depth, vibrant, and well-organized narratives; and to meet deadlines.
  • A track record of graceful writing that demonstrates meticulous attention to detail and rigorous adherence to the highest standards of accuracy and fairness.
  • Exceptional organization skills and a proven ability to work collegially with others.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Conditions: Non-supervisory position.

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This job is within the bargaining unit represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA Local 32035 and would be subject to a collective bargaining agreement covering that bargaining unit.

The Center for Public Integrity is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive work environment. The Center is committed to employment, advancement, and leadership opportunities that ensure diversity of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, and/or military or veteran status.