I-News seeking Development Director

I-News is currently seeking a smart, forward-thinking, enthusiastic person with excellent development and communication skills – who has a passion for democracy, community and the public’s right to know – to join our team as Development Director.

The Development Director is responsible for I-News’ revenue development processes:

  • Developing I-News’ annual fundraising plan
  • Leading development and growth of I-News’ individual donor program
  • Research to identify new individual, foundation, corporate and other prospects.
  • Working with staff/board/volunteers to develop fundraising events
  • Working with staff to prepare grant proposals and reports

Status: This is a flex-time contract position. It is envisioned as a part-time position.
Salary: Salary depends on experience.
Reports To: Executive Director

Professional qualifications:

  • You have a track record of success in fundraising/development for nonprofit organizations.
  • You understand relationship-building, and have experience with major donors, prospect research and building and growing memberships.
  • You love development and think it’s fun to help donors get involved in important projects.
  • You have excellent oral communication, listening and interpersonal skills. You are known for your ability to tell a story.

Start date: As soon as possible.

TO APPLY: Please email the following to executive director Laura Frank: LFrank@iNewsNetwork.org
Please place DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR in subject line of the email.

  • A cover letter explaining:
    • How you found out about the position
    • Why you’re interested in this position
    • How you meet the qualifications/talents sought
    • Why you’re passionate about journalism that makes a difference
    • Your salary requirements
  • Your resume
  • A one-page listing of key development accomplishments, including annual fundraising figures that you have met
  • A brief, relevant writing sample
  • Three professional references

Thank you

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