Apr 12, 2022

Deputy Director of Development

  • On-Ramps
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-Time Business Development Fundraising/Development

Job Description

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists ("CPJ") is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide without regard to their political ideology. Through its work to safeguard journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to have access to diverse and independent sources of information. For over four decades, CPJ has helped win the early release of imprisoned journalists, secure convictions in journalist murders, and enable positive legal reform in countries where the climate for free expression has deteriorated.

Learn more about CPJ's fight to defend freedom of the press here.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Reporting to the Director (Head) of Development and Outreach, the Deputy Director of Development ("DDD") will lead an exceptional institutional fundraising function for CPJ, and will serve as a key member of CPJ's development department, interacting frequently with CPJ's leadership and key institutional funders (exclusively private and corporate foundations; CPJ does not take money from government agencies). The DDD will manage a team of three direct reports, steward existing institutional funders, oversee grant cycles, and seek out new philanthropic funding opportunities, as appropriate. This is an ideal opportunity for a strategic development professional with exceptional storytelling skills to lead the largest funding stream for a dynamic, global human rights organization.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide dynamic and innovative leadership for CPJ's fundraising efforts, enhancing an infrastructure that supports short- and long-term goals.
  • Deepen relationships with current institutional funders, while launching initiatives to identify and target other avenues for major financial contributions, both for restricted and unrestricted purposes.
  • Partner with CPJ's Director of Finance and Operations to ensure sound Development department operations, robust technology infrastructure in support of grant accounting and donor stewardship, and integration with CPJ's data systems.
  • Collaborate closely with CPJ's Advocacy and Communications teams to enhance messaging at all levels of the organization, keeping donors and the public informed, thanked, and involved; provide vehicles for more effective Board and staff fundraising communications; and, ensure increased online giving opportunities.
  • Partner with the Director of Development and Outreach and the rest of the Development team to draft, manage, and oversee the annual departmental budget.
  • Work closely with the Director to prepare collateral for events including the International Press Freedom Awards.
  • Track impact of programmatic work to include in grant proposals and grant reporting.
  • Oversee Development department output, including the annual report, other reports, proposals, and newsletters.
  • Coach and lead a high-performing team of three.

Hiring Organization

Committee to Protect Journalists

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrable passion for press freedom, free speech, and human rights, required.
  • Five years experience in resource development / fundraising, with at least three years experience managing foundation partnerships, preferred; however, CPJ will consider exceptional storytellers with unique qualifications that may not include development, including former journalists.
  • Superior writing, communications, and interpersonal skills, required.
  • Managerial experience, including managing across lines of difference within a global organization, strongly preferred.
  • Entrepreneurial approach; ability to be flexible and multitask in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity and credibility, required.
  • International exposure and/or foreign language, a plus.
  • Strong comfort with technology; knowledge of standard accounting and reporting software, and knowledge of Raiser's Edge specifically, a plus.

 

LOCATION AND TRAVEL:

This position will be based in NYC; CPJ may consider qualified candidates who need to reside elsewhere, but are able to travel to CPJ's offices on a regular basis (at least two times a week). Minimal travel will be required for this position, however, there will be opportunities for domestic and international travel to CPJ regions, if interested.

Industry/Service Area

Advocacy/Social Action

Level

Mid-Senior level

Benefits

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 

The target salary for this position is $125,000; however, there may be flexibility for exceptional candidates whose unique experience warrants consideration above this initial target salary. In addition to salary, CPJ provides a comprehensive benefits package to each of its employees.

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status.

On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We're partnering with the team at CPJ to build a diverse talent pool that includes numerous lines of identity, and we encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Application Instructions

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY:

https://www.on-ramps.com/jobs/2607

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, or current employment status.

On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose. We're partnering with the team at CPJ to build a diverse talent pool that includes numerous lines of identity, and we encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


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