Chief Development Officer, Remote
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with The Fuller
Project in the search for its Chief Development Officer.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer will oversee The Fuller Project's expanding fundraising program including building the individual giving program and growing institutional giving. In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer will nurture a culture of philanthropy that supports the organizational and newsroom priorities while leveraging the talent of staff and board. The Chief Development Officer will apply a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging lens to all internal and external activities while expanding the organization's community of supporters. The Fuller Project centrally values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and prioritizes DEI in all team-building and work. These same values are also central in The Fuller Project’s journalism. The Fuller Project is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of all forms in its newsroom. The Fuller Project welcomes candidates of all gender identities to apply. The successful candidate will have the option to work remotely from anywhere in the United States; preference will be given to candidates located in Washington D.C.
The Fuller Project is the global nonprofit newsroom dedicated to groundbreaking journalism about women to raise awareness, expose injustice, and spur accountability. Its vision is journalism that fully represents all women, giving readers The Full Story, and spurring gender equality. The Fuller Project was founded on the belief that news coverage must represent the views of all individuals. When it does, journalism can fulfill its promise of helping to create a fully informed citizenry. Journalism has the power to inform, to expose abuses of power and human rights, and to inspire urgent action. Yet when the voices, stories, and perspectives of women are disproportionately left out, the result is reporting that reinforces bias.
Today, women are still underrepresented in news, especially those facing race and identity bias. This has been true for centuries and progress has been slow. As a result, the barriers and harms that women face are often considered tangential – instead of central to the security, economic, legal, environmental, and other issues societies face each day. Through investigative and enterprise reporting about women, and by fostering a committed community of editors, The Fuller Project disrupts bias and redefines traditional news. With deeply sourced newsgathering and vivid storytelling, The Fuller Project works to provide a more nuanced understanding of global, U.S., and local news by incorporating diverse perspectives. It centers its investigative and enterprise journalism on women’s lived experiences, especially those whose stories are most often unheard in mainstream news, to reveal patterns of discrimination and illuminate solutions.
The Fuller Project brings journalism about women to millions of readers in the United States and around the world through legacy and local media partnerships. These editorial partnerships foster a community of journalists dedicated to inclusive coverage, drawing on expertise about the interconnected issues that affect women, gender-diverse people, and whole societies. The reporting aims to give readers a new understanding and better equip them to challenge harmful conventions that have historically limited rights. Since 2015, the reporting has helped end life-threatening practices, led to large-scale releases of public data, and influenced the introduction of new legislation. This rigorous journalism connects the stories of women everywhere, fostering shared urgency, agency, and action.
A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of professional experience in nonprofit organizations with demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources) preferably on a national level. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should reflect a commitment to a fully representative press that spurs gender equity, consistent with the mission of The Fuller Project.