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Manager of Institutional Giving

The News Literacy Project
District of Columbia, United States
$70,000.00 - $75,000.00
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

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The News Literacy Project (NLP), a national, nonpartisan education nonprofit, is seeking a Manager of Institutional Giving to join our development team. Founded in 2008, NLP is the leading provider of news literacy education for middle and high school students, primarily through its signature e-learning platform, Checkology®.

Where you fit in

NLP is poised to take on a greater national presence to meet the intense interest in its programs from school districts across the country while it works to build a national movement to advance the practice of news literacy in all sectors of American society. To reach our objectives, NLP is rapidly expanding its capacity. This position will help support and improve NLP’s institutional giving program. This is a great opportunity for you to play a significant role in supporting the organization’s ambitious goal of raising $38 million over the next four years.

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of the following:

  • A strong interest in supporting NLP’s mission.
  • Impeccable integrity and ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, particularly when disseminating complex information.
  • Creative and critical thinker who is comfortable working collaboratively and independently.
  • Strong work ethic and motivation to learn and grow.
  • A passion for organizational and operational progress.
  • Demonstrated adaptability and exceptional planning and organizational skills to manage multiple projects with often competing deadlines.
  • Experience with a virtual work environment (both technology and personal management skills).

We’re looking for someone who can have an immediate and meaningful impact on our work and is excited to join a quickly growing and innovating organization. We hope this role will bring new, creative ideas to support the organization’s increasing budget goals.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Institutional Giving.

About you

In addition to the qualifications noted above, the successful candidate will have all or most of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent certification; additional project management certification a plus.
  • A minimum of five years of work experience in project or program management with additional experience in nonprofit fundraising or in sales/marketing. Working in a start-up company or a growing nonprofit a plus.
  • Significant experience and success with process improvements and building internal systems.
  • Proven experience in writing in different styles and voices across multiple platforms and for diverse audiences.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and experience with public speaking.
  • Proven ability to develop positive and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and CRMs, EveryAction preferred.
  • Understanding of, and ability to talk about, the dangers that mis- and disinformation pose to our democracy.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity in a growing organization, while helping the organization build and maintain structures for consistency.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Highly organized multi-tasker.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Commitment to building a respectful, welcoming and inclusive environment.


Compensation and benefits

This is a full-time role. The starting salary for this role is $70,000. NLP also offers outstanding benefits, including bonus, health and dental insurance, a 401(k)-plan match and more. For an overview of our generous benefits package, check out our HR benefits summary

This position is virtual; ideally, the successful candidate will live within an hour of a major airport or metropolitan area. We have an office in Washington, D.C. and for candidates local to the area you have the option to work from the office.

To apply, upload a cover letter and a résumé at

The application deadline is 5 p.m. ET on Aug. 15, 2022. We hope to hire as quickly as possible for a start date no later than Oct. 1, 2022.

The News Literacy Project welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. We offer equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons and prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service or other protected status.

We deeply value diversity in the workplace and strongly believe that a diverse team enriches our organization and strengthens our ability to realize our mission (read/print NLP’s Organizational Values [PDF] and Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion [PDF]).

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