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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
- A strong interest in supporting NLP’s mission.
- Impeccable integrity and ability to maintain confidential
- 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
- 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
This position reports to the Senior Director of Institutional
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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 https://bit.ly/NLPJobs.
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.
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
and Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion [PDF]).