The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is seeking a creative,
detail-oriented, and skillful professional to support our
organization as Director of
Our aim is to find a candidate who shares our passion for
raising awareness of critical global issues and is experienced with
the ins and outs of development and fundraising. The Pulitzer
Center works with some of the world's most talented journalists,
photographers, and filmmakers. This position is primarily remote,
but may occasionally be asked to travel to events.
The Director of Development (DD) oversees all of the Pulitzer
Center’s fundraising efforts, and the collection, curation and
dissemination of impact across the organization. The DD builds
relationships with individuals and organizations to secure
philanthropic support. In their strategic role, the DD is
responsible for creating feasible long term fundraising, branding,
and impact goals that provide for the long-term needs of the
Pulitzer Center and its programs. This position reports to the
Chief Finance and Operations Officer (CFOO).
Management: Provides strong
leadership and effective management for the development team,
creating an environment of respect, creativity, opportunities for
growth and professional education.
Manages the development team’s successful execution of project
assignments to support the organization’s development goals.
Organizes team roles and evaluates employee performance.
Documents project and goal progress with regular reporting to
Performs employee reviews and assessments
Manages the Fundraising Team budget.
with the CEO, board members and senior staff to develop and
implement a comprehensive multi-year development strategy that
includes growth of foundation grants, major gifts, planned giving,
endowment giving, and online donations.
Creates and enhances relationships with (potential) donors to
ensure current and future funding.
Works with the Finance Team to track revenue and forecast annual
projections on a monthly basis.
Maintains timely research related to funding sources and trends
to help position the organization in relationship to its peer
organizations and ahead of major funding changes or trends.
Oversees a database of current and potential financial donors,
including corporations, foundations, and individuals.
Grant Management duties include tracking spending and progress
towards promised goals on open grants.
all fundraising services, including gift and acknowledgment
processing, customer service and prospect management, data
analytics and reporting.
Sets annual fundraising goals and revenue budgets according to
short- and long-term goals.
Supervises all fundraising services, including gift and
acknowledgment processing, customer service and prospect
management, data analytics and reporting.
Produces relevant and informative fundraising literature for
distribution to donors and the public.
Researches potential sources of, and applies for, grants and
Plans and executes all fundraising activities including
campaigns and events.
Collaborates with the communications team to develop and execute
a digital fundraising strategy.
Maintains timely and accurate fundraising, grant and donor
reports for all internal and external audiences.
Maintains all legal compliance pertaining to fundraising.
the collection, curation and dissemination of impact across the
Participation in efforts and projects that support
Pulitzer Center culture and values: This may
include task forces, training sessions, meetings, committees,
special projects, organizational events, and any other activities
that support the Pulitzer Center. Participates in the planning
processes for the organization.
A minimum of 10 years experience within the nonprofit
development and/or fundraising field.
A minimum of 4 years experience managing a team that raised more
than $5M per year.
Special consideration given to individuals who have worked in
the journalism field and/or have supported journalism
Experience managing a team of three or more staff members for a
minimum of 4 years.
Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
Excellent organizational, task, and time management skills.
Experience using two or more of the following software systems
Compensation for US-based employees
Salary range listed above is for US-based employees. Our benefit
package includes paid time off, health care coverage (including
medical/dental/vision), health savings accounts 403(b) retirement
plan, transit benefit, parental leave, and Life & ADD/LTD/STD
Compensation for non US-based employees
All non-US salaries are adjusted based on an international
conversion index, which includes estimates for comparable health
benefits for benefit eligible positions, as insurance policies are
not offered for employees outside of the US. Leave benefits include
the same paid time off as US-based employees, as well as parental
leave, bereavement leave, and recognition of local holidays.
The Pulitzer Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks
to forward diversity through its programs and hiring. See
Equity and Inclusion statement for details. The Pulitzer Center
values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC and
people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, and
members of ethnic minorities to apply. Applicants will not be
discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national
origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status,
medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local,
state or federal laws.
In 2006, the Pulitzer Center opened its doors with a donated
desk, modest seed funding, and high ambitions: to fill the gaps in
under-funded global reporting and inspire a new generation of
journalists to cover the big global issues that affect us all.
Since then, the Pulitzer Center has built a fantastic staff and
expanded its funding and mission to support some 200 reporting
projects a year on pressing global issues, sparking high-impact
stories in more than 600 news outlets annually. The Pulitzer Center
is behind some of the best reporting of the last decade: on
conflict and peace-building, environment and climate change,
migration and human trafficking, emerging science and health
issues, criminal justice and much more. The organization’s projects
have won the Pulitzer Prize, George Polk Awards, Peabodys, Emmys,
National Magazine Awards and more.
The Pulitzer Center has built a network of more than 1,500
professional journalists and college students and has forged strong
partnerships with leading national and international media: The New
York Times Magazine, Le Monde, PBS NewsHour, and The New Yorker, as
well as local, regional, and specialty media outlets in all
continents. The Pulitzer Center staff is global: Our headquarters
are in Washington, D.C., but we have staff members across the U.S.
and around the globe.
The Pulitzer Center’s unique education and outreach program
brings the organization’s projects and journalists into hundreds of
school and university classrooms as well as a wide range of public
forums. The Pulitzer Center works closely with a network of 35-plus
universities, community colleges, and HBCUs (historically black
colleges and universities), bringing journalists onto campus in
person and online and providing mentored reporting fellowships for
students attending universities that are part of the Pulitzer
Center Campus Consortium. The Pulitzer Center is currently engaged
in a major expansion of the organization’s educational work in the
United States, as lead education partner for The New York Times on
The 1619 Project. We are developing a similarly ambitious education
program globally under the auspices of the Rainforest Journalism
Fund and Rainforest Investigations Network.
For more information about the Pulitzer Center, visit pulitzercenter.org.