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NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is seeking a Development & Partnerships Director.


Development & Partnerships Director

*Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to search@nlgja.org to be considered. Applications submitted without salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please; applicants who bypass the recruitment process will not be considered.*

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists seeks a Development & Partnerships Director for immediate hire in Washington, DC. This position is not eligible for remote or telework.

The Development & Partnerships Director is responsible for revenue and resource development at NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists. This position reports to the Executive Director. 

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is a journalist-led association working within the news media to advance fair and accurate coverage of LGBTQ communities and issues. We promote diverse and inclusive workplaces by holding the news industry accountable and providing education, professional development and mentoring. The members of NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists are reporters, photojournalists, editors, producers, columnists, bloggers, communications professionals and students, as well as friends and allies. Our members work in news organizations across the United States and across all forms of media. Learn more at nlgja.org

This position requires the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing, excellent interpersonal skills, a strong attention to detail, excellent organizational and time management skills and a professional image. 

Duties Include: 

  • Direct the design and execution of an effective strategic fundraising program
  • Recruit new partners and sponsors by researching prospects and serve as a steward for existing partnership relationships.
  • Work with the Executive Director to strategically plan, prioritize and implement growing resource development programs for NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of sustainable engagement activities with individuals, corporations, and foundations
  • Expand the donor base to cultivate a strong major donor giving program and meet annual benchmarks.
  • Coordinate annual convention sponsorships.
  • Plan and coordinate three national fundraising events to meet revenue goals for each event.
  • Solicit and coordinate advertising and in-kind donations for benefit auctions.
  • Write, edit and submit grant proposals and reports for NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists program services.
  • Oversee development of grant and funding proposals and work collaboratively with other staff to meet application and reporting deadlines for donors
  • Represent NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists at trade shows and development-related networking events. 
  • Advise staff and volunteers who organize local chapter events on fund development strategies and techniques.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 5-years experience and proven success in fundraising and development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with grant writing and proposal development
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Enjoy creating relationships with members and prospects via phone and in person
  • Evidence of the ability to prioritize efficiently, coordinate with volunteers and develop creative solutions
  • Previous nonprofit or association-related experience is a plus
  • Willingness to travel occasionally for mandatory National Convention and board meetings
  • Computer skills including MS Office
  • Experience using association databases is a plus
  • Awareness of LGBTQ issues, news industry, and journalism is a plus 

 

Salary: Starts at $70,000, commensurate with experience and proven success in fundraising through individual, corporation, and foundation donations. 

 

Employee Benefits

  • Health and dental insurance plan
  • Optional 401k plan with employer match
  • Paid federal holidays, as well as generous vacation and sick leave accrual

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to search@nlgja.org to be considered. Applications submitted without salary requirements will not be considered. Applicants who bypass the recruitment process will not be considered. No phone calls please. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists follows an equal opportunity employment policy, and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, physical characteristics and marital status.