Development Manager

Reporters Without Borders/Reporters sans frontières (RSF) is the world’s leading nongovernmental organization working to defend everyone’s right to information. RSF USA is its Washington-based office overseeing North America and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

RSF USA is seeking a Development Manager who will help develop and implement a strategy to strengthen Reporters Without Borders’ fundraising portfolio. This position will report to RSF USA’s Executive Director and work alongside a larger development team based in Paris, France.

Development Manager main responsibilities:

  • Work closely with RSF USA’s Executive Director to oversee all fundraising activities of an $800K and growing portfolio

  • Identify, contact, and cultivate new major donors and foundations

  • Implement a fundraising strategy to grow the annual fund from major donors and raise both general and project support from institutional funders

  • Manage a year-round email fundraising program targeting individual donors

  • Manage all grant writing and reporting

  • Develop and cultivate relationships to secure sponsors for RSF’s annual awards event in December 2024

  • Manage both online and offline solicitations in coordination with the Executive Director, and marketing team in Paris

  • Monitor incoming donations and ensure proper stewardship of each gift, including receipt issuance, acknowledgement, and cultivation

  • Maintain accurate and complete fundraising records

  • Prepare documents for accountants to assist with post-award reporting, annual audit, and monthly financial reporting

  • Supervise an intern

  • Some international and domestic travel

The ideal applicant will possess:

  • A minimum of three years of fundraising experience 

  • A proven record of success identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding high-net worth individuals and institutional funders

  • Knowledge of segmenting online donors and members to better target requests through Salesforce or other database 

  • Grant writing experience

  • Some experience with fundraising events

  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal

  • High level of organization and attention to detail

  • Ability to plan and implement projects on a pre-established timeline and deliver results

  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision at times

  • Comfort working with an international and multicultural team

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite, including Microsoft Excel, and Google Suite

  • Familiarity with Mailchimp and Salesforce

  • Demonstrated interest in human rights, press freedom, and the right to information

  • French language skills are a big plus, but not required

This is a hybrid role based in Washington, DC with at least 2 in-office days per week. Compensation is competitive with salary beginning at $70,000 depending on experience. We also offer a benefits package which includes:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • 25 days PTO plus personal/sick days

  • 14 paid holidays per year

  • Paid family and parental leave

  • Funding for professional development

  • 401(k) matching

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] and reference “Development Manager” in the subject line.

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