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Development Associate


Interested in helping reinvent how journalism and government transparency work? Reporting to the chief executive officer, the Development Associate will take the lead on helping communicate the MuckRock Foundation’s vision of a more open, engaged democracy, and then identifying and pursuing key grant and other funding opportunities to bring that vision into reality.

Founded in 2010 and now operating five distinct programs, the MuckRock Foundation serves over 2,700 newsrooms and reaches 40 million people each month. As Development Associate, you will help continue to build and expand on that work, including building relationships with funders inside the journalism, research, and cause-based communities.

Proposal and grants management & development - 60%

  • Maintain a system for tracking the reporting requirements and timelines for existing grants and for managing submission of new proposals. Produce internal and external donor-related communications such as funding proposals and grant reports;
  • Coordinate and oversee relationships with corporations, foundations, and individuals who fund various programs and scholarships.

Donor outreach – 20%

  • Other materials may include prospect research on new donors, media releases, letters to external constituents, and presentations to donors;
  • Conduct thematic philanthropic research and prospect research to identify new donors;
  • Coordinate with chief executive and operations manager to implement and manage donor stewardship practices with existing private and corporate donors.

Impact evaluations & data collection – 20%

  • Analyze data on impact and reach of our services as well as suggesting new areas of data collection; fundraising trends; and philanthropy- or journalism-related activities by other relevant players in the field;
  • Promote and incorporate quantitative and qualitative data and metrics into funding proposals and donor communications

Interested in helping reinvent how journalism and government transparency work? Reporting to the chief executive officer, the Development Associate will take the lead on helping communicate the MuckRock Foundation’s vision of a more…

michael+development@muckrock.com [1]https://www.muckrock.com [2]

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter explaining how you fit the above qualifications to Michael+development@MuckRock.com [3] with the subject line, “MuckRock Development Lead.” You may also direct any questions to the above address.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter explaining how you fit the above qualifications to Michael+development@MuckRock.com [4] with the subject line, “MuckRock Development…

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Cambridge, MA

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