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Prison Policy Initiative

Easthampton, MA

Company Description:
The non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting-edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeFundraising/Development
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Preferred
Preference: Required
- Preference: Nice to have
Would you like to make an established nonprofit even more effective? Do you want to use your development and communications experience to make social change on a national scale?

About us:

Founded in 2001, the Prison Policy Initiative (https://www.prisonpolicy.org) is a leading organization in the fight against mass incarceration. The organization uses data to explain the need for criminal justice reform and to spark policy advocacy campaigns on a number of issues. For a high-level overview of our work, our staffing level and our budget, see our most recent annual report at https://www.prisonpolicy.org/about.html#annual.

The role:

This new position has three aspects:
1. Supporting our Communications Strategist, and taking responsibility for incoming requests and outgoing mailings.
2. Managing our Development work, including our existing processes for engaging with individual donors and keeping up with reporting and renewal requirements for our foundation supporters.
3. Ensuring that office administration runs smoothly.

Salary & Benefits

The expected salary for this position is $42,000/year plus health insurance, all Massachusetts state holidays, two weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, and an IRA match. Candidates with substantially more experience should see the alternative version of this position, the Development Director (https://www.prisonpolicy.org/jobs.html#DevDir).

Hiring process

To apply, send to jobs [at] prisonpolicy.org:
1. Resume
2. A cover letter that describes your most relevant experience
3. At least one writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write clearly and persuasively. (The subject matter need not address criminal justice.)

We will be reviewing applications and scheduling interviews on a weekly basis. We anticipate doing a phone screen with the Executive Director, an interview by Skype with other staff members and then an in-person interview. Please allow us to keep our daily focus on improving the criminal justice system by refraining from writing or calling the office to check on the status of your application. We'll keep the job page at https://www.prisonpolicy.org/jobs.html up to date with the status of our candidate search.
You will have:

* At least two years paid experience in development and/or communications for a non-profit, higher ed, or government organization.
* At least a basic familiarity with non-profit fundraising and a strong desire to gain this experience.
* Strong writing skills.
* Exceptional organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing projects and deadlines.
* An interest in (but not necessarily experience with) criminal justice, racial justice or economic justice research, advocacy or organizing.
* A willingness to work collaboratively from our office in Western Massachusetts.

We especially encourage applicants from communities that are overrepresented in the criminal justice system, and applicants with direct experience with the criminal justice system.

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