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Prison Policy Initiative

Easthampton, MA
Website:prisonpolicy.org

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:
$50,000+ Per Year EASTHAMPTON, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeFundraising/Development
Education Level:Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree
Preference: Preferred
5+
Preference: Required
Description:
Would you like to make an established nonprofit even more effective? Do you want to use your development 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 is designed to concentrate the fundraising work currently and successfully performed by three staffers (alongside their other duties) into one new senior role. The ideal candidate can immediately take over our existing processes for engaging both individual and foundation donors. Over time, you will use your experience to develop new strategies and processes that better respond to the changing dynamics of fundraising, whether related to new opportunities in the field, our organizational growth, the shift away from paper communications, etc.

In addition, we expect this new position to change some of how we work. Currently, our senior staff evaluate potential projects (e.g. reports) for their organizing and communications impact; the ideal candidate for this position would be able to evaluate potential projects from a fundraising perspective.

Additionally, because this is a small office where most staff wear multiple hats, the ideal candidate will also be willing to take on an office manager role (<5% of position) and be willing to take on projects to support our communications work separate from fundraising (<5%).

Salary & Benefits:

The expected salary for this position is $50,000-70,000/year plus health insurance, all Massachusetts state holidays, 2-3 weeks paid vacation, paid sick time, and an IRA match.

Hiring Process:

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.
Requirements:
You will have:

* At least 5 and preferably 10 years paid experience in fundraising for a non-profit, higher ed, or government organization. (Candidates with less experience should see our alternative version of this position, the Development and Communications Associate.)
* 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.

To apply, send to jobs [at] prisonpolicy.org:

* Resume
* A cover letter that describes your most relevant experience
* At least one writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write clearly and persuasively. (The subject matter need not address criminal justice.)


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