Development Manager

Project Expedite Justice
  • Location
    Remote, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 25

Position description

Project Expedite Justice (PEJ), founded in 2016, is a United States-based NGO with 501(c)(3) charitable organization designation.

PEJ’s mission is to use all available legal options to seek justice for individuals inadequately protected under the law, who cannot access legal resources, and who are exploited by governments, corporations, or others.

PEJ applies a novel, victim-centered approach to addressing mass atrocities. PEJ’s 3-step model includes training, mentoring, and providing independent legal consulting. We partner with and train local lawyers and investigators to collect, analyze, and preserve evidence according to international legal standards. Without evidence, there can be no accountability. We further build local capabilities and advance the justice process through case-specific mentoring and strategic guidance to local legal practitioners and investigators. Finally, we partner with local NGOs, pro bono law firms, and legal clinics to represent victims of international crimes and serious human rights abuses in court or alternative judicial mechanisms.

PEJ has projects in several countries. Our inclusive team includes people working remotely from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the US. We are deeply committed to increasing opportunities for lawyers and other human rights defenders from the global majority to participate in international rule-of-law-based work. People from countries from the global majority are encouraged to apply for this role.

The Opportunity: Development Manager at PEJ

Job Summary:

The Development Manager is responsible for planning, developing, and overseeing all fundraising activities and initiatives for PEJ. This role involves cultivating relationships with donors, organizing fundraising events and campaigns, proposal writing, and implementing strategies to meet and exceed the organization's financial goals.

Key Responsibilities

Fundraising Strategy and Planning

• Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy to meet annual financial goals, including campaign design and execution and annual giving goals;
• Identify and cultivate potential individual donors, government funders, corporate sponsors, and foundations;
• Research prospective funding opportunities.
• Develop applications and letters of inquiry/intent for selected funding opportunities.

Donor Relations and Stewardship.

• Identify, build, and manage relationships with current and prospective donors.
• Develop and execute a robust donor stewardship program.
• Ensure timely and accurate donor communications, including acknowledgments and impact reports.

Event Planning and Management.

• Plan, organize, and execute fundraising events such as webinars and fundraising initiatives related to specific areas of need.
• Coordinate event logistics, including venue selection, sponsorship acquisition, volunteer management, and promotional activities.
• Evaluate the success of fundraising activities and events and identify areas in need of improvement.

Marketing and Communications

• Partner with the communications team to develop or refine fundraising-related marketing materials, including brochures, newsletters, social media content, and the organization’s website
• Work closely with the communications team to ensure consistent and effective messaging.

Database Management and Reporting

• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all fundraising activities and donor interactions in Neon CRM and Google Drive.
• Prepare regular reports on fundraising progress for the Executive Director,Board of Directors, and Team Leads.
• Analyze data to inform future fundraising strategies and identify trends.

Team Leadership and Collaboration

• Lead, mentor, and collaborate effectively with the development team.
• Collaborate with other teams to align fundraising efforts with the organization’s overall mission and goals.
• Participate in strategic planning and contribute to organizational leadership discussions.


Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising, development, or a related field, preferably in a non-profit organization.
• Level of English: C1 or native.
• Proven ability to develop and implement successful fundraising strategies.
• Strong relationship-building skills and experience in donor cultivation.
• Dedicated experience with grant acknowledgment and reporting in subject areas close to PEJ’s.

Organizational Skills and Communication:

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to interact professionally with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
• Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities with attention to detail.

Teamwork and Problem-Solving:

• Collaborative mindset with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
• Demonstrate a proactive approach to problem-solving and decision-making.
• Be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and organizational needs.
• Proactively identify and address potential challenges.

Cultural Fit:

• Alignment with PEJ’s values and mission to be a service-driven entity.
• Demonstrated commitment to the principles of the rule of law and social justice.
• Ability to work remotely and independently with a high level of effectiveness within a diverse team.

Application instructions

Email [email protected] with "Application: Development Manager" in the subject line, and attach:

• CV (maximum of two pages)
• Cover letter
• Writing sample

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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