Director of Development

We are seeking an experienced Director of Development to join our growing organization. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies, building and maintaining relationships with donors and overseeing the work of the larger development team.

We are a small newsroom with big ambitions. Your work would support our investigative reporting and power our growth, working closely with our senior development associate, impact editor and executive director.

This is a position for a creative and flexible thinker who believes in The Examination’s mission, and who understands that fundraising is existentially important to our ability to carry out that mission long-term.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience fundraising for a nonprofit organization with global ambitions. News or public health experience would also be helpful.

Most of all, we are seeking someone excited to embrace the opportunities, and challenges, presented by supporting the work of a start-up news outlet working to bring about a healthier world through independent investigative journalism.


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan to support the organization's mission and goals

  • Identify and cultivate new donors, including foundations and individuals

  • Build and maintain relationships with existing donors and sponsors

  • Plan and execute fundraising events and campaigns

  • Work closely with the editorial and operations team to create compelling proposals, grant applications and donor reports

  • Manage a portfolio of donors, including stewardship, solicitation and recognition activities

  • Maintain a donor database and use data analysis to inform fundraising strategies and decision-making

  • Collaborate with the advisory council to support their fundraising efforts

  • Stay up to date with trends in nonprofit fundraising and incorporate new strategies as appropriate

  • Collaborate with outside fundraising consultants


  • At least seven years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, preferably for a globally-focused organization

  • Proven track record of successful fundraising, including grant writing, individual giving, and major gifts

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, major foundations both nationally and internationally

  • Passion for The Examination's mission of providing indispensable reporting on the global health beat

Pay and benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, retirement benefits, and professional development opportunities. The pay range for this position is $140,000 to $160,000 a year, commensurate with experience. This position, like all positions at The Examination, is fully remote, but will require travel for donor meetings and staff events.

How to apply

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resumé, and three professional references by email to The Examination is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.