Director of Development

We are seeking an experienced Director of Development to join our team. The ideal candidate should have prior experience fundraising for a nonprofit, preferably in the fields of global health, international development or news. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing fundraising strategies, building and maintaining relationships with donors and securing funding to support our mission.

We are a small team with big ambitions. Your work would support our investigative reporting team and power our growth.

The Director of Development will head a fundraising team that will include a senior development associate and a Europe-focused deputy.

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


  • 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.

  • 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 in a news environment.

  • 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 $120,000 to $140,000 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.