Development Director

By: Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

Job Summary:

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is seeking a Development Director to work with board and staff to develop and execute the Center’s fundraising strategy. This position is the first full-time development role at the Center. 

This position is ideal for an entrepreneurial executive capable of developing and articulating the Center’s fundraising strategy, rolling up their sleeves to execute it, and being part of a small, hard-working and flexible staff in a fast-paced environment. 

The Center’s immediate goal is to substantially increase contributions from individuals throughout Wisconsin and beyond. Over time, the goal is to for the development director to assume responsibilities currently borne by the executive director and associate director for leading expansion of grant-related revenue.

The Center is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on government accountability and quality of life issues important to the people of Wisconsin. Its award-winning reports are published at and content is made available at no charge to other news organizations. The Center also trains current and future investigative journalists.

A successful candidate should understand the Center’s role in the news environment and share a commitment to its mission and values. We’re looking for someone who possesses the zeal, vision, drive and resiliency to lead the Center to unprecedented levels of growth and sustainability.

For salary, benefits, qualifications and responsibilities, please see our full listing. If you have just some of the skills listed or others we failed to list, please consider applying for this position. We are a small, nimble organization that makes the best use of the skills of its staff and is dedicated to developing them.


How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and a list of references to Associate Director Lauren Fuhrmann at If you’d like to chat about the job before applying, contact Lauren via email.