• The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • $215,630.00 -215,630.00/year*
  • Brighton , MA
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 413 Market St

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The GroundTruth Project is an award-winning, independent,
nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to supporting
the next generation of journalists in the U.S. and around the
world. Founded by correspondent, author, and editor, Charles
Sennott, GroundTruth is committed to narrative storytelling that
enlightens and informs across media platforms, including digital,
radio/podcast, television and documentary film.
Based at WGBH in Boston ? and reporting across America and
around the world ? GroundTruth focuses on issues of social justice
including human rights, freedom of expression, emerging
democracies, the environment, religious affairs and global health.
We work to foster dialogue and engagement about these issues, with
the aim of finding solutions, as well as exposing injustice.
In the last five years, GroundTruth has supported more than 200
reporting fellowships as far away as Myanmar, Egypt and Somalia,
and as close to home as Kentucky, Minnesota and Montana. Our local
initiative, Report for America (RFA), places early-career
journalists for a year-of-service at more than 50 community news
organizations around the country. The RFA program headed by Steve
Waldman has great momentum, and an ambitious plan for


With multi-year investments from regional, national and global
foundations ? such as the Knight Foundation, Google News Labs,
Center for Investigative Journalism, and the MacArthur Foundation
-- GroundTruth is poised for major scale and growth. To help
GroundTruth reach the next level of impact, we are seeking a Vice
President of Development to partner closely with our dedicated and
passionate CEO, RFA President, Board of Directors, and staff to
build upon our fundraising success and ensure long-term

Specifically, the Vice President of Development will:

Spearhead the strategy and execution of a comprehensive and
ambitious fundraising effort to take GroundTruth from $5 million
per year to $30 million per year over the next five years. Create
and manage to clear metrics for success and hold others
accountability to achieving metrics.

Identify, cultivate, and solicit potential 6- and
7-figure major individual, foundation, and corporate donors from
existing and to-be-developed pipelines.
Work closely with GroundTruth CEO and Report for America (RFA)
President as thought partners and collaborators, driving efforts to
ensure leadership is fully engaged in funder cultivation and
stewardship. Steer the work of the CEO and RFA President to enable
the Board and Advisors to leverage their networks.
Grow and supervise a team to execute on a coordinated approach
that balances securing support for our ongoing work and scaling
support for new initiatives.

Effectively steward secured gifts and grants, keeping
GroundTruth supporters abreast of our progress and setting up
successful renewal of support.

Design and execute events to showcase the organization's
talent and raise visibility and funds (e.g. salons and galas.)
Develop and maintain data-driven systems to support a robust
pipeline and moves management.
Serve as a key member of the senior management team,
contributing to overall organizational strategies.
Present to the Board of Directors at quarterly, in-person
meetings, and on committee calls as needed.

The Vice President of Development will bring a passion for
fundraising, a desire to make an impact on a rapidly growing
organization, and a heartfelt connection to education, journalism,
civic engagement, and the issues GroundTruth addresses.
Specifically, you are:

An experienced fundraiser with a track record for securing
major gifts. You bring success in and enjoyment of every step of
identifying, closing and stewarding funding relationships of
$100K-$1M+ with individuals, foundations, and

An entrepreneurial builder with the know-how and desire to
create new fundraising initiatives and programs from the ground up.
You take a hands-on approach in translating strategy into tangible
activities and results.

A strong team leader with the ability to mentor and lead a team
that will work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced,
startup environment.
A data-driven strategist who brings success in building
sustainable development operations and systems. Salesforce
experience is a plus.

A strong communicator with a knack for marketing,
communications, and/or storytelling in a nonprofit setting. You
have a warm, energetic, and authentic personality that translates
to building lasting relationships with a variety of constituents
(e.g. board, staff, funders, strategic partners, fellows.)
A network of contacts and relationships with philanthropic
supporters of journalism, democracy, and education, or related
fields is a plus.
Able to travel up to 25% of the time (domestically sometimes
internationally), with the flexibility to work evening and weekend

The Chronicle of Philanthropy.Category: Environmental, Keywords: VP Sustainability
Associated topics: corporate development, district manager, executive director, general management, general manager, manager i, regional director, regional manager, regional vice president, state president

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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