Advancement Associate

We’re a small but entrepreneurial team working to re-shape the future of local news in our country. We’re passionate about journalism, civic engagement, and how local news plays a unique role in shaping our democracy. We help build and grow sustainable local news organizations all over the country — through financial investment, venture support, and movement building — that are governed by, sustained by, and look like the public they serve.

Since 2019, the American Journalism Project has committed more than $37M of investment in 33 nonprofit news organizations across the United States.

Our team is deeply connected to our mission and supportive of each others’ goals and overall well-being. We aim to be an organization where everyone feels heard, respected, and valued. We are an entirely remote, distributed team and strive to maintain a healthy, fun, and productive workplace, working alongside smart, energetic colleagues who enjoy one another and the work.


The Advancement Associate will help grow the resources available to social entrepreneurs across the U.S. by building and supporting the American Journalism Project’s strategic partnerships and fundraising infrastructure. This role will play a central role across key areas of our development operation, including research and strategic writing. They will have the following responsibilities:

Grant writing and reporting 

Develop and write grant proposals and grant reports, and incorporate feedback from internal stakeholders

Manage proposal preparation process and grant reporting process to ensure timely stakeholder review and high-quality submission

Support on ensuring compliance with grant conditions and regulations, coordinating with program and finance teams as needed

Donor communications and strategic writing

Contribute materially to the Philanthropy Team’s body of strategic writing and ad hoc projects at the direction of Director of Growth Strategy and Chief Development Officer

Support on ensuring language and messages are synced across fundraising efforts; this can range from updating language in strategic materials, such as the organization’s concept note, to maintaining org-wide and program-specific LOI templates, and more.

Coordinate with program teams to ensure accurate representation of work in development materials

Maintain accuracy of Philanthropy Team materials, including quarterly talking points, stats docs, and external reading list

Donor qualification and research

Proactively identify new prospects through research, including assessment of qualification for fit with the American Journalism Project

Research donor prospects using wealth screening tools, online research, and databases

Produce in-depth, well-written research briefs to equip our external-facing staff for outreach and meetings

Coordinate handoff of qualified prospects, including meeting prep as directed

Maintain current research database through ongoing review and updating core research briefs with relevant news and developments

Events support

Support and help execute special events, including donor engagement events, board presentations, and special fundraising events

Contribute to drafting event scope in coordination with the Communications Team, developing run of show, briefing speakers, and drafting invitation language


$76,296 - $83,926


Click here for more information or to apply. Please submit an application through our portal. If you have any questions please feel free to email [email protected] with “Advancement Associate” in the subject line.

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  • Deanna Norcross
    published this page in Job Board 2022-12-06 12:22:55 -0500