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The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is hiring an outreach and development coordinator. Are you the right person for this key job? Or perhaps you know someone who might be interested.

Duties of this half-time position include developing a membership program for small donors and assisting in major gifts and grants activities for large donors. It’s also important to be able to articulate to a variety of audiences the importance of vibrant, independent journalism in a democracy.

Details are posted below.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Journalism preferred).

Experience: Minimum of three years experience in direct support of development activities for nonprofit organizations.

Skills: Organizational skills to establish and maintain databases and systems for soliciting, renewing, and recognizing supporters.

Research skills for identifying and evaluating potential donors.

Communication skills, both written and oral, to explain the organization’s importance and encourage the involvement of others.

Mathematical skills for record keeping and developing grant proposals.

Ability to work independently, to recognize needs and opportunities, to communicate them to the Executive Director, and to address them, either directly or by coordinating the work of others.

Special Opportunity: Individual may work primarily from home and, within limits, determine own work schedule.

Compensation: This half-time position is based on full-time salary of $50,000 a year or $24 an hour. Individual will work about 20 hours per week. Possibility of expanded work hours.

Hiring Process: Submit to the address or e-mail address below a resume and a cover letter that relates the resume to the requirements of this position. Include names of three professional references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening and interviewing will begin July 8, 2010.

Andy Hall

Executive Director

Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism

5006 Vilas Communication Hall

821 University Avenue

Madison, WI 53706

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Andy Hall, a co-founder of Wisconsin Watch and a former Investigative Reporters and Editors board member, won dozens of awards for his reporting in 26 years at the Wisconsin State Journal and The Arizona Republic. Since the Wisconsin Watch's launch in 2009, he has been responsible for the journalistic and financial operations.

Hall began his career in 1982 as a copyboy at The New York Times. At The Republic, Hall helped break the “Keating Five” scandal involving Sen. John McCain. At the State Journal, Hall’s stories held government and the powerful accountable and protected the vulnerable through coverage that addressed the racial achievement gap in public schools and helped spark the creation of the nationally noted Schools of Hope volunteer tutoring program, revealed NCAA violations by University of Wisconsin athletes, and exposed appalling conditions in neglected neighborhoods such as Allied Drive and Worthington Park. Hall won a first-place award in 2008 for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association. He also has received National Headliner, Gerald Loeb, James K. Batten and Inland Press Association awards for investigative, financial, deadline and civic journalism coverage. Hall has served as a mentor to the staff of La Comunidad, a Spanish-language newspaper in Madison, and has taught numerous courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication. He serves on the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Board of Directors, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism Board of Directors, and Indiana University Media School’s Journalism Alumni Board, of which he is president. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and, in 2016, received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the IU Media School. He also serves as a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News membership task force to create and uphold high industry standards.