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

Andy Hall

Andy Hall is co-founder and executive director of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Since the Center’s launch in 2009, he has overseen the Center’s journalistic and financial operations. Previously he spent more than 26 years working at the Wisconsin State Journal and The Arizona Republic and has won dozens of awards for his reporting, including a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism and a national award from the Education Writers Association. Hall is a former Investigative Reporters and Editors board member, and current IRE member. He is based in Madison, Wisconsin. He can be reached at