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Available Positions

Thank you for your interest in working for Judicial Watch. We are currently hiring for the following position(s):

TITLE:  Development Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Manager of Development Operations

SUMMARY: Responsible for coordinating all aspects of donor services within the Development fund-raising division including handling donor phone calls, data-entry, donor maintenance, mass mailings and donor files. Requires a motivated and strong team player who can provide excellent donor services to member callers and inquiries.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handle incoming donor telephone calls to provide excellent customer service.
  • Respond to telephone, written and emailed member requests in a timely and positive fashion.
  • Review and sort donor comment mail received at headquarters and from caging vendor on a weekly and daily basis.
  • Provide data entry services on donor database.
  • Maintain matching gift program to include responding to and completing matching gift donation forms (paper and online)
  • Handle incoming donations on a daily basis within division guidelines to include data entry of gifts.
  • Handle day-to-day maintenance and coordination of Amicus Society monthly donor program;
  • Keep donor files up to date;
  • Maintain inventory of promotional materials and mailing supplies.
  • Perform various other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:

Coordinates with division/organization staff.  Frequent interaction with JW donors, prospects and other Judicial Watch staff.  Position functions in a fast paced work environment with minimal supervision.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors Degree with one to two years’ experience in a progressively challenging position.  Fund-raising experience and working in a membership based organization is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: Excellent oral and written communication skills as well good judgment and follow-through required.  Strong interpersonal skills necessary and must be detailed oriented with excellent organizational skills essential.  Ability to work in a networked PC information and retrieval system required.  Proven ability to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and familiarity with Windows PC environment required.  Experience working with a database program desired.  Self-motivated individual essential.

This full-time position includes: employer-funded health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug), life insurance, long and short-term disability insurance, and the opportunity to participate in Judicial Watch’s 403(b) retirement program. To apply, send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Meagan Pfalzer, Manager of Development Operations at careers@judicialwatch.org.   

 

Fall 2016 Internships 

Judicial Watch is currently seeking interns for our 2016 Fall Internship Program to serve in the following capacities:

Legal Intern: Legal interns have the opportunity to work closely with our Legal Department on various federal lawsuits brought under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the National Voter Registration Act as well as state lawsuits on behalf of taxpayers.  Over the course of 8-10 weeks, interns will assist Judicial Watch’s eight attorneys and two paralegals with legal research, brief writing, drafting FOIA requests and administrative appeals, document review and analysis, and a host of other key litigation responsibilities, as well as various other duties as assigned. Applicants are required to be enrolled in or have completed their first year of law school. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (no more than 10 pages) to Patrick Roy at proy@judicialwatch.org.

Investigations Intern: Investigations interns at Judicial Watch are introduced to the structure of government agencies subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  Investigations interns learn about the nine FOIA exemptions, and how to draft FOIA requests accordingly.  They also research the open records laws for state and local governments and use their findings to supplement requests at the federal level.  Once the interns in the JW Investigations Department have been trained on proper FOIA protocol, they are encouraged to explore key issues of personal interest and/or open investigations under Judicial Watch’s guidance. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a 500 word writing sample to Patrick Roy at proy@judicialwatch.org

Development and Fundraising Intern: Judicial Watch’s Development Department is seeking interns for its busy and growing fundraising development program to assist Development staff in the many day-to-day activities fundamental to raising over $21 million for one of the leading conservative non-profit organizations in America. Development interns will gain experience and understanding in all aspects of non-profit fundraising, from direct mail, internet fundraising, and foundation grants, to major and planned giving programs. Interns will assist with a variety of tasks including donor correspondence, telephone calls to donors, writing and sending acknowledgement letters, major donor research and foundation grant writing, as well as various other duties as assigned.  Interns will also gain a thorough knowledge about the importance of donor databases by assisting with data-entry, data clean up, donor coding and more. Interns must be politically conservative, detail oriented and willing to learn. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and a 500 word writing sample to Patrick Roy at proy@judicialwatch.org.



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