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Available Positions

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

Spring 2018 Internships: 

Judicial Watch is currently seeking interns for our 2018 Spring 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 internships@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 internships@judicialwatch.org.

 

Full Time Positions: 

DIGITAL FUNDRAISING MANAGER

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

STATUS: Exempt – Full Time

As part of the Development team, the Digital Fundraising Manager’s primary responsibility is to manage and implement digital fundraising campaigns in order to raise funds for the organization.  This position develops, manages and implements digital fundraising initiatives including e-appeals, as well as fundraising and email list building efforts coordinated with the online advertising and social media team.  While this position reports to the Director of Development, there is a high level of coordination and collaboration with the Director of Communications and the online communications team to implement successful fundraising programs.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
The key responsibilities of the Digital Fundraising Manager include the following:

  • Utilizing JW’s successful direct marketing fund-raising themes and designs to implement email fundraising campaigns to include conversion series campaigns, non-donor conversion efforts, donation pages, confirmation pages and audience targeting.
  • Manage the creative process for email fundraising campaigns including the content collection process, fact-checking, and routing art and copy through approval.
  • Oversee and implement a highly pro-active program of email sends to the JW Member/Supporter List, subsets and segments, including regularly scheduled Emails to include; Weekly Update, On Watch, NewsLink, NewsWatch, Tipsheet, On Air Alerts, On the Air Reports, Action Alert emails, JWTV Club Alerts, and Citizen Media Club Alerts.
  • Monitor email transmission, delivery and response and provide summary and critical analysis for each campaign and for overall program effectiveness.
  • Develop and implement online welcome series to engage and convert online supporters.
  • Work closely with Director of Development and Director of Communications to set performance benchmarks and targets across all digital fundraising channels. Implement user testing techniques to improve response rates and increase donor retention. Evaluate and report on monthly project accomplishments and budgets
  • Serve as the primary liaison to the Communications web team. Coordinate online giving campaigns and content with JW’s overall digital marketing goals, content streams, and social media.
  • Serve as the liaison with email list and donor database vendors to manage and report on email sends, open rates, etc.
  • Contribute to creating and implementing strategy briefs for online campaigns.
  • Create, maintain, and monitor online donation pages.
  • Write, review, and edit FR copy to communicate JWs values and mission in order to engage and motivate donor participation.
  • Participate in peer groups and utilize external resources related to online giving and donor services to understand best practices, and stay current with innovative techniques.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Strategy and Planning: 

  • Develop long-term and short-term digital fundraising strategies.
  • Work with members of the digital team to develop and execute plans for email list building.
  • Draft and manage digital fundraising calendar/schedule across platforms (email, social, SMS, etc.

Monitoring & Reporting:

  • Monitor digital fundraising programs and make recommendations on how to improve effectiveness.
  • Lead A/B testing of digital fundraising tactics and analysis of results.

Other Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Be able to excel in a highly collaborative, team based environment with both internal and external partners.
  • Ability to gain cooperation from and to motivate individuals in order to accomplish project goals.
  • Proven experience in using HTML, content management systems, email systems, CRM solutions and integration, Adobe Photoshop, social media platforms, responsive design/implementation and mobile technologies.
  • Have experience with donor direct response preferably in the nonprofit sector.
  • Possess skills in implementing new strategies and procedures in a collaborative environment; excellent critical thinking, project management and strong donor-friendly approach.
  • Be an energetic, self-starting strategic thinker with strong organizational skills.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to effectively convey relevant, engaging, messages to different audiences.
  • Have excellent design, proofing and editing skills, including the ability to provide effective feedback to graphic designers on user interface, layout and design.
  • Have a personal commitment to excellence and the mission of Judicial Watch and the ability to work in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.
  • Flexibility and ability to perform diverse tasks in a timely way.

Experience:

  • Possess a B.A. or B.S. degree and have direct fundraising experience or equivalent business or sales experience.
  • Three years of experience working with digital fundraising and marketing in a nonprofit or business environment.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and any other relevant materials to Steve Andersen, Director of Development at careers@judicialwatch.org.

 

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (WEST COAST)

Department: Development

Reports To: Director of Development

Status: Exempt – Full Time

Summary: The Regional Development Manager at Judicial Watch reports directly to the Director of Development and is an integral part of the organization’s development staff. This position works to ensure a collaborative approach to engagement and gift strategies in the area of individual major gifts as well as planned giving. In addition, this position helps plan and implement special fundraising campaigns as needed.

Requires high visibility with Judicial Watch donors and prospects. This position operates with minimal direct supervision. In addition, this position requires frequent regional travel as well as evening and weekend work.

Full Authority Responsibilities:

  1.      Raise significant revenue (a minimum of 3X the organizational expense of this position).
  2. Identify, qualify and manage a personal “portfolio” of 100-150 donors, each having the capacity to make a minimum gift of $10,000/year with the focus especially on donors with the ability to generate six to seven figure gifts.
  3. Personally solicit gifts from these individuals, and implement stewardship strategies to further the likelihood of increased future giving.
  4. Develop written individualized goals for each donor along with written solicitation strategies based on the donor’s history of giving and the knowledge of the donor’s potential for increased giving. Coordinate these strategies with the Development Department and participate in monthly conference calls.
  5. Conduct an average of 12 face-to-face visits each month with prospects and donors.
  6. Represent and effectively communicate Judicial Watch’s values, achievements and current priorities to the public.
  7. Respond to referrals of major gift prospects from the Development Department in a timely and well-documented manner.
  8. Record all “moves management” activities in Judicial Watch’s CRM in a timely and thorough manner.
  9. Organize and coordinate special events, when and where appropriate, to introduce prospective donors to Judicial Watch and to increase fundraising potential from current donors.
  10. Prepare and submit in a timely manner, all reports including: Call Reports, Monthly Top Ten Reports, Expense Reports and other reports as requested.
  11. Work closely with the Development Department to ensure that assigned prospects and donors have well-documented and comprehensive data records to include donor’s capacity and interest ratings and other relevant personal information.
  12. In concert with the Director of Development, develop and prepare an annual budget and fundraising goals which will provide funding for the efficient accomplishment of assigned tasks.
  13. Perform all duties within the Judicial Watch Development Department guidelines and the AFP Code of Ethics.
  14. Other duties as assigned.

Benefits include: employer-funded health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug), life insurance, long- and short-term disability insurance, and eligibility to participate in our 403(b) retirement program. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and any other relevant materials to Steve Andersen, Director of Development at careers@judicialwatch.org.



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