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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):

Full Time Position(s): 

Judicial Watch is currently seeking to fill the following full-time positions:

 

TITLE: Digital Content Associate

DEPARTMENT: Communications

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications

STATUS: Exempt – Full Time

SUMMARY: As a member of the organization’s digital strategy team, the Digital Content Associate will assist in the creation, editing, and publishing of content on the organization’s digital communications platforms including the website, and various social media platforms. Primary responsibilities also include: aiding in the development and implementation of advertising campaigns and assisting in the implementation of various digital projects.

FULL AUTHORITY RESPONSIBLITIES: Section A

1. Create and manage content on Judicial Watch’s website.
2. Publish, edit, and update website pages in WordPress.
3. Create digital content that will increase engagement in all aspects of Judicial Watch advertising programs, social media and other.
4. Write news releases
5. Write op-eds

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES – Section B

1. Support donation-generating initiatives through social media and email campaigns.
2. Coordinate with PR and broadcast staff to promote and share their content through email and social media.
3. Assist in live streaming press conferences and events.
4. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required. Major in communications, political science or a related field would be helpful. Technical degrees will also be considered.

Experience: 1-2 years’ experience with digital media including email marketing and social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

• Demonstrated understanding of digital landscape
• Experience with web publishing and management tools (WordPress)
• Understanding of effective newsletter and other email content
• Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite
• Superb written, verbal and interpersonal skills and ability to think creatively
• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines on multiple projects
• Ability to cultivate and sustain strong relationships with vendors, the media and coworkers
• Familiarity with HTML a plus
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite a plus

Judicial Watch provides 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, send cover letter, resume, and any other relevant materials (digital portfolio, etc.), to careers@judicialwatch.org.

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TITLE: Digital Advertising Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Communications

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications

STATUS: Exempt – Full Time

SUMMARY: The job of the Digital Advertising Coordinator is to generally oversee the operation and expansion of the JW digital media program in order to increase its reach and impact. The Digital Advertising Coordinator reports directly to and coordinates continually with the Director of Communications. Facebook Ads Manager and Google AdWords experience is preferred.

FULL AUTHORITY RESPONSIBILITIES: Section A

  1.  Advance Judicial Watch’s mission by overseeing advertising channels to reach and expand its online community (donors, non-financial supporters, media, opinion leaders, etc). Ensure branding and messaging is consistent across all distribution channels.
  2. Provide analysis and develop the most productive methodologies to increase the number of digital supporters and expand the size of Judicial Watch’s online community using social networking tools and resources.
  3. Manage and coordinate with a diverse team of online technical and marketing vendors.

RESPONSIBILITIES – Section B

  1. Work directly with the Director of Communications to develop and execute online strategies for list building, marketing, community building, fundraising, and issue advocacy.
  2. Work directly with Director of Communications to analyze and implement the department’s digital media budget.
  3. Work with the Director of Communications on programmatic and individuated initiatives to enhance the effectiveness of our social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
  4. Coordinate with the Development Department to design and implement online strategies for donor acquisition.
  5. Use analytics to test, assess, and compare the benefits of various new media and social media efforts and present results on a weekly basis to the Director of Communications.
    Other duties as assigned.

Judicial Watch provides 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, send cover letter, resume, and any other relevant materials (digital portfolio, etc.), to careers@judicialwatch.org.

 

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FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Manager of Development Operations

STATUS: Exempt – Full Time

Summary: The Fundraising Coordinator is a member of the development department responsible for a variety of assigned tasks to support the comprehensive development program team. Handles a variety of development functions across all fundraising programs as directed. Frequent interaction with JW donors, prospects and executive staff. Must be able to independently travel and able to represent the organization in a “show” setting. The coordinator would be responsible for setting up, manning and taking to JW booth and materials at shows. Must have valid driver license and common sense. Position functions in a fast-paced work environment with direct supervision provided by the Department Manager.

Full Authority Responsibilities – Section A:

  1. Provide timely follow-up to major gift donations received including acknowledgement of gifts and correspondence from appropriate staff.
  2. Produce daily thank you letters for JW President’s signature as directed by Manager;
  3. Conduct regular data-entry/updates duties as assigned to include coding responses in system for planned giving interest from surveys and other sources,
  4. Serve as JW representative at various events and “shows” across the country to promote JW to event-goers as directed.
  5. Conduct donor research and develop donor/prospect profile reports. Organize prospect rating sessions and provide prospect reports and other information to major donor fund-raising staff as requested.
  6. Review and sort donor comment mail received at headquarters and from caging vendor on a weekly and daily basis.
  7. Support major gifts team by producing and mailing letters and emails to JW donors on behalf of JW regional development managers as directed;
  8. Assist in running queries and reports from database as directed
  9. Maintain and update the monthly litigation report to send out to interested major donors, foundations, other supporters and staff
  10. Review and respond to development@ and info@ emails and add CRMs to donor records as directed
  11. Provide assistance to incoming donor telephone calls and respond to requests
  12. Assist with the donor “escalations” from donor call center as directed;
  13. Serve as back up for gift entry of donations as needed and directed;
  14. Assist in the filing of the major donor paper files
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

Fund-raising experience and working in a membership based organization is a plus.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as creativity, 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.

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 for a position, please submit a résumé and cover letter to Meagan Pfalzer, Manager of Development Operations at careers@judicialwatch.org.  Please include the job title you are applying for in the subject line.

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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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