Vacancy: Development Director

MLDI is looking for a dynamic individual to join our senior leadership team as Director of Development, leading our newly created Development Cluster.

As Development Director, you will have responsibility for fundraising, communications and impact tracking. You will lead and develop your own team to bring a step change in our approach to fund-raising and engagement. You will unlock significant unconditional capital and create an engaged community around our work. You will cultivate individual donors, institutional funders and corporate partnerships in the USA and Europe, and you will manage and grow an annual fundraising portfolio of $3million.

You will work closely with the CEO and MLDI’s US and UK boards. You will be a highly motivated individual, with great people skills and a growth mindset. You will be familiar with the UK, EU and US fundraising landscape and passionate about the mission and impact of MLDI.

 

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To apply please send a cover letter and CV to recruitment@mediadefence.org with the subject line: ‘Development Director application’.

 

 

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International Delegation calls on Indonesian President to Address Media Freedom Concerns

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