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MinnPost is hiring a development director

MinnPost, one of the country’s leading nonprofit news organizations, is looking to hire a development director to oversee our fundraising efforts, which provide about two-thirds of our operating revenue.

The development director will be a leader in our small but growing business staff. We see individual and institutional fundraising as a core component of our nonprofit business model, and believe each area has potential for significant growth. We expect the creation of this position to help us improve upon the steady growth we have seen in these areas in recent years, particularly in membership and major gifts.

While this will be a new position, our fundraising programs are well established. We are looking for someone who is excited to build upon that foundation and passionate about our mission to provide high-quality news and analysis for people who care about Minnesota.

The ideal candidate will have experience in fundraising or related work and the ability to try new things and learn from those experiments. MinnPost and our peer nonprofit news organizations are still young, and a major part of this job will be helping us develop a sustainable business model for serious journalism.

Successful candidates will be able to engage a wide range of people in person and in writing, and have demonstrated skill in both directing their own work and collaborating as part of a team. 

Those who are interested in applying should review the official position description and send a résumé, cover letter, and salary expectation to jobs@minnpost.com. (No phone calls, please.)

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Jim Million on 09/21/2015 - 05:43 pm.

    Fundraising [sigh here]

    Perhaps wiser than putting up a paywall.

    And, MinnPost likely could do some list sharing with Classical MPR, in particular politically diverse grey hair member lists. I’m on at least one of those. It might be tactically wise to soften those periodic shots at MPR News, however. Ha!

    Maybe there could be MinnPost sports teams: The Greys, The Reds, The Blues, The New Know Nothings, The Recovering Whatevers, or the __________________________ (please fill in the blank).

    There’s an idea for the new Fun-Raiser. [no sic, no kidding]

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