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Development Director 

InvestigateWest, a 14-year-old nonprofit news organization, is seeking a full-time Development Director in support of its change-making investigative reporting. Strong preference will be given to candidates living in the Seattle/Puget Sound area, though we will consider applicants from elsewhere in the Northwest (WA, OR and ID). For the right person, this can be an incredible opportunity to make a huge difference! Bonus: You can work from home, enjoy a relatively flexible schedule and be part of a mission-driven organization that measures success by real-world impact.

Responsibilities include: develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan, with an emphasis on individual donors and major gifts; proactively identify and cultivate prospects with capacity to give four-, five- and six-figure gifts; create compelling proposals and presentations that effectively communicate InvestigateWest’s impact; maintain accurate donor records in the organization’s CRM database; provide regular reports on fundraising activities; meet in person with major donors across the Seattle metro area; assist in planning both in-person and virtual events for groups of donors; help with grant research, proposals and reports. (Time breakdown: roughly 65% of your time will be focused on individual donors and major gifs; 25% on grants; 10% on small donors or “members.”)

What you’ll need: a demonstrated track record of soliciting individual donors and major gifts; the ability to work independently and juggle multiple deadlines; excellent written and verbal communication; ideally, experience with grant applications and reports.

Location: Work from home, ideally in the Seattle metro area

Compensation: $60,000-$85,000

Benefits:100% coverage of health insurance, 50% of dental, retirement contribution, a work computer and a monthly work-from-home stipend of $100.

Work schedule: Flexible, but generally 40 hours.

Deadline: April 23, 2024, though we will begin reviewing applications immediately. We’ll continue to consider candidates as long as the posting remains live on our website.

How to apply: Please send us a resume and short answers to a couple questions using the linked form.

About us: InvestigateWest is a nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigative journalism for the Pacific Northwest. Founded in Seattle in 2009, the news outlet covers a range of topics including public health, the environment, youth, equity, racial justice, voting rights and government accountability. Original reporting by InvestigateWest has prompted policy reforms, lawsuits against government agencies and several different state laws protecting the environment, workers and foster children. Its staff works remotely across the Northwest. We are dedicated to making our organization better reflect the region we cover and are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for people of different ages and backgrounds. We encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

Contact: Email questions to No phone calls, please.


InvestigateWest typically hosts one or two interns each quarter. Prospective interns must be enrolled in school to be eligible. Interns are paid a stipend of $1,500 per quarter (paid out as $500 per month) and commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week. We accept applications on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Use this form to apply.