This person is responsible for supporting the Development Director with partnership relations. The successful candidate will be responsible for documenting and executing delivery of partner benefits.
Assist board and committees with fundraising as needed
Assist committees and national office with creating prospectus for year-around fundraising activities
Assist Development Director with making cold colds to potential partners
Assist with soliciting repeat business from past partners
Assists primary Development Director in charge of fundraising activities
Build relationships with existing and potential clients
Collaborate to identify repeat and new corporate, government, foundation and individual prospects
Conduct research to ascertain partner funding priorities
Continuous interaction with partners/sponsors for benefit fulfillment
Cultivate pre-convention, convention and post-convention relationships to get constant feedback on partner experience
Develop and review timelines to ensure critical fundraising processes
Internal Number: CSR18-01
About National Association of Black Journalists
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C. NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation. Many of NABJ's 3,300 members also belong to one of the dozens of professional and student chapters that serve black journalists nationwide.
NABJ is committed to the following:
• Strengthening ties among black journalists;
• Sensitizing all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace for black journalists;
• Expanding job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring black journalists, while providing continued professional development and training;
• Increasing the number of black journalists in management positions and encouraging black journalists to become entrepreneurs;
• Fostering an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by black journalists, and outstanding achievement in the media industry as a whole, particularly when ...it comes to providing balanced coverage of the black community and society at large;
• Working with high schools and colleges to identify and encourage black students to become journalists, and to diversify faculties and related curriculum; and
• Providing informational and training services to the general public.
NABJ holds an annual convention and careers fair each summer with dozens of plenary sessions and workshops for professional development. The careers fair draws hundreds of recruiters and is among the best means of finding a job in the industry. The annual Salute to Excellence awards and special recognition honors (Lifetime Achievement, Journalist of the Year, Community Service, etc.) are bestowed at each convention. Each year, NABJ awards nearly $100,000 in scholarships and internships to college and high school students nationwide, as well as fellowships for seasoned professionals. The NABJ Media Institute provides professional development and technical training for black journalists at venues across the country. Every two years, the membership elects a president and national board of directors to govern NABJ. An executive director leads the national office staff.
NABJ is headquartered on the campus of the University of Maryland-College Park:
1100 Knight Hall, Suite 3101, College Park, Maryland 20742.