Career Opportunity: Director of Development at NJPP

New Jersey Policy Perspective seeks a Director of Development to lead its fundraising efforts and raise the resources necessary for NJPP to successfully drive policy change to advance economic justice and prosperity for all New Jerseyans.


The Director of Development reports to the President, working closely with the Vice President, Board of Trustees and other staff. The specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement NJPP’s individual giving strategy, with a special focus on identifying, researching, cultivating and engaging major donors. Also work closely with the President and Trustees to assist with their cultivation and contribution requests.
  • Generate all donor communications, both printed and digital, including appeals, e-blasts and newsletters.
  • Oversee the strategy and execution of key NJPP events, including the annual policy summit and year-round fund- and friend-raisers.
  • Develop general marketing materials.
  • Direct the implementation of Salesforce, analyze donor data, identify strategies to improve fundraising outcomes and develop ideas about how to expand NJPP’s donor base.

This position is full-time and based in Trenton with significant travel around the state. Compensation is competitive, with benefits package. NJPP is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please email your cover letter, resume, and a professional writing sample to with the subject line “Director of Development.” Please include all attachments in one email, in PDF or Microsoft Word format.

About New Jersey Policy Perspective

New Jersey Policy Perspective drives policy change to advance economic justice and prosperity for all New Jerseyans through evidence-based, independent research, analysis and advocacy.

We are a “think-and-do tank:” Once our analysis is done, our communications and outreach teams gets it into the hands of the policymakers, advocates and partners best positioned to use it to improve lives and bolster the state’s economic prospects.

And we have delivered results. NJPP has played a crucial role in advancing the most important progressive state policies since 1997: an expanded Earned Income Tax Credit, increased fiscal transparency, the adoption of Paid Family Leave, tighter accountability for corporate subsidies, and a fairer tax code.

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