Development Officer

Development Officer

Location: Negotiable for the right candidate; U.S. East Coast preferred

Application Deadline: January 31, 2023


The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project OCCRP is a rapidly growing, global nonprofit media organization that is reinventing investigative journalism for the public good. By developing and equipping a global network of investigative journalists and publishing their stories, OCCRP exposes crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account.

Founded by leading investigative journalists, OCCRP has pioneered collaborative, cross-border investigative reporting; cultivated a global network of reporters dedicated to covering issues of crime and corruption; built the tech tools needed for data-driven, cross-border investigations; and partners with civil society to further the impact of our stories. Winner of the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, OCCRP is now at an inflection point, working to expand our reporting and scale our impact around the world.

We are seeking an experienced Development Officer who will play a critical role in building on our strong current base of support to cultivate new donors and expand our fundraising efforts. This role is for a first-rate communicator, relationship builder, and donor engagement strategist with a passion for strengthening democracy and the power of investigative journalism to advance the global fight against corruption and disinformation. This role involves working with OCCRP staff around the world, building new relationships with U.S. and international donors, and implementing and contributing to the organization’s fundraising strategy and wider sustainability initiatives. For information about OCCRP please visit

Position Overview

The position is full-time, subject to six-month probation period.

Reports to: Director of Development

Job Description

Principal Tasks:


To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and writing samples from two recent successful grant applications (preferably to one government donor and one foundation donor - please anonymize) to jobs[at]

All applications must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Whilst we have internal goals to reply to unsuccessful candidates, we regret that the high number of applicants greatly exceeds our capacity to respond to each person. We apologize that we will not be able to reply to any unsuccessful applicants.

As an equal opportunity employer, OCCRP values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, medical conditions, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics. If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process, please contact hr[at]

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