Measures for Justice is a non-partisan, fast-paced, entrepreneurial non-profit on a mission to make good criminal justice data available and actionable to spur reform. While we do not advocate for any specific reforms, we do work to make change possible by increasing system transparency, trust, and accountability. We’ve got world class criminal justice data and technology chops. And a culture that demands excellence, rigor and people who like to make good ideas come to life.

To make it happen, we deploy three strategies:

  1. We show people what criminal justice looks like across the country via our free, interactive Data Portal;

  2. We help standardize and improve criminal justice data via work on the state and national level;

  3. We help put criminal justice data to work with tools, services, and research.

Since 2011, we have pioneered a methodology to compare how different justice systems perform on the county level and led the charge to improve county-level criminal justice data. We have strong support from prominent philanthropists, in particular from leading technology entrepreneurs and criminal justice foundations from both sides of the aisle, across the country, as well as from system practitioners and policymakers nationwide.

The Job
Development is the newest department at Measures for Justice. Created to build and grow the individual giving program, we are looking for development professionals with entrepreneurial skills, passion and dedication to join us on this wonderful and challenging endeavor. The development profession continues to evolve as donor engagement strategies and new generations of philanthropists emerge, requiring advanced communications strategies and engagement.   If you have the passion to see change in our criminal justice system and are looking for a supportive collaborative environment where you can show off your development chops and apply your skills - read on.

Summary Description: 

The Donor Experience Manager will provide communication and administrative support to advance the overall fundraising and development strategy for Measures for Justice.    The title of this position reflects our priority and mission to focus on our donor’s experience and impact of their contributions that support the work of MFJ.  The Donor Experience Manager will have working knowledge using Salesforce CRM and assist with the implementation of the development department’s operational plan, incorporating:

  • Donor Communications

  • Grant Research and Proposals

  • Donor Appeals

  • Donor Stewardship Activities and Reporting

  • Special Events

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain donor information in Salesforce CRM; Assist in  the  portfolio  management  of  donors  and  prospects,  and support moves management  to document ongoing engagement of and communication with existing donors.

  • Manage the implementation of the organization’s Donor Stewardship Plan and process acknowledgement letters and correspondence

  • Research available grant opportunities that align with MFJ needs and priorities, maintain an annual calendar of deadlines, and disseminate relevant information on grant opportunities.

  • Write proposals and provide technical assistance to other MFJ teams as appropriate (e.g., NIJ proposals). 

  • Assist in preparing, processing and tracking grant proposals providing monthly updates on the pipeline, through final submission.

  • Prepare grant activity reports including:

    • Interim and final grant reports as required by foundations or funders.

    • Quarterly updates on project progress supported by grants (for internal and external use

  • Coordinate donor communication materials

  • Work with leadership to develop annual priorities supporting foundation goals, funding needs, grant modifications, and reporting requirements.

  • Work with Development and Communications  to  conceptualize  and  create donor appeals.     

  • Contribute to an ambitious  organizational  goal  to increase individual  giving donors   over  the  next  three  years.  

  • Performs daily administrative and support tasks as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, public relations, fundraising or similar or comparable level of experience and education

  • Five years or more of experience working in fundraising or a related field

  • Superior verbal and written communications skills

  • Researching skills and attention to detail to source information and statistics

  • Strong interpersonal, social and organizational skills

  • Resilience and flexibility: fundraising can be a tough job


  • Expert-level knowledge of fundraising best practices across multiple audiences

  • Knowledge of Salesforce software or similar database experience

  • Past grant writing experience

Review of applications will begin February 21 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Measures for Justice (MFJ) is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace. We are committed to eradicating barriers to access and opportunity and strive to create a welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds. We know that only by bringing together our diverse perspectives can we begin to understand and innovatively tackle the complex issues we engage with. We acknowledge there is a lot of work to be done to ensure we are embodying these principles in our workplace and our work, and we are deeply committed to this ongoing practice. Our work is the data; our heart is the people.  We encourage applicants from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and a casual work environment. Our office is wheelchair accessible.  


It is the policy of Measures for Justice to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Measures for Justice will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the hiring process, please contact Jill Wesley at

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