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<h1>Internet Freedom Nonprofit Seeks Experienced Fundraising Director</h1>
<h2>(Posted June 5, 2018)</h2>

<p>
The Tor Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization advancing human
rights and freedoms by creating and deploying free and open source
anonymity and privacy technologies,
is seeking a dynamic, creative, and organized Fundraising Director to
help us grow and expand our funding base. The Fundraising Director will
be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating all fundraising
activities, with an emphasis on diversifying our funding sources. The
ideal candidate will have at least five years of leadership experience
working in the fundraising department of a nonprofit organization. This
person must be able to straddle the worlds of technology and
fundraising. The Tor Project is funded in part by government research
and development contracts, and in part by individual, foundation and
corporate donations. The ability to talk about the Tor Project's work
to all different types of current and potential donors is essential.
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<p>
This senior level position will report directly to the Executive Director
and will be part of the organization's leadership team. The Fundraising
Director will set and guide the strategy for all of our fundraising,
including increasing contributions from government, foundation, corporate,
and individual donors. This is a new, hands-on position for a highly
skilled fundraising professional.
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<h2>Responsibilities:</h2>

<ul>
<li>Work with Tor Project program staff to understand and communicate
effectively about the range of our projects and accomplishments.</li>

<li>Grow a major gifts program, including identification, cultivation,
and solicitation of major donors.</li>
<li>Oversee the flow of our donation system, from initial ask to thank
you.</li>
<li>Oversee grant seeking, including research, proposal writing, and
reporting requirements.</li>
<li>Interact with our current government and foundation program officers,
making sure they are receiving necessary reports and keeping them apprised
of our work.</li>
<li>Oversee our annual crowdsourced funding campaign.</li>
<li>Supervise and collaborate with our grant writer.</li>
<li>Write and edit grant proposals, grant reports, year-end report,
conference one-pagers and other fundraising-specific writing.</li>
<li>Plan fundraising events, as appropriate.</li>
<li>Determine appropriate Tor Project booth presence at conferences
and events.</li>
<li>Ensure that the time of the Executive Director is used efficiently
for fundraising.</li>
</ul>

<h2>Qualifications:</h2>

<ul>
<li>Demonstrated track record of success in raising major gifts
and writing complex proposals for various audiences, including
foundations.</li>
<li>Knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly
major gift fundraising. Must be comfortable making pitches and personally
asking people for money.</li>
<li>Excellent verbal, written, and editing skills, including the ability
to produce high quality work quickly and under deadline pressure.</li>
<li>Ability to develop fundraising budgets and prepare financial
reports.</li>
<li>Comfortable with highly technical topics and ability to explain
them clearly and accurately to non-technical audiences. Must embrace
the mission of the Tor Project.</li>
<li>Strong generalist understanding of the basic mechanics of how
the internet works, as well as issues related to privacy, security,
censorship, and surveillance.</li>
<li>Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with donation
tracking systems. (We use the open source CiviCRM.)</li>
<li>Experience with, or willingness to learn how to use, communications
and collaboration technologies such as PGP, IRC, Jitsi, Signal, WordPress,
and etherpads.</li>
<li>Hard working and highly organized with superior attention to
detail.</li>
<li>Willingness to take responsibility and initiative.</li>
<li>Highly collaborative, preferably with experience working with and
as part of remote teams in different time zones.</li>
<li>Prior experience working on U.S. government grants and contracts is
a plus.</li>
<li>Willingness to travel to international meetings at least twice
a year.</li>
<li>The successful candidate should be eager to be an inspiring mentor
and colleague to the board and staff of the Tor Project.</li>
</ul>

<p>
The Tor Project's workforce is smart and committed. Experience working
with open source communities and/or a dedication to Internet freedom are
added pluses. The Tor Project currently has a paid and contract staff of
around 35 developers and operational support staff, plus many thousands
of volunteers who contribute to our work. The ideal candidate will be
energetic, unflappable and flexible, and will thrive in a highly-technical
collaborative environment.
</p>
<p>
This is a full-time, hands-on position, which can be done remotely or in
our office in Seattle, WA.  Flexible salary, depending on experience. The
Tor Project has a competitive benefits package, including a generous PTO
policy; 14 paid holidays per year (including the week between Christmas
and New Year's, when the office is closed); health, vision, dental,
disability, and life insurance paid in full for employee; flexible work
schedule; and occasional travel opportunities.
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To apply, send a cover letter and your resume to hr at torproject dot org
with the subject "Fundraising Director." Tell us why you think you're
the right person for this job, and please include links to writing
samples. No phone calls please!
 </p>
<p>
The Tor Project, Inc., is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer.</p>
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