Correcting and Preventing Wrongful Convictions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

MAIP Is Hiring a Director of Development

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project – Director of Development Position

The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project seeks a candidate for a part-time Director of Development beginning January 2015 in Washington, D.C.  MAIP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal services organization dedicated to preventing and correcting the conviction of innocent people in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  MAIP is one of the most successful innocence organizations in the country and has helped secure the exoneration or release of 15 innocent men – six in the last 18 months.


Essential Functions of Position:

The Director of Development will be responsible for generating revenue to support MAIP’s litigation and policy activities.  Specifically, the selected candidate will be expected to:

- Create and implement a development plan that will lead to a significant increase in MAIP’s yearly revenue and will include (but not be limited to) many of the tasks listed below.
- Manage all aspects of MAIP’s end-of-year giving campaign, including the content, design, and communication of digital and snail mail solicitations;
- Identify and solicit major gifts and planned gifts;
- Coordinate special events in each of MAIP’s jurisdictions, including MAIP’s summer Annual Fundraising Luncheon;
- Support and encourage members of MAIP’s Board of Directors in their individual fundraising efforts, including event planning and identifying potential donors for small and major gifts;
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors through all forms of contact, including proper gift acknowledgments, in-person visits, and regular contact by e-mail and telephone;
- Coordinate and manage MAIP’s Young Professionals Network, tracking membership, working with the Steering Committee and planning events throughout the year.
- Manage MAIP’s donor database, including timely tracking of donor contributions and communications;
- Develop all marketing materials;
- Manage MAIP’s web and social media content, including Facebook, Twitter, video blogs, all aspects of MAIP’s website and supervision of media and development interns;
- Oversee all outreach and education efforts to ensure that donors and potential donors are regularly updated about MAIP’s work; and
- Produce reports on MAIP’s general and fundraising activities.



- All candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree;
- At least two years of experience as a development professional preferred;
Prior experience in a non-profit and/or criminal justice setting preferred, but not required.

The selected candidate must be detail oriented and have superior organizational, oral communication and writing skills.  The ideal candidate must be adept at the nuances of donor relations and understand the unique issues involved with fundraising in support of criminal justice issues. Working knowledge of eTapestry, WordPress and Microsoft Office is a plus.  In order to be an effective Director of Development and advocate for MAIP, candidates must have a strong commitment to public interest law in general and MAIP’s core mission.


Salary and bonus commensurate with experience.


How to Apply:

No later than November 14, 2014, please send a cover letter, resume, list of references and salary requirements to:


Shawn Armbrust

Exeuctive Director


The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer, committed to workplace diversity.  We do not discriminate in employment decisions based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability.