Individual Giving Coordinator


The Innocence Project works to free the innocent, prevent wrongful convictions, and create fair, compassionate, and equitable systems of justice for everyone. Founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the organization is now an independent nonprofit. Our work is guided by science and grounded in antiracism. Since our inception, the Innocence Project has used DNA and other scientific advancements to prove wrongful conviction. To date, we have helped to free or exonerate more than 200 people who, collectively, spent more than 3,600 years behind bars. Our efforts have led to the passage of more than 200 transformative state laws and federal reforms. Today, the Innocence Project continues to fight for freedom, drive structural change, and advance the innocence movement. To learn more, please visit


Reporting to the Director of Individual and Major Giving, the Individual Giving Coordinator is a key member of the team responsible for $10 million in revenue from individual donors. The incumbent will partner with the division’s Director, Associate Director and other development colleagues to ensure the professional and meaningful cultivation and stewardship of donors giving between $1,000 and $5,000, including identifying prospects and cultivating relationships with donors and prospects. This position also supports major donor moves management and other areas of individual giving.

All Innocence Project employees must embrace, respect and value the rich diversity of perspectives and experience of a diverse and heterogeneous staff. We recognize and appreciate that our work is better for having varied participants and thought partners.

We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas.

While the Innocence Project has supported remote work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently committed to a hybrid workplace with mandatory two days per week in-office. All staff are currently provided a private workspace with a closed-door for the time being.


The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented and ambitious early career fundraiser with outstanding customer
service and engagement instincts who is hungry to take on more responsibility. This person is eager to
work collaboratively across the department and the organization, willing to roll up their sleeves to support
the team, excited to learn and grow their professional skillset, and cares deeply for the work of the
Innocence Project.


  • Develop and execute strategies to enhance donor retention and inspire increased giving
  • Effectively interact with individual donors through phone, written correspondence, and video and in-person meetings to assure that donor communications and inquiries are handled in a professional and timely manner
  • Provide logistical and administrative support to the Director of Individual and Major Giving in managing and tracking prospect pipeline and moves management processes, reporting on division performance metrics, and scheduling meetings with donors, board members, development team and organization leadership
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Special Events, execute a variety of in-person and virtual events that advance donor engagement
  • Work with Director of Digital Fundraising to engage and upgrade digital and sustaining donors
  • Work with the development operations team to maintain clean and accurate donor records in Salesforce
  • Additional projects and responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 3-4 years of professional experience, ideally 2 years working on a fundraising team
  • Knowledge of Google Suite, MS Office Suite and internet research; comfortable working with computers with minimal IT support
  • Experience with Salesforce fundraising database a plus
  • Willingness to do occasional travel
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.


  • Superior and proven skills in organization, prioritization, planning, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with people including the ability to respectfully, effectively and sensitively interact with a wide variety of people of diverse professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Exceptional facility to interact with donors and prospective supporters in writing, over the phone and in person about a variety of complex topics Strong interpersonal, diplomatic, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible, self-reflective and collaborative work style, and comfortable in an atmosphere of transition and growth
  • Strong commitment to being part of a collegial, learning environment that is solutions-oriented and emphasizes continued professional growth
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
  • Capacity to solve practical problems and make sound decisions
  • Must be able to work with groups of diverse individuals in respectful, equitable, and inclusive ways.
  • Enthusiasm for the work of the Innocence Project and for social justice, including a demonstrated commitment to public interest
  • Shares values of equity, excellence, collaboration, humanity, integrity, respect, and accountability


The salary for this position is highly competitive, and the Innocence Project offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, Flexible Spending Account, 401k plan with company-match.  The office is currently operating on a hybrid schedule (partly remote, partly in office). While on this hybrid schedule, the Innocence Project provides company-paid transportation benefits.


The Innocence Project considers the diversity of its workforce to be vital to our organization’s success in meeting its mission. We strongly encourage applicants from all cultures, races, educational backgrounds, life experiences, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, age, gender, and physical abilities to apply. Individuals with personal connections to the criminal legal system are strongly encouraged to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is our policy not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, familial status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, caregiver status, or any other category protected by law. 


Please upload a cover letter expressing your interest in the role and the organization’s work, and a resume titled with your name (last name. first name. cover letter/resume). Only applications with cover letters will be considered complete applications. Information submitted through this secure site is kept confidential. Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to give applicant updates by phone or direct email.


**Applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis until the post is filled.** 

LOCATION:  New York City 

SALARY RANGE: $34 – $40 per hour

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