Position: Membership and Development Associate, Media Impact Funders

Media Impact Funders (MIF) is a national membership philanthropy serving organization (PSO) that advances the work of a broad range of funders committed to effective use and support of media in the public interest. Media Impact Funders informs, convenes and mobilizes a growing network of funders around the crucial role that media and journalism plays in democracy and social change through tailored programming that explores a broad range of issues and opportunities in the media funding field; facilitation of peer collaboration and resource-sharing to create or expand media effectiveness; collaboration with other PSOs to showcase the power and impact of storytelling through media; and more.

To meet the demands of the rapidly growing field of media philanthropy, Media Impact Funders is seeking a full-time membership and development associate responsible for supporting member recruitment, engagement, retention, and fundraising efforts.

The successful candidate will:

  • Under the guidance of the Director of Development & Member Engagement and the Executive Director, research, identify and prioritize funding opportunities primarily from foundations, and also corporations and individual philanthropists
  • Maintain contact with current and prospective donors and members
  • Draft development-related materials including renewal notices, acknowledgements, and other forms of correspondence with donors and members
  • Manage and maintain the organization’s CRM database
  • Contribute to other fundraising processes that help guide organizational planning as needed
  • Research grantmaking data from funders and other stakeholders as needed for program and communications materials
  • Work closely with communications staff around member engagement strategies


  • Three to five years professional fundraising experience in a related field or organization
  • Strong research skills, excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, in collaboration with others and independently
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate technical complexities with clarity and simplicity
  • Track record in managing multiple tasks, details and deadlines
  • A quick learner, resourceful and flexible
  • Strong planning, organization and time management skills
  • Strong computer skills with expertise in MS Office Suite and CM database development and management
  • Strong knowledge of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector

This position reports to the Director of Development & Member Engagement.

This full-time, 35-hour-per-week position’s salary range is $55,000-65,000. MIF offers a comprehensive benefits package, including complete coverage for health, dental, and vision insurance; a retirement contribution; a childcare stipend; a generous paid-time-off program; a flexible remote work schedule; and staff development opportunities.

Our office is located in Philadelphia. MIF staff has opted to continue working remotely post-pandemic, but we are currently transitioning to a hybrid work arrangement. The candidate must be available to participate in in-person at meetings and events around the country as needed.

Please send a cover letter describing your interest in this position, a resume, and a professional writing sample of a recent grant proposal or donor communication to jobs@mediafunders.org. Please indicate “Membership and Development Associate Position – Your Name” in the subject line.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. Media Impact Funders is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation or expression, gender, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, military status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established under law. All individuals are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

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Media Impact Funders traces its roots back to the Council on Foundations, a longtime philanthropy-serving organization. Formerly Grantmakers in Film, Video & Television, MIF began on a volunteer basis in 1984 as an affinity group for funders interested in the power of film to highlight social issues. Reflecting changes in technology and media behavior over the past decade, it was renamed Grantmakers in Film & Electronic Media (GFEM) and formally incorporated in 2008 to advance the field of media arts and public interest media funding. It had 45 members and was headed by former MacArthur Foundation Program Officer Alyce Myatt. GFEM was renamed Media Impact Funders in 2012 and has since expanded its strategy to include a broad range media funding interests such as journalism, immersive technologies, media policy and more. Since that time, MIF has grown to more than 80 organizational members representing some of the largest foundations, and holds more than 40 in-person and online events yearly.