Working Films is seeking a Development Manager and Impact Coordinator to join our growing team! Read more about the positions below, consider applying and help spread the word.


Working Films is conducting a national search for a full-time Development Manager to lead the organization’s fundraising. The Development Manager will report to the co-directors and work closely with them and the finance committee of Working Films’ board to create and implement an annual fundraising plan.

Primary duties include:

Develop and implement an annual fundraising plan that supports the innovative programming work of the organization.

Lead and coordinate the timely preparation, writing, and submission of all elements of grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and of narrative and financial grant reports.

Prepare and send acknowledgements to all of Working Films institutional supporters and individual donors.

Manage foundation relations, including retaining current foundation supporters and increasing grants from current funders.

Prospect and secure new sources of foundation support and new major individual donors.

Create and maintain an accurate and complete grants calendar and fundraising schedule that notes all proposal deadlines and dates that grant reports are due.

Design, manage, track, and implement 3+ individual donor solicitation campaigns via social media, email and direct mail per year.

Maintain a thorough understanding of Working Films activities in order to prepare successful fundraising approaches to grow the organization’s programs.

Track all fundraising activities, gifts, and interactions in SalesForce and prepare monthly development reports for the WF co-directors and Board Finance Committee.

Support the co-directors as they lead External Fundraising activities. The Development Manager will support the co-directors as they engage in external donor relations and presentations.

The development manager must have:

3-5 years experience in developing and implementing successful fundraising plans for organizations with budgets of $1 million and higher.

Experience and success grant-writing and securing institutional support.

Deep experience and knowledge of trends in foundations, philanthropy, individual giving, and crowdfunding.

Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

Experience in SalesForce and/or similar fundraising databases and search engine systems, or a demonstrated ability to learn it quickly.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with a dynamic and diverse team.

Enthusiasm for Working Films’ mission and about being part of the organization.

The ability to make successful public presentations about our work.

Experience fundraising in the sectors of film and/or social justice is highly preferred.

Working Films is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Candidates of color are particularly encouraged to apply. Working Films encourages applications from veteran fundraisers seeking (or interested) in coming out of retirement to support social justice organizing in the documentary film world.

Salary: We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience, a generous benefits package, and a pleasant work environment.

Location: Relocation to Wilmington, NC is desired, but not required.

Timeline: Interviews will take place in February. We aim to fill this position by mid-March 2019.

To Apply: We are no longer accepting applications at this time.


Working Films seeks a passionate, well organized, smart and creative Impact Coordinator to plan and execute grassroots, film-driven organizing campaigns and various aspects of our filmmaker services. Working in collaboration with Working Films’ campaign staff, as well as our network of national, state, and local allies, the Impact Coordinator will ensure our campaigns meet the needs and advance the goals of our partner organizations, and ultimately make an impact.

The ideal candidate will have experience in community organizing, audience engagement with film or other media, and have a demonstrated commitment to social and environmental justice. We are looking for someone who excels independently and as part of a team.

The impact coordinator will report to the Senior Campaign Coordinatorand Working Films’ Co-directors.

Responsibilities Include, but aren’t limited to:

In collaboration with fellow staff, implementing film-driven organizing campaigns and other programs that meet the needs of allied organizations and filmmakers.

Participating in issue research.

Ensuring campaigns remain aligned with goals and timelines.

Managing event logistics.

Tracking expenses and managing budgets.

Assisting in producing and distributing outreach and press materials (including social media content).

Developing and managing local, statewide, and national organizational partnerships.

Attending high profile and larger screening events to manage volunteers & speak to audiences.

Overseeing tracking and evaluation of project activities through partner surveys and interviews with organizers.

Maintaining written narratives detailing all aspects of campaigns, and assisting in the creation of project newsletters and campaign reports.

Individually and in collaboration with co-workers, maximize the effectiveness of our organization. Participating in staff and board meetings, team project planning, and ongoing organizational processes.


Self motivated individual with efficient and reliable time management and goal setting skills.

Demonstrated ability to work well collaboratively.

Strong problem solving and decision making skills.

Experience in community outreach and organizing.

Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience in event production & communications/PR.

Fluency with major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Familiarity with community engagement with documentary film, visual art, or other media.

Knowledge of and an enthusiastic commitment to Working Film’ mission, methodology, and offerings.

Working Films is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working Films offers competitive salary and benefits including  full employer-paid health policy coverage, Simple IRA contributions, and generous vacation, holidays, personal, and sick/family leave.

Starting Salary: $40,000

Location: Wilmington or Asheville, NC. Relocation expenses will be paid if needed.

To Apply: We are no longer accepting applications at this time.

About Us

Recognizing the power of stories to inform and inspire action, Working Films builds partnerships between documentary makers and advocates to advance social justice and environmental protection. Working Films trains and partners with community-based organizations and NGOs to use documentaries to enhance their programs, extend their reach, and move their missions forward. Find out more at

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