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Montana Justice Foundation
Helena, MT, United States
20 days ago
Montana Justice Foundation
Helena, Montana, United States
20 days ago



The Montana Justice Foundation (MJF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to effectively raise, manage, and distribute funding that increases access to the civil justice system throughout Montana. MJF is the charitable arm of the Montana legal community. We are funded through the Interest on Lawyer Trust Account (IOLTA) program and contributions from Montana lawyers, law firms, and other private donors. Our grant programs help people stay in housing, receive medical care, escape abusive and violent environments, and rebuild their lives.

MJF is currently seeking a full-time Development Director to join our team.


Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Development Director will be responsible for the direction, management, execution, and evaluation of all of MJF’s comprehensive development program including events, annual campaigns, major and deferred giving and foundation grants.


In partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Development Director is responsible for designing, managing, and executing all aspects of MJF’s comprehensive development program. Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Annual Development Program
    • Develop, implement and report on a comprehensive annual development plan within an approved budget.
    • Research funder prospects, keep track of grant cycles, build relationship, develop strategies and coordinate drafting of grant proposals
    • Manage grant reporting
    • Craft and oversee MJF’s direct mail solicitation strategy
    • Collaborate with Board and staff to plan and execute virtual and in-person events that engage and inform the legal community and donors
    • Oversee outreach activities that align with fundraising including social media, blogs, eblasts, website strategy and representation in public meetings and events.
    • Engage in long-range planning and goal-setting
    • Contribute to board and staff meetings and discussions, collaborate with teammates
    • Attend relevant board/committee meetings as appropriate
    • Help instill a culture of philanthropy within MJF
    • Develop a deep understanding of the access to justice community
    • Maintain professional knowledge and complete appropriate professional development activities
    • Other duties as assigned for the successful operation of MJF

  • Major and Deferred Gifts
    • Design and implement a plan to identify, attract, solicit and steward major and deferred gifts.
    • Prepare Board and Executive Director (ED) for gift asks by scheduling, briefing and drafting proposals
    • Work with Board and the ED to create and launch giving society and planned giving programs
    • Maintain Giftworks (donor database) and leverage technology to track and report on contacts, proposals, gifts, pledges, etc.
    • Work with the Administrative Assistant to record, process, and acknowledge gifts made to the organization
    • Meet with donors, regularly and as-needed, to meet fundraising goals



The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 years of direct experience in non-profit fundraising, including a demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals through moves management, direct asks, events, grants, and other strategies.
  • Experience with fundraising databases.
  • Experience leveraging technology in your workflow (CRM database, cloud-based collaboration, email marketing, spreadsheets, video conferencing, cloud-based project management, etc.).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook) and social media platforms.
  • Creative thinker and problem solver.
  • Responsive, tactful, and professional with a donor-centric mindset.
  • Outgoing and excited to build relationships with donors and connect our mission to their philanthropic interests.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and time-management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Personal qualities of integrity and reliability.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team.  
  • A strong interest in assisting MJF in our mission to increase access to justice.


$55,000 to $65,000 per year, depending on skills and experience. Employment benefits include personal leave, fully paid health insurance, and an employer participatory retirement account.

This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Executive Director and is based at MJF’s office in downtown Helena, MT. Remote working would be considered, but a preference will be given to those willing to work in Helena. Travel and some nights and weekends will be required and will likely increase after the pandemic restrictions are lifted.


Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Niki Zupanic, Executive Director, at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but please submit application materials by July 30 to ensure consideration in the initial review.

MJF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57763367
  • Location:
    Helena, Montana, United States
  • Position Title: Development Director
  • Company Name: Montana Justice Foundation
  • Industry: Foundation/Fund Development
  • Job Function: Fundraising/Grantwriting
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

The Montana Justice Foundation (MJF) is a nonprofit organization working to achieve equal access to justice for all Montanans through effective grant funding, promoting pro bono services, and developing more resources for Montanans in need of legal assistance. Our grant programs serve ordinary Montanans, particularly children, low-income families, Native Americans, survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, elderly Montanans, and veterans. We support projects that help people stay in housing, receive medical care, esca...

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