Development Assistant

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date:


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150 West 30th Street
8th Floor
New York
New York
United States


Grameen America is seeking an exceptional and creative full-time Development Assistant (DA), who is committed to excellence. The individual will report to the Vice President of Development, and will support the Development team in the New York Office. The DA will be responsible for gift processing, data management, research, online giving appeals, drafting letters and reports, as well as providing other administrative support.


The Development Assistant will support the Development Team in their fundraising activities related to foundation, government, and individual funding. Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and maintain all fundraising-related data in the CRM system (Salesforce) and the online donation platform (Classy); log funder notes, updates and communications into CRM system to maintain an updated management system
  • Run CRM reports and updates as needed for internal and external meetings
  • Process all donations (checks, online, recurring, wire, stocks and cash) and manage donor acknowledgements and communication flows
  •  Maintain the integrity of department and donor information, including organizing and maintaining electronic filing systems for development materials
  • In collaboration with Director, Individual Giving and Marketing team, manage online giving campaigns and year-end annual appeals
  • Organize funder site visits
  • Conduct prospect research and prepare biographies, fit memos and briefings
  • Draft and edit grant letters of inquiry, borrower stories, funder reports, presentations and donor correspondence
  • Coordinate team meetings, circulate agendas and prepare meeting minutes
  • Provide support for cultivation and fundraising events
  • Monitor the account for development requests on a weekly basis
  • Manage the Development Team calendar to reflect up to date funder meetings and events
  • Provide additional administrative support as requested


1.      Excellent written communication

2.      Strong computer skills – Must be proficient in PowerPoint, Word and Excel

3.      Experience with Salesforce or other similar CRM platforms

4.      Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills

5.      Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects independently and complete assignments in a timely and accurate manner

6.      Spanish language skills a plus


1.      Must have a Bachelor’s degree

2.      Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a fundraising position and/or in a nonprofit organization

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish skills a plus

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter to, with the subject line “Development Assistant.” Please state your salary requirements.  

Grameen America is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.