Development Assistant - San Francisco

Job Type

Full Time




720 Market Street
San Francisco
United States


The position is responsible for a range of administrative and other collaborative tasks as a member of the regional leadership development team. Development Assistant may also provide additional support to education, civil rights and international affairs.

Talented and motivated candidates will find the position challenging and rewarding with potential for advancement and growth.

Join the good fight with ADL! 


To provide a broad range of administrative support to the development staff in the regional office. 



Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence. 

Maintain donor management database entries (routinely update and correct 

database records as needed). 

Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed. 

Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors. 

Coordinate production and distribution of year-end and special appeal letters. Send appropriate documentation to process credits to donors. 

Answer donor inquiries regarding donations, including regarding tax credit 


Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events; assemble donor kits for events and meetings as 


Handle administrative details associated with development-related lay leadership committees (i.e., prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.). 

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development or his/her designee. 


May provide general administrative assistance as needed. 


Does not supervise or train others. 


1. Skills: 

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite software, including Word, Outlook 

and Excel. Familiarity with database management preferred. Knowledge of 

operation of standard office equipment, e.g., fax machine, telephones and 

photocopier. Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Professional demeanor. 

2. Work Experience: A minimum of one to two years of experience in an 

administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office. 

3. Education: An Associate’s degree or High School diploma plus equivalent 

progressively responsible work experience is required. 

Work Environment 

Ability to lift and carry up to 15 lbs. 

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job, nor is it to be interpreted as a contract for employment. 

Typical Job Factor Levels 

Complexity of Duties 

Duties vary frequently, but are generally fairly straightforward and require following common procedures and guidelines. 


Manage own workload, time and priorities, with general guidance from supervisor. 

Participate in planning and implementing projects/special events and independently follow through in accordance with established procedures to ensure successful achievement. 

Decision making/Independent Judgment 

Compare alternative courses of action and then make decisions after considering the options. 

Internal Relationships 

Regular contact with other staff within ADL, primarily to share routine information. 

Regularly initiate contact with staff in other sections/departments to obtain or 

communicate information necessary to achieve work goals. 

External Relationships 

Occasionally interact with outside contacts, primarily to exchange information or follow up on routine activities. 


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please apply through the link.