Development Associate

Job Type

Full Time




1000 Vermont Avenue Northwest
District of Columbia
United States


This position reports to the Director of Development. The Development Associate performs the necessary tasks to ensure acquisition of funding, grants, new corporate partners and the careful and responsible management to retain existing individual and corporate donors with Director of Development.


Duties and Responsibility (include but are not limited to):


·        Engages and seeks new corporate/foundation/grant funding sources and maintains relationships with current/past donors

·        Research and assist in writing proposals/grants including budgets - ensuring their grammatical, technical and visual quality

·        Assist in design and implementation of a comprehensive development program and appropriate marketing strategies

·        Identify, define and acquire funding resources available to NMAC

·        Assist in design and implement and/or maintain a structured fund-raising program as an aspect of NMAC’s overall funding program goals

·        Assist in developing an annual revenue plan and monthly cash flow projections for the organization in conjunction with Director of Development

·        Examines and makes recommendations on ways of packaging and marketing programs to philanthropic supporters

·        Responsible for keeping projects on track and completing key program tasks in a timely manner; coordinates collection, entry, and analysis of data

·        Assist in development marketing materials with the Communications department

·        Knowledge and track history of fundraising success with individual and institutional donors with 2-3 years experience.

·        Working knowledge with web-based fundraising strategies

·        Database management in NEON program


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

·        Knowledge of fund raising, corporate giving, grants development, proposals, applications, and administration

·        Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural setting

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·        Research and time management skills

·        Ability to maintain accurate records and attention to details

·        Ability to work collaboratively with NMAC staff, constituents, and with other organizations

·        Working knowledge of various software and database management programs including on-line database programs

·        Ability to maintain strict confidentiality



·       Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Business Management, or relevant discipline from an accredited four-year college or university and/or three to four years of     experience

·       Strong knowledge of internet fundraising and advocacy programs

·       Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred

·       Minimum of 3-4 years of relevant experience involving demonstrated abilities in           resource development, non-profit fundraising experience

·        Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities, build and maintain relationships

·        Some experience developing partnerships or sponsorships with large national corporations

·        Demonstrated understanding of private sector culture and business practices

·        Experience in Internet and online donor solicitation techniques

·        Database experience

Experience working in the nonprofit sector or with LGBT nonprofit organizations, or academic setting preferred

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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