Development Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Pay range is $13-15 per hour. This is a non-expempt position.




8737 Colesville Road
Silver Spring
United States


Born Free seeks a Development Assistant. This is a junior-level position that supports the department and has responsibility for gift entry, database management, and donor stewardship, and engages directly with supporters and the public.

Born Free is a nonprofit animal protection organization whose mission is to end the suffering of wild animals in captivity, rescue individual animals in need, protect wildlife – including endangered species – in their natural habitats, and encourage compassionate conservation globally. We also operate one of the country’s largest primate sanctuaries. For more information on our work, visit

The Development Assistant's primary duties include processing incoming donations (opening mail, data entry); issuing donor acknowledgements; responding to inquiries via phone and email; and general administrative support as well as helping coordinate fundraising events and representing the organization in the community.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required, and experience using a donor database or CRM system is a preferred. The person in this position must be able to work quickly, juggle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines – all while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. They must have excellent written and oral communication skills, a professional demeanor, and a team spirit. The successful candidate will also have a commitment to the mission of Born Free USA. Knowledge of animal welfare issues is a plus.

This is a full-time, Monday-Friday, position in our Silver Spring, Maryland office. Occasional weekends or evenings may be required.


We a competitive benefits package including a 401(K) plan with employer matching, health insurance, and generous paid time off.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, send a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should be specific to this position, stating how your experience makes you a good candidate based on the desired qualifications listed in this description and telling us why you wish to work in the animal protection field and for Born Free. Incomplete applications will not be considered.