District of Columbia
The Development Assistant is responsible for all administrative aspects of development and donor relations activities.
Scope and Impact
The Development Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development Office and participating in all fundraising activities including donor and prospect relations, direct mail appeals, and special events.
- Process donations in collaboration with accounting.
- Maintain department files including current grant files.
- Organize, update and maintain database records, including inputting new donor and prospect information.
- Draft donor acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
- Produce regular fundraising reports, track deadlines and deliverables and assist with other reports as needed.
- Assist with drafting, preparing and submitting foundation grant reports and proposals as well as periodic program updates for key individual donors.
- Conduct preliminary research on prospective foundation and individual donors for projects in need of funding.
- Assist with production and mailing of year-end appeal letters and other appeals as assigned.
- Field donor questions and assist with follow up as appropriate.
- Assist in all aspects of conducting a fundraising event, including developing invitations, maintaining guest lists, gathering and preparing registration and promotional materials and all post event activities.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.
Level of Language Proficiency
Preparation and Knowledge
- Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office preferred.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook; familiarity with Google Docs or other document sharing tools a plus.
- Database management experience—Raiser’s Edge preferred.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills; good handwriting a plus.
- Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work.
- Ability to work independently with little supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
EPI is an Equal Opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.
Minimum Education Required