Job Type

Full Time



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Suite 370
District of Columbia
United States



The Special Programs Assistant is responsible for administrative aspects of development, fundraising and event related activities, concentrating on the Trust’s corporate and foundation fundraising efforts, including key event support. The Assistant has an active role in the day-to-day operations of the Trust’s fundraising efforts and reports directly to the Chief Development Officer. A successful Special Programs Assistant will be able to work effectively and accurately with limited oversight and perform well as a member of a team.


•    Foundation Management and Research – Work with the Chief Development Officer and other team

members to develop and implement a vibrant foundation giving program. This includes conducting

research into prospective funders; writing and submitting grant proposals and Letter of Inquiry;

and managing the grant reporting process for successful submissions.

•    Grant Applications – As assigned, draft all relevant grant applications and proposals in

collaboration with multiple departments, for review of the Chief Development Officer and other


•    Maintain Donor Records – Maintain records for companies, foundations, and partner

organizations and track their meetings/activities with the Trust. Work with the CRM Coordinator on

any new uploads of information for database records and additions of new contacts and prospects.

•    Event Support – Support the Trust in the execution of our annual Ball for the Mall, Corporate

Leadership Council events, and more. This includes but is not limited to coordinating invitations,

communications with donors for RSVPs, and preparing and distributing event collateral.

•    Generate tax receipts and invoices – As a key daily function, check the mail for income and

generate all related tax receipts and acknowledgments, while updating the language on a regular

basis. Take lead on generating invoices for pledged donations as requested by gift officers.

•    Intern Management – Under supervision of the Chief Development Officer, supervise, assign

projects, manage responsibilities, and mentor the interns in order to cultivate the joint needs of

the Trust and its interns.

•     Develop and Maintain Collateral & Correspondence – Develop and maintain all Trust collateral

as it relates to corporate sponsorship, corporate recognition, proposals and supporting documents. 

Draft correspondence for corporate outreach and solicitations (from Trust and Corporate Volunteers)

as well as regular communication with volunteers, Corporate & Women’s Leadership Committee, and additional donors.


The Trust offers a competitive compensation and benefits package plus a positive work environment, which encourages personal growth and achievement. Please visit our website at www.nationalmall.org for more information about the Trust.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and writing sample to

information@nationalmall.org with “Special Programs Assistant_ Your Name” in the subject line. Please submit all materials in one document in PDF format if possible. No phone calls please.