Development AssistantAPPLY ONLINE
- The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
- New York City - Upper East Side, NY
- Non Profit
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- Entry Level
- Date Posted
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is a think tank based in Washington, DC. Its scholars are consulted daily by the world's leading policymakers and journalists, providing incomparable insight and understanding about the ever-changing Middle East. We are currently hiring a Development Assistant to support fundraising activities in our New York region. The position provides support to the Regional Director and office location is Upper East Side.
In this busy position, the Development Assistant will:
- Identify and conduct research on high-level prospective donors, and family and corporate foundations, in addition to outreach and follow-up -- Includes mailing prospect kits, follow up, cold calling, scheduling meetings
- Handle all administrative tasks for the Regional Director such as: scheduling meetings and conference calls; maintain calendar of meetings; draft correspondence; prepare background information on prospective donors or current Trustees; handle expense reports; and other administrative functions
- Maintain New York regional database. Regularly run fundraising reports and other queries as needed
- Coordinate and manage speaking engagements, meetings, and conference calls between Institute fellows and Trustees in New York region -- Includes confirming conference space, drafting invitations, compiling distribution list, follow-up, keeping track of RSVP, etc.
- Interact with various levels of Institute donors for payment collection
- Work with Regional Director and outside staff to assist in special events
- Work with headquarters in DC to facilitate Trustee needs/requests
- Assist with Board meeting preparation
- Assist Chairman, President, other Board Members, and Director with Institute duties in the New York region
Skills and requirements necessary for success include:
- BA/BS and experience in development, communications, business or related field
- Interest in the mission of The Washington Institute
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge, CVENT helpful, but not required
- Strong administrative skills
- Self-starter and ability to work independently
- Strength at building and maintaining relationships
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills. High level of attention to detail
- A variety of personal skills including a high degree of initiative, self-motivation, database experience, customer service oriented attitude, ability to work effectively in teams and across organizational lines, and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
To apply, email your resume to http://bit.ly/twifnep
No calls, please.
The Washington Institute is an equal opportunity employer.