Development Assistant (Fundraising)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
  • Location
    Washington,, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Oct 05

Position description

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is a nonpartisan Think Tank focused on advancing a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East. We are currently looking for a full-time Development Assistant in our Washington, D.C. office.

Development Assistant- Fundraising Responsibilities 

  • Provide administrative support to the development department.
  • Utilize fundraising database Raiser's Edge, including data entry, running reports and queries.
  • Support donor relations through indirect means (mailings, emails, phone calls, etc.).
  • Conduct outreach and follow-up, including mailing prospect kits and scheduling meetings.
  • Assist with planning and organizing programs and events, both nationally and regionally.
  • Identify and conduct research on high net worth prospective donors.
  • Foundation Research.
  • Utilize events platform, CVENT to create invitations for events and track event rsvps.
  • Prepare receipts and acknowledgment letters for all gifts received.
  • Grant writing.
  • Reconcile financial data on a daily and monthly basis.
  • Book travel arrangements.



Requirements for the Development Fundraising Assistant

  • BA/BS in development, communications, business or related field preferred
  • Strong administrative support skills
  • Well-developed customer service orientation
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and across organizational lines
  • Self-motivated, adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing work
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strength at building and maintaining relationships
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Interest in the mission of The Institute and the Middle East region


The Washington Institute offers its full-time employees a generous benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, generous paid time off, and a retirement savings program. 

Please note that there is no travel or foreign language requirement related to this position. 

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To Apply:  

If you have nonprofit development experience in fundraising, please submit your resume, salary requirements and a cover letter for consideration. Only applicants submitting the requested information will be considered.

The Washington Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

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