Development Project Assistant Position with the Atlantic Council for Recent Grad
The Atlantic Council seeks an inquisitive, nonprofit development professional to help drive the development operations work of an expanding fundraising operation supporting global policy programs. The Project Assistant, Development Operations is an integral member of the development department, focusing on day-to-day gift processing and database management with additional responsibilities in support of the annual development work plan and overall development strategy. The Project Assistant, Development Operations will work closely with each member of the department and is expected to be proactive in ensuring that activities from the annual development work plan are undertaken in a timely, strategic manner.
The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, communicate effectively, and enjoy the complexity of building a new and rapidly growing program. The candidate should preferably possess a solid understanding of donor relations and database management through professional experience and academic work. The position requires a strong record of organization, excellent administrative and communication skills, superior writing ability, attention to detail, and a proven aptitude to manage day-to-day logistical aspects of the department.
Update and maintain constituent records in the constituent relationship management system (CRM).
Perform database maintenance and clean-up projects to improve data integrity and database performance.
Work with the Assistant Director to oversee day-to-day gift operations, including tracking payments, gift entry in the CRM, running financial reports, and reconciling deposits.
Work with the Assistant Director to oversee timely donor acknowledgements.
Complete donor-related documentation and maintain an organized filing system.
Help to update constituent records prior to email communications, including campaign letters, invitations, and more in the Pardot email marketing system.
Create mailing lists and email send analytics reports when needed.
Assist with conducting research on prospects, including individuals, corporations and foundations identified by development officers for specific projects at the Council.
Prepare development staff in advance of foundation donor/prospect meetings with background materials and provide appropriate follow up, including tracking updates in the CRM.
0-2 years in a fundraising environment, or comparable experience
Experience and daily usage of a CRM, Salesforce preferred
Experience working with an email marketing system, Pardot preferred
Experience working with fundraising research tools, WealthEngine and FindWealth 8 ratings preferred
Commitment to the Atlantic Council mission
Desire to learn, develop new skills, and build development experience
Proactive, takes initiative
Attention to detail
Team player, with ability to work with all levels of staff and external partners
Highly organized, with ability to work in a fast-paced environment and on multiple projects simultaneously
Strong communications skills
Well-versed in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Salesforce or other donor database