FDD seeks a part-time Development Assistant to provide excellent administrative and fundraising support to the development department and reporting to FDD’s senior development manager.
Administrative Support: Oversee and manage the gift acknowledgement process. Maintain an organized filing system of all donation-related paperwork in consultation with the Finance Department. Provide administrative support for special events.
Database Management: Become immersed in Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT through processing incoming data on prospects, donors, and grant making organizations. Maintain attention to detail in data entry and analysis. Build and update mailing lists for fundraising purposes. Take ownership of the health of fundraising information by cleaning old data. Train development team members on best practices in fundraising data collection and maintenance.
Other Duties as Assigned: Assist the senior development manager with other development-related tasks as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or another Blackbaud product is preferred, though candidates with experience in other CRM systems will also be strongly considered.
Proficiency in Microsoft products including Excel and Word.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
Possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and juggle multiple deadlines.
Be detail oriented, highly motivated, and proactive.
Desire to learn and grow in the field of non-profit management and fundraising.
Interest in foreign policy and national security is a plus.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED
Writing sample. Your writing sample can be up to 500 words and can cover any issue of interest to you. In the writing sample, we will be looking for your communication skills and attention to detail, so be sure to reflect those skills in the writing sample and all other application materials.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS (to be completed within ApplicantPro)
Describe your experience with Raiser’s Edge or some other CRM?
Do you currently reside within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area?
What are your compensation expectations?
About Foundation for Defense of Democracies
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) is a Washington, DC-based nonpartisan 501(c)(3) research institute focusing on national security and foreign policy.
FDD conducts in-depth research, produces accurate and timely analyses, identifies illicit activities, and provides policy options – all with the aim of strengthening U.S. national security and reducing or eliminating threats posed by adversaries and enemies of the United States and other free nations.
Founded shortly after the attacks of September 11, 2001, FDD conducts actionable research, prepared by experts and scholars from a variety of backgrounds – including government, intelligence, military, private sector, academia, and journalism. It brings proficiency in foreign languages, law, finance, technology, and other skills to its work.
FDD regularly provides open-source research and analyses to policymakers and the media. Since its founding, FDD has shared its expertise with the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations and Congressional offices on a bi-partisan basis.
In addition to its in-house experts, FDD proudly collaborates with and seeks counsel from a range of distinguished advisors.