Development Associate - Annual Giving and NAE Campaign Fundraising

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Full time

Overview: <strong>Req. No.: R0001797</strong><br /><br />The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine work together as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The National Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine.<br /><br />The Development Associate provides administrative and staff support services to the fundraising staff, and contributes to pursuing prospect cultivation and solicitation efforts by performing logistical and administrative tasks essential to fundraising activities. This position reports to the Director of Fundraising.<br /><br /><strong>***Please note a cover letter is required for consideration***</strong>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Assists with Academy section chairs or other volunteers to expand peer-to-peer fundraising and increase member participation in giving.</li> <li>Writes draft solicitation templates for volunteers. Provides support for acknowledgement letter process. Supports leadership annual giving efforts.</li> <li>Provide complex administrative and research support to NAE programs and council and development committee meetings.</li> <li>Assist gift officers with portfolio maintenance, prospect assignments, prioritization and visit outreach. Liaise with research and administrative services for requests and provided updates on donors/prospects back into RE.</li> <li>Support NAE Campaign with writing and editing and other duties as directed.</li> <li>Visits donors for discovery, cultivation, and stewardship purposes.</li> <li>Performs office duties, including answering emails, writing correspondence, and inputting documentation into databases. Responds to inquiries from donors, providing information and ensuring special requests are handled appropriately.</li> <li>Updates and monitors databases, tracking and/or trending data.</li> <li>Assists with the preparation and execution of meetings/events. Prepares meeting materials as needed.</li> <li>Work with gift officers to help plan regional visits and create trip itineraries.</li> <li>Draft, edit, and collaborate with program officers on corporate and foundation needs like annual progress reporting, program proposal drafts, or research to help map networks or find opportunities</li> </ul> <br />NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES<br />Related duties and special projects as assigned.
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</strong> Basic knowledge of fundraising and communication principles and practices. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of the Raiser&rsquo;s Edge database or similar donor database is desired. Ability to prioritize work and the flexibility to change directions as the job dictates.&nbsp; Ability to solve problems and think creatively. Ability to work successfully in a team environment.&nbsp; High level of organization, high standard of customer service, and good attention to detail. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness.&nbsp; Ability to develop effective working relationships with co-workers and employees in OD and other departments. Proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees, donors, and external constituents.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements: </strong>High school diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge.</p> <p><strong>Preferred Education: </strong>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree desirable.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience: </strong>Six years of related experience.</p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities:</strong> Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.</p> <p><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:</strong> None.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: </strong>Reports to director. Supervisor is available to set priorities and objectives and assist in problem resolution.</p>