The Development Officer for operations will oversee fundraising administration including grant writing, database systems, prospect research and tracking, and stewardship. The Officer is responsible for ensuring efficient operations and information flow between members of the development and executive teams, and related business units. S/he provides support for the Senior Director of Development, acting as liaison and problem-solver with scholars and, on occasion, in inter-departmental meetings. S/he also is responsible for working with financial administration for annual and grant-related budgeting, business planning process, implementation, tracking and reporting.
Administrative Management (40%)
Grant Writing (30%)
Data and Information (20%)
Special Projects (10%)
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of six years of professional relevant administrative experience demonstrating progressively responsible senior operational roles, including at least two years in development required. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required, including ability to develop proposals and grant reports across a range of program-related topics.
Must have demonstrated experience with business process improvement and systems enhancement, including familiarity with customer relationship management (CRM) technology and best data practices.
Excellent consulting and diagnostic skills, with ability to foresee and plan around obstacles to produce desired outcomes required. Also required: facility with budget administration and communications; experience with tactical planning and execution; ability to successfully managing key internal and external stakeholder relationships. Demonstrated interest in public policy a plus.
Must have a proven ability to work with a small team in a fast-paced, high-performing environment; ability to be hands-on as required and to delegate as possible; and a commitment to work within a multi-cultural environment.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.