The Development Coordinator provides coordination, administration, research and strategy support to the Development team in Foreign Policy (FP) at Brookings, including support to senior members of FP. The Development Coordinator assists with all aspects of administration and communication between Foreign Policy (FP) and the central Development office (DEV) and the Executive Office (EO).
Process Coordination and Administration (75%)
Strategy and Research Coordination (25%)
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of three year’s related work experience including one year in a development or fundraising environment, is required; experience working on foundation and government grants is preferred. Experience working in a non-profit organization and/or in a research environment is preferred. Proofreading, copyediting, and strong writing skills are required. Must be currently authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Communication skills: Excellent oral and written English skills are required. The Development Coordinator must be able to draft internal and external communications that convey messages clearly and concisely and which require little editing. Candidates must be able to communicate in a professional manner with stakeholders at all levels of seniority.
Organizational skills: Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills are required, including a proven ability to work well in a fast-paced environment. Under direction, the Development Coordinator must be able to quickly and accurately compile and distribute information and documents, and must be able to organize meetings and other activities in a fast-moving work environment.
Interpersonal skills: Superb interpersonal skills; flexibility, poise, tact, discretion and mature judgment to handle and respond appropriately and professionally in a high-pressure atmosphere are all required.
Technical skills: Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word is required; proficiency in Office 365, Sharepoint, and Raiser’s Edge is preferred. Knowledge of processes and guidelines for managing foundation and government grants is preferred. Familiarity with U.S. foreign policy and international relations is preferred.
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.