The Development Officer is a key member of Economic Studies (ES) development team whose principal responsibilities focus on writing and communications, as well as overseeing all aspects of foundation fundraising under the direction of the Senior Director of Development (SDD). In collaboration with the SDD, ES scholars, projects, and centers, the Development Officer will lead ES efforts to identify and cultivate funding prospects, write grant proposals and reports, and steward relationships with existing and prospective funders. In addition, the Development Officer will work closely with the SDD on program-wide development strategy and systems.
Grant Writing and Donor Communications (50%)
Foundation Donor Cultivation and Stewardship (30%)
Development Strategy and Operations (20%)
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant development experience required. Demonstrated experience writing grant proposals and funder reports highly preferred. Working knowledge of development systems, including experience in grant writing and management; familiarity with economics and domestic social policy a plus. Experience working with a variety of donors and internal constituents. Familiarity with research-oriented work environments preferred. Experience working in a public policy organization or non-profit in Washington helpful but not required.
Superior oral and written communication skills required. Must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment; high initiative; discretion; mature judgment; entrepreneurial spirit; ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse stakeholders. Strong computer skills, and knowledge of fundraising software such as Raiser’s Edge.
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.