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Join the team at the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies program (ES), and work with experts as they focus on addressing obstacles to long-term economic growth and opportunity. ES analyzes current and emerging economic issues facing the United States and the world and, based on that research, provides innovative, practical policy recommendations. ES’s work covers a broad array of economic issues, including the labor market, regulation, health policy, and fiscal and monetary policy. ES scholars influence key economic policies by conducting rigorous and relevant research and then disseminating and communicating their findings to the policy community and to the broader public.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Assistant Director of Development develops and implements fundraising strategies and activities for a portfolio of active donors and prospects for the Economic Studies (ES) program, in coordination with the Senior Director of Development. This involves managing, prioritizing and executing development activities, including identifying prospects, cultivating and retaining funder relationships, developing written proposals and materials for support, and maintaining accurate tracking and record-keeping.
Development and Implementation of Fundraising Activities (70%)
Coordination of Fundraising Efforts within ES and with other Brookings Programs (15%)
Administrative Fundraising Support (15%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum seven years of development-related experience. Candidate should be able to illustrate a proven track record of success in fundraising; including prior experience with direct solicitation from multiple types of donors, as well as successful proposal writing experience. Strong writing skills required. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with minimum of three years of proposal writing experience required. Strategic thinking ability, strong interpersonal skills and high degree of adaptability. Strong time management skills including the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Sound judgment and discretion, with entrepreneurial spirit. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and to successfully juggle multiple tasks and deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including program officers, scholars, and donors. Interest in economics and public policy is desired.
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
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.