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The Office of Development manages the Trustees, institutional partnerships, leadership giving, the International Advisory Council, the Brookings Council, the Brookings Society, and overall fundraising strategies for the Executive Office and Institution at large.
Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. The person hired for this position must be willing to move or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
The Development Coordinator provides key support to the Central Development frontline team in meeting Brookings’s fundraising goals. The Development Coordinator helps to organize corporate and individual unrestricted and select multi-program solicitations within the Central Development portfolio, assists with stewardship activities, producing fundraising and stewardship materials, and is responsible for data entry and information tracking. The Development Coordinator will also work with several counterparts in similar positions throughout Development and other Programs.
Gift Coordination and Data Entry (40%)
Donor Stewardship and Events (30%)
Administrative Support (30%)
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:
Bachelors’ degree required. Minimum of two years of professional experience required. Experience in public sector office (e.g., government, non-profit, or policy/political organizations), staffing events/conferences, and/or providing customer service. Experience planning donor meetings and writing solicitation letters preferred. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Interest in public policy preferred. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, administrative, and communication skills required. Must be attentive to detail, discreet, and dependable. Must be able to exercise good judgment, take initiative, function independently and work in close cooperation with others. Must be able to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines and consistently follow up on details. Must demonstrate professional demeanor and attire, and communicate in a clear and polite manner in person and on the phone. Familiarity with fundraising and fundraising software, particularly Raiser’s Edge, strongly preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and the capacity to learn other types of software, including Raiser’s Edge and InDesign. Must have excellent database and spreadsheet skills, including the ability to enter and manipulate data. Excellent communication skills including grammar, spelling, proofreading, and editing skills.
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.