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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 Services Assistant provides administrative support to the Development Services Team broadly and dedicated support to the Senior Director of Development Services. The Assistant will provide back up to the team’s coordinators and managers across communications, services, and research functions. The Development Services Assistant will work with counterparts in similar positions throughout Central Development and Brookings research programs to coordinate efforts.
Administrative Support (60%)
Gift Processing and Data Maintenance (30%)
Program Support (10%)
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 or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; a minimum of two years professional and/or related experience required. Demonstrated ability to support executives. Familiarity with fundraising and fundraising software, particularly Raiser’s Edge, preferred. Experience in a related institution and/or familiarity with public policy organizations and strong writing skills is highly desirable.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, researching, proofreading, and administrative skills. Strong attention to detail and problem solving. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, turn things around quickly, and manage competing demands with a high commitment to customer service. Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. Professional demeanor and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.
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.