Development Coordinator (Job ID: 2021-2655)

Posted Date 1 month ago(7/2/2021 4:28 PM)
Economic Studies
Job Function
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Commensurate with experience


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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.


We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.


With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors. Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, and first-generation college goers. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.


About Economic Studies: The Economic Studies program 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, the environment, and fiscal and monetary policy. Economic Studies 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. 


Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their date of hire. 


Ready to contribute to Brookings success?


The Development Coordinator will support the Economic Studies program’s growing, exciting development program. Responsibilities include timely and accurate entry of fundraising data into Raiser’s Edge, administrative and fundraising support, as well as scheduling meetings and coordinating event logistics and travel. The Coordinator will manage multiple assignments, manage systems, take initiative to learn new skills and problem solve, and will understand and anticipate team needs. The Coordinator will have a commitment to Brookings Institution’s and the Economic Studies program’s mission.


Data and Information (50%)

  • Manages, inputs, and tracks all fundraising data into Institution-wide Raisers Edge database and serves as the team’s expert in the functions and opportunities in Raisers Edge.
  • Establishes and maintains tracking systems for prospects by both revenue source (foundations, individuals, and corporations) and program areas. Inputs data and maintains all development files in SharePoint.
  • Coordinates with Central Development on prospect research to identify potential new corporate, individual and foundation donor prospects.
  • Maintains daily records throughout opportunity lifecycles by inputting donor prospects, grant opportunities, calendar milestones, contacts, and funder lists.
  • Generates relevant reports from Raisers Edge for Dev and Finance meetings
  • Maintains donor lists for research portfolios, program initiatives, and Economic Studies Council.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Administrative Management (40%)

  • Participates in weekly Central Dev, Economic Studies Dev, and other staff/scholar meetings, and distributes agenda items as required.
  • Assists the Senior Director of Development, Director of Development, Foundations and Development Officer with the preparation of corporation and individual briefings for funder and prospect meetings.
  • Working with Director of Development, Foundations, scholars, and finance staff, directs the production of grant reports. Works with scholars and finance team to track deliverables and manage grant modifications or special reporting needs.
  • Oversees the routing of all proposals and gift agreements for internal approvals.
  • Schedules development-related appointments, meetings, and conference calls for the Dev team.
  • Assists the Director of Development, Foundations with additional materials required for foundation submissions (board lists, tax documents, etc.)
  • Coordinates travel logistics (including air, train, hotel, ground transport); prepares travel expense forms; manages internal reporting for P-card transactions.
  • Provides back-up for other administrative staff as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Events & Special Projects (10%)

  • Coordinates with the ES Communications team, Brookings Central Development and Executive Offices on Brookings events, funder meetings, BI President/trustee related items, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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:


Education/Experience Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree required. Three years of professional administrative work experience in a fast-paced, challenging work environment required; experience in networking and organizing preferred. Proven ability to work with senior level executives, both internal and external. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.


Knowledge/Skills Requirements:


Microsoft Outlook (to include the calendar feature), Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency required, Raisers Edge preferred. Excellent organizational and project management skills with high level of attention to detail and follow-up. Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders. Must be proactive and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism. Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information. Ability to work independently as well as with a team.



Additional Information:


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. Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.


Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.


Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms.  We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.



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