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Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Less than $60k

New York City, NY

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The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is a nonpartisan think tank focused on advancing a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East. We are currently looking for a full-time Development Assistant to assist our Northeast Regional Director based in New York City.

Development Assistant Responsibilities

Provide administrative support to the Northeast Regional Director, including: booking travel, completing expense reports, draft correspondences, prepare background information on prospective donors or current trustees, and other administrative duties as needed.

Identify and conduct research on prospective donors as well as outreach and follow-up, including mailing prospect kits and scheduling meetings.

Support donor relations through direct and indirect means (phone calls, emails, mailings, etc.).

Utilize fundraising database Raiser's Edge to maintain NY regional database - including data entry, running reports and queries, tracking event attendance, maintaining donor records

Coordinate and manage speaking engagements between Institute fellows and trustees in the NY region, including preparing materials, booking scholar travel and hotels, maintaining RSVPS, and working with event locations regarding ordering food, registration and logistics of event

Utilize events platform CVENT to create invitations for events

Conduct foundation research, write foundation reports and grant proposals. Track multi-year gifts for renewals

Work with DC-based communications teams for scheduling and creating event invitations, marketing materials, etc.

Orchestrate quarterly billing campaigns for donors and trustees in the New York and Northeast Regions and interact with various levels of Institute donors for payment collection

Work with Regional Director and outside staff to assist in special events

Work with National Development Department in DC to facilitate donor needs/requests, including close work with Development Operations Manager and other Development Assistants based both in DC and other regions

Assist with Board meeting preparation

Assist Chairman, President, other Board Members, and Director with Institute duties in the New York region


Requirements for the Development Assistant

BA/BS in development, communications, business or related field preferred

Strong administrative support skills

Well-developed customer service orientation

Ability to work effectively in teams and across organizational lines

Self-motivated, adept at multi-tasking and prioritizing work

Experience using Microsoft Office suite

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strength at building and maintaining relationships

Strong attention to detail and follow-through

Interest in the mission of The Institute and the Middle East region

Experience with Raiser's Edge, CVENT helpful, but not required

Self-starter and ability to work independently

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Strong organizational skills and propensity for planning and logistics

Creativity and enthusiasm for thinking outside the box

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The Washington Institute offers its full-time employees a generous benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, generous paid time off, and a retirement savings program.


Less than $60k

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