Development Assistant
Institute for Women's Policy Research - Washington, DC

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The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) seeks a creative and resourceful professional to provide support to the development department in drafting development marketing materials and securing gifts of private support, as well as assist and support other development activities as required. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

Responsibilities will include:
Manage the Institute's direct mail campaigns, including writing solicitation letters and drafting other fundraising materials.
·Track donations, prepare gift acknowledgements, and maintain donor database.
·Provide direct customer service to and for individual donors and prospects.
·Work closely with the IWPR President and the Special Assistant to the President, assisting with specific outreach and development tasks, including coordinating communication with IWPR leadership and board members in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of gifts.
·Collaborate with the Communications Department on outreach activities to increase fundraising impact.
·Assist in the tracking of organizational outputs, outcomes, and impacts.
·Support the Development Department in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and management of grants and contracts as well as other tasks as required.
The Development Assistant will report to the Development Director.
A Bachelors' degree in related field.
·Minimum of 1-2 years prior office experience; prior professional, volunteer, or internship experience in a development role preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to compellingly communicate values and information to multiple audiences.
·A successful candidate will be an extremely adept writer, with the ability to synthesize and package content for outreach to potential donors. A knack for picking up "the voice" of the organization and communicating impact is also important.
·Ability to think strategically and to organize and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment with a strong attention to detail.
·A team orientation and ability to relate well to people from a wide range of backgrounds.
·Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is a must and experience with or other donor databases/constituent relationship management systems is a plus.
·Dedication and commitment to advancing the status of women.

Salary will be in the low $40,000s and commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, matching retirement plan contributions, generous vacation, holidays, paid sick leave, a transportation subsidy, and tuition credits to candidates in select MA programs at the George Washington University.

About the Institute for Women's Policy Research:

IWPR is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization, with approximately fifteen staff members. Celebrating its 25 th anniversary, the Institute conducts research on policy issues of critical importance to women and their families, including employment and earnings, work/life issues, poverty and income security, and healthcare. In addition to conducting and disseminating research, IWPR works to build networks among researchers, policy makers, business and labor leaders, and advocates. IWPR's work is supported by foundation grants, government grants and contracts, donations from individuals, and contributions from organizations. IWPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. IWPR work in affiliation with the Public Policy and Women's Studies program at the George Washington University. For more information see .

IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard for race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.