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Development Associate

Washington DC

All Earth Day Network Staff are responsible for articulating and contributing to an inspired vision for the organization; taking projects from concept to lift-off to completion; learning and adapting from experience; listening and working as a team to generate and implement new ideas; building relationships to bridge differences and find common grounds with people inside and outside of the organization at all levels of society; communicating effectively, orally and in writing; and demonstrating exemplary levels of personal integrity and leadership.


Job Description

The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Programs and Operations

Conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources;

Performing prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants;

Working with program staff to gather information necessary for proposals and reports;

Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs;

Comply with all grants reporting including preparing interim and final reports as required by individual/foundation/corporate and other donors;

Provide stewardship to donors, including drafting donor acknowledgements, regular written updates and other correspondence to individual, corporate, foundation and other donors;

Understand institutional history and programs;

Make appointments for senior management with foundation officers and other donor prospects;

Maintain grant tracking and reporting information in the organization’s database and paper files;

Track statistics relevant to development;

Coordinate preparation and planning for donor presentations including information packets.

Responsible for the daily operations of the development office.

Conduct research for meetings, proposal submissions and other efforts.

Oversee the development calendar including meetings, as well as reporting and proposal deadlines.

Write/edit/compile initial drafts of grant proposals and other donor materials and supportive documents and assemble materials for submission.

Coordinate with communications department in fundraising using social media and crowdsourcing

Conduct follow-up to obtain pledged donations.

Prepare and update descriptive information about the organization for the use in written and electronic materials.

Maintain and manage internal donor files, including tracking donors and prospects, mail merge, labels and list production using paper and electronic filing systems, spreadsheets, and databases.



Bachelor’s degree

Two years experience in a development/fundraising environment

Superior tact, discretion, maturity and judgment in handling highly sensitive information, and personal conduct

Knowledge of spreadsheets and database programs; Salsa experience is a plus

Knowledge and experience in fundraising using social media and crowdsourcing

Must be well organized, highly accurate and detailed oriented

Strong oral and written communication skills


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to hr@earthday.org.


Please include the words “Development Associate” in the subject line. No call please.


Or apply by mail to:

Earth Day Network

Attn: Development Associate

1616 P Street, NW, Suite 340

Washington, DC 20036


Earth Day Network provides employees with a competitive benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, and a retirement plan. Earth Day Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position is open until filled.

Posted June 8, 2018

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