USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

POSITION:  Development Associate

SALARY:     Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

STATUS:     Exempt, Full-Time

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), a nongovernmental, not-for-profit national organization dedicated to addressing the needs and rights of refugees and immigrants, is seeking a full-time Development Associate to support the growth and operations of the development department. The position reports to the Associate Director of Development and is responsible for writing, donor management and stewardship, and additional tasks, as needed. This is a new position and ideal candidates will be flexible, open to taking on varied responsibilities, and a self-starter.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Writing and Editing 70%
The Development Associate will write and assist the Associate Director of Development in producing fundraising and promotional materials, including grant proposals, print and online donor materials, and web copy. Eligible candidates will be seasoned in creating persuasive messages for different audiences (government, individual donor, volunteer, etc.) under tight deadlines. Preferred candidates will have a knack for pairing copy with inspiring visuals to engage audiences and create evergreen materials.

Administrative and Data Entry: 20%
Manage the donor database, which comprises data entry, gift processing, and donor recognition for gifts from direct mail and online campaigns. The position will produce fundraising reports, reconcile monthly revenue, work with the Associate Director to prepare the development calendar, oversee organization of SharePoint files, and maintain grant certification documents and organizational effectiveness reports.

Research: 10%
The position will assist in crafting new fundraising initiatives for annual giving. He or she will carry out prospect research on donors, provide stewardship, and support in other areas of individual giving, as needed. Position is responsible for using research to compose donor correspondences and other targeted materials to institutional funders.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of relevant experience required. Experience should include grant writing, creating messages for multiple audiences, use of donor database software, data reporting, and prospect research. Successful candidates must have impeccable attention to detail. Strong communication and writing skills are required with the ability to organize, prioritize, and work independently as well as in collaboration with others. Candidates must have excellent computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Convio, and DonorPerfect. Experience with Mac and design software a plus. Application materials should reflect a demonstrated commitment to the mission of USCRI and indicate an interest in growing in a nonprofit development department long-term.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity.
• Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
• Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying.

JOB SITE LOCATION:
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 350
Arlington, VA 22202

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please submit, via email, a resume that includes salary history with a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and three brief professional writing samples (both for online and print) to:

Human Resources
humanresources@uscridc.org
(Include your name and the position in the subject line)

No telephone calls please.
Position will remain open until filled.

Qualified applicants will be contacted for an employment interview. Candidates will participate in a writing test during the interview process to assess their skill level. References will be required at time of interview.

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