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DEVELOPMENT
ASSISTANT
Full time hourly 

AAAPF is seeking a motivated and highly organized Development Assistant to join an energetic and collaborative development team during an exciting time of growth. The DA will support the Development team by ensuring our department and all donor systems and procedures are running smoothly, including.

AAPF is seeking a motivated and highly organized Development Assistant (DA) to join an energetic and collaborative development team during an exciting time of growth. Reporting to the Chief of Staff (COS), the DA will support the Development team by ensuring our department and all donor systems and procedures are running smoothly, including, but not limited to, gift processing, data hygiene, reporting, and other aspects of development operations. Additionally, the DA will provide administrative support to the COS including scheduling with donors, arranging travel, and scribing notes during meetings as needed. The DA will collaborate closely with communications staff, contractors, and program team members to ensure information is being shared across teams in a timely manner.

 

About AAPF

Founded in 1996, The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is an innovative think tank that connects academics, activists, and policy-makers to promote efforts to dismantle structural inequality. We utilize new ideas and innovative perspectives to transform public discourse and policy. We promote frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that disempower those who are marginalized in society. AAPF is dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and the indivisibility of all human rights, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support the development department’s administrative needs, including ordering supplies and recognition products, maintaining inventory, etc.;

  • Process all contributions and pledges, including data entry into CRM (Kindful);

  • Generate all donor acknowledgment letters, including handwritten cards; 

  • Respond to contribution inquiries and requests for information about fundraising and/or directs to appropriate staff member;

  • Generate donor data reports to support the reporting and operational needs of the department;

  • Donor data cleanup and field mapping;

  • Reconcile donations and checks with the Finance Department;

  • Support logistics for donor-related events and other donor engagements as needed;

  • Support the Chief of Staff by preparing for prospect meetings, including gathering collateral, scheduling meetings, and coordinating travel; 

  • Participate in development strategic planning to meet fundraising goals; 

  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective individual donors;

  • Reconcile donations and checks with the Finance Department;

  • Document departmental processes and procedures and consistently updates development handbook; and
    Other duties as assigned.

 

The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Familiarity with Kimberlé Crenshaw's work, Critical Race Theory, and Intersectionality;

  • Interest and desire to grow and be an impactful development professional;

  • At least 1 year of experience in non-profit fundraising, ideally working with various databases and donor-communications systems; 

  • High levels of trustworthiness, discretion, and professional demeanor;

  • Great attention to detail, be tech-savvy with the ability to self-start;

  • Proficient in the use of Google Suite and MS Office programs;

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and follow through with minimal direction;

  • Willingness to pitch in when/where needed;

  • Cultural sensitivity and experience supporting the development of diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environments, including an openness for learning; and

  • Desire to make our country (and our world) a better place to live.

Compensation: $25/hr

 

Education Requirements: Associate’s degree preferred, or equivalent professional experience.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to tawny.valencia@aapf.org. In the subject line of the email please use the following format: Development Assistant - [Your First & Last Name]. References should be available upon request. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we will respond to all applicants. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

AAPF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workplace that strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

AAPF does not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination with respect to race, religion, color, social or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), age, physical, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal laws.