Job Opportunity: Development Associate

TITLE: Development Associate

REPORTS TO: Deputy to the President and Director of Development, External Relations and Special Projects; Director of the Corporate Program

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Inter-American Dialogue’s new Development Associate will support the President’s Office with a range of activities, including in-person and virtual special event production, support for its development initiatives, as well as Corporate Program activities. This opportunity allows a highly organized individual to join a collaborative team focused on democratic governance, prosperity and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean, while developing and honing their skills in event planning and fundraising. 

The successful candidate will excel in a fast-paced environment and have excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills and the ability to perform effectively in both English and Spanish (with Portuguese as a plus).

This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC with the opportunity for a hybrid work schedule. The Development Associate will report to two senior-level leaders, the (1) Deputy to the President and Director of Development, External Relations and Special Projects and (2) Director of the Corporate Program.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

50% Special Events Management: Signature Events and Corporate Program Events

  • Maintain chief responsibility for the planning and execution of two signature events per year: the Annual Awards Gala and the President’s Leadership Council Meetings. Responsibilities range from generating the invitation lists to post-event wrap up, and all activities in between.
  • Plan and execute a number of smaller stewardship events for the Dialogue’s membership and donor base.
  • Conceptualize and produce events and private meetings for Corporate Program members.

30% Development Support

  • Manage the Dialogue’s mid-level donor engagement (Associates Program) by producing solicitation mailings and stewardship of this important donor base.
  • Coordinate outreach for the Corporate Program
  • Research, organize and manage donor prospect information (on individuals, foundations, and companies).
  • Prepare fundraising reports for the President, the Board of Director’s Development Committee, and the Dialogue’s senior staff.
  • Assist with the gift processing of pledges and dues.
  • Manage the organization’s fundraising database; track and acknowledge all contributions in the database. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar CRMs is a plus.
  • Other tasks related to Development and the Dialogue’s scheduled events, as assigned.

20% President’s Office Support

  • Draft and produce written correspondence including letters, reports and other documents as requested.
  • Communicate via telephone with internal and external stakeholders and represent the Dialogue in an efficient, effective and professional manner.
  • Supervise the hiring and management of President’s Office interns.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Responsibilities are commensurate with 2-4 years of professional experience in fundraising and event management. The Dialogue is also open to considering candidates with similar experience in other professional capacities.
  • Native fluency in English and fluency in Spanish (Portuguese is a plus).
  • Experience with database software such as Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge is preferred.
  • Strong tech skills: the candidate who is hired will regularly use programs and apps such as InDesign, Microsoft Word and Excel, WordPress, Mailchimp, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, among others.
  • The candidate should be located in the Washington, DC metro area.

A Washington-based think tank, the Inter-American Dialogue engages our network of global leaders to foster democratic governance, prosperity, and social equity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Together, we work to shape policy debate, devise solutions, and enhance cooperation within the Western Hemisphere. Eighteen Dialogue members served as presidents of their countries, and over three dozen have served at the cabinet level. For seven consecutive years, the University of Pennsylvania has ranked the Dialogue among the top 2 percent of US think tanks, and London’s Prospect Magazine has named the Dialogue “US Think Tank of the Year.”  Its 100 members from the United States, Canada, and Latin America include former presidents, prominent political, business, labor, academic, media, military and religious leaders.

The Inter-American Dialogue is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status. The Dialogue accepts resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities.

TO APPLY:

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and professional writing sample (in English and Spanish or Portuguese) to jobs@thedialogue.org. In your cover letter please include how you heard about this position. Writing samples should not exceed one page. Indicate last name and position name in the subject line. If preferred, you may send your application by mail to Human Resources, Inter-American Dialogue, and 1155 15th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. No phone calls, please.

The Inter-American Dialogue is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.