The American Bar Foundation (ABF) seeks a part-time development associate to assist the development team in prospect research for a leading academic research institute dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of law, legal processes, and legal institutions.
This position will support the development team in the following tasks that will expand and diversify the Foundation’s funding portfolio in external grants:
Conduct research on potential institutional donors, including but not limited to:
Corporate philanthropy programs
Law firm philanthropy programs
Assist development team in categorizing potential institutional donors in terms of mission alignment and capacity.
Devise strategies for obtaining new prospects in order to ensure the ongoing expansion and renewal of the prospect base.
Prepare detailed and up-to-date research briefings on prospects for development staff, senior management, and/or research faculty.
Candidate should be in a Bachelor’s or graduate program/career-path non-profit management track; will consider law student who is able to meet time requirements
Strong written and oral communication skills
Proficiency with MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Excellent attention to detail
Basic knowledge of fundraising information sources
Ability to do in-depth internet research
Familiarity with Raisers’ Edge a plus
The successful candidate will assist the organization identifying new funding sources for research grants, unrestricted operating revenue and restricted programs/projects.
Approximately 10-15 hours per week. Possibility to work remotely with some availability to be in the office during regular daily business hours.
$13-$15 per hour
Applications accepted by email. Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names of three references to Adminresumes@abfn.org. No phone calls, please.
The American Bar Foundation is committed to equal opportunity in employment under all governing laws. The ABF encourages diversity in its workforce and seeks to provide equality of opportunity for all applicants and employees. All persons are considered for positions on the basis of job-related requirements. All decisions regarding recruiting, hiring, promotion, assignment, training, termination, and other items and conditions of employment will be made without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, or marital status
About The American Bar Foundation
Located in Chicago, the American Bar Foundation (ABF) is a nonprofit, independent international research institute committed to empirical and interdisciplinary research on law, legal institutions, and legal processes. The research program is conducted by a residential and external research faculty of leading scholars who are appointed full time at the ABF or jointly with Chicago-area universities. The research program is supported by an annual grant from the American Bar Endowment, contributions from The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation and other supporters, and grants for specific projects from government agencies and private foundations. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of practicing lawyers, judges, and law professors whose professional, public, and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession.