Children’s Law Center fights so every District child can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education. Judges, pediatricians and families turn to us to be the voice for children who are abused or neglected, who aren’t learning in school, or who have health problems that can’t be solved by medicine alone. We reach 1 out of every 9 children in DC’s poorest neighborhoods. And, we multiply this impact by advocating for city-wide solutions that benefit all children. Learn more at childrenslawcenter.org.
The development assistant provides cross-departmental support on a wide range of development goals and activities. Toward that end, the assistant manages the donor database, processes donations and acknowledgments, provides event management support, and researches donors. The development assistant supports the executive director and chief development officer, as well as the governing and emeritus boards. The development assistant directly reports to the development manager.
The development assistant has varied responsibilities, often providing ad hoc support to a diverse array of projects. In particular, the development assistant will:
Manage donor records
Coordinate logistics for mailings and electronic outreach to donors
Donation processing: ensures the accurate and timely entry of donation information; prepares and sends acknowledgement letters
Manage board meeting and committee meeting logistics
Research current and prospective donors
Coordinate logistics related to donor events, including the annual Benefit
Plan and schedule appointments for the executive director
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2008 (or later) software, especially Word and Excel
Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
Experience with databases a plus
Event planning experience a plus
Excellent professional judgment and ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to manage multiple assignments through clear and direct communication
Ability to work efficiently and problem-solve
No telephone calls please. Send resume, cover letter, and three references via email to:
Children’s Law Center is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, medication, status as a veteran, tobacco use, or other classification protected by law. Children’s Law Center has a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency. Our aim is to maintain an inclusive, respectful and equitable workplace and ensure all employees are culturally competent in order to most effectively achieve our mission and secure the best possible outcomes for our clients.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits
Internal Number: 111
About Children's Law Center
Children’s Law Center works to give every child in the District of Columbia a solid foundation of family, health and education. As the largest nonprofit legal services provider in the District and the only organization that focuses exclusively on children, our 75-person staff partners with hundreds of pro bono attorneys to serve more than 1,200 at-risk children each year. Applying the knowledge gained from this direct representation, we advocate for changes in the city’s laws, policies and programs.