Development Associate

Research!America, an alliance that advocates for science, discovery, and innovation in order to achieve better health for all, is seeking a thoughtful, detail-oriented Development Associate.

Reporting to the Vice President of Alliance Development and Membership, the Development Associate supports day-to-day development operations and membership relations including membership and donation processing, donation acknowledgement, and maintenance of donor and member records. The associate also supports prospecting, cultivation, stewardship, retention and recruitment activities, grant application and report submissions, and special events.

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree; a minimum of 1 year of fundraising or membership relations experience and a demonstrated interest in building those skills; a minimum of 1 year of experience supporting special events; is organized and detail-oriented; produces consistently superior data entry; has experience with a donor contact database or similar platform; has strong interpersonal skills; relates to the public in a courteous and effective manner; is self-motivated and able to meet and manage multiple projects and deadlines with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment; and demonstrates sound judgement, effective problem-solving skills, excellent decision-making, and a high degree of confidentiality.

Research!America offers employees a hybrid work schedule, with some days working in the office and some days working remotely. Research!America’s office is conveniently located in the Crystal City neighborhood of Arlington, VA, just steps from the Metro (blue/yellow lines) and the VRE.

Research!America offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary; medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; long- and short-term disability insurance; a 403(b) retirement plan; and parking or Metro benefits. 

Research!America is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

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