This role is Hybrid, within commute distance to NYC

About the Roosevelt Institute

The Roosevelt Institute takes on today’s greatest public policy challenges by advancing bold, cutting-edge research and policy ideas. We believe that the future of the American economy and our democracy depends on a new way of thinking about markets and government—–and have successfully engaged with policymakers and the media to inform and shape public debate. Too few people hold too much economic and political power today, and we know that a stronger society is possible if we rectify this imbalance between private actors and the public. With a commitment to transforming corporations, restructuring markets, reviving democratic institutions, and reimagining the role of government, our work moves our nation toward a more resilient, equitable, and green future.

The Roosevelt Institute is a think tank, a student network, and the nonprofit partner to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum that, together, are learning from the past and working to redefine our collective future. Focusing on corporate and public power, labor and wages, and the economics of race and gender inequality, the Roosevelt Institute unifies experts, invests in young leaders, and advances progressive policies that bring the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt into the 21st century.

Our Culture

At Roosevelt, we recognize that the culture of the workplace and opportunities for career growth and development are important to all. We believe that diversity of background and experience among our people make our work to rewrite the rules of our social and economic realities stronger. Roosevelt is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms in policy and practice to consider all applications in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, military status, height and weight, genetic predisposition or carrier status, arrest record, or other legally protected status. We strongly encourage people with diverse work and life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, and diverse cultures to apply.

What You’ll Do 

The Development Associate is a core member of a 10-person development department, with a focus on executing essential processes for fundraising, special events, and systems support. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate is responsible for gift processing, donor database management, and administrative support for the team. This is an entry-level position with room for growth. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Donations Processing and Donor Database Support:

  • Maintain donor database content, ensuring accurate donor data including gifts, contact information, affiliations, tasks, etc.
  • Process all incoming contributions and grants, coordinating with finance and development staff members to ensure accuracy
  • Provide training and support to other staff on donations processing and troubleshooting as needed
  • Prepare and log all acknowledgment letters 
  • Create and pull contact reports from donor database for outreach and other purposes
  • Support monthly reconciliation activities

Fundraising Support:

  • Pull together grant submission guidelines and attachments; track all reporting deadlines, including financial deliverables in coordination with the finance team
  • Prepare prospect research and support moves management
  • Provide logistical and administrative support for donor-facing events, including liaising with external speakers, honorees, and donors in a professional and responsive manner
  • Support annual mailings and fundraising appeals

Administrative Duties:

  • Process invoices, contracts, expense reports, and pledge forms
  • Maintain development tools and systems to support responsive donor communications

What You’ll Have

  • Experience working in a professional setting, nonprofit experience a plus (internships count)
  • Detail-oriented and proactive, with exceptional organizational and project management abilities
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and efficiently with teams across the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills and experience with MS Office and Google Docs
  • Responsive with strong customer service orientation 

Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Please apply!

We know talent comes in many forms. Join our team and help envision a new equitable future for all.

The salary range for this role is $57,500-$61,500 annually. The Roosevelt Institute offers excellent benefits that include 100 percent paid medical, dental, and vision for employees and 80 percent paid for dependents; life insurance; vacation; personal and sick time; paid parental leave; professional development; healthcare, dependent care, and commuter FSA; and a 403(b) retirement plan with up to 4 percent contribution.