Development Associate, not-for profit institution

American Academy in Berlin
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 19, 2020
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The American Academy in Berlin’s New York Office is seeking a Development Associate.


Regular duties will include:

  • Providing support for the Vice President of Development as well as the New York Representative in the coordination of US fundraising efforts and in general office operations
  • Managing the US gift process system in coordination with the Berlin development team
  • Drafting and proofreading proposals, appeals and donor correspondence
  • Conducting prospect research as directed and maintaining database records
  • Assisting with the organization of Academy fundraisers and alumni-related events in the US
  • Assisting with the planning and organization of board and committee meetings
  • Assisting the Fellows Selection team in the organization of annual meetings in New York
  • Supporting office management, including answering telephone requests, mail, preparing correspondence and invoices, overseeing the office supply inventory

Qualifications sought:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1-3 years of working experience, preferably in development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as proficient research skills
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word and Excel, and database management experience
  • Event or project management experience and strong time management skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with high profile persons
  • Ability to use sound judgment when working with highly confidential information
  • Detail-oriented, reliable team player with the ability to multi-task
  • Basic knowledge of German and interest in transatlantic relations is of advantage

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