Development Coordinator (Job ID 2020-2487)

2. Nonresident Employee
District of Columbia, United States
$52,000.00 - $55,000.00
Feb 08, 2021
Mar 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Join one of the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tanks!

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.

We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.

With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.

Since 1996, as one of the Institution's five research programs, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program (Brookings Metro) has delivered research and solutions that have strengthened the capacity of cities and regions to achieve economic prosperity for all. Brookings Metro produces trusted, cutting-edge analysis that links people, place, and economy, making it the go-to resource for practitioners and policymakers who want to think and act comprehensively. Brookings Metro forges close relationships with civic, philanthropic, business, and government leaders across dozens of cities, maintaining a comprehensive understanding of what matters in communities and influencing bottom-up change through its research. It also seeds and scales local solutions, using its role as a national think tank to spur replication through peer-to-peer learning networks and policy reforms at the national and state levels.

Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia by their date of hire.

Ready to contribute to Brookings success?

The Development Coordinator will support the Metropolitan Policy Program's growing, exciting development program. Responsibilities include timely and accurate entry of fundraising data into Raiser's Edge and Salesforce, administrative and fundraising support, as well as scheduling meetings, coordinating event logistics and travel. The Coordinator will manage multiple assignments, manage systems, take initiative to learn new skills and problem solve, and will understand and anticipates team needs. The Coordinator will have a commitment to Brookings Institution's and Metropolitan Policy Program's mission.

Data and Information (50%)

    Manages, inputs, and tracks all fundraising data into Institution-wide Raisers Edge database, and become the team's expert in the functions and opportunities in Raisers Edge.
  • Serves as lead in inputting data and maintaining all development files in SharePoint and Salesforce.
  • Coordinate with Central Development on prospect research to identify potential new corporate, individual and foundation donor prospects.
  • Maintains daily records in Salesforce throughout opportunity lifecycles by inputting donor prospects, grant opportunities, calendar milestones, contacts, and funder lists.
  • Generates relevant reports from Salesforce for Development and Finance meetings
  • Maintains donor lists for research portfolios, geographic regions, program initiatives, and councils/advisory groups.

Administrative Management (35%)

    Participates in weekly Central Development, Metro Development, and other staff/scholar meetings, and distributes agenda items as required.
  • Assists the Development Officer with the preparation of foundation, corporation, and individual briefings for funder and prospect meetings.
  • Schedules development-related appointments, meetings, and conference calls for the Development team.
  • Coordinates travel logistics including (air, train, hotel, ground transport); prepares travel expense forms; prepares P-card transaction assistant forms.

Events & Special Projects (15%)

    Works closely with Metro's Events team to plan and execute Met Council planning meetings/calls and Met Council events, Advisory Circle meetings, and other Program-wide events. Coordinates with the Associate Director of Events, Brookings Central Development and Executive Offices on Brookings events (i.e. Brookings Council, Metro events, etc.), funder meetings, BI President/trustee related items, etc. Assists Development Officer with preparing Metro's development intern onboarding and provides general oversight and guidance as requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:

Education/Experience Requirements:

Three (3) years professional administrative work experience in a fast-paced, challenging work environment; preferably with experience in networking and organizing. Proven ability to work with senior level executives, both internal and external. High school diploma required; bachelor's degree preferred.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

Microsoft Outlook (to include the calendar feature), Word, Excel and PowerPoint proficiency required, Salesforce and Raisers Edge preferred. Excellent organizational and project management skills with high level of attention to detail and follow-up. Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to interact with all levels of internal and external stakeholders. Must be proactive and demonstrate a high degree of professionalism. Ability to maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information. Ability to work independently as well as with a team.

Additional Information:

What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.

Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.

Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.

Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.


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