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Corporate Relations Associate

Bipartisan Policy Center
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 18, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes one thing above all else: getting things done.

BPC works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically viable consensus solutions. We seek out individuals and organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door, bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests to the table. BPC believes that the fundamental strength of American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.

BPC focuses on policy solutions to strengthen our democracy, promote economic growth, opportunity and inclusion, address climate change and create better health outcomes for all Americans.

BPC is recruiting an early-career fundraiser to join the organization’s small corporate relations team within the larger Development department. Candidates can also be considered for the Manager-level role that is available by indicating such in their cover letter.

The Associate will support the Senior Director and Manager in many aspects of executing BPC’s corporate fundraising strategy. Primary responsibilities of the Associate will include: Microsoft Dynamics data management, drafting of correspondence for donors and prospects for the Corporate Relations team, meeting scheduling, event planning support including sending and tracking of invitations and RSVP's and preparation of briefing materials, tracking finances for Leaders Council donors and prospects, and other special projects as needed.


  • Conduct prospect research and prepare briefing materials to assist with cultivation of new prospective donors
  • Monitor incoming donations and ensure acknowledgement letters with corresponding tax receipts are sent within a two-week turnaround period.
  • Support the Corporate Relations team in completing formal proposals and other applications for funding, and track payments to ensure committed gifts are fulfilled.
  • Lead scheduling of external donor cultivation and stewardship meetings with the Corporate Relations team and policy experts, and attend visits, as appropriate.
  • Serve as a primary Microsoft Dynamics database point of contact for the Corporate Relations team: tracks and enters checks and funds received in the CRM and liaises with the Finance team to ensure consistent and accurate inputting; create and maintain development lists in CRM database for prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship activities; and update donor correspondence records for solicitations, invoices, acknowledgement letters, thank you notes etc.
  • Support corporate-focused development events by leading the processes for invitations, tracking RSVP's, coordinating logistics, preparing printed materials, etc.
  • Maintain an awareness of current market conditions, philanthropic trends, and other factors that might affect corporate funders;
  • Build corporate partner satisfaction and loyalty through meticulous customer service and support, and creative problem solving.


  • 1-2 years experience, preferably in a non-profit, political, association environment—or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Understanding and interest in non-profit development and fundraising activities
  • Knowledge and experience working with a fundraising database (eg. Microsoft Dynamics, Raisers Edge NXT, Salesforce, etc.). Adobe inDesign experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with event planning and staffing events
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to work with and keep confidential sensitive information
  • Commitment to the BPC’s mission and the ability to translate that understanding into compelling donor communications (solicitation materials, donors updates, thank you notes, etc.)
  • Exceptional organizational skills, detail oriented and proven ability to prioritize multiple concurrent projects

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume and cover letter as soon as possible. Please submit materials as one file. Candidates can also be considered for the manager-level role that is available by indicating such in their cover letter.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.

BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

COVID Guidelines

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.

This position is budgeted at $50k.

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