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
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
- 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
- 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
- Build corporate partner satisfaction and loyalty through
meticulous customer service and support, and creative problem
- 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
- 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
- Commitment to the BPC’s mission and the ability to translate
that understanding into compelling donor communications
(solicitation materials, donors updates, thank you notes,
- 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
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.
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.