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Development Associate, Council for Economic Education

Council for Economic Education
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 26, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising, Administrative, Information Systems, Office Administration, Other Administrative
Education, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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Reports to: Vice President of Development Operations

Based in: New York, NY


The Council for Economic Education’s (CEE’s) mission is to equip K-12 students with the tools and knowledge of personal finance and economics so that they can make better decisions for themselves, their families, and their communities. We carry out our mission by providing resources and training to K-12 educators and have done so for over 70 years. Nearly two-thirds of the tens of thousands of teachers we reach virtually and in-person are in low to moderate income schools. All resources and programs are developed by educators and delivered by our nearly 200 affiliates across the country in every state. EconEdLink, our free online site for economic and personal finance lessons and resources for educators, attracts more than 800,000 unique visitors per year. Our student facing programs, Invest in Girls, the National Personal Finance Challenge and the National Economics Challenge together reached over 30,000 high school students in 2019 before going virtual in 2020 with great programs but fewer students. We also advocate for more and better education in personal finance and economics, primarily through CEE’s biennial Survey of the States.


The Development Associate position offers a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join a dynamic team and play a crucial role contributing to the overall success of CEE. As part of CEE’s traditional, yet innovative, development team the Associate will gain exposure to a fast-paced philanthropic environment and have the opportunity to advance in their career as a development professional. CEE is committed to and invests in the success of all team members.

The Associate will be responsible for performing a range of development operations and administrative functions: ensuring accurate records and financial reporting, creating essential reports and materials for senior leadership and the Board, and providing other direct support to the development team as needed. Reporting to the Vice President of Development Operations, they will work closely with the Development Manager and have the opportunity to interact with other departments such as finance, programs, and events. The Associate actively participates in development and organization-wide meetings.

The Associate is responsible for maintaining the database and ensuring data integrity through timely and accurate gift processing and updating of records. They will contribute directly to donor stewardship, a key area of the department, through managing the gift acknowledgement process. The Associate is also responsible for generating and distributing internal weekly gift reports and assisting the Vice President of Development Operations in the monthly and annual reconciliation process which drives revenue reporting for CEE. The Associate will participate in and provide support for donor cultivation and fundraising events as needed.

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, has strong database management skills, is detail oriented, works well independently and as part of a team, and possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills. A strong interest in building a successful career in development is a plus. Opportunities for advancement will be made available as appropriate.



• Maintain database and data integrity

• Accurately process gifts • Generate and send gift acknowledgement letters

• Maintain files, documents and records related to gifts and donors

• Prepare and distribute weekly gift reports

• Assist with monthly financial reconciliation process

• Generate routine and custom reports/lists as needed

• Prepare weekly team meeting agendas

• Process invoices and expense reports

• Update mailing and contact lists

• Follow processes and best practices in development operations

• Support fundraising and cultivation events as needed

• Provide administrative support and perform other tasks as needed


• Bachelor’s degree

• Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in nonprofit development office or equivalent environment

• Strong database management skills; high level of proficiency in Raiser’s Edge

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint)

• High level of attention to detail

• Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize, work accurately, and complete tasks in a timely manner

• Familiarity with best practices in development operations

• Ability to work well independently and collaboratively as part of a team

• Ability to adapt to and be flexible in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.

• Passion for CEE’s mission

• Exemplify CEE’s core values of Trust, Respect for the Individual, Integrity, Transparency and Teamwork

• A positive attitude, ability to follow through on tasks, common sense

• Ability to work occasional evenings as related to special events

All CEE employees are currently working remotely; NY-based employees will be asked to return to work in the NY office with some flexibility as to number of days in the office/at home when we determine it is safe to do so. If not based in New York, ability to operate independently and successfully in a virtual office. All CEE employees are required to show proof of COVID vaccination.

SALARY AND BENEFITS Salary commensurate with background and experience. The Council for Economic Education offers an excellent benefits package, including medical insurance, HSA and FSA, 401K with match, life/disability insurance, and generous vacation.

TO APPLY For interested applicants who meet the key requirements and experience listed above, please send a cover letter and resume to

The Council for Economic Education is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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