The Development Associate for Institutional Giving provides
support for all institutional giving fundraising activities.
Institutional Giving at the Society is a highly entrepreneurial
team run cross-departmentally out of both Advancement and the
Executive Office. The Society’s institutional partners include
foundations, corporations, government agencies, associations, and
other entities. The Development Associate primarily reports to the
Director of Grants Administration in the Advancement Department
with a secondary report to Director of Philanthropic Partnerships
in the Executive Office.
The Development Associate will be a key part of a fast-paced
office of seasoned development professionals, advancing an
organization that excels in cutting-edge science journalism, STEM
education and science competition experiences for middle school and
high school students around the world.
Support the entire institutional giving cycle (identification,
cultivation, solicitation, reporting and stewardship) across the
organization, with an emphasis on identification and
Research potential new institutional giving funders based on
the Society’s needs.
Prepare materials for internal and external meetings and
Enter data into the fundraising database, including contacts,
action items, gifts, prospect information, appeal and solicitation
coding, award payments and gift agreements.
Draft proposals, applications and reports and track sponsor
Prepare fundraising pipeline reports.
Maintain the calendar for all key institutional giving
deadlines, especially proposal and report due dates.
Provide in-person support for events related to Institutional
Giving, particularly during ISEF.
Work with the Accounting team to reconcile data and reporting
about institutional gift commitments and payments.
Maintain institutional donor contact lists and published
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent attention to detail and highly organized.
- High level of professionalism and time management
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and project management
- Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Dynamics or comparable
donor management software. Familiarity with cloud-based content
management, collaboration and file sharing software a plus.
- Familiarity with prospect research tools (Foundation Directory,
Candid/Guidestar, iWave, Research Point or similar systems).
- Demonstrated ability to work with others as a team, to
multi-task and to be a self-starter.
- Understanding of and affinity for the core values of the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee usually
works in an office setting. Our office is located near the Dupont
Circle and Farragut North Metro stations. Due to the pandemic, the
Society has a temporary remote work policy until at least September
5, 2022, and is likely transitioning to a hybrid work model.
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and
fingers to operate a computer and other office equipment.
Position Type and Expected Hours
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday
through Friday during normal office hours of the Society. Up to 10
percent travel to the Society’s science research competitions and
other events is necessary in this position.
Required Education and Experience
- 2-3 years’ experience in development/fundraising or related
- Bachelor’s degree required.
Society for Science has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for
employees coming into the office and attending Society events.
Exceptions to the vaccine requirement may be provided to
individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons.
How to Apply
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To be considered for this position please upload a professional
resume and cover letter in the Applicant Pro system.
The Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Society
for Science is committed to equal employment opportunity. In order
to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all
individuals, the Society does not discriminate against employees or
applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis,
including but not limited to: veteran status, race, color,
religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, ancestry, national origin, disability,
personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation,
political affiliation, age and/or any other categories protected by
the laws of the United States or the District of Columbia.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover every
duty, responsibility and activity that are required of the employee
for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change
at any time with or without notice.