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Development Coordinator (Job ID: 2023-3170)

The Brookings Institution
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Apr 19, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
The Brookings Institution

Equal-Opportunity Employer: It is Brookings policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all of its employees and applicants without regard to their actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, citizenship status, family responsibilities, gender identity or expression, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, veteran status, or any other prohibited basis of discrimination as required by law.

Development Coordinator (Job ID: 2023-3170)


Job ID: 2023-3170
Type: Regular, Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
1. Resident Employee (Hybrid)


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.

The Brookings Metro program delivers research and solutions to help metropolitan leaders build an advanced economy that works for all. To learn more, please visit Follow us on Twitter at

Position Location: This position is hybrid. Hybrid positions combine regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC office with the option of at least two days of remote work each week.

Vaccine Policy: Brookings requires allstaffand visitorsto submit proof ofcompletevaccination against COVID-19to beinBrookingsbuildings.

Individuals that(i) havea qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may requestareasonable accommodation. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue tobe informed byDC and CDC guidelines.


Ready to contribute to Brookings success?

The Development Coordinator will support Brookings Metro’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, as well as understand and anticipate team needs. The Coordinator will have a commitment to Brookings Institution’s and Brookings Metro’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 in addition to uploading proposal and report documents in internal and external systems.
  • 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 Dev and Finance meetings
  • Maintains donor lists for research portfolios, geographic regions, program initiatives, and councils/advisory groups.

Administrative Management (35%)

  • Actively participates in weekly All Dev, Metro Dev, and other staff/scholar meetings, taking detailed notes and distributes agenda items as required.
  • Assists the Development team with the preparation of foundation, corporation, and individual briefings for funder and prospect meetings.
  • Schedules development-related appointments, meetings, and conference calls for the Dev 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, PLC meetings, and other Program-wide events.
  • Serves as point of contact representing the Metro Development team for Associate Director of Event Strategy, Brookings Central Development and Executive Offices on Brookings events (i.e. Brookings Council, Metro events, etc.), funder meetings, BI President/trustee related items, etc.
  • 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 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. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

Knowledge/Skill 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.Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.

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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